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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…

Online channels have long since dominated news distribution. Despite the number of platforms available to us today, the general reading experience has shown little net improvement since going digital, as we now battle with poor quality news boosted by shoddy algorithms, and information overload through social media sharing. Zhao Jing, Flipboard's China lead, is looking…

On July 25, Mobike announced its arrival in Italy, the first Mobike bicycles to move into Florence and Milan. Italy is the 4th overseas country that Mobike has entered after Singapore, Britain and Japan. The mayor of Fiorence, Dario Nardella, and mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala, both welcomed Mobike to their cities. It is reported…

On July 13, Apple’s official Chinese website announced its summer promotion, which will see users get as much as 50% off purchases and 50 times points at participating vendors in its biggest campaign since entry to the country. Overall, 29 retailers are participating including Starbucks, Burger King, Wagas, Häagen-Dazs, Lawson and Gap, with some e-commerce…

China’s e-commerce giants make the news each year with their deals on November 11, “Single’s Day,” and June 18. This year, Amazon is will be joining the competition with Prime Day. Amazon Prime members can receive free delivery on overseas purchases. Chinese Prime Subscribers can purchase overseas commodities and have them shipped directly from Amazon’s…

On June 28th, Airbnb jointly launched with Alipay a handy new tool available in the Alipay app called the “Aibiying Travel Deposit”, which will help prevent the app users from reckless spending. By setting the travel location, period of stay, the number of travelers and the intended travel dates in the app, the system will…