Alibaba productivity tool DingTalk suspends social feature after reprimand

Alibaba's enterprise efficiency app DingTalk has shut down its community forum for a month, the company announced on…


Briefing: WeChat challenger Toilet pivots to e-commerce, rebrands as Haoji

Failed anonymous chat app is pivoting to social shopping - South China Morning Post What happened: Toilet, an anonymous…


Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan spoke at the annual conference of video-streaming platform iQiyi in Beijing on May 9, 2019. (Image credit: Technode/Cassidy McDonald)

Nobel laureate Mo Yan talks new media at iQiyi conference

Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan spoke at iQiyi's annual conference in Beijing May 9. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy…


Briefing: Number of new China unicorns surged in Q1 2019: report

Hurun Released “Greater China Unicorn Index” and “Future Unicorns” for 2019 Q1 - Pandaily What happened: Hurun Research…


Briefing: WeChat update takes cue from Douyin, removes ‘Drift Bottle’ feature

微信漂流瓶正式下线 视频动态可搜索歌曲设置背景乐 - 新浪科技 What happened: WeChat's latest update released May 5 on Apple's App store enables…


Tencent's short-video app Yoo rebrands as Hotpot Video

(Image credit: Hotpot Video/Bailey Hu) Douyin and Kuaishou may currently dominate China's short-video market, but…


Dating app Tantan removed from Android app stores

Users can swipe the screen right to "like" the match, and swipe left to "pass"' on the match. (Image credit: Tantan) On…


Briefing: Mobike, Hellobike are charging extra in Shanghai suburbs

摩拜、哈罗正从郊区市场撤退 超出范围停车会向用户收取管理费 - IT时报 What happened: Bike-rental startup Mobike, which is owned by lifestyle app…


Kuaishou brings 3D cartoon characters to livestreaming with new AR feature

Two cartoon characters have already made their "live" debuts on Kuaishou. (Image credit: Kuaishou) Building on an…


Briefing: Didi announces partnership with UC Berkeley's DeepDrive initiative

滴滴与全球顶级自动驾驶研究联盟BDD达成战略合作 - TechNode What happened: At a conference on Thursday, car-hailing titan Didi announced that…