Money or behind bars: the life of live…

The trend of live streaming caught on in China in 2016: tons of money was poured into the emerging field. At least a dozen live streaming platforms were launched in the first half of this…

1% of live streamers suck 80% of profits…

The “80/20 rule” argues that for many events, 80% of effects come from 20% of the causes. Sometimes the 80/20 rule is adapted to describe situations where 20% of a population receives 80% of the…

River of Gold: Top 10 Chinese live streamers…

Top 10 most earned video streamers in China made a total of RMB 257 million (USD 39 million) a year, according to a ranking published by Tencent’s mobile video platform, Tencent Tech reported on Friday.…

China’s NetEase is to launch its VR/AR games

Chinese news portal and games developer NetEase on Thursday released its second quarter 2016 unaudited financial results. NetEase CEO William Ding spoke of the company’s broader virtual reality (VR) strategy in the earnings call on…

Tencent leads the USD 226 M financing of…

China’s Twitch-like game streaming platform Douyu TV announced on Monday that it had closed a Series C financing round of RMB 1.5 billion (USD 226 million) led by tech behemoth Tencent and Phoenix Capital. AllChinaTech…

NetEase doubles down with IP deals for its…

NetEase News, the news arm of China’s leading portal NetEase, on Wednesday released its strategy for online live news streaming. Given the popularity of NetEase, this could change the way audiences and readers access news…

How can the internet celebrity economy in China…

Chinese spending on the “web-celeb economy” is booming. It has also facilitated a boom in a list of related industries, including live streaming, social media, and other forms of entertainment. This celebrity economy in China…