Chinese internet enterprises report revenue of 956 billion yuan in 2018

China’s internet and related service enterprises reported revenue of 956 billion yuan in 2018, up 20.3 percent year-on-year, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Feb. 1. Last year, China’s internet and related service industries maintained rapid growth. Thanks to the facilitation of the Internet of things, big data, cloud computing … Continue reading Chinese internet enterprises report revenue of 956 billion yuan in 2018

Chinese internet enterprises report revenue of 956 billion yuan in 2018

China’s internet and related service enterprises reported revenue of 956 billion yuan in 2018, up 20.3 percent year-on-year, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Feb. 1. Last year, China’s internet and related service industries maintained rapid growth. Thanks to the facilitation of the Internet of things, big data, cloud computing … Continue reading Chinese internet enterprises report revenue of 956 billion yuan in 2018

Apple causes controversy over 30% tax on tips for China’s digital content creators

Apple recently levied a 30 percent tax on tips paid to content creators via social media apps, creating a major controversy among China’s net users and tech community. WeChat, which has about 889 million active monthly users in China, disabled its tipping function for iPhone users in April after it failed to reach an agreement … Continue reading Apple causes controversy over 30% tax on tips for China’s digital content creators

Stronger mobile app supervision needed for better privacy protection: insiders

(file photo) Insiders say that supervision on mobile apps’ privileges should be strengthened, as a large number of malicious apps are a threat to users’ personal privacy and property security by excessively accessing personal information, according to the overseas edition of People’s Daily on Aug. 23. Accessing such personal information as the list of installed … Continue reading Stronger mobile app supervision needed for better privacy protection: insiders

Over 90 percent of apps are collecting private data from users

Over 90 percent of mobile apps gained permissions to access users’ private information in the first half of 2018, according to a report recently released by the Tencent Research Institute and the Data Center of China Internet (DCCI), Xinhuanet.com reported. Statistics indicate that about 99.9 percent of Android apps obtained private information from their users … Continue reading Over 90 percent of apps are collecting private data from users

Over 100 smartphone apps developed to help Party members remain loyal to CPC

Screen grabs show various smartphone applications for Party building (center), a quiz of knowledge about the Long March (left) and a game of shaking the phone to learn the Party constitution (right). Every morning, civil servant Sui signs in to her smartphone, not to chat with friends but to report on an app. She also … Continue reading Over 100 smartphone apps developed to help Party members remain loyal to CPC

IPHONE’S AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN REMAINS A MYSTERY

Recently, many iPhone users have been complaining about their devices automatically shutting down. Apple has not offered an official explanation, but Apple customer service workers admitted that they have received many inquiries about the issue. “My iPhone still had 40 percent power left, but it suddenly powered off,” said Tian Tian,an iPhone 6 user. Some … Continue reading IPHONE’S AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN REMAINS A MYSTERY

Short videos bring fame to Chinese artisans

Short video apps Douyin, Kuaishou,  and Huoshan. 31-year-old Geng Shuai has attracted more than 3.6 million followers on short video platform Kuaishou, thanks to his unique hand-made inventions, such as an exercise bike that can produce soybean milk. The popularity of short video platforms in China has brought more craftsmen into the spotlight. While vitalizing traditional handicrafts … Continue reading Short videos bring fame to Chinese artisans