Friday, February 21, 2020

The gold rush in Indonesian payday loan market – Part 1

In a recent Fintech investor brief in Singapore, where more than 50 investors participated, almost nobody was aware of the huge gold rush that...

Eating out experience in the land of Alipay

So how have the people in the land of Alipay evolved in this aspect? While in Hangzhou for a few business meetings, we ate...

Lazada squeezes the likes of Ezbuy out in Southeast Asia

We have always been arguing that with the giants such as Alibaba, Lazada and JD.com entering the Southeast Asian market, smaller e-commerce platforms will...
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MBar (Mini KTV) entering Singapore

Not long ago, M-Bar, a mini karaoke service wildly popular in China, made its inroads to Singapore. The concept of mini karaoke is simple...

Trivia: Chinese internet companies dig animal names

If you've been closely following Chinese internet industry, you might notice a very interesting phenomenon: Many companies use animals or plants in their logos,...

Brands losing their grip in ecommerce era – or are they?

E-commerce has grown to be a powerful distribution channel for goods, and I believe it will continue to grow in weight and influence in...

BYD owns the future of electric cars in China?

I was visiting a large taxi fleet operator in Southern China as part of a consulting project Momentum Works did for the municipal transportation...

The economics of bike sharing

Many people still want to discuss China’s “sharing economy” with us: shared bikes, power banks, basketballs, or umbrellas. It seems everyone has an opinion on...

Why a derelict rural shop accepts WeChat & Alipay

I stopped my car to walk into this small grocery shop near the roadside to buy some bottled water. This was in the countryside...

Twitter’s problem is not 140 vs. 280, but failure to expand...

Big news that Twitter is experimenting expanding size limit of each tweet from 140 characters to 280 characters. This is entirely missing the point Twitter’s problem...

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