065: WALMART CHINA: TED HOPKINS LIVE FROM TECHCRUNCH SHENZHEN

Ted Hopkins, Senior Director of Walmart Ecommerce, joins us to talk about mini programs, eliminating lines in stores, and the future of retail in China. Links Briefing: Walmart’s mini program “Scan to Buy” has attracted over 10 million users Guests […]

035: A CHANGE IN WECHAT IS A CHANGE IN CHINESE SOCIETY

Matt and John talk about recent developments in WeChat, including new insights from WeChat Open Class, the role of mini programs and games, and “WeChat as a Platform” (WaaP). Links Eva Yoo: WeChat mini programs 1 year on: Key figures and […]

032: CHINA TECH TRENDS IN 2017, PART 2

This week, Matt and John discuss the top 5 trends (plus some honorable mentions) in China’s tech for 2017 and make some predictions going into 2018. This is the second of two parts. Links Previous episodes referenced: Live streaming Episode […]

002: MINI-PROGRAMS – WECHAT’S KILLER FEATURE

John and Matthew talk about WeChat’s mini-programs. Introduced earlier this year, the full potential of mini-programs were not apparent at launch, leading some to speculate that they would never be useful. Matt is pretty bullish while John has a wait-and-see attitude. […]