Daily Digital Pulse Of China: Qihoo, Xiaomi, Monogram

China E-Commerce

Qihoo Launches New Travel Site

Chinese search engine Qihoo 360, plans to move into another realm of web business: travel. The company has just launched a new travel platform site at go.360.cn called 360 Travel that ostensibly collects information about travel destinations, helps users find trips and hotels, and more. Qihoo isn’t selling any trips of its own yet, but company hopes the service will be useful to Qihoo fans looking to get away with the help of likes Mafengwo and Tuniu.

Source: Tech In Asia

China Digital

Xiaomi to Launch TV Set-Top Box

Lei Jun, Founder and CEO of the upstart phone-make Xiaomi, has confirmed the Apple TV-esque gadget, which will be launching on November 14th. Together with Android powered set-top box and video app (which was added to Xiaomi’s MIUI software in gradual updates), it’ll allow streaming video to be sent across a home network to you TV. Your Xiaomi phone will thereby serve as a remote control. It’ll support all of China’s top video sites, such as Youku and iQiyi.

Source: Tech In Asia

China E-Commerce

E-Commerce Trends In China Influence Startups.

According to Pando Daily, Monogram looks to launch a new “shoppable fashion magazine” app. Drawing on inspirations like Gilt, Pinterest and Vogue, as well as home grown Chinese e-commerce sites like Mogujie and Meilishuo. CEO and co-founder Leo Chen’s new app has a distinctly America look and feel but unmistakably Chinese DNA.

Source: Jing daily