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Q&A - Tech Titans
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Tech Innovation in Mobility
Sino-US VC Trends
Why China's Tech Sector is Working Harder, Innovating Faster &
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Tech Titans of China
It's Hard to Dispute China's Tech Gains Even If You Dislike Its Methods
There's an argument to be made about some of the ways that Chinese tech innovators are gaining. But it's hard to dispute that the U.S. has a formidable competitor that is catching up in key technology sectors.
Yes, China's tech titans have been acquiring high-tech companies in America's innovation hubs, subsidizing next-generation breakthroughs, favoring home-grown Chinese companies, recruiting highly skilled, western-educated engineers, and blocking American internet leaders from access.
But China's ascent from copier to innovator over the past decade can't be denied. Nor can China's determined ambition to become a world-leading tech superpower be ignored. Read
Tech Cold War
Why Amazon Go Wouldn't Cut It In China
While China has gone cashless and straight to mobile payments, the U.S. is pushing back against stores that only accept credit or e-payments.
Is the U.S. taking a backward approach to payments while China is leading the way toward a mobile future? I'm going to say, yes.
Stores in San Francisco, Philadelphia and New Jersey are requiring that brick-and-mortar stores take cash as payment. New York City is considering a similar law.
Amazon's new high-tech Go stores started out taking a futuristic approach in the U.S. by setting up a mobile app or Amazon account for payment. But now, facing a backlash,
Amazon is back tracking.
NOISE ABOUT UBER IPO OVERLOOKS ITS
BUMPY RIDE IN ASIA
In all the noise about
Uber's IPO in New York, what hasn't come up is how Uber has fared in China and Southeast Asia. The reality is, not all that great.
Uber was taken over by Chinese ride-sharing rival
Didi Chuxing in a ground-breaking $35 billion transaction in 2016, and
Uber was acquired by Southeast Asian competitor
Grab in 2018. In both cases,
Uber got a stake in its new owner's business as a consolation prize.
Uber is having better luck in winning its own U.S. home market rather than the faraway Asian region. And,
Uber is hardly the exception.
Uber Ride in China in Didi
Chinese social shopping site
which focuses on mom and baby products, bags $126 million from Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital China.
Masayoshi Son has made public that is considering a launch of SoftBank Vision II, but still at that mega size of $1 billion, and funded entirely by Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank Group.
We've got to fix our system to compete with China," says Jim McGregor, author, journalist and former chairman of AmCham Beijing. "
We've got to internalize some of this blame, and stop blaming it all on China."
is testing mini-apps. China's
mini-apps launched almost two years ago. Read
Xinhua News agency,
New York City
China's Impact Travels Far
Making a pun on China's work culture of 996,
Jack Ma told
Alibaba staff at an employee wedding to have sex 669,
"What is 669? Six days, six times, with duration being the key," said Ma.
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