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China Is Getting $300M of Lab-Grown Meat From Israel

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

In May 2016, we told you the food industry was the next frontier for the startup world. In January 2017, we predicted synthetic food would finally catch on in a big way. Now, news of a deal China has made for lab-grown meat proves that it…



Nintendo Shares Have Hit a Nine-Year High

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Nintendo is riding high: Their shares are up higher than they’ve been in nine years. Why? Because of recent news proving that Nintendo is stepping into one of the world’s biggest game markets, China. It’s bringing a game widely popular in the country to…



How Yoola Is Bringing Western Influencers to the Chinese Market

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

In a partnership announced just this morning, the YouTube Multi-Channel Network Yoola has become the first digital media company to help non-Chinese influencers crack into the Chinese market and its massive viewership. Yoola pulled it off with a lengthy laundry list of partnerships with major Chinese social…

Autonomous Vehicles


How China Hopes to Shape the Future of AI

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This past May, China announced its AI roadmap for the next three years: The National Development and Reform Commission expects their artificial intelligence sector will give them a market worth topping 100 billion yuan (that’s $15.26 billion) within that time period. Where is China’s AI sector at…



Offline Smartphone Sales Are Booming in China

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 9:15 am

Recently the market research firm Sino released a market report about the Chinese smartphone market. One of its major conclusions is that the market share of Apple, Samsung and other global brands has declined to 13.3% in August, while last year this market share…



Want to Expand Your Startup Into China? Just Win This Competition

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Finally, a chance to easily grow your business internationally: If you win the Dongsheng International Entrepreneurship Competition, you’ll have a shot to expanding into the one of the biggest, fastest-paced markets in the world. By this time next month, you could be among the final contestants….



Silicon Valley Is No Longer the Leader in Patent Filings

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

For years, Silicon Valley has been the hub of innovation. Startups and corporations alike have looked to this area of the country as the best place to make a name for yourself in the tech world. Companies calling the Bay Area home have created…


Magic Leap Officially Demoes Augmented Reality Shopping

By | Jul 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Whether it be driving, relaxing, or looking for imaginary Pokémon, augmented reality has slowly established itself as the modern technology of the future. It has provided a wide range of consumers with electronic stimuli set in the real world. From conferences to living rooms,…


Hong Kong

Holga’s New Camera Fuses Vintage Aesthetic With Modern Tech

By | Sep 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In 1981 T.M. Lee created the first ever Holga camera with the vision to inspire millions of Chinese to create lasting memories with a simple, affordable camera. You see, at the time the first Holga hit the market photography was an expensive luxury in…

Startups & Apps

4 Chinese Startups You Should Be Watching

By | Sep 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

Despite China’s recent economic challenges, investors and entrepreneurs only have to look to recent trends for some reassurance that the Chinese startup industry is among the world’s hottest. Even just last week, Google announced its plans to re-enter the Chinese market. The Wall Street…


After 5 Years, Google Plans Re-Entry to China

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Five years after leaving the the Chinese market, Google/Alphabet is launching a strategy to re-enter the world’s largest Internet market. According to a report by The Information, the company will work with the Chinese government in order to release versions of the company’s Android…



Tech Savvy Bikers Need Smart Helmets

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

On any given day of the year the bike lanes in my neighborhood are packed with people riding bicycles. To the untrained eye it might just seem like that’s something people do at the beach when in fact it’s something that everybody in the…



SkyOcean: Creating an Incubator to Connect Asia to the World

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

China, the country with the largest economy next to United States, certainly attracts many foreign investors from all over the world. With its rising economy for the past few years, there’s been a growing potential market in its Mainland considering the fact that it owns…


Hong Kong

This Ain’t Yer Grandpa’s Alarm Clock

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The last alarm clock I ever owned died when I was a sophomore in college. At that point in my life it had been pretty much tagging along for the ride when I moved from dorm to dorm, but when it came time to…

Urban Development


China’s Taxi Monopolist Raises $2B. Here’s How It Compares To Uber (In 1 Graph)

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

(Ferenstein Wire) – China’s taxi-hailing monopolist, Kuaidi, has raised a whopping $2B to compete with the surging presence of Uber. Kuaidi controls 99.8% of the taxi hailing app market, after it recently merged with its Chinese competitor, Didi. Even with about a year lead time and…


How E-Learning is Changing the Education Landscape in China

By | Apr 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

E-learning has been one of the biggest recent online trends. China is currently the market showing the biggest growth. Among all the questions related to open educational resources and e-learning, the most important one remains how technology will affect learning processes and the way…



LifePay Acquires iboxPro, Expands into Asian Markets

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

One of Russia’s largest mobile point of sale (mPOS) services, LifePay, made an official entrance into the Asian market today by acquiring iboxPro, one of Asia’s leading mPOS services. LifePay will be using iboxPro as a base to build the top mPOS company in…