By Cécilia Wu
May 31, 2013
China netizens are very social media oriented, which propels many local banks to play with their flairs in this arena. Among them, Merchant Bank seems to be a super star.
A while ago, I encountered a study done by a local research firm ViewConsult to investigate total 40 banks (domestic and foreign) official presence on Sina Weibo (China’s most influential twitter like social media platform); all the data were... > Read more
Now in its seventh year, the “Edelman Global Entertainment Study”, commissioned by Edelman with Matter, Inc., has expanded beyond the Western world to include China, India & Korea (*).
Nearly 2/3 of respondents in the 2013 study agree that watching and sharing entertainment online has increased their sense of global connection. L'Atelier selected some data related to the Asia Pacific region.
(*) Study for Brazil, China, Germany,... > Read more
By Cécilia Wu
May 27, 2013
If you like me, are searching some promising practices of O2O in China lately, aside from those group buying sites or O2O App startups, then I think I found one, Sinopec’s lubricant brand called “GreatWall”.
A while ago, I wrote about my bewilderment about O2O, see here. Now days, whenever I was approached by someone to inquiry about O2O, I tended to be very strict on its definition. I would say something like below:
“O2O, online to offline, means you... > Read more
Calling someone is the last thing you will do if you are using a smartphone and that you are Chinese
Arbitron - with iResearch Consulting - Mobile's smartphone Chinese panelists spend 55 % of their smartphone usage on apps. Voice call usage is 10%. Panelists in China spent 23 % of their smartphone time messaging (email, instant messaging,... > Read more
By Cécilia Wu
May 14, 2013
Few days ago, I had a chance to welcome a bunch of students who come from one American University in Boston region. I gave them a short and simple presentation regarding China internet business. In the end, what really strikes me is no matter how China throws out glaring internet statistics and potentials; so far its digital impact still remains weak outside of China.
I could not say I did a fantastic presentation. But I did ask these students whether they know Baidu or Tencent. They shook their heads and I thought I had to stop asking their knowledge of Alibaba, Sina Microblogging etc.
Of course, they are just... > Read more
Pinguo Technology has 100 million users for its camera360 app / Jingdong opens an online supermarket to sell packaged foods, beverages and snacks
Camera360 has 100 million users worldwide
Pinguo Technology announces that Camera360, its camera app for smart phones, just passed 100 million global users, with 40 percent of those users coming from overseas. The Chendu based company wants to turn... > Read more
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After the coupons reader, Beijing based Dangdang, a business-to-consumer e-commerce company in China, today announced the launch of a Flash Sales Channel on May 7th, 2013, named Weipinhui. A selection of 'deal-of-the-day' products will be... > Read more
LINE camera success in Google Play and Apple App Store / LivePerson enters the Japanese market
LINE camera exceeds 30M downloads
Tokyo based LINE Corporation announced that the total download figure for LINE's official camera app, LINE camera, exceeded 30M today.This camera app allows users to edit and decorate photos taken with or... > Read more
Popular Chinese Author Overseas according to ex 360buy.com / The9 Limited Q3 and Q4 2012 Financial Results
JD.com Global: Han Han Most popular Chinese author overseas
JD.com Global, the international website of Jingdong (ex 360buy.com), a Chinese direct B2C e-commerce company, today released a list of the most popular modern Chinese authors abroad, based on... > Read more
Among the 50 most valuable social media brands, 8 are Chinese.
Swiss Brand Value Rating Agency BV4 and HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ) have analyzed the most successful social network brands. They examined the qualitative aspects of the brands and determined the... > Read more