041: ALIBABA’S NEW RETAIL WITH STEPHANE MONSALLIER

We’re back! Sorry for being gone so long. Hope you didn’t miss us too much. This week, John and Matt talk with Stephane Monsallier, founder of Shops of the Future, about new retail and Alibaba’s strategy with Hema. Links Video: […]

040: INTRODUCTION TO CHINA’S NEW RETAIL

Matt and John try to understand the recent (and not so recent) moves by China’s internet giants into offline retail. Links Alibaba to invest $4.6 billion in China electronics retailer Suning JD vs Alibaba: The war for China’s fresh food […]

029: TENCENT’S $2 BILLION BET ON SNAP

This week, Matt and John talk about what Tencent’s $2 bln investment in Snap means for both companies (John also goes down a rabbit hole about Chinese consumer psychology). Links How to leave an iTunes review Hosts John Artman,¬†@knowsnothing,¬†TechNode Matthew […]

017: CHINA’S LARGEST RETAILER WITH JOSH GARTNER OF JD.COM

This week Matt and John talk with Josh Gartner, veteran China hand and VP for International Corporate Affairs at JD.com, about: How JD stacks up against Amazon and Alibaba Early challenges and a crucial pivot towards in-house logistics Tencent as […]