How e-commerce and livestreaming became frenemies

By Emma Lee

Baidu’s billionaire founder Robin Li. “Home appliance queen” Dong Mingzhu, of electronics maker Gree. Luo Yonghao, the indebted online celebrity founder of smartphone maker Smartisan. China’s livestreaming industry has welcomed a flurry of high-profile…

How e-commerce and livestreaming became frenemies

By Emma Lee

Baidu’s billionaire founder Robin Li. “Home appliance queen” Dong Mingzhu, of electronics maker Gree. Luo Yonghao, the indebted online celebrity founder of smartphone maker Smartisan. China’s livestreaming industry has welcomed a flurry of high-profile…

Why Kuaishou beats Douyin for e-commerce

By WalktheChat

Mar 3, 20204 min read (Image credit: TechNode/ Emma Lee)

Kuaishou and Douyin are the two largest short video platforms in China. However, due to the difference in their audience demographics, the two platforms have evolved quite differently:&nbsp…

INSIGHTS | Time’s up for entertainment windfall

By Wei Sheng

Mar 2, 20204 min read Douyin has introduced ‘online clubbing’ sessions that attract millions of party-goers. Many clubs say they will donate all their earnings to help Wuhan fight the epidemic. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)From short video to …