Sohu TV Suing Baidu and Jinri Toutiao Over Pirated Content

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In China, third-party search engines are a way to access files stored in cloud storage services. Many of these cloud storage resources ended up becoming a source of pirated TV shows and movies and illegal content. Read More

Headlines from China: 132 Chinese Entertainment Companies Received Investments From BAT

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Many entertainment startup founders believe that if their companies continue to do well in China, they will likely end up being acquired by or receiving investments from Baidu, Alibaba or Tencent (BAT). Read More

China Internet Report 2018: Chinese Internet Giants Are Expanding And So Is Government Regulation

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China’s internet industry is one of the most active across the globe and as a new report by Abacus, 500 startups, and South China Morning Post shows just why. Read More

China Copyright Protection: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Plagiarism

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How do you know when a copyright has been infringed? For years, this wasn’t even a question people asked in China because it was so obvious. Slowly but surely, though, China’s enforcement of copyright infringement has improved. Read More

Headlines from China: Former Microsoft Executive Lu Qi Steps Down as Board Member of iQiyi 

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Following Lu Qi's resignation as Baidu COO last month, Chinese online video platform iQiyi announced yesterday that Lu Qi had resigned as iQiyi's board member and chairman of the remuneration committee with effect from June 14. Read More

Chinese Streaming Site Leveraging AI for Editing and Casting

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“Imagine an assistant who understands your happiness, anger, sorrow, and laughter and what you want to watch based on your feelings even before you figure out what your feelings are. It will give you the content you want most. AI can do this,” said Gong Yu, Chief Executive Officer of iQiyi Read More

IQiyi Wants In on Short-Video Craze

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China’s Netflix equivalent, iQiyi Inc., has finally jumped on the Chinese craze for short-video apps, saying its new app will become the company’s major offering over the next one to three years. Read More

Video Platform Douyin Sues Tencent for Defamation

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The court in Beijing’s Haidian district has accepted a case brought by Bytedance-operated short video platform Douyin which is suing Tencent for defamation and requesting RMB 1 million in damages including an apology. Read More

Douyin is the Most Downloaded App in the Apple App Store

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Douyin has become the world most downloaded non-game app in the iOS App Store, according to market research company SensorTower. The short video app has been downloaded 45.8 million times from the App Store during the first three months of 2018 exceeding Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Read More

Tencent and Baidu Make Strides into Already-crowded Short Video Market

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Kuaishou and Douyin may currently be among the frontrunners in China’s short video streaming industry, but new entrant apps from Tencent and Baidu are hoping to challenge their dominance. Read More