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Killer Penguin: Tencent Builds Empire Beyond Games in China

pandodaily.com
Tencent is the world’s fifth-largest Internet company by market cap, but much of its revenue has come from one sector: games. A new report, however, shows that the company is plotting to expand its empire by moving aggressively into ads and ecommerce. In a “War of Internet Dominance” in China,...
Killer Penguin: Tencent Builds Empire Beyond Games in China

Appconomy launches mobile app platform for Chinese ecommerce merchants

thenextweb.com
Appconomy has announced a Cloud Commerce Platform, called Zhangyingbao in Chinese, that provides merchants on Taobao, Alibaba’s popular C2C ecommerce marketplace, with a service for making custom mobile apps for their storefronts. The startup, which is dual-headquartered in Shanghai, China and Austin, US, has been testing the service since late...
Appconomy launches mobile app platform for Chinese ecommerce merchants

Trial begins for smuggling ring accused of sneaking $80m worth of iPhones, iPads into China

thenextweb.com
The first trial has begun in southern China for a smuggling ring that allegedly brought as many as 160,000 iPhones, iPads and other devices worth a total of $80 million (RMB 500 million) into the mainland, Southern Metropolis Daily reports. The court claims they are responsible for dodging over $8.7...
Trial begins for smuggling ring accused of sneaking $80m worth of iPhones, iPads into China

Bidzy Launches As An E-Commerce Platform At Disrupt NY For Local Services Firms To Grab New Customers, One Last-Minute Bid At A Time

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Bidzy, a new platform for connecting local services businesses with customers who need the service they offer in the next few hours, is launching at Disrupt NY 2013 today. Like the best ideas, Bidzy’s premise is simple: allow the customer to specify exactly what they want and the amount they are willing to...
Bidzy Launches As An E-Commerce Platform At Disrupt NY For Local Services Firms To Grab New Customers, One Last-Minute Bid At A Time

Alibaba Group Reportedly Becomes Navigation Service Provider AutoNavi's Majority Shareholder With a 20% to 30% Stake

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Alibaba Group is reportedly now the majority shareholder in AutoNavi, a German maker of electronic navigation tools. The Chinese Internet giant’s investment gives it a 20 percent to 30 percent stake in AutoNavi, according to Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). The report cites multiple unnamed sources, but Alibaba is...
Alibaba Group Reportedly Becomes Navigation Service Provider AutoNavi's Majority Shareholder With a 20% to 30% Stake

Cisco and NXP invest in Cohda, will work together to enable connected car

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More than a year after NXP Semiconductors worked with Cohda Wireless to hook up cars via 802.11p, the chip maker has decided to invest in its partner with a little help from Uncle Cisco. While the PR is mum on the exact amount, the investment is apparently significant enough...
Cisco and NXP invest in Cohda, will work together to enable connected car

Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down as CEO in May, will remain on as Chairman

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma has announced to employees that he will step down as CEO later this spring, while retaining his seat as Chairman of the board. Since establishing the company in 1999, Ma, a former English teacher, built up the company to become an ecommerce powerhouse. The company has...
Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down as CEO in May, will remain on as Chairman
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