Tencent aims to challenge Douyin with $1.5 billion investment in Kuaishou

Tencent is in talks with short video app Kuaishou, known as Kwai in English, about investing between $1 billion and…


A user opens the Xiaohongshu app. (Image credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang)

China extends Xiaohongshu download ban to iOS

A user opens the Xiaohongshu app. (Image credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang) After being pulled from major Chinese Android…


NetEase targets Tencent with RMB 5 billion e-sports stadium in Shanghai

The logo of NetEase Games. (Image Credit: NetEase) NetEase plans to invest over RMB 5 billion (around $ 725 million) in…


Douyu bans livestreamer for hyping face reveal

The real face of 'Your Highness Qiao Biluo' (left) and her filtered face (right) from an earlier livestream. (Image…


Online black market for adult content thrives behind China’s firewall

A blurred out pornography website. (Image Credit: BigStock/Volodymyr P) For foreigners living in China, it has become a…


Shanghai, ByteDance, Douyin

Bytedance confirms it is making a smartphone, could release end-year

After secretly developing its own smartphone for seven months, Bytedance could release the final product as early as…


Users flock to WeChat's mini programs even as competition rises: report

The mini app ecosystem on Tencent’s messaging app WeChat is posting solid user base growth despite rising competition…


Tencent's August 2 press event hints at nearing Nintendo Switch launch

Tencent and Nintendo will hold a press conference on August 2 in Shanghai about the China launch of gaming console…


Shanghai, ByteDance, Douyin

Bytedance has reportedly acquired UK music AI startup, Jukedeck

Bytedance has acquired Jukedeck, a startup in the UK which enables users to create music generated by artificial…


Bytedance apps banned from streaming two more Tencent games

A Chinese court house in Beijing, depicted here in October 2018. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy McDonald) Guangzhou…