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GMIC SV Panel Discussion: Build Local, Distribute Global. Industry Leaders Share Foreign Market Experiences

The first day of GMIC SV featured several panel discussions, including the Build Local, Distribute Global session focusing on international business development. The discussion highlighted both the strategies and successes of GetJar, Zynga, Groupon, Foursquare and ZeptoLab in foreign markets while being moderated by Benjamin Joffee, CEO of Plus8Star. As these industry leaders shared their…

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Groupon’s Struggle: A Lesson On Chinese Market Cycles

2011 was a pretty intense year for the E-commerce industry in China. A total investment amount of US$4.6 billion in the industry accounted for 92 public investments. In just one year, this amount is more than 2 times that of total investments in the 5 year period of 2006-2010. The rapid consumerism and growth in…

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NewsWrap: Groupon Stock Plummets, Samsung Collaborating with Indonesian Developers, Beijing Unicom Upgrading Broadband, Facebook IPO Coming in Spring, Incredible Mobile Statistics from India: 40% of Google Searches are Mobile

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at Groupon’s stocks plummeting, Samsung working with local Indonesian developers, the possibility of Beijing Unicom upgrading broadband speeds, Facebook IPO coming between April and June, and amazing statistics out of India on mobile use and mobile…

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The Tipping Point in the Chinese Group Buying Market?

Living Social (second largest group buying firm by market share in the United States) seems slated to raise another US$200 million that will value it between US$5 billion to US$6 billion. JP Morgan Asset Management’s new Digital Growth Fund and existing stakeholders, Amazon and T. Rowe Price, are some of the contributors to the round….

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“It’s Been Fun While It Lasted” – A Gaopeng Tale

Authors: This post is co-authored by Duncan Leung While at a tech networking event this past week we had the opportunity to speak with one of Gaopeng’s General Managers. Gaopeng is Groupon’s joint venture with China’s online giant, Tencent.  Everyone in China and in tech has heard of the bad press circulating Gaopeng, but we had…

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GMIC 2011 Wrap Up

The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) concluded on April 28th after 3 days of exciting events.  Our first year hosting the conference at the Chinese National Convention Center turned out to be an amazing event featuring 4 stages: the main GMIC executive stage, the G-Startup competition stage and 2 appSpace stages for developers. Additionally, there…

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The amazing growth of Tencent

This blog post is an outlook to the upcoming Gport monthly, issued by the Great Wall Club to all of it’s members. Tencent started and grew on its instant messaging service QQ, and built various services around this thriving (780 million active user strong) ecosystem: QQ mail, traveling services, real time exchange information, and the…

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GroupOn China – Confirmed Domain Name?

Today brings some interesting news surrounding GroupOn’s launch plans in China. Rumor has it that the company has chosen to go with the domain name “www.gaopeng.com” for its China site (as yet to be launched).   More interesting still a quick check of domain registrar site whois.net reveals the name as registered by a ‘Yun…

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