The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America

industrial revolution The ‘Industrial Internet’ is poised to overhaul the way companies manufacture goods, in turn changing our everyday interactions with products. Imagine yourself five years from now, sitting around a picnic table with a group of friends. One of them just landed a coveted manufacturing gig right after getting her master’s degree, and is now pulling in $200,000 a year. Another… Read More

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Alibaba Strikes Partnership With Consumer Goods Giant Unilever

Unilever In another nod to the importance of cross-border e-commerce to its business strategy, Alibaba announced a strategic partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever today. Read More

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Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One

global, earth The business of e-commerce is still mostly a national affair. U.S. consumers order from U.S. retailers like Amazon, Gap and Walmart; Chinese consumers buy from Chinese sites such as Tmall, Taobao and JD.com; and Indian consumers flock to Flipkart and SnapDeal. Read More

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Factories Aren’t Dying to Take Your Order And Other Hardware Startup Follies

factory As the Greater China Investment Partner for 500 Startups, I have been finding myself fielding an increasing number of questions about the manufacturing process in China, especially as we see more investments in the hardware and connected devices space. Based in Beijing, I have made numerous trips to southern China in the past year, specifically Shenzhen — I even shared in an… Read More

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Telegram Suffers DDOS Following Criticism For Enabling Human Rights Lawyers In China

pavel-looking-up It’s been a whirlwind few days for messaging app Telegram. The service, founded by Pavel Durov who created ‘Russia’s Facebook,’ first found itself (briefly) booted from the Google Play store on account of sticker drama, before a major DDOS hit its servers. Read More

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China’s Wozlla Lands $2M For Its HTML5 Game Development Platform

html5_mug Native apps may be the current vision what mobile games and apps should look like, but a number of companies are pioneering HTML5-based web apps as a more rounded alternative. One such company, China-based game development firm Wozlla, has landed a $2 million investment from PE firm Greenwood Asset Management to open its development technology to third-party developers worldwide. Read More

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Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Arch Rival In China, Confirms It Raised $2B In Fresh Funding

taxi china Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s biggest rival in China, today confirmed that it has raised a $2 billion funding round. Read More

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China’s Mobile Engine Is Slowing, Says Gartner

China Shutterstock Winter might well be coming for (more) smartphone makers as the sales engine of China shows signs of saturation and slowing growth, according to analyst Gartner. Read More

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