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Shanghai

Launching a Sex Startup in China

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm

In China, every new website is required to register with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which regulates new media. When the ministry looked at Playroom, a startup that sells luxury sex toys and accessories, they didn’t like what they saw. They gave…

Case Study

Shanghai

Lessons for Startups from the Success of WeChat in China

By | Jul 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

When teenagers in China want to exchange contact information, they do so using WeChat accounts. By the end of 2014, the total number of users of the mobile text and voice messaging app by Chinese Internet giant, Tencent, will reach 500 million. What originated…

CES

Shanghai

Short-Throw Projection Technology That’s Perfect for Head-Up Displays

By | Feb 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

At this year’s International CES, China-based QP Optoelectronics Co. Ltd demoed its short-throw pico projection technology. These pico/pocket projectors began showing up in late-2008/early-2009 and have rapidly become important alternatives in an industry traditionally …

Startup

Shanghai

MingJian Vying to Be the Consumer Reports of China

By | Nov 19, 2011 at 10:00 am

In 2008, contaminated milk in China hospitalized almost 1,000 babies, sparking fears among Beijing Olympics tourists and importers of Chinese dairy products. With government regulations still developing, many parents are left wondering whether their children’s products are …