The Low Down - Momentum Works

On tech & VC in China, Southeast Asia & beyond.



Why Alibaba is investing in AI for pigs

And Alibaba is not the first major tech company in China to disrupt pig farming

Our comments about ‘blackface’ in CCTV New Year Gala

Beyond the media fluff, what does it really mean?

Happy Lunar New Year/Chúc mừng xuân mới

We love sharing our thoughts – and to our (own) surprise, we have written hundreds of articles in the Year of the Rooster, which will end tomorrow.

We prefer talking to emails

Part of the Momentum Works team were in China last week. We had been invited by one of our joint venture partners in China for the Rooster year end celebrations, and of course, decided to stay the whole week to… Continue Reading →

[MW Q&A] People in China are paying big money for online content, why?

In the first of a series, we answer questions provided by our readers.

ofo – Alibaba’s baby or pawn?

The biggest bike-sharing company is now facing difficulty – how will its investors save it?

[MW Weekend] Here’s why you need to listen to the unspoken words

Sensitivity to cultural events is now a common practice for corporations, especially for those who deal with the general public.

UC Browser’s tough lesson from Alibaba

“Marrying into the purple” is a dream but not as sweet as for everyone, especially if you are not making the money. UC Browser is having a hard time beating its opponents – in the meantime – survives the pressure from its parent group Alibaba.

How UC browser beat Chrome, through being ‘lite’

Although UC Browser is in a mess now, how it beat Chrome initially was still a valid lesson for many. Stay tuned for our insider article on this.

RedMart, Fastacash & Elevenia all failed in 2017 – so what’s in store for 2018?

As a few promising startups failed to live up to their expectation in 2017, we look at what 2018 has to offer.

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