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Tale Of The Falling SNS: 51.com

Chinese SNS 51.com is reportedly seeking to go public amid the IPO heat. 51 is the fourth largest SNS (market share: 10.1%) in China, next to Renren(#1, 25.1%) Kaixin(#2, 19.4%), and Pengyou(#3, 18.1%), a report by Beijing-based market research firm Analysys International shows. “We’re Going Public in 2010” Founded by Pang Dongsheng in 2005, 51.com is […]

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Tencent Restructures Ecommerce Business

On May 30, Tencent, one of the most profitable Chinese internet giant, restructured its ecommerce business in its latest effort to catch up in the booming internet shopping market and compete against Alibaba, the de facto Chinese ecommerce tycoon. Along with the restructuring came internal reorganization and position transfer of executives. Tencent replaced the current […]

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The New Sin! Why Are People Angry at Baidu?

[This post is written by our guest editor: Michelle Chen, from School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University] A few weeks ago, Chinese race car driver, novelist, blogger, and future New York Times columnist Han Han wrote a letter to Baidu founder Robin Li – and caused quite the commotion. The letter essentially […]

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360buy Accused of Unfair Competition by Leyou – 2nd Round of Price War Imminent?

360buy, which raised $1.5 bln in latest financing round from diverse funds including Russian venture capital fund Digital Sky Technologies, came under attack by Leyou COO Gong Dingyu for its low-price strategy. Founded in 1999, Leyou is the biggest Chinese franchiser of maternity-baby-children supplies. Gong accused 360buy of using such strategy to squeeze out the competitors, calling […]

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Problems with China’s Logistic Industry

Last week, I wrote about express delivery services stopped in China over the Chinese New Year because of not enough capacity.  In fact, there are more problems with China’s logistic industry than a simple lack of hands. (But why we are spending so much time discussing warehouses and delivery crew?  Isn’t Technode a blog for […]