TechBuzz China by Pandaily

TechBuzz China by Pandaily

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A Weekly Technology Podcast about China’s Innovation
31: Alibaba and the Little Red Book (Xiaohongshu): Powering Ecommerce With Content
Dec 5 • 30 min
In episode 31 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about Xiaohongshu, also known as RED, which had received a $300 million investment from Alibaba. Though the money was injected in June, the two companies have recently announced an…
30: The Greatest Train Wreck of the Chinese Internet: Renren, China’s Facebook
Nov 21 • 22 min
In episode 30 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about Renren Inc., the closest Chinese analogue to Facebook. The company — which once had a near-monopoly on the Chinese social networking space, and had raised $800 million in…
29: Alibaba Singles’ Day $30.8 Billion Extravaganza — The Real Deal, or Not?
Nov 16 • 24 min
In episode 29 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about China’s version of “Black Friday,” the biggest ecommerce shopping festival of the year which Alibaba invented out of thin air in 2008 and now falls yearly on November…
28: The World’s Most Valuable Startup: Bytedance, maker of TikTok & Toutiao
Nov 7 • 36 min
In episode 28 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about the Chinese AI company that recently toppled Uber to become the highest-valued startup in the world: Bytedance. Having just closed on a $3 billion funding round led by…
27: Poking at the Hornet’s Nest: Fake Reviews in China Tech
Oct 31 • 23 min
In Episode 27 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma discuss the latest scandal to come out of the Chinese internet — fake reviews on one of China’s leading travel websites, Mafengwo. Mafengwo had $1.5 billion in sales last year, 63k…
26: The O2O Local Services War: Alibaba vs. Meituan? Part 2: Koubei
Oct 23 • 27 min
In episode 26 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma discuss Koubei, rounding out a two-part deep-dive into the local services space in China. An Alibaba subsidiary, Koubei recently merged with ele.me, another Alibaba-owned (via…
25: The O2O Local Services War: Alibaba vs. Meituan? Part 1: ele.me
Oct 17 • 27 min
In episode 25 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about Alibaba’s recent moves to firm up its strategy around local services, putting pressure on Meituan-Dianping to defend itself. This war of “O2O,” or online-to-offline, is…
24: The Man and the Firm Behind China’s Tech Renaissance
Oct 10 • 21 min
In Episode 24 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about China Renaissance Group, a tech-focused investment bank founded and led by one of the country’s most famed rainmakers, Bao Fan. While the episode covers the firm’s recent…
23: Update on Meituan, the Super App that Won Against a Thousand Clones
Sep 25 • 26 min
Happy Holidays, TechBuzz listeners! That’s right, it’s Mid-Autumn Festival, followed closely by Golden Week for the Pandaily team back in Beijing. In honor of the holidays — and to commemorate *almost* six months since we released our first…
22: NIO — The Road Ahead for ‘China’s Tesla’
Sep 19 • 32 min
In episode 22 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about electric carmaker NIO, which went public on September 12 on the NYSE. This episode covers how NIO got started, its purported business model, and how it differs from its…
21: Is WeChat Bulletproof?
Sep 12 • 34 min
In Ep. 21 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about the new messaging app, Bullet Messenger, which took the Chinese internet by storm and reached five million registered users in just eleven days. The key question: is this a true…
20: Are Startups Behind the Rising Rents in Beijing?
Sep 5 • 24 min
In episode 20 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma look into the alleged causes behind the recent 22 percent year-on-year increase in rent prices in Beijing, a rise which has sparked outrage in citizens. In addition to blaming real…
19: Tencent and the Case of the Missing $140 Billion
Aug 29 • 27 min
So far in 2018, Tencent’s stock price has continued to tumble from analysts’ price targets. Today, it sits at $430 billion, a far cry from its $570 billion market cap in January. Some commentators blame the decline on Tencent’s Q2 results, which…
18: China vs. Google: Rematch?
Aug 22 • 23 min
On August 1, The Intercept broke a story that Google was planning to enter China with a censored search engine. Within hours, the same news was all over Chinese tech media. In this episode of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma tell…
17: Pinduoduo: From Zero to $23B in Three Years
Aug 7 • 36 min
In this episode of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma tell the story of ecommerce company Pinduoduo, the fastest-growing app in the history of the Chinese internet, from its founding in 2015 to its recent listing on the Nasdaq. What does…
16: Bike Sharing in China, Part 2: Mobike and the Future of Personal Transportation
Jul 31 • 28 min
This episode of TechBuzz China is our second of two focused on bike-sharing in China. In it, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma tell the story of the rest of China’s bike-sharing industry beyond Ofo, focusing on major players Mobike and Hellobike….
15: ​Bike sharing in China, Part 1: Ofo’s Wild Ride
Jul 24 • 26 min
The internet age has brought with it what China’s state media calls the country’s “New Four Great Inventions”: high speed trains, scan-and-pay mobile payments, bike sharing, and ecommerce. This week’s episode is the first in a two-part story on…
14: Xiaomi: Bull or Bear? A Post-IPO Debate
Jul 18 • 23 min
Xiaomi’s recent IPO in Hong Kong was the world’s biggest tech IPO since Alibaba’s in 2014, but will it soar in the stock market and become the Apple of China? Listen to the first ever debate on TechBuzz China and take your…
13: JD, Google, and the War for the Rest of the World
Jul 10 • 19 min
On June 18, JD.com concluded its annual shopping festival with a transaction volume of roughly $24.5 billion. On the same day, the ecommerce platform also announced an investment from Google of $550 million. What does this new alliance mean?…
12: Bitmain - the Most Valuable Crypto Company in the World?
Jul 3 • 21 min
As a TechBuzz China listener, you must be at least a little bit crypto-curious. This week on TechBuzz China, we talk in-depth about Bitmain, the most valuable company in the cryptocurrency space, which happens to be from China. TechBuzz China by…
11: After Alibaba, Team Jack Ma’s Newest Centacorn: Ant Financial
Jun 26 • 25 min
What do you call a unicorn worth more than $100 billion? A centacorn, of course! This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma discuss a newly minted centacorn — Ant Financial. TechBuzz China by Pandaily is a weekly…
10: Meituan, the Super App that Won Against a Thousand Clones
Jun 19 • 24 min
This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma tell you how Wang Xing, the legendary Chinese serial entrepreneur who started out with “copy to China,” is now standing behind one of the largest unicorns in the…
9: Tencent vs. Toutiao
Jun 12 • 20 min
Earlier this month, Tencent sued Bytedance, better known as Toutiao, for 1 yuan and Toutiao fought back by suing Tencent for 90 million yuan. What sparked the feud between the David and Goliath of the Chinese tech world? Listen to this week’s episode…
8: Lu Qi and Baidu: The Breakup That Broke China’s Heart
Jun 5 • 12 min
This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma look at the resignation of Baidu’s COO and tech genius Lu Qi and how the move sparked wave after wave of speculation, commentary, and reaction in the Chinese tech world….
7: Live Streaming in China: How to Win Fans and Influence Losers
May 29 • 16 min
When Dale Carnegie wrote his magnum opus almost a century ago, he was most certainly not prepared to address social phenomenons such as live streaming in our ever-evolving digital era. This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, our hosts Ying-Ying Lu…
6: Murder on the Didi Express, and China’s Love Affair with EVs
May 22 • 19 min
This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, our hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk all about the happenings in the auto industry in China. There is bad news, and then there is good news. The bad news that made waves all across China was the alleged…
5: Has Tencent Lost Its Mojo?
May 15 • 17 min
This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, our hosts, Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma, talk in-depth about a story that sparked great controversy across China’s technosphere — the debate on whether Tencent has still got its mojo. TechBuzz China…
4: Xiaomi’s Record-Breaking IPO, and Baidu’s New Finance Spinoff
May 8 • 17 min
This week on TechBuzz China, our hosts Rui Ma and Ying-Ying Lu discuss two major stories in China tech. Rui talks about the upcoming initial public offering of Xiaomi, which will be the world’s largest since Alibaba’s debut in 2014, and Ying-Ying…
3: The U.S. Sanctions ZTE, and Sexism in China’s Tech Sector
May 1 • 19 min
This week on TechBuzz China, our hosts tackle two ambitious stories. First, Rui talks about the seven-year ban the U.S. government announced on sales of American components to Chinese telecom equipment and systems company ZTE, and the overwhelming…
2: The Rise of Social Commerce, and The Future of Co-Working in China
Apr 24 • 18 min
Pinduoduo is the fastest growing ecommerce platform that you have never heard of. It is behind only Taobao and JD.com in the number of users, exceeding JD.com in their monthly gross merchandise volume, and even surpassing Taobao in the penetration…
1: Toutiao’s Apology, and Mobike’s Acquisition by Meituan
Apr 17 • 12 min
TechBuzz China is a short weekly podcast that talks all about China’s innovation, co-hosted by Rui Ma, who is an angel investor and entrepreneur, and Ying-Ying Lu, who is also an entrepreneur. The two hosts are both China experts who lived and…