Is Douyin the Right Social Video Platform for Luxury Brands?

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Over the past couple of months there’s been a lot of hype about Chinese short video social site Douyin. The app, launched in September 2016, growing to over 100 million users within a year, becoming the number two ranked app overall in the Apple Chinese App store, and reaching first in the video/photo category. Read More

Previs in China: Evolution or Revolution?

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Does the Middle Kingdom’s growing use of quality previsualization efforts portend greater VFX-heavy film success to come? Read More

Tencent Report 2018: A Short Introduction to Asia’s Most Important and Least Understood Company

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This short report aims to layout the basics of Tencent’s structure and some detail on their higher management and financials. Read More

Boy-Coin: The World’s First Fan-Made Cryptocurrency

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A new cryptocurrency targeting fans of teen boy band TFBoys took Chinese social media by storm over the weekend, but the pop trio’s agency has denied having any affiliation with the project. 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

Gaming the System? Foreign Access to China’s Online Gaming Industry

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Online gaming in China is subject to the same overall regulatory framework that applies to software as a service (SaaS) in China. Read More

Xloong Is Trying to Make AR Sexy… With Enterprise Applications

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The global craze for the semi-immersive augmented reality (AR) experience is on the cusp of breaking out. Now Chinese tech firms are ready to bring the AR experience in eyeglass form. Read More

Google’s First Major Investment in Game Streaming Goes to China

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Google has put RMB 500 million into the Chinese game streaming platform Chushou TV. This marks the first major investment Google has made in live broadcasting for video games since it lost the acquisition opportunity of the immensely popular Twitch to Amazon three years ago. Read More

Video Sharing App Kuaishou Rumored to Raise New Funding with Valuation at $15 billion

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China’s leading short social video and photo sharing app Kuaishou is rumored to launch a new round of funding with the estimated valuation at $15 billion, according to the self-media “Kaiqi.” Read More

Cinera Wants to Make “IMAX on Your Face”

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Founded by a group of film enthusiasts, Cinera looks like a VR headset, but if you call it “VR” in front of any of their employees, they will quickly correct you. VR is for games. This is for movies. Read More