Briefing: Xiaomi briefly joins short video craze with new app

Xiaomi Releases Short Video App - Yicai Global What happened: Following in the footsteps of Bytedance and Tencent,…


Car-rental app Togo taken down from Mi Store as users await return of deposits

(Image credit: Togo) In the latest in a series of discouraging shared economy developments, car-rental app Togo appears…


Alibaba brings a Chinese twist to Lazada's Southeast Asia expansion

A couple pass under a billboard for Alibaba-owned Southeast Asian e-commerce company Lazada in Ho Chi Minh City,…


Xiaohongshu fights fraudulent reviews on user-powered e-commerce platform

(Image credit: Little Red Book/App Store) E-commerce platform Xiaohongshu, also called RED or Little Red Book, is…


In bid to up its monetization game, Q&A site Zhihu expands membership program

Once known as a Quora copycat, 220 million-strong Q&A platform Zhihu is forging ahead with its paid content…


Briefing: Rong360 takes app down after lending practices outed on Consumer Day

融360回应315晚会:主动下架APP并坚决抵制714 - TechNode Chinese What happened: Fintech platform Rong360 has taken down its app after…


Praising for pay: WeChat adoration groups for hire on Taobao

A Taobao search for "kuakua qun," or "praise groups," pulled up a variety of results on Friday afternoon. (Image…


Briefing: WeChat-Apple stalemate over mini-programs continues

Apple, WeChat Tussle Over How to Divvy Up Mini Program Revenue - Caixin Global What happened: Powerhouse messaging…


In wake of hacking, popular blogger blasts Tencent over content protection

(Image credit: Burst/Pexels) Tencent has promised to upgrade its security after prominent blogger Sanbiao revealed his…


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Mobike will scrap some but not all of its Asia-Pacific businesses

According to its official website, Mobike has bikes in 19 countries, including Australia, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.…