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Tech in China: Boom of Taxi Apps in 2013

Technology developments have given rise to new solutions for urban transportation. Taxi apps gained popularity quickly in Chinese market this year, attracting sizable investments from leading venture capitalists and Internet companies. The leading ones include Beijing-based Didi Dache, Hangzhou-based Kuaidi Dache, Beijing-based YaoyaoZhaoche, and Shanghai-based Dahuangfeng. DidiDache received $15 million of funding from Tencent at valuation of […]

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Baidu Invested in and Became Largest Investor of DigiOne, Cellphone Direct Distribution Service

Baidu invested in and became the largest investor of DigiOne, a mobile Internet service which distributes cellphones to nearly 70,000 cellphone stores (report in Chinse). DigiOne have secured Series A financing from Shenzhen Capital Group and ZSVC in 2011. Founded in 2006, DigiOne distributes small amounts of cellphones to small- and medium-sized stores directly, lowering the retailing price of smartphones at […]

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Chinese Apps Featured in Samsung Smartwatch Debut

Sumsang planned to launch 70 customized apps for its first smartwatch Galaxy Gear. Chinese apps, WeChat, MojiChina, Dianping, Zaker, Qunar Travel are featured in the debut of Samsung smartwatch at the 53rd Annual IFA technology trade show in Berlin last week. Qunar Travel will allow users instant access to their flight and hotel booking status, flight statuses and weather conditions. Aside from Qunar […]

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Baidu Launches Light App, or WebApp, Strategy

At its annual show for technology and innovation today, Baidu announced ‘Light App’ strategy. According to Baidu’s introduction, you don’t need to download a Light App but can use it directly after it shows up as a search result — sounds just like WebApp. So app developers have to convert their native apps into a WebApp […]