Forbes Column

Alibaba Reorganizes Entertainment Business

By | 2017-01-15T14:38:55+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Alibaba, eSports, Forbes Column, Mobile Game Industry, Mobile Games|

Alibaba Reorganizes Entertainment Business Alibaba Holdings Group Ltd. is undergoing consolidation of their entertainment efforts by rounding up Youku Tudou Inc., UCWeb Inc., Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd, and company's sports, games, literature, music and digital entertainment divisions into a single group. There will also be a $10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion USD) fund for new projects [...]

Mobile Game Emulators in China

By | 2017-01-15T14:38:56+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Forbes Column, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

Mobile Game Emulators in China When mobile games started to gain popularity a few years ago they were almost entirely casual games, such as puzzle or kids games. In the past year or two the market has embraced mid-core and hard-core mobile games, such as RPGs or strategy titles. This has led to mid-core and hard-core [...]

Forbes column: Garena and Tencent Shine a Light on Southeast Asia’s Booming Digital Games Market

By | 2015-03-27T14:54:11+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: China, Forbes Column, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

Although it may not have the international name recognition of Google or Facebook, Tencent is an industry titan. The company, headquartered in Shenzhen, China and publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for a decade, was valuedat just over US$150 billion last year. It was also the fifth-largest Internet company in the world and the [...]

The Chinese Internet Gets A Stronger Backbone

By | 2015-03-27T14:53:01+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Categories: China, Forbes Column|

China’s Internet users are about to get a major upgrade. This past October, the Chinese government completed a two-year, 2.92 billion RMB project to dramatically build out the country’s core Internet infrastructure. This upgrade will have a profound effect across the country, increasing the speed and decreasing the cost of an Internet connection, and we expect [...]