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Hong Kong is finally transforming online to avoid Covid-19

Last month, Hong Kong Television Network (HKEX: 1137), the city’s very own e-commerce platform sets records in monthly turnover. The name although sounds strange to others is actually a rising business in Hong Kong. The company’s original plan was to start a television network but failed to get a legitimate license under Hong Kong’s complicated […]

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Hedge Fund’s Big Short Shows Why Demand for Alt-Data Is Surging

Repost : Bloomberg.com Author: Lulu Yilun Chen and Bei Hu Before the coronavirus sent stock markets tumbling at the fastest pace since the 2008 financial crisis, Dymon Asia Capital (Singapore) Pte sensed trouble. The hedge fund firm was combining information on past outbreaks with a raft of so-called alternative data, including Google searches in the U.S. and daily readings […]

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Virus Simulation Game Plague Inc Went Viral in China Before Banned

The “infamous” strategy simulation game Plague Inc gets viral again with the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Launched in 2012, the game attracts users with its unique and terrifying theme, yet engages players on public health topics. It’s educational, fun and infectious.  According to Measurable AI’s datasets for transactional email receipts, the Plague Inc app […]

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How Tencent’s Top Games Reacted during Coronavirus Outbreak

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak is starting to hit the tech industry in many ways. This week, world’s biggest mobile trade show Mobile World Congress had to cancel. The MWC is known for being one of the most important shows where top phone manufacturers launch new phones, and has always had a big Chinese […]

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[$IQ] iQiyi saw a subscription boost amid Coronavirus Crisis

As of today, the city of Wuhan has been on lock down for 14 days. Outside the quarantine zone of the whole Hubei Province, people in China are not travelling around or gathering for dinner like what they used to during the Chinese New Year. People are advised to avoid going out. Most local governments […]

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2019 Rewind: Top 10 Highest Grossing Mobile Games

Happy 2020! 2019 is definitely a huge year for mobile apps and games, with 120 billion downloads all across the globe from both Apple App Store and Google Play, a 5% increase from last year. Thousands of mobile apps benefit from the growth and here are the top 10 games that pulled in the most. […]

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Target and Best Buy are Transforming Online

As e-commerce behemoth like Amazon offers almost everything people can get in a brick-and-mortar store, traditional retailers struggled to find their way. This year, Forever 21, Walgreens, GameStop, Gap and other retail chains have announced nearly 9,000 store closings. Luckily some of them responded fast enough to recover lost ground. Target and Best Buy are […]

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[DIS] [NFLX] Disney+ Launches With A Bang, Is Netflix Being Knocked Out?

Disney launches its own video streaming service Disney+ on 12 Nov 2019, recording over 10 million subscriptions on the very first day. How is it performing after its first month of release? Stock price of Disney on Nasdaq skyrocketed the day after the launch and continued to have a generally good performance throughout November until […]

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Is the Pokemon Craze Dying? New Game “Pokemon Masters” Records Downturn in Sales after Successful Launch

“Pokemon Masters”, the new Pokemon mobile game developed by DeNA, has reported a significant drop in revenue after its outstanding launch in August. Reportedly, the game captured $33 million revenue in its first month, beating other Pokemon games such as “Pokemon Quest” and “Pokemon Duel”. Just as everyone’s anticipating that the newbie can be the […]

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[$SPOT] Exceptional Purchase Retention of Spotify and Its new Podcast Strategy

Spotify has drawn huge attention since its release of the third-quarter financial report with flying numbers and seen its stock price rallying by 19% during the day. The monthly active users grew to 248 million by 30 %, and subscribers increased by 31% to 113 million. Podcast hours increased 39% and 14% of all monthly […]

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