Bytedance Takes on WeChat With New Video Messaging App

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Chinese tech giant Bytedance on Tuesday launched a video-based messaging app focused on sharing content with friends and family, as it moves to take on WeChat’s newly launched short-video features. Read More

iQiyi Takes A Stand Against Bytedance, Tencent with New Vertical Video Channel

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Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi has launched a new channel in its mobile app dedicated to portrait mode viewing, as it moves to take on short-video platforms that helped popularize the format. Read More

In A Series of Three Firsts, Beijing’s Internet Court Dismisses ByteDance Copyright Suit against Baidu

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Beijing’s newly established internet court has dismissed ByteDance-backed Douyin’s copyright lawsuit against Baidu. Read More

Chinese Short Video App Kuaishou Launches AR Avatar Feature

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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

Short Video App Douyin Launches Mini-program Feature

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By tapping a small green icon in a promotional video posted by Universal Studios on the short-video app Douyin, users are redirected to a mini-program for China’s popular ticketing platform Maoyan to purchase tickets for 'The Grinch.' Read More

Raw, Uncut and Uncensored: Why Consumers Love Watching Livestreams

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What businesses should know about the booming livestreaming industry in the US and China. Read More

Douyin Becomes 2nd Bytedance Product to Introduce Mini Programs

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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

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