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Market Snapshot: China’s Highly Consolidated Online Movie Ticketing Market

The Chinese box office has soared in recent years and the growth is projected to continue. The movie ticket sector is a hot target for tech companies who’ve been sniffing around conventional industries for business opportunities. China’s online movie ticket sales as a percentage of total sales reached 75% in July 2015, according to market research firm Eguan and the […]

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Top 3 Funding Stories From China This Week: CrazyCDN, Suishouzan, Mtime

CDN Provider CrazyCDN Lands $10 million USD Series A CDN (Content Delivery Network) Provider CrazyCDN announced a $10 million USD series A led by Morningside Ventures. The Shanghai-based company is co-founded by Alibaba’s Xiao Zhi Ming and Alibaba vice president Dr. Lu Peng. Wealth Management Company, Suishouzan Receives Several Million RMB Seed Funding From Gobi Partners Wealth management company, Suishouzan […]

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Real Estate Platform Fangdd Announces Funding As China Eases Real Estate Bans

Fangdd, a popular Chinese real-estate platform announced they had closed a series C funding of $223 million USD led by Fountainvest Partners this July. The company announced series B funding of $80 million USD just two months ago from Vision Knight Capital China Fund, Lightspeed China Partners, and CDH Venture Partners. The Chinese government has recently eased restrictions on owning multiple […]

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eLong Announces Privatization Bid From Tencent

 ELong, one of China’s largest online travel services, today announced that its board of directors have received a privatization offer from existing shareholder Tencent, which hopes to acquire all remaining shares in the company.  Tencent offered shareholders $18 per American Depositary Receipt (ADR), a 27 percent premium to Monday’s closing price in New York, according to […]

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Letv Sports Lands US$128M Funding Led by China’s Top Two Billionaires

Letv Sports, the sports affiliate of Chinese online video streamer Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp., has raised a hefty 800 million yuan (US$128.8 million) Series A funding, valuing the video-streaming business at 2.8 billion yuan (around US$451.1 million). This round went through A and A+ periods, luring investments from two of the richest men in China. Wanda […]

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Apple Pay in China, Could it Happen?

With a large number of already well-established retailers and credit card providers on board, Apple Pay’s future in the USA looks particularly promising. However, in other countries around the world where Apple isn’t necessarily the technological leader, techies aren’t debating how Apple Pay could revolutionize the shopping experience; rather, they’re asking whether or not it will succeed at all.

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