AutoNavi is almost sure to become food on Alibaba’s plate. According to latest news, the two companies has already nailed an acquisition agreement, meaning that Alibaba will acquire the remaining 72% of AutoNavi’s stake, with an evaluation of around $1.5 billion, up more than 40% from last May when Alibaba first bought AutoNavi’s shares. At […]
Right after Didi Taxi released its data on Wechat Official Account, Kuaidi announced its first quarter financial performance on March 2, 2014. By March 31 in 2014, Kuaidi Taxi had covered 261 cities including all the provincial capitals, with 650% QoQ growth rate. The number of daily transaction reached 6.23 million, 20.7 times of one […]
Johnny Depp came to China for the first time to promote his new movie Transcendence on March 31, 2014. On the press release, Johnny Depp used Baidu’ light app “Qing Pai” to purchase the very first movie ticket of Transcendence, represented the beginning of the ticket snap. The purchase experience stunned the audience by simply taking […]
GMV of China E-commerce increased 21.3% last year to 9.9 trillion yuan (USD 1.63 trillion), according to iResearch. The growth was expected to slow down in coming years, and the e-commerce market will reach 21.6 trillion yuan (USD 3.53 trillion) in 2017.
Baidu recently released its Q4 financial report, which showed its thriving mobile market development. Baidu mobile search was growing steadily, it’s very unlikely that mobile search would threaten web search. Therefore, Baidu’s search concentrated business model would be sustainable. But Baidu’s solely profit pattern remained unsolved.
On the morning of March 10, 2014, Tencent and Jingdong (JD.com) together announced that they just reached strategic alliance. Jingdong is going to buy 100% equity, logistics personnel and asset of Tencent’s B2C platform QQ wanggou (wanggou.com) and C2C platform PaiPai (paipai.com), besides, a few stake in Yixun (yixun.com) and the right to buy the […]
Could Wechat avoid Unionpay to test its POS payment? The answer is yes. Many reliable sources indicated that Wechat POS payment will launch on 22 in March, 2014.
Alibaba claimed that its Taodiandian group would launch takeout and delivery service on November 6, 2013. Taodiandian is a mobile O2O app launched in June 2013, aims at serving local users. There are already over 10,000 shops on Taodiandian, including small restaurants, fruit shops,Patisseries and tea shops. Taodiandian is still testing its takeout and food order […]
Double 11 is yet to come, the competition between B2C platforms has upgraded. On October 17 2013, Tmall and Yintai shopping mall reached to an agreement of developing China O2O business model. Except for Yintai, more than 30,000 offline stores would join Tmall’s Double 11 promotion.