Shanghai Wants to be the World’s ‘e-sports Capital’

 /  Game  / 
The city will encourage businesses to invest in three to four e-sports stadiums capable of hosting tournaments of the highest level. Read More

User spending in Douyin and TikTok hit new high in May

 /  News  / 
The 120 million Indian TikTok users, however, only spent $45,000 on the app in May. Read More

Bytedance Says Court Overstepped on ‘Honour of Kings’ Content Ban

 /  Legal  / 
This is the ninth ban in seven months that Tencent has requested against Bytedance that seeks to remove content related to Tencent’s games from Bytedance apps, with six of the nine lawsuits filed in May alone. Read More

Short Video Apps Key for Engaging China’s Lower-tier City Youth

 /  News  / 
More than a quarter of short video app users in China are under 24 years old, and lower-tier cities are becoming increasingly important sources for growth Read More

YY Spends Big to Grow Overseas User Base in Q1

 /  News  / 
Livestreaming social media company YY recorded substantial increases in net revenues and active users but almost doubled operating expenses in the first quarter. Read More

NetEase Overseas Gaming, E-commerce Businesses Offset Regulatory Squeeze

 /  News  / 
While Tencent’s game revenues took a heavy hit in the first quarter due to more stringent licensing rules, NetEase hedged regulatory risks by emphasizing overseas markets, specifically Japan and South Korea. Read More

Video Game Live-streaming Platform Douyu Files for US IPO

 /  News  / 
Video game live-streaming platform Douyu on Monday filed its initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with plans to raise up to $500 million. Read More

TikTok, ensnared in India lawsuit, is removed from Google Play

 /  News  / 
Short video app TikTok was blocked on Google’s app store shortly after an Indian state court refused Bytedance’s request to suspend a ban on the app in a hearing on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Read More

The Stars Who Vanished from China’s Live-streaming Galaxy

 /  Streaming  / 
Pay close attention to China’s live-streaming scene, and you’ll notice that several stars vanished in 2018, leaving no trace on the platforms where they used to perform. Read More

TikTok Launches Talent Search Competition in Japan, South Korea

 /  News  / 
Bytedance-owned short video app TikTok launched an in-app talent search program on Friday aimed at discovering independent musicians, starting with those in South Korea and Japan. Read More

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