This week Matt and John talk with Dannie Li, an analyst at China Tech Insights about Jinri Toutiao, a Chinese content aggregator recently valued at $20 billion, including:

  • Why Jinri Toutiao is so popular
  • How it is so sticky
  • Its business model and why its valuation is high
  • Why advertisers love it so much
  • Risks to the app and business model
  • Conflicts between Toutiao and content producers
  • Challenges as Toutiao expands inside and outside China

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