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Will Chinese Giant Tencent Survive the Battle of Content?

AsiaToday | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home
AsiaToday

[Source: Screenshots from Wikipedia and JOOX] By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh - Content war is getting tough. Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings...

#FredinChina: Tencent looks to challenge Apple with cloud-based apps you can use without downloading

Fred Raillard | Posted 01.18.2017 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, an independent creative boutique network bas...

#FredinChina: Smart crisis management from Tencent WeChat

Fred Raillard | Posted 10.12.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands...

China's Apps Are Way Better Than America's -- Just Ask My Grandma

Peiran Wei | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Peiran Wei

BEIJING -- Chinese companies, which have long been playing catch-up with their U.S. counterparts, are now leading the way. My time in the U.S. was like stepping backward in time.

What To Look Forward To In China's Startup Scene, And Why You Should Care

Jason Choi | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology
Jason Choi

China presents a fascinating place for startup founders or founder-wannabes. Despite its status as the world's second largest economy, it is still considered a developing country with plenty of space for technological and social disruption.

#FredinChina: A producer uses live stream to boost Chinese Pride over US movies

Fred Raillard | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

Uber Won't Surrender to Its Chinese Rival in the World's Ride-Hailing Market Battle

Claire van den Heever | Posted 04.22.2016 | Home
Claire van den Heever

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Provided it continues to grow globally, Uber could soon become the first foreign-owned tech company to truly flourish in China. After all, if Didi and its backers didn't consider Uber a real contender in the battle for the world's largest ride-hailing market, they would have stopped with the capital-raising bonanza some time ago.

#FredinChina: The Mobile Payment War

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.23.2017 | Technology
Fred Raillard

The HotTopic of the week is the Chinese New Year, going from the year of the Goat to the year of the Monkey. It's a huge celebration in China. It is the biggest migration of all species on the planet at that particular time of the year.

Move Over Facebook: WeChat Is Set to Become the Only App African Internet Users Need

Claire van den Heever | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home
Claire van den Heever

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Today, digital banking, investing and lending have gone mainstream in China, with millions of consumers skipping straight from cash to mobile finance. The African market shows similar potential.

Chinese Service Sector Eunuchs: Bigger but Impotent

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The government's refusal to loosen the reins of control and welcome both bottom-up entrepreneurialism and foreign investment in "sensitive" areas prevents service industries from flourishing.

China's Post '90s Generation: New Minds, Old World

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Twenty years ago, China's engagement with the world had barely begun. The Internet was accessible to only the privileged few. Parents still espoused "protective" values reinforced by their experiences during the instability of two man-made disasters.

Digital Commerce in China: Cheap Tricks or Deep Love?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese marketers - indeed, marketers everywhere -- need to "rebuild" corporate structures to align assets. True, "pain from change" is unavoidable. But downward vortex of commoditization will be more difficult to bear.

Europe's High Court Has No Business Telling Google How to Edit Its Search Results

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Peter Scheer

The EU court decision is an embarrassment. It reads like a bureaucracy interpreting tax regulations, not a high court balancing first principles of free speech and individual privacy.

Is Facebook Trying to Outrun WeChat?

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

Facebook's purchase of Whatsapp for $16 billion is getting a ton of press. Everyone is either talking about how brilliant Facebook is, or how scared t...