Briefing: Tencent forms new department for Nintendo Switch partnership

腾讯“任天堂合作部”招人了,国行Switch何时发售? - GameLook What happened: Tencent posted two Shenzhen-based positions on its hiring website…


Court bans short video app Shuabao from ripping content from Douyin

Beijing Haidian People’s Court issued an injunction against the two owners of short video app Shuabao on June 28,…


Internet regulator cracks down on music and audio-based social platforms

China’s top internet regulator, the Cyber Administration of China (CAC), has tightened its grip on music apps and…


E-sports provide new opportunities for betting and gambling

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Just 25% of mobile titles approved in 2019 have launched: report

 (Image credit: BigStock/fxquadro) Less than a quarter of the 1,004 domestic mobile games approved in China since the…


YY raises $1 billion in convertible note offering as it eyes global expansion

  Screenshot of the YY Inc. logo. (Image credit: TechNode) Chinese live-streaming social media company YY on…


Briefing: Content aggregator Qutoutiao launches short video app

趣头条推出短视频应用“球球视频” - Late Post What happened: Qutoutiao has launched a short video app named “Qiuqiu Video,” which…


Briefing: Baidu's iQiyi reaches 100 million paying users

视频付费迎黄金期?爱奇艺会员规模首破亿 - The Beijing News What happened: Video-streaming platform iQiyi reached 100 million paying…


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Briefing: WeChat unblocks links shared from short video app Kuaishou

微信朋友圈解封快手分享链接 - 36Kr What happened: Tencent’s messaging app WeChat has on Monday unblocked links shared from short…


Bytedance disputes in court that phone contacts are private information

Lawyers for internet giant Bytedance stated Thursday in a Beijing court that user contact lists taken from phones…