Shenzhen Stock Exchange Questions LeTV for Using Blockchain as a Buzzword

 /  News  / 
Leshi Internet Information and Technology, previously known as LeTV,  has been questioned by Shenzhen Stock Exchange regarding its smart TV subsidiary Lerong Zhixin’s new blockchain business. Read More

Douyin Temporarily Removed Live-stream and Comment Feature

 /  News  / 
Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature. It also pushed out its new “anti-addiction system”, which added a reminder that pops up after 90 minutes of continuous usage and a feature that automatically locks the app after daily usage exceeds two hours. Read More

China’s Short Video Platforms Face Backlash over “Vulgar Content”

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Chinese internet community’s obsession with short videos has been giving regulators headaches, and popular streaming sites are under pressure to audit content that is being uploaded to their site. Read More

Short Video App Caught Red-handed Stealing Content

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Qihoo 360’s new video streaming platform Kuaishipin (快视频 translated roughly to ‘fast video’) issued an official apology on Weibo to Bilibili creators today over the recent content theft allegations. Read More

China Moves against Anime on Streaming Sites

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The Ministry of Culture has begun investigating platforms that post inappropriate anime videos on the internet. The clean-up aims to protect underage children from anime videos that are deemed too bloody and violent. This time, the crackdown seems to direct toward mainstream online video platforms like iQiyi. Read More

Early Access to Chinese Mobile Version of PUBG Opens Today

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Battlefield is the mobile IP of PUBG made by Chinese game developer Lightspeed and Quantum Studios. The registration for early access of Battlefield opened in December and has attracted over 18 million players to register. Read More

Baidu’s iQiyi said to have filed for $1 billion US IPO

 /  Money  / 
China’s popular video streaming service, iQiyi, has filed confidentially for US IPO according to IFR. Sources familiar with the plans said the company is looking to raise $1 billion by the end of Q1 or early Q2 of 2018. Read More

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