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Chinese apps are popular overseas, especially in Russia, America and Japan last quarter. Tool, photography and video apps are the most popular ones. In Russia, the top 250 apps in the two largest stores—— App Store and Google Play enjoy over 222 million downloads, among which about 17.88 million comes from Chinese apps, with a…

Outline: WeChat is expanding into the U.S. market. Tencent will offer advertising services to American brands that want access to Chinese consumers. Tencent is setting up an advertising division in Palo Alto, CA., aiming to promote its services to U.S. enterprises. "Advertisers can spend some budget in gaining brand awareness in China," said Yang Baoshu,…

Apple will build the second data center in China, located in Ulanchap, Inner Mongolia. The new data center has been named as iCloud Northern Data Center. As the host, Bu Xiaolin, Deputy Director and Chairman of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region met with Isabel Ge Mahe (Ge Yue), Apple's Vice President and Managing Director of Greater…

On September 20, Mobike made its way to Washington, D.C., officially landing on the North American market. It also marks that Mobike featured Chinese creativity has entered the eighth country, which is a milestone in Mobike’s international expansion and leads Chinese innovation sail abroad. Washington D.C. welcomes the arrival of Mobike. The two sides worked…

Abstract: Apple has canceled the 30% “Apple tax” once attacked by domestic application developers that provide content service. Recently, the updated Apple Store Review Guidelines showed that Apps may enable individual users to give a monetary gift to another individual without using in-app purchase, provided that (a) the gift is a completely optional choice by…

Apple does give in on its tipping tax policy. On April 19th, wx-pai, Tencent’s official WeChat account, posted two notices in succession saying that the tip function of iOS’s WeChat platform will be closed. This news led to public guesses about the reason behind Tencent’s action. The widely acknowledged one is WeChat’s official explanation: According…

On September 1, Yum China announced it opened launched a new restaurant concept—KPRO in Hangzhou. KPRO, a subsidiary brand of KFC, provides a younger generation with seasonal menus and modern and immersive dining experience through digital technology. “KPRO prepares innovative, made-to-order, seasonal menus for China’s fast-rising white collars. Meanwhile, tech savvy consumers who are keen…

The mobile phone selling like hotcakes in Africa isn’t Samsung nor Apple, but Tecno, a Shenzhen-based telecommunications company in China. According to open statistics, the company holds more than 40% of market shares in the 6 major countries of North Africa. Tecno broke into the African market using two mobile innovations: Dual-SIMs and beauty selfie…

The war between Tencent and Alibaba has spread to India. This time, they're wrestling over mobile payments. Indian chat app Hike Messenger, which Tencent invested in last August, recently added a “red envelope” function similar to WeChat's. WeChat's “red envelope” function is based on the tradition of “hongbaos” given during special occasions. Users on the…

On August 2nd, Apple released its Q3 quarterly data, among which, the growth of peripheral services is worth more attention. In Apple's Q3 data, the revenues of greater China region were $8.004 billion, down by 10 percent of that of $8.848 billion than the same period last year, which stemmed mainly from Apple's declining sales…

Didi Chuxing and Taxify, a mobile travel company active in the European and African markets, announced plans for strategic cooperation in investment, research and development today. Didi said it would support Taxify in expanding its market and developing technological innovations in diverse markets. Markus Villig founded Taxify in Estonia in 2013. In the last four…

Two global technological forces are disrupting the peaceful ecological environment in Southeast Asia. They're not Silicon Valley technological companies like Google or Facebook. They are the two Chinese giants Tencent and Alibaba. The two companies provide the strongest financial support and the most successful business experience for venture capital firms in Southeast Asia. More and…