Posts Tagged: youku

The Youtube of China? The Netflix of China? The Hulu of China? Youku, China’s biggest web streaming video service defies simple description as it offers features that resemble all of the aforementioned services. Once a haven of piracy, now it’s a very deep library of user-generated content, licensed movies and TV shows, and its own original content. But it faces challenges from competitors as the video market consolidates and goes mobile at the same time.


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China’s favorite video site Youku gets into the movie making business

Youku says Heyi Films will produce films "to the tastes of the Chinese audience" and "improve film marketing and distribution."

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 4:53 pm
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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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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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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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Ecommerce titan Alibaba goes multimedia with $1.22 billion investment in video site Youku

Ecommerce titan Alibaba goes multimedia with $1.22 billion investment in video site Youku

Ecommerce titan Alibaba is ploughing US$1.22 billion into Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU), which runs the Youku and Tudou video sites.

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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China forces video sites to hire government-approved censors

Update March 27, 2014 @ 11:30am - China’s state news agency Xinhua has released a report denying heavier scrutiny of US and UK video ...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Youku reduces losses in Q3, grows to 300 million video views per day

Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) – remember, they’re now one company – have released their Q3 earnings repo...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 11:40 am
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LeTV now China’s 2nd most popular video portal, posts big profits and revenue gains

Chinese video site LeTV posted a 56 percent year-on-year increase in net profits and a 122 percent rise in revenue in its Q3 report (PDF...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Wandoujia launches video search function in China

Wandoujia, one of China’s leading Android app stores, today announced the launch of its new video search service. The addition to the ...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 5:55 pm
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Youku reaches half billion visitors for first time, but share price tumbles on pessimism

Youku reached 500 million monthly unique visitors for the first time, the company said today in its Q2 2014 earnings report.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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New education site in China turns to students to make the lessons

China has a new, video-based online learning site that’s different to other startups in this burgeoning sector.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Never made a profit? Don’t worry. Here are 5 US-listed Chinese tech companies that haven’t, either

In China, some of the biggest tech companies still aren't turning profits, instead emphasizing investments, R&D, marketing, and, of course,...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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GGV Capital closes $620 million fund for startups in China and Silicon Valley

GGV says the amount is consistent with previous funds, bringing its total capital under management to over US$2.2 billion.

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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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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China’s 450 million online video viewers watch 5.7 billion hours of vids every month (INFOGRAPHIC)

When the hotly-anticipated third season of Sherlock returned to screens last week, there were only two places in the world where you could w...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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China’s biggest online video sites form alliance against piracy, collectively sue Baidu for $49 million

This afternoon, more than a dozen of China’s biggest online video providers including Youku (NYSE:YOKU), LeTV (SHE:300104), Sohu (NASD...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 4:53 pm
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Chinese video streamer Youku Tudou smacks Xiaomi with a lawsuit, just in time for Barra’s arrival

Two events occurred this week confirming Xiaomi’s maturation from a promising startup to a player that is running with the big dogs. O...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 7:05 pm
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Mobile video apps are racking up huge download numbers in China

Wandoujia’s latest China App Index report is out now. July’s most interesting trend? The rapid growth of mobile video in China. ...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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