The spoilsports at Blizzard have been holding off the official Chinese launch of Diablo 3, leaving many a frustrated gamer in their wake.
China’s smartphone shopper’s prayers have finally be answered, the largest B2C e-commerce site in the country – Tmall has now launched an iPhone app.
Taobao, is China’s number one online shopping portal, but there’s still plenty of potential growth in the market.
Smartphones are becoming ubiquitous in China’s Tier 1 cities, anyone who is anyone has the latest Apple or Samsung handset artfully kept in view.
The clever folks at Taobao have finally woken up to the possibilities of combining their shopping service with a dedicated browser.
Given that Apple products are always in high-demand in China, there’s no big surprise that many vendors try and turn a quick buck by importing grey market iPhones to retail on Taobao.
Coming up on March the 6th through to the 8th, there’s a whole new side of TV taking place on Tmall.
In the spirit of this Chinese enthusiasm, Taobao will now be marketing (via Tmall) the official Angry Birds shop online for China.
As of next month Tmall becomes “Tian Mao” and in Chinese that means, ummm… Sky Cat.
Taobao moves to out of the strictly online world to open a physical store in Beijing.