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Stefan Kingham
Chinese reality TV: The rise of live streaming apps

Whether you’re into it or not, live streaming is something you’ve most certainly come across in China.

Not to say that live streaming doesn’t exist elsewhere (it does), but these forms of mobile self-expression somehow always seem to excel over here.
Maybe that has something to do with the popularity of internet celebrities in China, built upon the success of social media KOLs.…

Stefan Kingham
Nice screenshots - Main Pic

China’s decision to ban Instagram in 2014 following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong paved the way for other competitors to take over the local photo-editing landscape. Several apps have capitalized from Instagram’s decline, most notably Nice. But what makes Nice better than other Chinese photo-editing applications? Is it really just another Instagram-remake? Find out all there is to know about Nice in our review of the service.…

Stefan Kingham
Apple announces iOS 10

The digital world never sleeps. On any given day of the week, someone somewhere is working on the next big thing. While Google’s busy improving it’s search engine algorithms, much to the distress of SEO managers worldwide, Facebook’s most probably looking for it’s next big acquisition.

The fact of the matter is that the digital sector is ever-evolving and if you’re not careful, you’re bound to miss out on something newsworthy.…

Stefan Kingham
Man exchanges with Chinese social media users

Introduction to China’s digital landscape

As a westerner living in China, you quickly realize that the Google-dominated digital landscape you were used to is much less universal than you first thought. Sure, websites such as Facebook and Amazon have managed to forge themselves a global presence and are pretty much unavoidable in most markets, but China was never going to let its online space be dominated by American corporations now was it?…

Eric Methivier
Tmall Global Shopping Festival 2015 achieved $11 billion!

$11 billion sales in “Singles Day”

Alibaba’s Tmall, the Chinese equivalent of Amazon, has made another record over $11 billion online shopping in one day. In the US there’s Black Friday, but in China, the yearly biggest online discounts come on November 11 aks “Singles Day (11.11)”.

It has been 7 years since Alibaba started online discounts festival in 2009.…

Raphael
GooglePersonnalizeSearch

Google to Strengthen Personalized Search

Since mid-2000s Google provides personalised search results. However we now know Google is about to take search personalization to a whole new dimension.

 

What is Search Personalization?

Search personalisation is the technical process by which pages displayed after a given query on Google will bring adapted results, depending on a list of different factors such as your recent behaviour, your internet device, the location of your IP, or other habits.…

Raphael
WeChat 600 MAU 2015

600 Million Active Users on WeChat – MAU Tencent WeChat 2015

On Aug 12th 2015, Tencent released latest figures related to its monthly active users, they are now more than 600 million using WeChat on a monthly-basis.

WeChat Monthly Active Users Since 2013

WeChat 600 Million

100 Million-increase compared to end-2014 figures 

 

WeChat is really becoming a must-have for smartphone owners.…

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