‘PUBG Mobile’ the top-grossing Chinese game overseas

By Tony Xu

Jan 21, 20201 min read The outside of one of Tencent’s buildings on Nov. 12, 2019 in Shenzhen. (Image credit: TechNode/Coco Gao)Tencent’s mobile battle royale title “PUBG Mobile” was the most profitable Chinese mobile game outside of China in 2019, …

TikTok, Douyin user spending increased five-fold in 2019

By Tony Xu

Jan 17, 20201 min read TikTok logo. (Image credit: Bigstock / bigtunaonline)TikTok and Chinese version Douyin grossed nearly $177 million in user spending in 2019, more than five times the revenue it earned in 2018, according to analytics firm Senso…

The Chinese startup taking photoshop out of the dating game

By Tony Xu

Jan 16, 20202 min read Screenshot of Soul App. (Image Credit: TechNode)Apps that use photos and location have long dominated the online dating market in China and the world over. Now startup Soul App is rewriting the playbook, allowing the country’s…