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WeChat is reinventing ecommerce – and America is playing catch-up

“If you can get ahold of Facebook’s product roadmap, it’s a giant WeChat clone,” says William Bao Bean. “China is behind in a lot of different areas, …

Bet you can't tell whether or not the girl in this picture is real

This is either the school portrait of a teenage girl named Saya or it's the single best photorealistic CGI rendering I've come across to date. Honestly, I couldn't figure it out at first glance (or even second). What do you think? Vote in our poll or just skip on down to see more photos. Answers …

Clay Shirky explains how Xiaomi became China’s Apple overnight

The company had effectively no profit in 2011, and an astonishingly low profit margin of 1.8% in 2013.<p>In simple environments, people acquire new capabilities by acquiring new objects. In complex environments, people acquire new capabilities by using new services. And as anyone who’s busily added …

China's Xiaomi's is changing the U.S. too

<b>(CNN) —</b> Xiaomi is the most important phone manufacturer you've never heard of.<p>In the rich world, dominated by Apple and Samsung and where even fading brands such as Nokia and Blackberry remain familiar, Xiaomi (pronounced like the "show-" in shower, plus "me") is still largely unknown.<p>Yet this …

Shenzhen is rivalling Silicon Valley in hardware, says Hax founder

Hax general partner Benjamin JoffeIn the last few years, hardware startup activity in Shenzhen has increased dramatically. It is now comparable to …