7 must-read tech stories in China this week


CTW - China tech news this week

More Chinese companies head West this week as Alibaba files for IPO and dating app Momo preps for its own.

1. This startup gives non-native English writers instant data insights and expert feedback to improve their prose

Daily Themes believes the best way to learn to write is to write, but a little coaching never hurts either.

2. China’s top flirting app reportedly prepping US IPO as value rises to $2 billion

Of Momo’s 100 million registered users, about 35 million are monthly active users.

3. China’s Alibaba finally files for US IPO

The company is expected to raise more than US$15 billion, and Bloomberg estimates its valuation at US$170 billion.

4. China loves QR codes, and this startup can make them more beautiful

So far, Visualed has partnered to make campaigns with Ctrip, TouchMedia, Citizen, and Crocs in China.

5. Coursera picks up steam in China as more students take MOOCs on mobile

China is Coursera’s fastest growing market after the United States, according to founder Andrew Ng.

6. Waygo’s point-and-shoot translation app hits Android; next stop Google Glass?

Waygo is one of the best on-camera recognition (OCR) translators out there for travelers in China and Japan.

7. China’s top food listings site boosts takeaway service with $80 million investment in startup

Dianping revealed it has invested US$80 million into Ele.me.

That’s all for this week, folks! For our full spread of China coverage, you might like to subscribe to our China RSS feed.

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