China’s Top Social Apps All Owe Thanks to Live Streaming

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Streaming apps were in and social forums were out for 2016.   2016 was the year of live streaming and played a crucial role in driving growth. All of the top six social apps, except WeChat, have added live streaming services, according to the report jointly published by Cheetah Global Lab, Cheetah’s big data platform libra Read More

This Company Wants to Bring AR-Powered Treasure Hunt to K-Pop Fans

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VREX is a Korean startup wants to mingle fan power with augmented reality (AR) technology to digitally connect fans with their loved stars. Read More

The Animated Film Industry is Taking off in China with Help from South Korea and Japan

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Following the biggest year for animation ever at China's box office, Japanese and South Korean amimators are looking to cash in on the Chinese cinema market. Read More

This Shanghai-based Startup is Showing off Its AR Magnifier at CES

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NEOBEAR is debuting MAGNEO, an Augmented Reality (AR) intelligent device developed for children, allowing them to better understand the world and greatly broaden their imagination. Read More

TechNode’s Top VR and AR Stories of 2016

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From arcades to humanity’s greatest obsessions, from this year’s biggest disappointment to Korean startups, we present you with the top VR and AR stories from our site this year. Read More

LeEco Talks About Its ‘Overstretched’ Overseas Expansion

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A letter from LeEco’s CEO Jia Yueting published on Monday showed that the company’s expansion to the U.S. had gone too far, because of limited capital and resources, resulting in “an apparent lack of momentum” in various businesses. Read More

China’s Virtual Reality Investment is Moving its Focus to Content

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Chinese investors are now increasingly seeking quality virtual reality content rather than hardware. Read More

How Youku Allocates Its Hefty Content Budget and Commercialization Plans

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There are plenty of ardent supporters of the philosophy that "content is king" in China’s video streaming industry, and the country’s top video site, Youku Tudou, is one of them. Read More

This Company Makes a RMB 1,999 PC-based VR Headset, Yet It’s 4K

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Shanghai-based Pimax aims to solve the dilemma of low-priced virtual reality hardware with a quality experience by introducing a PC-based VR headset. Read More

Virtual Reality Arcades Are Booming In Shanghai

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China has a well-documented fascination with VR, and while top-of-the-line headsets are still too pricey for average consumers, VR arcades are cropping up to fill the gap. Read More

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