By L'Atelier - Shanghai
October 14, 2014
No one could avoid the trends of internet, even medical treatment, one of the most conservative industries in China. When I entered the meeting room of Mobile Medical & Health Investment Forum, a doctor was giving the speech, ‘ a new resident physician with doctorate only get 2 to 3 thousands per month in Shanghai, a chief physician, however, could get at least one million per year.’ Sure enough, the huge difference impressed me a lot, at the mean time, it gave me a good explanation at the beginning of the online medical’s popularity.
It is written by Hanna Chen, analyst consultant in L'Atelier Asia
Everyone could feel the difficulty when go to the hospital in China. Uneven distribution of medical resources lead to the differentiation, people in rural areas are going to the big... > Read more
By Scott Si
September 24, 2014
Xiaomi is making huge buzz lately. It was only last year when it scooped up Android VP Hugo Barra to head its international expansion, and it’s already paying dividends. Here in the Philippines, the social media sphere lights up with every product announcement of Xiaomi, first with the Mi3, followed by the Mi Powerbank and now the Redmi 1S. I’ve never seen any brand, never mind an upstart Chinese brand, gain traction here so quickly.
Sales haven’t matched up to the buzz yet, and pundits have chalked this up to geopolitical tensions, but I surmise that it’s only the matter of Xiaomi’s strict adherence to the online-only model in a premature e-commerce market,... > Read more
By Mandy Shin
September 23, 2014
There is one particular thing about a networking scene in China. People ask your mobile instant messaging ID- to be specific, your Wechat ID-. From small friendly gatherings to business events like conferences and award ceremonies, Wechat now acts as your name card.
Within this year, I participated in various digital scoped events in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, and got to exchange with people from diverse industries. During the tea breaks, as most of the networking breaks in any place go, people would approach... > Read more
By Renaud Edouard-Baraud
September 15, 2014
Devices that make dogs & cats speak like humans, devices that help depressed parents to find some meanings in their toddler’s heavy cries. That’s totally out-dated. In Asia, this is the rise of the machines.
Maybe you are remembering the digital tool made by Fred&Farid for Porsche. They invented at their Shanghai studio a kind of music machine within a mobile app for geeks to create songs with Porsche motor's sounds. Now, it’s Yamaha Motor... > Read more
By L'Atelier - Shanghai
September 09, 2014
As Wanda, Baidu and Tencent announced to cooperate and build the O2O e-commerce, the word ‘O2O’ become popular in a new round. Definitely, it means to link the online and offline service to provide better consumer experience, but how to use it, and what’s the benefit from it?
It is written by Hanna Chen, Analyst Consultant in L'Atelier Asia Shanghai Office
O2O can link the marketing, trading and consumer experience mainly by 4 ways:
Online to Offline: doing the payment online and get the service offline (eg: group... > Read more
Many startups dream of making the millions and becoming the next big thing, but often face the reality of having to save money and cutting cost wherever they need to. Founders of startups have to also protect their own rights or potentially face getting ousted from their own company.
It is written by Ang Hui Xue, Analyst Intern in L'Atelier Asia, Shanghai Office
According to Chris Yeh’s, How to avoid getting fired from your own company, he suggests founders to plan defenses early and to get everything in... > Read more
By Scott Si
August 19, 2014
There are two prevailing visions for the future of consumer technology: augmented reality and virtual reality.
Augmented reality is all about connecting to the current environment through sensors and contextual information.
Virtual reality is all about escaping to a completely different environment mostly for the purpose of entertainment.
Two points I... > Read more
Last Firday, China Banking Regulatory Commission published the news about the first round private bank list, which including the Shenzhen Webank (which Tencent takes 30% share of it), Wenzhou People and Commercial Bank and Tianjin Jincheng Bank. The one was missing unexpectedly, is Alibaba, which got the most expectation before.
This article is written by Hanna Chen, analyst consultant of L'Atelier Shanghai Office
May 9th 2014 is the 10th anniversary of Alipay, the CEO of Ali Micro-finance Group announced the Ali future strategy – build the open internet... > Read more
By Agathe Foussat
July 29, 2014
Meanwhile we were observing the Internet titans Alibaba and Tencent spreading their ecommerce activities, we almost missed the search engines battlefield.
Baidu just published its Q2 results and for the first time, mobile search outnumbers PC users with 500 Million monthly active users Baidu CEO Robin Li declared the company’s “mobile revenue, which is largely comprised of mobile search... > Read more
By Mandy Shin
July 22, 2014
As a Korean working in Shanghai, the influence of Korean wave always fascinates me. I have been reading a number of articles and also often had conversations with my colleagues regarding the topic, and learned that there are several hurdles for the Korean showbiz and brands should consider when entering the Chinese market.
The first hurdle is regulation of state government. It is a well known fact that some of world’s leading internet services like Google or Facebook are blocked in China. Either from their worries for propaganda or the protectionism for local... > Read more