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Asia’s richest man sees advertising, social media driving growth amid addiction debate

Tencent Holdings, the world’s largest video game company, is betting that its new initiatives in advertising and social media would spur growth amid renewed debate in China over gaming addiction among the youth. “Social and performance-based advertising will be a big growth driver for us in the future,” said Tencent chairman and chief executive Pony […]

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Smart speakers, other AI-enabled devices poised to become the Next Big Thing in China

China, already the world’s biggest smartphone and internet market, appears set to become a major consumer of a range of gadgets enabled with artificial intelligence (AI), including voice-activated smart speakers and robots for the home, according to a new study. Interest in such AI devices was found to be the strongest among consumers in emerging […]

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How Chinese fashion designers built their labels on e-commerce website, despite sneering even from their friends

Like every other business selling to consumers in China, independent fashion designers are taking to e-commerce to reach an audience of fashion-hungry millennials – with impressive results. Taobao – the popular online shopping website operated by Alibaba – is known as a mass marketplace for cheap goods and knock-offs, but is rarely thought of as […]

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User beware: why Facebook’s data problems go much deeper than Cambridge Analytica

Facebook last week suspended the Trump campaign’s data consultant, Cambridge Analytica, for scraping the data of potentially millions of users without their consent. But thousands of other developers, including the makers of games such as FarmVille and the dating app Tinder, as well as political consultants from Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, also siphoned huge […]