A review of Porter Erisman's book Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business.
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Poor Education and Infrastructure stand in the way of more digital inclusion in Indonesia
In another unreleased speech excerpt, Jack Ma explains why he started Alipay and the importance of limits for internet enterprises.
Acquisitions are not always what they appear to be. We look at the facts behind the Gushcloud buyout and analyze what this is all about.
The Chinese market is massive, and for the right companies, it can be massively profitable. But in this age of internet globalization we have seen many successf...
Since about 2013, Indonesia's "big three" have become serious about digital innovation. Telkom and Indosat each have strong programs, while XL Axiata lags behin...
An "internet for the poor," as some critics have called it, is still far more beneficial than no internet at all.
In this latest excerpt from a book of previously-unpublished speeches, Ma waxes philosophical on flattery, arrogance, and why his face looks weird.
Having acquired Axioo, Indonesian phone distributor Erajaya plans to enter manufacturing. Simultaneously, the firm is building an ecommerce fulfillment center.
Smart Nation is billed as a way to improve the lives of its citizens. That’s half the story.
Smartphones are now a common tool in China, owned by the average Zhou, just like washing machines or rice cookers. Here are 3 things that could happen next.
Flipkart and Myntra claim that it’s only through their apps that they can give a personalized experience to shoppers. But there’s more to the story.
Small and medium-sized enterprises drive Indonesia’s economy. Yet few of them use the internet. Indonesia’s ecommerce association wants to change that.
Taylor Swift’s community of hardcore fans is no accident. Here's how you can use Swift's tactics to engage with and encourage your users.
Toilets teach us some important lessons on creating software that users find easy to use.
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The new generation of Indian entrepreneurs is less reverential toward investors, even if it’s the latter who hold the purse-strings. And that may not be such a ...
Zhou Hongyi is aiming his JV with Coolpad straight at Xiaomi. But there are three big reasons I don't think he'll actually be able to catch Lei Jun's giant.
Venture capital is soaring in Southeast Asia, but getting series A funding hasn't gotten easier.
Space debris threaten many of the things we depend on here on Earth. With governments unwilling to clean it up themselves, startups are stepping up.
It's more trouble with the authorities for Chinese private-car apps, as Wuhan takes aim at Didi Dache's private car business.
A survey conducted by the ACWF found that the more couples use smartphones in the evening, the less happy their marriages are.
Eticketing site Traveloka gets very little public attention. But based on user growth and market conditions, it may become Indonesia’s first billion-dollar star...
A translated excerpt from an internal speech given by Alibaba chairman and founder Jack Ma, in which he talks about how Alibaba's top employees got to where the...
Lei Jun's poor English has gone viral in China. But his critics are missing the forest for the trees.
China’s startup scene is ridiculously hot right now, so much so that China’s tech CEOs are talking about it a lot.