Daily Digital Pulse Of China: 360Buy, Sina Weibo, PayPal


360Buy is the first shop that sell authentic crabs on e-commerce platforn

360Buy, China's second largest B2C platform, signed the contract with the Suzhou Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs Industry Association to become the first e-commerce supplier platform which is certified by the industry associations to promote sales of authentic Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs. By now the fresh food channel of Jingdong covers 8 sub-categories like vegetables, fruits and seafood.



Source: Ebrun


Sina Weibo still leads the microblogging services in China

Experian Hitwises' latest report of the digital microblogging industry in China shows a clear winner: Sina Weibo with a market share of 73%. Sohu Weibo has ranked second with 13%, closely followed by Tencent Weibo with 12% market share. Perhaps controversial conclusion from Hitwise, as other sources usually report Tencent is much closer to Sina Weibo.



Source: Cnet


MIUI acquires MSNLite team to developed miliao's PC version

MIUI, an alternate user interface for Android, has officially announced the acquisition of the MSNLite team. MSNLite team will focus on research and developing in miliao's PC version. Miliao is a communication service, that is similar to Tencent QQ and WeChat. It is reported that the miliao PC client will be online soon.

小米收购MSNLite团队 研发米聊PC客户端


Source: IT Feed


StartOS – The first Linux-based operating system from Chinese startup Ivali

The OS is targeted at Chinese users and the main advantages are simplicity and stability. It is available as a free download and can be easily and fast installed. But it could be hard for Ivali to become a success because Windows operating system is a condition for Chinese internet users, especially when it comes to online banking.

Source: Tech in Asia


Massive deal between PayPal and DHgate is all over

The Chinese B2B e-commerce site DHgate was PayPal’s biggest partner in Asia. Chinese media is reporting that DHgate (smaller rival to the Alibaba site) removed PayPal as an e-payment option on August 6th. The remaining payment options are MasterCard, Maestro and Western Union. Now the online payment platform does not have any major partnerships in China. Chinese online shoppers mostly use a mix of cash on delivery, Alibaba’s Alipay, Tencent’s Tenpay, and the Maestro-esque UnionPay.

Source: Tech in Asia


Why You Should Definitly Publish Your iPad App

Chinese research firm Analysys International has reported that Apple's iPad holds a market share of 72.6% in the Chinese tablet market. Therefore if you think about a mobile app of your service, definitly go for an iPad app. In general, there are now more mobile than desktop users in China.

Source: Tech in Asia


Your Mobile App Shouldn't Just Be A Clone Of Your Desktop Version

Zhang Tao, founder and CEO of group buying site Dianping sees some big differences in the usage of mobile apps compared to the traditional way of accessing the internet with your desktop computer. He says: “It’s hard for users to make any ‘big decision’ on mobile, like academic database search or expensive service buying or what requires repeating check and price comparison before really making a decision.”. Dianping will instead focus on commenting and rating functions with their mobile app.

Source: TechNode