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
By Cécilia Wu
April 10, 2013
I noticed “O2O” has become such buzz word, like the next big thing after “Mobile”, especially in China. Almost everyone talks about it, from internet pundits to VCs. So what is O2O exactly? Sometimes I feel we are often talking about sexy concept without fully understanding.
It is said O2O should stand for “Online to Offline”, but isn’t B2C e-commerce opening its offline showcase room also Online to Offline? The very first question I asked myself. Well, not quite. The definition is O2O tries to attract and... > Read more
The indian provider of secure mobile payment solutions has launched its 'Tap & Pay' reader to enable cashless transactions based on NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
According to the Bengalore based technology provider, NFC concept has not taken off in many countries due to the high cost of compatible terminals and NFC-enabled phones. iKaaz's NFC Reader can be plugged into any mobile phone to convert it into a... > Read more
New screen protector turns the ordinary screens of handheld devices into 3D displays. The filter could also potentially be used as next generation security tokens employed by banks and corporations.
Mobile device users can now view distortion-free 3D content with the naked eye. This plastic sheet is the first ever glasses-free 3D accessory that can display content in both portrait and landscape mode, and measures less than 0.1 mm in thickness. ... > Read more
By Cécilia Wu
April 01, 2013
I thought I have swum in the sea of e-commerce for a while to finally get some ideas of its beauty and risks, however after working on several of my clients’ projects, just realized it is just my optimistic complacency.
In theory, consensus has been reached that launching e-commerce should be an indispensable strategy for most brands and manufacturers in digital era. I often hear aggressive visions of these high executives from my client company, they know they have to... > Read more