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

Kuaishou Returns to WeChat After Six-month Ban

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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

Tencent’s Short Video App Weishi Ranks First in Apple App Store’s Free Apps

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Tencent’s short video app Weishi has become the most popular free app in the Apple App Store, after the social media and gaming giant quietly allowed some of its WeChat users to directly share and post videos from the app on WeChat. Read More

The Secret To WeChat Mini-games’ Success

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In recent months, the world’s media has lit up in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the App Store. But did anyone stop to notice another app with a 1 billion-plus user base, WeChat, celebrating a milestone of its own, for its arguably less flashy applet store? Read More

Douyin Reaches 500 Million Monthly Active Users Worldwide

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No matter if you like it or not, more and more global netizens are keen to watch 15-second videos of people dancing, singing, or just doing other goofy stuff on China’s popular short video platform Douyin, aka Tik Tok. Read More

How Foreign Viral Video Stars in China Are Defying Stereotypes

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Young foreigners are finding popularity online by putting their experiences in China front and center. 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

Jinri Toutiao is Going into Games Distribution

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Jinri Toutiao, an information platform app of ByteDance, announced on June 14 that it has launched a new service “Jinri Games (今日游戏)”. The service is currently only available for Android users. Read More

Sexy Dancing, Smoking and Secret Events: How Do You Monitor Live Streaming?

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Updates to the monitoring system of Chinese tech firm Tuputech now allow for real-time scrutiny of video such as live streaming. Partners in the industry speaking at the launch event for Tuputech 2.0 talked about how it could help them be even stricter than current government regulations call for. 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