Here are the most read stories about China’s recent tech developments that you should know about.
Ma’s net worth is now $21.8 billion, even before his company goes public in what’s expected to be the biggest IPO for an internet company in history.
Comparing two e-commerce giants, Amazon and Alibaba, in an infographic.
Renren, the social network once lauded as “China’s Facebook”, is on a slow and agonizing path towards its own vanishing point.
China’s next attempt at a mobile homegrown desktop operating system is slated for an October debut. Here’s why it might actually work.
The deputy minister of China’s MIIT says 52.5 percent of Chinese internet users now shop online – about 332 million in total.
Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to build 400 electric car charging points in 120 cities across China. This will be done in partnership with China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762), the country’s second largest telco in terms of 3G subscribers.
7. Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments
China’s largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that’s historically not tech-savvy – brick-and-mortar retail.
Android’s firm hold on the market has only grown stronger. Baidu says Android has 79 percent market share in China, up from 73 percent one year earlier.
Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but WeChat has an advantage in its huge mobile userbase.
10. Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship
You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as long as you don’t say it in unison with a collective group.
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