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Here Are The Top Grossing Crowdfunded Animation Films In China

There’s no lack of crowdfunding platforms in China, but they are distinctively different the U.S. platforms that made the funding model popular. One of the most recognized disparities between the two is that Chinese backers prefer reward-based campaigns, because they promise a tangible product as a return on their investment. Often crowdfunding in China is just a way for enthusiasts to […]

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Xiaomi Users Like History, iPhone Users Like Cars: What Your Smartphone Says About You

Brand is identity; from our sneakers to our coffee cup, we like to make sure our logos line up with our egos. And it’s especially true of the coveted digital sidekicks to China’s growing middle class; the smartphone. We know iPhones now outweigh other brands in China’s top tier cities, while Android still reigns dominant countrywide with homegrown startups like Xiaomi […]

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Local Rivals Bite Into iPhone’s Market Share In China

Having an Apple device is synonymous with being wealthy and fashionable for many Chinese people. And while the mindset remains, a declining number of customers are willing to pay the price, and local competitors are lining up to offer comparable alternatives at a more affordable price. This is evidenced by the iPhone’s sinking market share in China, a market of huge strategic importance […]

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Chinese ‘Hoverboard’ Startup Raided By US State Marshals At CES

China is working hard to throw off a reputation for copycat hardware, but a public showdown between U.S. authorities and a Chinese company at CES this week didn’t help. U.S. Federal Marshals reportedly raided the booth of a Chinese electric skateboard startup at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Thursday, seizing a number of the one-wheeled products. […]

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The Top Ten Android App Stores In China 2015

Looking for the latest figures on app stores in China? Check out our 2017 update. Google is hoping to launch a modified Play Store with approved apps later this fall. It’s a glimmering speck of hope for the U.S. tech company which has been largely shut out behind the firewall over the past five years. In […]

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Chinese Tinder-Like ‘Tantan’ Rakes In 32 Million USD

Chinese mobile dating app Tantan has raised a $32 million USD series C funding from a group of investors, including LB Investment, Vision Capital (元璟资本), and DST Global. The latter is headed by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, whose investment portfolio includes big name tech companies, including Didi Chuxing, Xiaomi, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. “After this round of funding, […]

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What China’s Android TV Market Will Look Like In 2016

Although Chinese smart TVs, mostly Android-based, are no more expensive than smartphones, tech companies who bet big on smart TV failed to meet sales expectations in 2015. Hisense, one of the leading TV makers in China, believes one major problem is the consumer’s inability to touch and experience products through their online-only distribution channels. Citing a report […]

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Why Is Every Chinese Tech Company Doing Online Finance?

When it comes to China’s internet giants, there’s barely a player that hasn’t entered the world of online financing. Following in the footsteps of Alibaba, many of these companies are looking to finance as a means of subsidizing heavy cash burn rates in their core businesses. Ant Financial, which oversees Alipay, the country’s largest mobile payment service, is […]

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