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…

Bytedance is taking over the attention economy

By Michael Norris

Mar 4, 20203 min read A photo of Bytedance’s office in Shanghai. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)

Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup, is making its presence felt on China’s digital landscape. It is ascendant, and as I’ll argue below…

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…