China Video Streaming — 10 Top Trends

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The pace of change is so rapid that it’s always hard to keep up with developments in China. Here’s what’s going on in video streaming in China right now. Read More

Douyin Claims to Have 400 million Monthly Active Users in China

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Looks like China’s obsession with short videos is not going away anytime soon. Douyin’s international version, Tik Tok, was the world’s most downloaded non-game app in iOS App Store in Q1 2018. Read More

Pony Ma Says Tencent Is ‘Seriously Considering’ VR Enabled WeChat

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Tencent CEO Pony Ma said his company would “seriously consider” the possibility of a virtual reality (VR) backed WeChat, especially given the speedy communication 5G stands to bring to the internet. Read More

Douyin Becomes 2nd Bytedance Product to Introduce Mini Programs

 /  Technology  / 
Eagle-eyed users of Douyin (known as TikTok abroad) have spotted a new addition to the app following the latest iOS update. Starting October 24, the app has an option, under settings, to access “mini programs.” Read More

Kuaishou Returns to WeChat After Six-month Ban

 /  News  / 
After being outlawed by WeChat for six months, Kuaishou videos can once again be shared on the Moment’s feed, according to local media reports Read More

After Bullet Messenger, Video Streaming App Douyu Also Pulled from China iOS App Store

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Chinese e-sports video streaming app Douyu has been taken down from the Chinese iOS app store. The news comes just one day after “WeChat rival” Bullet Messenger was removed from the iOS App Store on October 9. Read More

Tencent Music to File for US IPO Today

 /  Money  / 
Chinese streaming giant Tencent Music hopes to raise $2 billion at a valuation of up to $31 billion through its US-based IPO. The company has also formed a partnership with its international counterpart Spotify. Read More

Company behind QVOD Liquidates Assets While Former CEO Enters Blockchain

 /  Money  / 
Kuaibo Technology, the owner of once popular video player QVOD, is to liquidate its assets to pay for a long-existing debt to Shenzhen-based Geniatech, a PCTV and IT manufacturer. Read More

Tencent Music Reportedly Pins Its US IPO Date on October 18

 /  Technology  / 
Tencent Music is expected to submit an IPO filing to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on September 7th and the final IPO date is slated for October 18th. Read More

Alibaba Tests New Technology That Detects Pornographic Content

 /  News  / 
Alibaba’s new porn-busting service converts speech to text and checks it against a database of licentious lexemes. Read More

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