Tim Culpan

China’s Alipay grabs slice of US market with First Data deal

The MoneyGram acquisition is designed to bring more U.S. sellers into the Alibaba ecosystem.


JD.com may try investor patience with Tokopedia investment in Indonesia

Should JD.com invest in Tokopedia, it’ll be following Alibaba’s taking control of Lazada Group SA


Uber’s Kalanick should fear SoftBank founder & Didi backer Masayoshi Son

Son is a master salesman and looks once again to have had his way.


It’s a good thing Jack Ma’s back. And with more money to woo Moneygram

Jack Ma has offered a price that he should have three months ago.


In Toshiba chip contest, Foxconn money talks loudest

Many investors will spend Tuesday gazing at Toshiba and asking, “will they or won’t they?” — delay earnings again, that is.


Hey, You! Get Ofo, MoBike — a China bubble refrain

Talk about FOMO. As much as we may think venture capitalists are crazy to keep pouring kerosene on the global ride-hailing wars, a quick look at the shenanigans on China’s bike-share battlefield makes you wonder where the insanity stops. Matrix Partners, Citic Private Equity Funds Management Co., Macrolink Group, Warburg… Read more »


Baidu needs to speed up the future after that Uber boost

You can thank Travis Kalanick for Baidu Inc.’s strong earnings Friday. If it weren’t for the chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc. being pragmatic about his China business and selling to Didi Chuxing last year, Baidu wouldn’t have been able to swap its shares in Uber China for those… Read more »


Snapdeal setbacks are pragmatic response to a bumpy boom

No one should be surprised about job cuts at Jasper Infotech Pvt’s Snapdeal. The Indian media have chronicled the struggles facing the country’s e-commerce industry, including executive departures and lower equity valuations, and I foreshadowed trouble back in July in looking at rescinded job offers for college students. Shining a… Read more »


China: JD Finance should tread carefully, and learn from Baidu

JD Finance is under investigation over allegations it breached securities laws.


Baidu’s M&A fest shows AI/VR are its preferred targets

Chinese startup Raven Tech is the latest item from the menu.