Category Archives: eBay

Preparing tech startups for success in China – William Bao Bean

Google, Ebay and Amazon are just some of the tech giants who failed in China. With a good preparation that would not have happened, claims William Bao Bean, managing director of the ChinaAccelarator. His organization prepares startups for launches in China, and Chinese firms for going global.

Booming e-commerce with few foreign players – Shaun Rein

E-commerce is booming with expected annual growth of 50%, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at BloombergTV. Costs for brick-and-mortar stores are high, labor costs are booming, so much business is going online. Without big US players like Amazon and Ebay though.

Why Jack Ma will not buy Yahoo – Helen Wang

Author Helen Wang attended the much-debated speech of Alibaba’s Jack Ma at Stanford, where he discussed – among others – the purchase of Yahoo. Helen Wang explains in Forbes why he said he would be interested, but will in fact never buy Yahoo.

Yahoo: Alibaba’s gateway into the US market? – Marc van der Chijs

Alibaba’s CEO Jack Ma, the leading e-commerce site in China, made some waves by suggesting he might be buying the struggling US-site Yahoo. Serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs discusses on his weblog how Alibaba could use Yahoo to get into the US market.

Explaining the Chinese dream – Helen Wang

Helen Wang via Flickr Celebrity author Helen Wang of The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You tells Forbes’ Beijing chief Edy…

How Ebay failed in China – Helen Wang

Jack Ma of Alibaba In the slipstream of the most recent Yahoo–Alibaba brawl Helen Wang recalls the long-standing tradition of failure Yahoo’s ecommerce site Ebay had in China. From an…

Chinese brands moving up the value chain – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein   by Fantake via Flickr Chinese brands might have been competing on prices and distribution in 2005, in 2010 they are moving up in the value chain and…

Towson, Jeffrey

Best-selling author at Peking University and expert on how Chinese companies and consumers are disrupting global markets. He is based in New York and Beijing.

Rein, Shaun

Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of the China Market Research Group, the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He is one of the world’s recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting in China. In 2012 he published the bestseller “The End of Cheap China.” He travels from Shanghai.

Kuo, Kaiser

Kaiser Kuo is an American-born writer, rock musician, technology watcher and cultural commentator. In June 2010 he became director international communication at China’s largest search engine, Baidu.com. Baidu was the first Chinese company to become part of the NASDAQ-100 index.