Video: For LGBT community in China, live streaming is the future of advocacy and education

By Blued, Features, LGBT, live-steaming, live-streaming, PFLAG, technode, video, Yizhibo

If you can’t see anything, try QQ video instead. On a Friday night in Beijing, You Yi, a gay volunteer at PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) China, was ready to go live online to talk about sexual identity and share his experience of coming out to his family. “By doing live […]

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Top 5 Chinese LGBT apps in 2017

By Aloha, Blued, dating app, Features, LESDO, Lespark, LGBT, live-streaming, social media, technode, the L

Believe it or not, China has a vibrant LGBT app scene where a number of dating apps are serving the estimated tens of millions of people in the LGBT community in China. Even though the authorities have released regulations in 2016 to ban portrayal of homosexual relationships on television dramas and web series (in Chinese), the LGBT […]

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Now In Vietnam: The next step for Chinese companies

By Alibaba, Blued, Midea, Now in Vietnam, SF Express, technode, Tencent, Vietnam, WeChat

This is the final post of “Now in Vietnam“, where TechNode visits Vietnam’s leading companies, to explore the next startup ecosystem to emerge among Southeast Asian countries. Vietnam GDP growth could surpass China by 2020 according to Turicum Investment Management. For startups thinking of expanding to SE Asia, Vietnam, a young market with a growing middle […]

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Top Online Dating Apps in China in 2017

By Blued, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, Jiayuan, Mobile, mobile apps, online dating, technology, Xiao Enai, Zhenai

The number of active online dating users in China dropped to 23.85 million in January 2017 from 26.24 million in January 2016 according to data from QuestMobile. Dating was a 9.44 billion yuan market in China in 2016 and is expected to exceed 10 billion yuan in 2018. Online dating market reached 3.44 billion yuan […]

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Gay dating app Blued bags strategic investment from China’s state-run media

By Blued, China, Gay dating app, Hornet, LGBT, social media, technode

Contrary to most foreigners would believe, China is shifting to a much milder tone towards the country’s thriving LGBT community, especially when it comes to the online world. This is evident enough with the extent to which LGBT-related topics can be talked about online and the number of tech services that goes after this special group. […]

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China’s top social apps all owe thanks to live streaming

By Baidu Tieba, Blued, China, DingTalk, MiTalk, Momo, QQ, social media, tantan, technode, WeChat, Weibo, zhihu

2016 was the year of live streaming and played a crucial role in driving growth. All of the top 6 social apps, except WeChat, have added live streaming services, according to the report jointly published by Cheetah Global Lab, Cheetah’s big data platform libra and 36kr. As WeChat is maturing as a user acquisition platform, we’ve […]

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