Forbes Column

7 11, 2016

Alibaba Reorganizes Entertainment Business

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 [...]

22 08, 2016

Mobile Game Emulators in China

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 [...]

27 03, 2015

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

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 [...]

24 02, 2015

The Chinese Internet Gets A Stronger Backbone

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 [...]