Vlogs May Be Hot in China But Investors Remain Cool

 /  Opinion  / 
Online video platforms and tech giants alike are looking for “the next big thing,” and some see great potential for vlogging in China. However, the capital markets in China are still on the fence, with little or no investment happening to date. Read More

Headlines from China: Douyin Forms Strategic Partnerships with Six Film Production Companies

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Douyin will collaborate with these partners on promotions of movie and music content. Read More

TikTok, ensnared in India lawsuit, is removed from Google Play

 /  News  / 
Short video app TikTok was blocked on Google’s app store shortly after an Indian state court refused Bytedance’s request to suspend a ban on the app in a hearing on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Read More

China’s Douyin, aka TikTok, Introduces the Power of Short Video to Travel Brands

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
Short video is trending because it’s a more fun and engaging way of showing off destinations or travel brands than static photos and written content, and that’s a major reason why Douyin is a better app for engagement rates. Read More

TikTok Launches Talent Search Competition in Japan, South Korea

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Bytedance-owned short video app TikTok launched an in-app talent search program on Friday aimed at discovering independent musicians, starting with those in South Korea and Japan. Read More

Short Video App Kuaishou Launches Youth Control Feature

 /  News  / 
Tencent-backed Kuaishou aunched on Thursday a “youth mode” that restricts underage user access on the platform, following Douyin in creating in-app ecosystems designed specifically for young users. Read More

15 Seconds of Fame: Short Video Apps Taking the Mobile Market by Storm

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
Two companies join forces to create the first global digital media app that can succeed inside and out of China. Read More

What does Tiktok’s Rise Mean for Facebook and Snapchat?

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
The rise of Tiktok, Bytedance’s short video-sharing app, is no secret. What is less appreciated is the challenge is posed to the established social networks Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Read More

WeChat Blocks Douyin Registration as Social Media App Spat Escalates

 /  News  / 
The dispute between Bytedance and Tencent has escalated over the past year as they fight for the attention of China’s netizens. Read More

Chinese Short Video App Kuaishou Launches AR Avatar Feature

 /  News  / 
Animated cartoon avatars are now making their way into China’s popular bite-sized videos, with Tencent-backed short video app Kuaishou releasing an AR avatar feature dubbed “Kmoji.” Read More

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