Category Archives: ecommerce

The booming group buying market – Helen Wang

The group buying market in China is steaming hot, but without Groupon as a major player for the time being. Helen Wang analyzes in Forbes the chances of the US company in the world’s largest internet market.

Social media fight zombie users – Sam Flemming

Most social media users know these non-human ‘followers’, who increase traffic without participating in a real conversation. Sam Flemming reports that his company CIC has analyzed these skeleton or zombie users. News: internet celebrity Lee Kaifu has a million of them.

Defining the mess Groupon finds itself in – Jeremy Goldkorn

Media watcher Jeremy Goldkorn tries to analyze for TechCrunch the mess Groupon it getting itself in, now the US firm is teaming up with China’s internet giant Tencent. Sending inexperienced expats to China, might just be only one of its problems.

How to get your ROI on social media – William Bao Bean

Companies have started to invest heavily in social media, including mobile application. But the results are often disappointing, tells William Bao Bean in this presentation on ROI on social media. Understanding your customers, and their differences, is more important than getting tools in place.

Tricia Wang joins China Speakers Bureau

The sociologist and tech writer Tricia Wang has joined the China Speakers Bureau. Tricia Wang focuses on the usage of internet and mobile communication in cities and is current doing research in Wuhan among migrant community. Tricia Wang combines strong analytical academic skills with an equally convincing on-the-ground experience in different cities in China.

The pros and cons of Renren’s IPO – Jeremy Goldkorn

The valuation of China’s leading social network Renren has done up dramatically just ahead of its IPO on Wednesday. Jeremy Goldkorn explains in Seeking Alpha why both excitement and caution should lead the investors.

Why Yahoo cannot ignore China – Paul Denlinger

Paul Denlinger by Fantake via Flickr China’s leading eCommerce site Alibaba.com is in another spat with its largest shareholder Yahoo (neatly summarized here in the Wall Street Journal) because it started to recruit advertisers…

Graff, Roy

Roy Graff is an accomplished Business Development and Marketing specialist with a focus on travel, hospitality and Chinese culture. Has led the market entry into China of a multinational travel company and launched his own China-focused niche market entry business. He travels from London, UK

Mok, Andy

Andy Mok is a senior fellow at the Center for China and Globalization, the managing director of Red Pagoda Resources, a Beijing-based executive search firm. Travels from Beijing

Brennan, Matthew

Tencent Expert, Speaker, Author, Host, Co-Founder of China Channel

travels from Shanghai, China