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The Next Web signs exclusive deal with Tencent to republish articles in Chinese

The partnership shows a step in the right direction away from the status quo of directly translating content without permission or attributi...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
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Indonesian startup rises to the challenge of building a local Buzzfeed

Hipwee claims that it has gone viral with 3.3 monthly million pageviews in less than six months.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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China begins clampdown on video sites showing foreign TV series

China begins clampdown on video sites showing foreign TV series

This will result in the effective banning of some foreign TV series in China, leaving viewers to go back to the old days of pirating their f...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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Alibaba inks deal with Mad Men and Hunger Games studio for exclusive content on its set-top box in China

Users of Tmall's set-top box in China next month will be able to watch shows and movies like Mad Men, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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How Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent will dominate China’s movie industry in 3 years

Beyond the big screen, China's internet giants lie in wait as dominant future avenues to reach audiences, and they're all hungry for origina...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Flipboard, “not worried about censorship,” doubles down on China

"We're very careful with following all the right guidelines," Alexander said, "I'm not really worried about censorship."

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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China’s Xunlei, once ousted for piracy, has another go at US IPO

The company aims to raise US$100 million - although this could just be a placeholder figure - on New York's NASDAQ exchange with a valuatio...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 11:06 am
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Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones globally last year, remains China's number 2 smartphone brand

Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones globally last year, remains China’s number 2 smartphone brand

Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones and 9.2 million tablets in the previous year, marking the fourth quarter in a row that it has sold more t...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 6:40 pm
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China doesn’t want ‘losers’ to become trendy, bans hugely popular web series

Just days after The Big Bang Theory and other American TV shows got the smackdown, another popular entertainment series has been pulled fro...

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 3:43 pm
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Spread the news: BBC takes to popular messaging app Line

The BBC has just started using the popular messaging app Line to share news.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 9:05 pm
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Pay your respects to the victims of MH17 tragedy in this e-memorial

Pay your respects to the victims of MH17 tragedy in this e-memorial

The team hopes that each of these people “will forever be remembered in this virtual memorial devoted to them.”

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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China's media and tech giants show no restraint in publishing hacked Hollywood nude selfies

China’s media and tech giants show no restraint in posting hacked Hollywood nude selfies

A quick trawl through the biggest news portals on the Chinese web show the leaked photos posted in full by supposedly reputable sites.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Singapore passes law to curb online piracy; Pirate Bay first in the firing line

Singapore passes law to curb online piracy; Pirate Bay first in the firing line

The Bill allows owners of copyrighted material to get local Internet service providers (ISPs) to block “flagrantly infringing sites”.

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 12:24 pm
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‘China’s answer to Pixar’ raises US$20 million from GGV Capital, first movie to come in 2015

The self-proclaimed “China’s answer to Pixar” was founded by Tudor founder Gary Wang over a year ago after Tudou merged with Youku.

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 11:49 am
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Video portal and smart TV maker LeTV adds its name to list of new Chinese smartphone makers

LeTV plans to reveal not just one, but as many as three new devices next quarter and put them on the market in the fourth quarter of this ye...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Webcast of Chinese startup’s phone launch becomes country’s most-watched live tech event ever

If you include external sites where the Youku player was embedded, a whopping 10 million people watched Smartisan founder Luo Yonghao intro...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Youtube might buy Twitch for $1B. What are China’s hardcore gamers using instead?

We project that China has 29.4 million people who watch or participate in eSports - nearly just as big of a market as the US.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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China clampdown on US TV shows

The Big Bang Theory and 3 other US TV shows banned from China’s video sites

China’s media regulator has ordered the country’s video streaming sites to remove four American TV series.

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
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