A review of Porter Erisman's book Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business.
China is often called a land of contradictions, and its tech industry is no different. Yes, the middle kingdom is the source of some hackers and copycats, but it’s also the source of some startling innovation, one of the world’s most unique and vibrant internet cultures, and some of the most passionate techies and gamers in the universe. China’s internet may be censored but that hasn’t stopped web, gaming, and mobile startups from springing up all over the country. Here at Tech in Asia we’ve got it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The hottest startups, the craziest copycats, and the darkest tales of censorship in Asia.
Didi Kuaidi is giving away a fortune in free rides across China in the hopes of weakening its competitors.
Uber is going green in China with a deal to run hybrid electric cars in one Chinese city.
As China’s young people get priced out of property, a new startup idea: ‘tiny apartments as a service’
They're cramped and there's no sofa, but several startups see a big future in their tiny serviced apartments.
Through Meirong Zongjian, users can request a beautician come straight to their home for a facial or massage. It raised US$15 million in series A funding.
In another unreleased speech excerpt, Jack Ma explains why he started Alipay and the importance of limits for internet enterprises.
FruitDay claims to be the largest fresh produce etailer in China by revenue, and it expects to have more than 10 million users this year.
Baihe approaches dating from an empirical and practical - some might say materialistic- perspective, with the end goal being marriage.
Expedia has sold off its entire 62.4 percent stake in eLong, worth US$671 million. US$400 million of it was picked up by China's Ctrip.
Wifi Skeleton Key is one of China’s most popular yet unheard-of apps, and it just got $52M in series A funding at a reportedly $1 billion valuation.
Mocar sends out mechanics to do light repairs and thorough maintenance in three Chinese cities.
A new startup wants to cut out the middleman and save China’s medical tourists time and money on things like cosmetic surgery or IVF.
This Chinese SaaS startup aims to be a one-stop shop for other startups on the road to success.
Startup funding and valuations have been on the rise in China, with no signs of stopping. Stephen Bell, who spent seven years in China searching for the best de...
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...