Tencent Becomes HBO’s Exclusive Online Distributor In China

game of thrones Tencent is now HBO’s exclusive online partner in China, the two companies announced today. That means Tencent (which, along with Alibaba and search giant Baidu, is one of China’s largest and most influential Internet companies) will be the only official provider of HBO content through Tencent Video. TV series that will be shown on the online video platform include “Game of… Read More

CloudFlare Will Offer A Local Version Of Its Web Security Service In China In 2015

 CloudFlare is bringing its internet security and performance service to Mainland China. The company is planning to launch to launch 12 data centers on Chinese soil over the next six months. Read More

China Tried To Get World Internet Conference Attendees To Ratify This Ridiculous Draft Declaration

China Internet This week, China hosted its first World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. Late yesterday night, the events’ organizers made a pro-forma attempt to get attendees to approve a draft declaration by slipping it under their hotel room doors. TechCrunch has obtained a copy of the document, which is supposed to represent the consensus views of conference participants. Read More

Xiaomi And Shunwei Capital Make $300M Strategic Investment In iQiyi, One Of China’s Largest Online Video Platforms

Xiaomi smart TV Xiaomi, which announced earlier this month that it plans to invest $1 billion in online video content, has been very busy spending that money. The hardware maker confirmed today that it and Shunwei Capital have together made a $300 million strategic investment in iQiyi, the video platform that is majority-owned by Baidu, China’s largest search company. Baidu also said that it had… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Takes Minority Stake In Security Software Maker V-Key To Beef Up Alipay

 V-Key, a security software maker for mobile apps, has raised $12 million from Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial Services and IPV Capital, a venture capital firm based in China. The Series B round means that Ant Financial now has a minority st…

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