Tencent invests US$50 million to Kik messenger, the Canadian instant messaging application for mobile devices that is available on iOS, Android, and Windows phone operating systems. Kik has earned the company one billion dollar valuation since the investment in August.
In Q1 2015, China mobile internet users reached 740 million with increase of 1.6% QoQ and 10.27% YoY, which showed stable growth in the mobile internet market according to data from EnfoDesk.
In Q1 2015, China mobile shopping market total transaction value exceeds RMB36.23 billion (US$5.9 billion) according to data of iResearch. Affected by the Chinese New Year, mobile shopping’s QoQ growth in Q1 2015 was relatively slowed. However, iResearch estimates that in Q2 2015, mobile shopping would still keep rapid growth.
GMV across Alibaba China retail marketplaces grew 40% year-on-year, and annual active buyers increased to 350 million, an increase of 37% year-on-year according to Alibaba financial results for Q1 2015.
In 2014, the total value by revenue of China internet market was RMB 637.73 billion (US$104.15 billion) with 74.4% in revenue via PC. China mobile internet’s total transaction value was RMB222.89 billion (US$36.4 billion) contributing 25.6% revenue in China internet economy. China mobile internet further promoted the overall internet market in 2014.
In 2014, total transaction value of China mobile payment market exceeded RMB599.247 billion(US$97.628 billion) with an increase of 391.3% from last year according to data of iResearch.
In 2014, total transaction value of China online shopping market exceeded RMB2.8 trillion (US$453.61 billion) with an increase of 48.7% according to latest data of iResearch. China’s National Bureau of Statistics’ official data shows online shopping value accounted for 10.7% of total retail value in China.
Jingdong GMV for the fourth quarter of 2014 was RMB85.8 billion (US$13.8 billion), up 119% from the fourth quarter of 2013. GMV for the full year of 2014 was RMB260.2 billion (US$41.9 billion), up 107% from the full year of 2013.
One week’s Chinese New Year 2015 holiday just ended on 24 February. During this period, over 60% purchased on mobile device. And, the most popular product category is mothercare according to Tmall. Major home appliance sales value grew by over 265% during this period; Tmall Superstore jumped 42 times. Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing were the […]
In 2014, total transaction value of China mobile shopping market was RMB929.71 billion (US$151.27 billion) with an increase of 239.3% according to Chinese research company iResearch, which is close to EnfoDesk’s estimate.
China mobile shopping users exceeded 300 million with a total transaction of almost 10 trillion yuan in 2014, an increase of 270% according to Enfodesk.
Paipai launched micro-shop mobile app last month to enable individual merchants to set up mobile online stores on smartphones directly and they could log in the stores with QQ numbers only.