Tencent adds teachers to gaming controls for minors

Screenshot of Tencent's new game-monitoring system (Image Credit: Tony Xu / TechNode) Tencent has started testing a new…


Briefing: Indian youth murders friend over TikTok video

Indian youth kills friend over TikTok video - The New Indian Express What happened: A youth in the southern Indian…


Hit horror game 'Devotion' sparks heated debate on social media

Screenshot from Devotion's page on Steam (Image credit: Tony Xu/Technode) On Feb. 23, four days after its release,…


Apps hosting pornographic comics thrive despite government crackdown

A screenshot of the 'Wawu Comic' app. (Image credit: Tony Xu/ TechNode) Two apps that include pornographic comics have…


NetEase sees growth in e-commerce and gaming businesses

Internet and online games giant NetEase on Thursday released its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter…


Briefing: Authorities approach Bytedance about listing on Shanghai's new tech board

Bytedance reached by authorities for potential listing on Shanghai’s new tech board - SCMP What happened: Media giant…


Short video app Kuaishou makes foray into game livestreaming

A screenshot of Kuaishou's game live-streaming app Dianmiao (Image credit: Tony Xu/TechNode) Chinese short video app…


Briefing: Bytedance reportedly aims for RMB 100 billion revenue in 2019

字节跳动2019年收入目标至少1000亿 - Jiemian What happened: Bytedance, the parent company of content aggregator Jinri Toutiao and…


Briefing: China gaming regulator tells local authorities to stop filing applications as it deals with nine-month backlog

China content regulator requests pause in new game application – Reuters What happened: China’s top content regulator,…


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Douyin launches its first in-app mini game

A screenshot of Douyin's in-app mini game "jumping ball of music" (Image credit: Tony Xu / TechNode) The short video…