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He Swore ‘Never Do Games Business’ While Now Enter Game Industry in High Profile In June 2010, when talking to the then Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said, "we firmly believe games couldn’t change China. China pursues single-child policy. If children play games all the time, what will our country be like…

Yesterday, People's Daily reported that plagiarism prevails in online novels and that a writer who suspected of plagiarism was found to have used material in writing software. According investigation, there are numerous stores selling writing software in Taobao. And many software storekeepers say that such software is used to assist novel writing but mainly, the…

On September 29, a netizen called Wu Liang released an article titled In Today's Version of Alibaba Baba and Forty Thieves, Alibaba itself is Forty Thieves on Zhihu, claiming “Alibaba unexpectedly took our technical proposal in the name of the cooperation and completely copied our app." According to ‘Wu Liang’, the "smart skin quality measurement"(智能测肤)…

Jack Ma marked the year 2017 as the first year of Alibaba’s retail business. From 2017, Alibaba business empire expands its territory—involved in the convenience stores with Lingshoutong (零售通), supermarkets with Hema Xiansheng (盒马鲜生) and Bailian (百联), department stores with the privatized Yintai (银泰), and local life service platform with Koubei (口碑). In the whole…

Can battle-tested and awe-inspiring Amazon and Jeff Bezos beat Alibaba and Jack Ma? A “historical” turning point is seemingly at hand: Alibaba could soon top Amazon in market value. On August 24, by the time the stock market closed, Alibaba’s market value was $445.5 billion, only a limit up away from Amazon’s $455.2 billion. Since…

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…

Machines cannot take away translators' job completely, but it plays its role in providing translation service by “matching” the right words. How big is translation market? Zhou Feng, CEO of NetEase Youdao (网易有道), estimated it is a 40-billion RMB market. According to the 2016 China's Language Service Industry Development Report, the value that China's language…

The more you try to do, the more enemies you’ll make. Meituan Dianping has learned this lesson through experience. In its early days, the company organized discounted group purchases; later on it became an online movie ticket retailer. Over the years it also tried its hand at takeout, catering and travel services. More recently, Meituan…