Coronavirus: what tech companies are winning?

By WalktheChat

Feb 11, 20205 min read Two Meituan delivery people sit and wait for deliveries on Feb 4, 2020. (Image credit: TechNode/ Shi Jiayi)A version of this post by Thomas Graziani first appeared on WalktheChat, which specializes in helping fo…

Kuaishou earned revenue of $7.2 billion in 2019: report

By Wei Sheng

Feb 11, 20201 min read Chinese video-sharing app Kuaishou generated RMB 50 billion (around $7.2 billion) in revenue in 2019, with live-streaming revenue accounting for the largest share, Chinese media Jiemian reported on Monday.
Why it matters: Kuai…

Chinese movies debut on streaming services amid outbreak

By Wei Sheng

Feb 3, 20201 min read Screenshot of a poster for “Enter the Fat Dragon” on the Chinese streaming platform iQiyi. (Image credit: TechNode)Two Chinese films that were set to open during the week-long Spring Festival holiday instead premiered online on…

WeChat tests short-video feature in challenge to TikTok

By Wei Sheng

Jan 22, 20202 min read WeChat is testing a new feature that allows users to post videos to an audience beyond their social circles in a bid to boost user engagement as competition from rivals Douyin and Kuaishou intensifies.
Why it matters: WeChat h…

CHINA VOICES | Can Mafengwo turn reviews into profit?

By Tianyu Fang

Jan 21, 20207 min read Screenshots of Mafengwo app (Image credit: TechNode)This week, Technode’s translation column takes on a deep dive into the content-profits disconnect, looking at travel site Mafengwo with a translation carried by courtesy of R…