China Tech Newsletter – Dec. 18, 2015

image credit: ZTE
image credit: ZTE

ZTE launches AXON MAX, the latest and final model of its AXON flagship series.


Juesheng, an online marketplace for education and training businesses, announces Series C round of funding from a group of investors including IT training company Tarena Technology.

The company claims to have had more than 220,000 businesses on its platform and more than 14 million registered users. (via Sina Tech)


Rizhiyi, a Splunk-like machine data monitoring and analysis service founded in 2014, announces Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. (via Sina Tech)


Apple Pay will roll out to China UnionPay cardholders as soon as early 2016.”


Samsung Pay has reached a similar deal with China UnionPay.


Qihoo 360 will go private for US$9.3 billion in cash. — The Wall Street Journal


Qihoo 360 and Shanghai Oriental Pearl Media jointly launch BesTV 360, a brand on online video and other digital entertainment content. BesTV of Shanghai Oriental Pearl Media is one of the seven companies licensed to provide video content to smart TVs and over-the-top services in China.


Online travel company Tuniu launches a sub-brand, Guaguo Qinziyou, for family vacations.

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