VR Winter is Over, AR Has Just Started

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Both Kevin Leung, the director at HTC VICE X, and Atli Mar Sveinsson, co-founder and CEO of Directive Games, concluded that there needs to “killer apps” to open up the AR and VR markets. Here are the highlights from their discussion at TechCrunch Shanghai 2017. Read More

New Report Paints Glowing Future for Online Video in China

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The report has identified five key trends in China’s online audio-visual sphere. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Media Giant Toutiao Acquires Popular Video App Musical.ly

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Toutiao, a China-based content firm, has signed a deal to officially acquire Musical.ly, a Chinese video social network app that has gained popularity worldwide. Read More

Tightening of Live Streaming Leaves Future of Many Chinese platforms Unclear

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Chinese officials have ordered three media outlets to shut down their live streaming for being out of line with national audiovisual regulations and “promoting negative comments” (in Chinese). Read More

Sina Weibo Hit with Video Streaming Ban from China Regulators

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Chinese regulators have shut down webcasting services including live streaming, on three popular platforms in China for violating government standards by broadcasting negative commentary on political and social news. Read More

Tencent Megahit ‘Honor of Kings’ Becomes World’s Top Grossing Game

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Tencent Tech is reporting that blockbuster multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game "Honour of Kings" has overtaken "Monster Strike" this May to become the world’s highest-grossing (in Chinese) game across platforms, according to data released by App Annie. Read More

10 of the Best Performing Chinese Tech Companies in Q1

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Major listed Chinese tech firms have released their latest quarterly results, and most of them delivered strong performances. Here’s a roundup of some of the top performers, including BAT, JD, Weibo, and Momo. Read More

Panda TV Gets 1 Billion RMB Series B Funding Round

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Panda TV (熊猫直播), a Shanghai-based game streaming website, has raised RMB 1 billion in series B funding (in Chinese) led by Industrial Innovation Capital Management (兴业证券兴证资本), causing a stir in the sector. Read More

China Officials Aim to Stem the Tide of ‘Immoral’ Live Streaming

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In a recent nationwide inspection of 50 major live-streaming platforms, 48 were penalized and 10 were shut down completely, affecting more than 30,000 hosts and performers, according to an announcement today from the Ministry of Culture (MOC), the bureau tasked with policing streamed content. Read More

VP of TV Unit Takes over as CEO of Leshi, YT Jia to Remain Chairman

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Jia Yueting, the legendary Chinese corporate leader, will step down as CEO of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing. Read More