WeChat official accounts backend crashes

By Eliza Gkritsi

Dec 26, 20191 min read “We are urgently repairing. We will keep you updated on our progress,” the WeChat team announced on Sina Weibo on January 26, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Eliza Gkritsi)The backend of WeChat official accounts has stopped work…

Online content rules leave platforms holding the bag

By Lavender Au

Dec 23, 20192 min read A photo of the exterior of a Bytedance building in Shanghai. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)Some of China’s biggest technology companies including Bytedance and Kuaishou may find themselves increasingly accountable for cont…

Bytedance overtakes Baidu, Tencent in H1 digital ad revenue

By Tony Xu

Nov 22, 20191 min read Bytedance logo at its Shanghai office. (Image credit: TechNode/Emma Lee)Douyin and TikTok owner Bytedance has overtaken search giant Baidu to hold the second-largest share of China’s digital ad market during the first half of…

TikTok furthers monetization push with ad network tests

By Tony Xu

Aug 29, 20191 min read Screenshot of TikTok’s official website. (Image credit: TechNode)Short video platform TikTok has tested a native audience network for advertisers to target users in East Asia, making it possible for brands to extend their TikT…