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How Can Small Businesses Compete Globally?

April 30, 2012 By Matt Bramowicz Business is not what it used to be. While in the past it may have been acceptable practice for a small or medium-sized business to cater only to its native language market, it is no longer the case.  From the onset, small businesses are already at a disadvantage.  Whether the company relies on boot-strapping ... Read More »

Chinese Luxury Ecommerce Solution Xiu Raises Money

August 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Xiu.com, a Chinese ecommerce solution that specializes in luxury goods just announced that it had pulled in 100 million dollars in investor financing from two groups. Warburg Pincus LLC and the China division of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (previous investors with Xiu who had already put $20 million into the company ... Read More »

Alibaba Ecommerce Solution Launching Linux Smartphone

August 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team In the US, Android the open source OS smartphone/tablet alternative to the extremely closed system that is the Apple iOS. Based on a kernel of the Linux operating system (an open source desktop operating system which is actually being used to write this article), Android may be getting a run for its ... Read More »

Ecommerce Solution Alibaba Rolls Out Smart Phone

August 1, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Alibaba, a Chinese company best known for operating online ecommerce solutions like the consumer marketplace Taobao, has announced that it will be rolling out its own smartphone. The operating system that will power the device has been dubbed “Aliyun.” The OS is based off of using the cloud for most of its ... Read More »

Zynga and Cityville Venture to China – Without Facebook!

July 29, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team How do you say “Cha-ching!” in Chinese (and in which dialect)? Zynga, whose massively popular social games are a hit on Facebook for computers and mobile devices alike, is launching its hottest game – “Cityville” – in China. Who won’t be there? Facebook. The world’s most popular social network is banned in ... Read More »

Baidu Strikes A Deal With Sony, Warner, And Universal Music Groups

July 20, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Baidu, China’s largest search engine, used to be the portal for just about any website that offered pirated music.  After a six year legal battle the waters have finally calmed. The three largest music groups in the world: Sony, Warner, and Universal all joined the fight and they have finally reached a ... Read More »

Baidu Will Invest $306M in Travel eCommerce Site Qunar

June 28, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Baidu, China’s largest search engine has officially agreed to invest US $306 million for a majority stake in Qunar.com, an ecommerce solution and search engine for booking hotels, flights, trains, and package travel deals. Baidu CEO Zhuang Chenchao revealed the heavy cash infusion will go towards Qunar’s new service development which includes ... Read More »

Walmart Invests In Yihaodian Ecommerce Solution

May 16, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Walmart announced that it was working with Chinese ecommerce solution Yihaodian to acquire a minority stake in the company. The move represents another step in Walmart’s slow, steady march into China, their continued action within the Chinese ecommerce sphere, and their shoring up position in the world of ecommerce solutions across the ... Read More »

Group Buying Ecommerce Solution Lashou Raises Funds

April 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The leading ecommerce solution in the Chinese group-buying space is definitely Lashou, with 45,000 unique visitors in January 2011. The company recently brought in a whopping 110 million dollars in Series C funding, on top of the 50 million plus dollars that it had already raised since its birth in March of ... Read More »

Groupon China Launches GaoPeng but WITH a Hitch

March 1, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team East meets West as Groupon officially brings its daily deals to China through the recent launch of GaoPeng.com. GaoPeng comes as a collaboration joining Groupon with Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s largest internet company, and Yunfeng Capital, a private equity fund started by ecommerce giant, Alibaba Group. GaoPeng will initially offer its Groupon-like ... Read More »