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Tencent Holdings Ltd said it will reposition its Weishi app to focus on film and TV content, as the short-video platform struggles to win users in an increasingly saturated domestic market dominated by Douyin and Kuaishou.


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Marine geologist Wang Pinxian has become the latest science influencer to hit it big on China’s social media, reinforcing the recent success of scholars and institutions in creating educational content with a mass appeal on popular online video platforms. The 85-year-old Wang, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) since…

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China’s Didi reveals US IPO filing, sets stage for blockbuster float

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Didi Chuxing is seen at its headquarters in Beijing, China, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Didi Chuxing, China’s biggest ride-hailing firm, on Thursday made public its filing for a U.S. stock market listing, setting the stage for what is expected to be the world’s…

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ByteDance launches Volcano Engine brand to offer its ‘secret’ to corporates

TikTok owner ByteDance launched the Volcano Engine brand on Thursday to offer its personalised recommendation algorithm to more corporate clients, as the Chinese company seeks to expand beyond its mainstay consumer apps. ByteDance‘s recommendation system is considered the “secret sauce” in its success with apps including TikTok, TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin, and news aggregator Toutiao. It was also one of the focal points…

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US-China Tech war: TikToK, WeChat remain in US’ crosshairs after Biden revokes Trump’s orders

The US operations of TikTok and WeChat remain at risk, according to analysts, as President Joe Biden directed a review of security concerns posed by these popular Chinese apps soon after revoking his predecessor Donald Trump’s executive orders, which sought to ban them. “TikTok and WeChat are still in the…

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ByteDance launches Volcano Engine brand to offer TikTok 'secret' to businesses

ByteDance launched on Thursday its new Volcano Engine brand to offer the proprietary algorithm used to power TikTok‘s personalised recommendations to more corporate clients, as the company seeks to expand beyond mainstay consumer products. The algorithm is considered the “secret sauce” behind short-video app TikTok’s global success and was one…

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China Digest: MissFresh files for US IPO, Zhangmen raises $41.7m

REUTERS/Eric Thayer MissFresh, a Tencent-backed Chinese online grocery startup, has filed to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO) in the US while Warburg Pincus-backed Zhangmen Education priced its US IPO to raise $41.7 million, according to separate filings.

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TikTok owner ByteDance blasts Tencent over comments on ‘pig feed’ short videos as feud heats up again

The war of words is flaring up again between Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings and TikTok operator ByteDance after a Tencent executive compared short-video content on other platforms to “pig feed”, as competition in the sector continues to heat up. Sun Zhonghuai, Tencent’s vice-president, criticised short video platforms for pumping…

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WeChat Channels censorship goes beyond government restrictions, banning spanking, nose picking, and wearing underwear on head

Flirting, nose picking, tarot card readings and police uniforms are just some of the things banned in live-streaming on Tencent Holdings’ super app WeChat, according to a guideline issued by the Chinese tech behemoth on Thursday that details hundreds of red lines for performers. The extensive “do not do” list,…

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