Monthly Archives: November 2014

26 11, 2014

New i-Cafe and Internet Policies in China

2014-11-26T13:52:28+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

New i-Cafe and Internet Policies China's Ministry of Culture, Business Administration Department, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Industry, jointly issued a "Notice of strengthening law enforcement supervision, improving management polices, promoting the health and orderly development of the Internet service." Meanwhile, the Ministry of Culture also issued "Views about promoting Internet service industry transformation and [...]

21 11, 2014

The Battle to Be China’s #1 Video Platform

2014-11-21T06:01:11+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Categories: China, Thailand|

Niko Partners in The Economist The Economist published a Special Report on Pacific trade containing several short articles pertaining to China. Niko's Lisa Hanson was mentioned in reference to Tencent and the growth of the games market. The Battle to be China's #1 Video Platform This chart from China Internet Watch compiles data from iResearch comparing [...]

13 11, 2014

Xbox One Price Cut in China

2014-11-13T13:53:08+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Categories: Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

WeChat Now Allows Free Calls Tencent's WeChat has launched a new compelling service that is bound to attract even more usage, and therefore lead to more gameplay as games are frequently used by WeChat users. There is a new WeChat contacts app that allows users to make and receive free calls, and sends the caller to [...]

6 11, 2014

China to Establish IP Court

2014-11-06T07:42:25+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent, Vietnam|

Tencent's Mobile Game Partners Tencent Games VP Wang Bo announced that Tencent mobile game partners will receive RMB 3 billion ($490 million) in revenue share in 2015. Tencent launched 33 games on Ying Yong Bao (MyApp Store), and 8 of those have reached #1 on iOS F2P ranks and best-seller ranks. The company is emphasizing both [...]

3 11, 2014

Next Growth Areas for Mobile

2014-11-03T08:00:04+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Thailand|

Niko Partners on CNBC Lisa Hanson was a featured guest on CNBC Asia on October 28th. The interview included lots of questions about mobile vs PC online gaming in SEA and China. For more updates, follow Niko Partners on Twitter. The 2014 China Rich List It pays to be a leader in an Internet, digital games [...]