The sun rises in the East: innovation in Asia is catching up to the West

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This article is sponsored by D.LIVE Asia The Wall Street Journal’s premier, by invitation-only, technology event in Hong Kong on June 8th - 9th, that brings together an unmatched group of CEOs, founders, investors and luminaries from around the world to set the global tech agenda. By George Hammond / Springwise Staff Writer Alibaba – the Chinese e-commerce giant – is often referred to as the Asian Amazon; Tencent’s WeChat as an amalgamation of Facebook and Twitter; Baidu as Beijing’s answer to Google. These designations are at best inadequate, at worst plain wrong. While offering Western readers simplicity and an anchor…

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