Alibaba’s purchase of a 36.16 percent stake in SUN ART Retail Group – a $2.9 billion investment – shook business news on November 20. Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that put forward of the concept of “new retail,” and SUN ART, the top offline retailer in China created a fusion of e-commerce and brick-and-mortar business. The…
According to foreign media reports, Xiaomi, which has had two smartphones factories in India, will build its third smartphone factory in India, as well as builds a charge pal plant with India local companies.
Vietnamese e-commerce platform Tiki.vn recently announced it received $44 million in financing from JD.com. Tiki.vn said it would use the new financing to train staff, optimize logistics distribution and market its distribution service TikiNow.
Xiaomi is bringing new products to the US market, TechWeb reported on November 20. Its new offerings on Amazon.com include two headsets, a 10,000 mAh portable power bank, a 360-degree panoramic camera and a sweeping robot.
Compliance issues have been an important factor limiting the development of foreign cloud service providers in China.SINNET (SZ. 300383) announced intent to purchase assets related to Amazon’s cloud services from Amazon Technology Services (Beijing) for no more than 2 billion yuan on November 13.
An army of Chinese brands led by Xiaomi has come to dominate the domestic smartphone market. SONY, Samsung, Blackberry and a large number of overseas brands have become its victims. Foreign media reported that Samsung’s smartphone market share in China fell to 2 percent in Q3, putting it in ninth place.
Huawei is one of the world’s largest mobile phone makers, but few Americans have heard of it. This may change soon.
China’s shared bike startup ofo has entered Los Angeles and is offering bicycles for rent in Griffith Park. In celebration of the annual autumn festival, ofo arranged booths throughout the park where residents and visitors can test drive ofo bikes and experience bike-sharing culture.
JD Group and Central announced the launch of a new online retail platform to serve consumers in Thailand and Southeast Asia on November 2. The platform is branded JD Central and available online at JD.co.th. Richard Liu said Thailand’s resources and location will allow the platform to serve most of southeast Asia.
Nikon China announced it will close Nikon Imaging (China) Co, Ltd, ending one of its manufacturing operations in China.