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Hit TV anti-corruption drama leaked online for only 8.8 RMB

China’s hit anti-corruption TV drama In the Name of People (人民的名义 in Chinese) was recently leaked online ahead of its licensed release, throwing into the spotlight the country’s copyright protection woes. The 55-episode anti-graft TV drama, adapted from a namesake novel by Chinese writer Zhou Meisen, have earned both good ratings and rave reviews nationwide […]

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Momo Enters Live Music Broadcasting Market With ‘Xianchang’

Location-based social network Momo has launched a live concert broadcasting platform called Momo ‘Xianchang’, meaning ‘on the spot’. Through Momo Xianchang, users will be able to interact with singers during a concert, leaving comments or sending virtual gifts.  When Momo was listed on the U.S. stock market, CEO Tang Yan previously stated that the company would push a video live broadcasting […]

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Alibaba Reportedly Invests in Video Service PPTV

Alibaba reportedly will buy a stake in PPTV, an online video streaming service, together with Hunan Satellite TV with $400 million. The rumor that PPTV was looking for buyers has been around for a while. It was reported that Sohu and Suning showed interest. Vincent Tao, CEO of PPTV, predicted at the beginning of this year that […]

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Push Notification Service Getui Announces Eight-digit Dollars Series B Funding

Getui, a Beijing-based third-party push notification service provider, has closed an eight-digit dollars of Series B financing led by SAIF Partners, with the participation of all existing Series A investors including U.S. venture firm WI Harper. According to the company, the proceeds will be used for research and development, marketing and branding. Upon release of the funding […]

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[Update] Alibaba Starts to Sells First Ever Private Brand Hardware Tmall Box for 299 Yuan

Alibaba starts to sell set-top-box Tmall Box today on its B2C e-commerce site Tmall. This is the first time for the Chinese Internet giant to commercialize private brand hardware, although it has released last year another set-top box Wasu Rainbow together with Wasu Media, one of the several state-authorized content providers. [Update] 5,000 Tmall Boxes […]