Christina Zhou

29 Added | 1 Magazine | @christinapzhou | Keep up with Christina Zhou on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Christina Zhou”

Indonesia plans to grow 1,000 startups – with no money

The Indonesian government has been gung-ho about startups of late, but is it walking the talk to support the ecosystem?

Asia
Venture Capital

Didi Chuxing completes $7.3B financing round that includes Apple’s $1B investment

Didi Chuxing, the largest ride-hailing app in China, confirmed today that it has closed a $7.3 billion financing round that includes its recent investments from Apple and China Life. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, whose sources say Didi Chuxing’s valuation is now pegged at …

Messaging app LINE needs to be careful before it expands around the world

Popular Japanese messaging app LINE announced last week that it is planning for a dual initial public offering (IPO) on both the Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges.<p>The company wants to raise approximately $900 million in funding at a $5.5 billion valuation. The IPO should occur in July and would …

Chatbots

Smartphone OS sales market share

This information is based on the research extracted from the Kantar Worldpanel ComTech global consumer panel and refers in all cases to 3 months …

Android continues market share gains around the world as Apple’s iPhone slips

Thanks to the growing wave of first-time smartphone buyers, Android is expanding its market share lead over Apple’s iOS.<p>That conclusion was part of Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s latest smartphone report.<p>Kantar found that for the three months ending April 2016, Android grabbed 76 percent of smartphone …

Mobile

The app boom is over

Your phone is full of apps, and you're done downloading new ones — unless they're Snapchat or Uber.<p>The mobile app boom kicked off in July 2008, when Apple introduced the App Store. Now it is over.<p>People are still making plenty of apps, of course. And many people are still downloading them. But the …

Apps

Analysts predict the end of the smartphone boom

Gartner's latest research into the state of the mobile industry is a dire warning to all phone manufacturers. The financial analysis firm believes that the <i>growth</i> in smartphone sales will fall to a single digit, half the rate it was in 2015. It's hard to think that people buying 1.5 billion devices …

Dark Underbelly Of App Marketing You Should Be Aware Of

During the last week, I was reading an extremely credible article called about app uninstall rates. As per it, a regular app has an uninstall rate as …

Marketing

Has the opportunity for Indian startups been terribly wrongly estimated?

I was at a conference the other day, speaking on a panel with VCs and angels, when we were asked a question: <b>With the softening of valuations and the</b> …