Posts Categorized: Media


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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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Singapore voyeurism site STOMP faces backlash, citizens want it shut down

A petition calling for the shutdown of STOMP, a “citizen journalism” website run by Singapore’s largest newspaper The Straits Times, h...

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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As India's election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

As India’s election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

When India last held a general election in 2009, the country had fewer than 50 million internet users – a mere four percent of the populat...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 6:54 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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IMGembed 85% of images online go unsourced

85% of images online go unsourced, here’s how this startup wants to fix it

A tremendous volume of images go online each day. Yet almost 85 percent of these images go uncredited. Here's how this startup wants to fix ...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Alibaba smart TV OS

Jack Ma contributes to $1.05 billion funding for Alibaba’s smart TV partner

Today, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma cemented the partnership with Wasu Media with a truckful of cash, contributing along with other ...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Xiaomi makes a play for video content, leads $310 million investment in Xunlei

Xunlei, a Chinese video streaming site and media portal, revealed today that it has wrapped up US$310 million in funding. Xiaomi, the much-h...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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