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[Reprint] Alibaba-backed Qudian raised $900M in IPO in New York, largest US IPO for a Chinese fintech firm
Alibaba-backed Chinese online micro-credit service provider Qudian has just raised around $900 million in an IPO in New York on Wednesday. Its American depositary shares were priced at $24 each, above the marketed range of $19-$22. The price is believed t
[Reprint] ofo pedals their way into four European countries on World Car Free Day
The globalization competition between ofo and Mobike, two of China’s top bike rental giants, is reaching a feverish pitch. Instead of revealing the entrance to overseas markets one by one, ofo announced today that it will be launching in a cluster of four
[Reprint] Ofo launches in US capital, hopes to conquer US market within a year
Ofo, China’s leading bike rental company, announced October 10 its launch in Washington, D.C., following Seattle and Massachusetts.
[Reprint] Power bank rental startup LeDian shuts down, retrieves all devices
The once trending yet controversial power bank rental sector in China has started to see small players opting out of the game. Hangzhou-based power bank rental startup LeDian announced on Wednesday that the company has shut down the business and retrieved
[Reprint] Taiwan Turnaround—Fighting the Brain Drain
In part 3 of the Taiwan Turnaround series looking at how Taiwan’s internet tech scene is catching up, TechNode checks in with some star players about how Taiwan’s brain drain is affecting them and how they are addressing the issue. Next, in the finale of
Gululu: teaching kids to stay hydrated, one game at a time
Who would have thought that encouraging children to drink water could be the motif for creating a startup! But this is exactly what Gululu has set out to do with their innovative smart bottle.
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[Reprint] Meet Pinta Studios: Turning VR content into money-making IP
With the Venice International Film Festival kicking off this week, Pinta Studios is showcasing its latest Virtual Reality (VR) animated film “The Dream Collector” in competition with other 21 VR works from around the world.
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NAVYA's ARMA project: Self-driving buses moving ahead in France, Singapore, and soon Taiwan?
Changing people’s life for the better through innovative technology is the core mission for many a young entrepreneur eager to improve our world.
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Origami Labs from Hong Kong: Hitting off the Screen-Free Revolution with the ORii smart ring
Have you ever encountered the following situation? You are busy doing something important, with both hands tied up in stuff, when that long awaited phone call finally comes in. With no hand free to pick it up, you scramble to find a way to pick your phone
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Pi Square: Slimming down Hollywood’s animation costs
A quick glance at movie earnings over the last few years reveals that most top-grossing flicks prominently feature special effects and animations. What became popular with the Terminator franchise in the early 1990s is now a commonplace not only in Hollyw
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Exclusive Interview with AR startup WayRay’s founder: equipping the cars of the future
With a fresh investment from Alibaba, augmented reality (AR) GPS and wearable company WayRay is set to make great strides within the car industry.
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[Reprint] Mobike accelerates European expansion with second stop in Italy
Shortly after launching in UK last month, Chinese bike-sharing giant Mobike announced Tuesday that it’s pedaling its way to a second stop in Europe—Italy—in an extended competition with its arch-rival ofo for the global market.
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