INSIGHTS | Alibaba isn’t Jack Ma

By John Artman

Sep 16, 20197 min read Alibaba booth at WAIC on Aug. 30, 2019 in Shanghai. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)On Tuesday, Jack Ma officially stepped away from his day-to-day role at the e-commerce giant he created in 1999. It surprised no one: Ma tel…

The rise of women in China’s tech sector

By TechNode Staff

Sep 12, 20195 min read Hangzhou audience saluting attendees at parallel sessions in Tokyo, Jakarta, and Sydney during the 2019 Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship (Image credit: Alibaba)After working in the technology sector for more tha…

INSIGHTS | Bytedance’s edtech play

By John Artman

Sep 9, 20195 min read Bytedance HQ (Image credit: Technode)I was mildly surprised last week to hear that Tencent is pulling out of a funding deal with edtech darling Vipkid, known for one-on-one remote tutoring. Sources close to the deal told Reuter…