• Lost in translation: Streaming in China Crunch Network

    Lost in translation: Streaming in China

    The rapid growth of streaming is taking the globe by storm, but no country seems to have the market potential for OTT video streaming quite like China. While the United States OTT market is beginning to show signs of saturation, it is not a surprise that more than 720 million Chinese internet users seem like the next big opportunity. The reality, however, is less than perfect. Read More

  • Sogou Is Reportedly Being Courted By Baidu, Qihoo 360 And Tencent For An Acquisition

    Sogou Is Reportedly Being Courted By Baidu, Qihoo 360 And Tencent For An Acquisition

    Chinese Internet companies Baidu, Tencent and Qihoo 360 are reportedly competing to purchase Sogou, Sohu‘s search business. Sina Tech’s report cites unnamed sources in the investment industry (link via Google Translate) and Sogou CEO Wang Xiaoquan has already taken to his Sina Weibo account to brush off the report as “unreliable,” but it’s worth noting that… Read More

  • Buys Majority Stake In Gaming Company 7Road For Up To $100 Million, one of China’s leading online media, search and gaming companies, this morning announced that its MMORPG subsidiary is to acquire a majority stake in Shenzhen 7Road Technology (“7Road”), an online games developer and publisher. Changyou will acquire 68.26% of the equity of 7Road for approximately $68.26 million in cash (see how that works?), plus… Read More

  • Is Search Now A Strategic Industry in China?

    Editor’s note: This is a guest post penned by Michael Cole, Managing Director of, China’s largest online marketplace for commercial and industrial real estate. Cole has also successfully launched, grown and profitably exited from media ventures in China. After a modest amount of time observing China’s economy it becomes clear that the government likes to… Read More

  • Chinese Social Networks 'Virtually' Out-Earn Facebook And MySpace: A Market Analysis

    Despite China’s massively growing internet market, international giants like Google and Facebook are having trouble making gains with the 300 million Chinese online users. China’s netizens are on average very young – 66.7 % of them are younger than 29 years old and 35.2 % of them are teenagers—with social networking and entertainment applications being the most… Read More

  • Record Companies Try Suing Baidu Again

    The major record labels have gone in for a second round of listing pirated songs is bad legal action against leading Chinese search engine Baidu and smaller player Sohu. Universal Music, Sony BMG, Warner Music and Hong Kong-based Gold Label Entertainment lodged the new suit Monday, asking a Beijing court to order Baidu and Sohu to remove links to thousands of sites that carry pirated… Read More