Intro to QQ’s WeChat

Tencent’s 微信 (Weixin )or Wechat  is the hot new social networking in China.  Within the last six months it’s managed to pull even with Sina weibo as the second pillar of the mobile social networking.  First an example of why it’s popular.  Last saturday I was DJing at Melting Pot for a Salsa dance p[......]

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Intro to Taobao

E-commerce in China is being defined by a single platform, Taobao. Taobao currently makes up more than 76% of the Chinese Ecommerce market and has grown to over a trillion yuan (160 billion USD) in transactions this year, that’s an increase of around 40% over 2011.1. To put that in perspective I’ve[......]

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你好世界 – our China Web and Ecommerce blog begins

I met my wife Mallisa on the third day of my month long exploratory visit to Shanghai in March 2006.  When she asks why I came back a couple of months later and stayed I answer for the food, which doesn’t make her happy.  Actually it was for the web, which won’t make her any happier, I enjoy teasing[......]

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