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Chinese startup gets $4b to battle Alibaba amid ‘local ecommerce’ boom

[ad_1] Photo credit: ygai / 123RF. One of China’s biggest and best-funded tech startups has secured US$4 billion in a new round of investment to grow its local services empire, which includes food delivery and daily deals. Meituan-Dianping, which had already accumulated US$3.3 billion in funding before...

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The next phase of China’s offline VR boom is here: virtual reality cinemas

[ad_1] A virtual reality experience room at the 74th Venice Film Festival. Photo credit: Eddie Lou. In a small cafe near a street of embassies in Beijing, some of the world’s best virtual reality films are on display. As I sit down to drink tea, a...

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Chinese ecommerce giants tackle the country’s fake goods problem with blockchain

[ad_1] Chinese ecommerce companies are tracking products from steak to liquor with blockchain technology. Photo credit: Benjamin Faust / Unsplash. China has long suffered from an epidemic of fake products, from hard alcohol to Louis Vuitton bags. Now, equipped with blockchain technology, the country’s ecommerce giants...

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Ex-Googler gets funding to build another global smash in China

[ad_1] Wang Xiaoyu. Photo credit: Castbox. From Xiaomi to Musical.ly, Chinese tech companies are riding a global wave of hipness and success. Wang “Renee” Xiaoyu wants to surf that wave. She’s the founder and CEO of an app and community for fans of podcasts and spoken word content....

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Nordic accelerator launches in Shanghai, joining wave of expat-preneurs in China

[ad_1] Photo credit: Oliver Cole / Unsplash. In a WeWork office overlooking central Shanghai, a cohort of Scandinavian entrepreneurs pitch to a throng of investors, startup folk, and fellow northern Europe expats. It’s the debut of nHack, the first accelerator in China designed exclusively for Nordic...

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Brief: Mobike expands to the US

[ad_1] Mobike bicycles at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool, Washington DC. Photo credit: Mobike. The news: Mobike launched in Washington DC today, marking the Chinese bike-sharing app’s first North American location. The Shanghai-based company said that it worked with DC local government on the rollout, using bicycles with...

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Remember that sex doll sharing startup? It just got shut down

[ad_1] Photo credit: Leiphone. Just days after a Chinese startup launched a “girlfriend sharing” service involving sex dolls, the app has been shut down by authorities. The dolls were available though an app for rent on a daily basis for US$45. It offered five varieties: “Greek bikini...

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Sex doll sharing is the worst kind of sharing

[ad_1] I don’t mind sharing a bicycle. I’m happy to share an umbrella. But there’s no way on this sweet Earth you’ll persuade me to use a sex doll sharing service. And yet that is what a Chinese startup has created. Behold: Photo credit: Leiphone. The app has...

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Chinese unicorn’s Musical.ly clone targets Indonesia’s teens

[ad_1] Look ma, I’m famous! Photo credit: ByteDance, modified by Tech in Asia. Becoming a star has never been easier for teens in the digital age. Create viral music videos, get discovered, sign an album deal. That’s the dream, anyway. A Chinese media unicorn wants to tap...

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China’s blockchain industry looks overseas as ICO blanket ban stirs fear

[ad_1] Photo credit: cooldesign / 123RF. China’s cryptocurrency speculators have had one hell of a week. Since the Chinese government’s announcement on Monday banning all token crowdsales – also known as ‘initial coin offerings’ or ICOs – the country’s blockchain community has scrambled to comply. ICO platforms...

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