Zheping Huang,

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15 Jan 2019 | 3:03 PM

Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan prepares gaming foray despite government concerns about youth addiction

Meituan co-founder Wang Huiwen said in a WeChat posting that he’s ‘just giving it a try, don’t overthink about it’.

Meituan is making its foray into China's videogame industry. — SCMP
10 Jan 2019 | 3:30 PM

Videogame about throwing people off the roof is a hit in China thanks to 'Tik Tok'

The English-only title is now the top free game in China’s iOS App Store, after players share videos on Douyin.

In '', players control a play dough-like figure to grab each other and throw them off the arena, which range from floating houses to hot air balloons to a birthday cake. — SCMP
22 Dec 2018 | 11:09 AM

Armour-clad Monkey King: China’s Iron Man knock-off pulled from Tencent Video amid backlash

Online production Armoured War God Monkey King was expected to exclusively stream online on Tencent Video from Tuesday

19 Dec 2018 | 3:30 PM

Short video app Kuaishou launches mini game similar to WeChat’s offering

Kuaishou, one of China’s hottest video-sharing and live-streaming apps, has introduced a new feature allowing users to play games inside the app without having to download them separately, highlighting the race among Chinese tech start-ups to become all-in-one entertainment platforms.

Kuaishou’s latest foray into gaming comes as China’s Internet giants compete against one another to offer all-in-one apps to keep users within their ecosystems as much as possible. — SCMP
18 Dec 2018 | 4:30 PM

Google shuts down data analysis system for Chinese search engine Dragonfly: report

Engineers working on the project are no longer allowed to use an internal system to learn about what Chinese people are searching for, after complaints from staff.

In October Google CEO Sundar Pichai publicly acknowledged Dragonfly’s existence for the first time. — SCMP
14 Dec 2018 | 2:30 PM

Meet the coder-turned entrepreneur who introduced 'Angry Birds' to China

Chen’s firm raised HK$745mil (RM398mil) in one of the biggest floats for a Chinese gaming company this year.

In 2009 Chen founded iDreamSky in a two-bedroom apartment in Shenzhen with a team of seven including himself. — SCMP
13 Dec 2018 | 6:00 PM

Chinese gaming giant NetEase sells comics business, retains rights to Marvel series

The sale of comics by NetEase contrasts with action of tech giants such as Alibaba and Tencent, which are investing heavily to broaden their content offerings.

The deal comes as many Chinese gaming firms are trying to either cut costs or create new revenue streams to survive Beijing’s crackdown on the world’s biggest gaming market. — SCMP
12 Dec 2018 | 11:30 AM

Crypto founders show true love for their startups with tattoos of company logos

Binance founder Zhao Changpeng’s first tattoo is the logo of the cryptocurrency exchange.

The commitments to tattoo are happening against the backdrop of a prolonged bear market in cryptocurrencies.  — SCMP
4 Dec 2018 | 2:42 PM

Bitcoin mining rigs on fire sale as cryptocurrencies crash

Canaan Creative, the world’s second biggest maker of bitcoin mining machines, has cut prices on all of its models to as low as US$200 a rig
Vendors slack off their days at Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei electronics market

22 Nov 2018 | 12:00 PM

As Bitcoin prices fall, mining crypto is no longer profitable for many

Bitcoin prices fell nearly 30% over the past week, hitting a 13-month low of about US$4,500 (RM18,800).

The price drop has left miners – those who process transactions in return for new units of cryptocurrency as reward – in a vulnerable position. — SCMP