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Global Gay Social Network Gains Shanghai Investment

HornetOne of the world’s largest social networks aimed at homosexual men just raised funding from a Shanghai firm. Shanghai-based venture …

Yixia Tech’s Latest Cash Infusion Will Spur Social Media Videos

MiaopaiShort videos are becoming a mainstay of Chinese social media, especially on Weibo.com. A new investment in the company behind …

Avaya Reaches Strategic Cloud Communications Deal With Tencent

mobile advertisingAvaya (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd. and Tencent Cloud Computing (Beijing) Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement to implement …

EMS Links Its Courier Network To Tencent’s Messaging Services

WeChat and EMSChina Postal Express & Logistics Company Limited announced that they have reached a full strategic cooperation with the Chinese Internet …

Me Too! Simtoo Gains Drone Funding In China From Renren

Simtoo droneSimtoo, a Shenzhen-based drone manufacturer, has reportedly closed a RMB72 million funding round. Chinese social networking company Renren Inc co-led …

China’s Renren To Separate Video Social Platform

Renren.com screenshotChina’s social networking and Internet financial company Renren announced plans to separate its newly established subsidiary named SpinCo. SpinCo will …

Chinese Healthcare Entrepreneur Passes Away

Zhang RuiSad news for technology watchers during the Golden Week holiday: tech startup and former editor Zhang Rui has passed away. …

JD, Toutiao Reach Strategic Online Deal

ToutiaoChinese B2C e-commerce website JD.com and social media content platform Toutiao.com announced that the two parties have reached a strategic …

Wanda Group Awakens Social Media With We-Media Coalition

Wanda We-media CoaltionChina-based Wanda Group announced that they will cooperate with 100 social We-media providers to establish the “Wanda We-media Coalition”. This …

Short Video Creators Can Now Enjoy CNY1 Billion In Subsidies From Toutiao.com

RMBAttention spans are shrinking, so money to grab eyeballs is increasing. A Chinese online video site is incentivizing online creators …

NetEase Will Close Its Online Forums Next Month

Netease closureChinese Internet portal NetEase says that due to media business development needs, the company’s online forums will stop providing services …

Starwood Names Last Concubine As KOL For China Push

Westin China KOL Brand Ambassador Liu TaoU.S.-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts is taking its brand message online to Chinese consumers with the introduction of actress Liu …

Alibaba Ups Stake In Chinese Microblogging Site

Social Media in ChinaIs Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. planning a takeover of Sina.com’s Weibo microblogging service? The e-commerce behemoth just acquired another three …

New Money For Used Car Internet Dealer RenRenChe

Renrenche websiteGone are the days of trudging to the northern reaches of Beijing to visit the huge automobile malls to buy …

MSN China Seals MBO Deal

RMBMicrosoft announced that Microsoft Online, which was formerly known as MSN China, has reached a management buyout agreement to become …

Blockbuster Investment Shines On Chinese Movie Review Website

movie theaterTwo thumbs up for Dushe, the Chinese movie review website that has just raised about US$11 million. Bertelsmann Asia Investments …

Censorship To Blame For VC-Backed Chinese Website Outage?

Fenda appWhen a website goes offline, it’s often the result of a DDoS attack, forgotten domain name purchase, or bad programming. …

China To Tighten Control Of News Sites With Stricter Rules

Chinese government national emblem sealChina intends to further tighten control over the country’s digital news and content websites with stricter requirements, after several earlier …

Momo Cancels Go-Private Deal To Focus On Live Short Video

momoChinese mobile social networking firm Momo Inc. says an investor group including chairman and CEO Tang Yan has withdrawn its …

Tencent’s New Quarterly Results Show Strong Growth In Cloud Computing

tencentTencent Holdings recorded gross revenue of RMB35.691 billion (US$5.382 billion) during the second quarter, a 52% increase over the same …

Sony To Sell PlayStation VR In Hong Kong, Taiwan In October

PlayStation VRJapanese electronics company Sony announced that they will start selling their virtual reality head-mounted display product PlayStation VR in Hong …

Alibaba’s Chief Bets Big On Internet Gambling, Which Is Banned In China

wasting moneyDon’t believe anyone who says Alibaba.com’s founder Jack Ma doesn’t intend to upset the status quo and sense of stability …

Online News In China Gets Wakeup Call

Communist China soldierNews media in China ostensibly operate to reinforce and promote the edicts and values of the government. And the government …

Chinese Firm Buys Into Mobile Game Data Analytics

driver in car on mobile phoneChinese mobile marketing platform Mobvista announced that the company will invest USD11.72 million to acquire a 90.01% stake in GameAnalytics, …

Tencent Grabs More Of Your Headspace In China

musicChina Music Corporation and Tencent Group joint announced that they have reached an agreement to implement a digital music business …

Lenovo Launches Entrepreneurship Accelerator In Hong Kong

Lenovo websiteFocusing on supporting entrepreneurial start-ups specializing in cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and robotics, China’s Lenovo Group …

Beibei.com Raises Investment Aimed At China’s Population Boom

babyChinese maternal and baby supplies e-commerce platform Beibei.com completed its fourth round financing of USD100 million. Its investors included well-known …

Tencent Unveils Social CRM Service In China

tencent-qidianChinese Internet company Tencent has launched a customer relationship management product named Tencent Qidian that integrates the company’s various social …