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Google has been looking for ways to re-enter China. But as The Information’s snapshot of Google’s former employees in China shows, in some ways it never left.
Every few months, several dozen people who used to work for Google in China gather at a trendy Shanghai restaurant. The attendees are a veritable Who’s Who of China’s technology sector, including a vice president ...
Imagine if Facebook’s key lieutenants quit to launch a rival product. In China, something like that just happened. Two of the people who helped develop WeChat, the nearly universal chat app run by Tencent, recently created new social networks called Pop and Echo.
It comes amid signs WeChat’s grip over social networking and media consumption in China may not be as total as it once ...
Five years ago, Apple was forced to temporarily close what was then its only retail store in Shenzhen, China, after it was besieged by lines of hundreds of customers waiting to swap broken iPhones for new devices, according to two former Apple employees who were briefed about the matter. In May 2013, the Shenzhen store logged more than 2,000 warranty claims a week, more than any other Apple ...
Chinese internet giant Tencent has agreed to invest about $200 million in Brazil’s Nubank, which offers virtual credit cards, in a deal that values the startup at around $4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.
Tencent’s first investment in Brazil makes Nubank one of the most valuable startups in Latin America. It is the latest sign of how China’s tech titans are ...
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