Posts Tagged ‘user-generated content’

NetEase Will Close Its Online Forums Next Month

Netease closureChinese Internet portal NetEase says that due to media business development needs, the company’s online forums will stop providing services …


Chinese E-sports Provider Gains CNY100 Million Investment

ImbaTV, a gaming video contents provider in China, announced that the company has completed its second round financing of about CNY100 million. According to ImbaTV, its investors include Zijin Cultural Development Fund owned by Addor Capital, Prometheus Capital, and its first round investors Sequoia Capital and Innovation Works. So far, all investments have reportedly been […]


Youku Tudou Sues Over Xiaomi’s Miui Box VOD Infringement

Chinese online video company Youku Tudou Group has reportedly sued Chinese mobile phone upstart Xiaomi for video-on-demand infringement. Youku Tudou reportedly claims that Xiaomi’s Miui Box illegally provided the VOD service for ten movies and TV series which infringed on Youku Tudou’s rights because they allegedly owned those rights. Youku Tudou asked Xiaomi to immediately […]


China’s Tudou.com Readies IPO After Settling Executive’s Marital Lawsuit

Chinese online video website Tudou.com has updated its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a planned initial public offering this week. The company’s IPO plans to generate around USD145 million were re-invigorated a few weeks ago after a lawsuit between Chairman and CEO Gary Wang and his ex-wife was settled in a […]


Beijing Government Says Ku6.com’s Staff Dismissals Are Illegal

Earlier this month, Chinese online video website Ku6.com announced it was downsizing staff by up to 20%. But now local media reports state those layoffs are not legal. In accordance with the related items in the Chinese Labor Law and Labor Contract Law, the Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security of Beijing’s Haidian District […]


CCTV Sues Online Video Service Providers

China International Television Corporation, an affiliate of CCTV, is using the Chinese courts to fight six online video service providers, including ku6.com, 6.cn and aeeboo.com.
Beijing’s Haidian District Court has already issued a preliminary order and judgement that the online video service providers had violated the rights of CCTV and has asked them to stop the […]


Chinese Internet Travel Websites Enhance User-generated Commenting Systems

Two of China’s biggest Internet travel service providers are using enhanced systems for their respective users to comment on hotels booked through them, and they are rating the hotels based on these comments.