The executives at Craftsy want to make one thing clear: Arts and crafts aren’t just for children anymore.That’s not to say that the company, based in Denver, doesn’t want young people on the service. Five million people have already registered for the site.But Craftsy wants to get much, much bigger.
Sources claim that talks aimed at an agreement that would open China to Apple Pay have stalled.Apple Struggles with Apple Pay Launch in China is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Xiaomi, the fast-rising Chinese smartphone maker, has mustered a new $1.1 billion war chest in its latest round of fund-raising, the company’s founder and chief executive said on Monday, Neil Gough reports.The round valued Xiaomi at $45 billion, Lei Jun, the founder, said in a post on his verified account on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like messaging service.
Apple has updated its website for China with a new video advertisement
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It looks as if Apple Pay will soon face some competition in the mobile payments space from its biggest competitor, Android. According to a new report from China Business News, a new mobile payments service called Android Pay is coming, and it will most likely launch in the third quarter of 2015.
E-commerce may not be the sexiest consumer technology. But for some start-ups, it is certainly where the money is.That is the case for Stripe, at least, an e-commerce start-up based in San Francisco, which announced on Tuesday that it had raised a new $70 million round in venture capital. The round, which includes Sequoia Capital and Thrive Capital, values Stripe at $3.
It takes money to make money, or so the saying goes. And Square, the e-commerce start-up, wants to make a lot more money.The company recently closed a venture financing round of $150 million, according to a person briefed on the investment, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.
Apple has launched a curated section in iTunes full of apps, movies, music, and books to mark the special occasion of the Chinese New Year.Apple Launches New iTunes Section To Celebrate Chinese New Year is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
After a long wait, Apple’s Chinese customers can pay for goods in its App Store with the country’s most popular credit and debit card service, paving the way for new growth in virtual spending on the media, games and apps Apple offers online.The United States technology giant said in a Monday statement that Chinese users could now use China UnionPay cards to buy items in the App Store.
Alibaba pulled in a record-breaking $9.3 billion in sales on Singles' Day, the biggest online shopping day in the world, the company said Tuesday.The sales number blows past Alibaba's previous record of nearly $5.8 billion during the 24-hour period on Nov. 11 last year.The company said it has already shipped more than 250 million orders, up from the 150 million packages it shipped last year.
When Jollalaunchedan Indiegogo campaign to fund the development of its tablet, the company was only aiming to make $380,000. Somewhere along the way -- say the moment it reached $1 million in pledges -- the people behind Jolla probably realized that the public are into the idea. So, they've now added some nice stretch goal promises, the most ambitious of which being the addition of 3.
HONG KONG — For China’s Internet czar, a trip to the United States over the past week was a contrast of coasts.In Washington, Lu Wei, the de facto head of Internet policy in China, faced frigid criticism from American officials over Chinese cyberattacks and skepticism about his vision for an Internet governance system in which China should be allowed to censor content and track users.
A survey conducted by German market research firm GfK seems to indicate that the ability to use a smartwatch like the Apple Watch for electronic payment receives a more enthusiastic response in the US and China than in European countries .
The survey tapped 1,000 smartphone owners each in the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, and China.
A number of Chinese companies have launched clones of the Apple Watch ahead of its release next month.Chinese Knockoff Apple Watches Hit the Shelves [PICS] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
HONG KONG–For years, the advocates for the Chinese Internet have been the country’s high-flying entrepreneurs. People like the Alibaba founder Jack Ma boasted about the large scale of the Chinese market and took on foreign Internet giants seeking to reach consumers.