Booming e-commerce businesses are the latest structural shift behind China’s rural take-off.
Youku’s proposed merger with Tudou will create one of the largest website operators in China, but synergies are limited and profitability is likely to remain elusive.
Copyright distribution has driven strong top-line growth for the innovative ChiNext-listed company, but soaring debt levels could become unsustainable unless refinancing is sought.
Switch to user-generated content platform lead to Ku6’s first gross profit in 4Q11.
Youku’s proposed $1bn stock deal for rival Tudou highlights the enormous potential of China’s online video sector, yet competition remains fierce and profitability elusive.
A controversial ruling that all microblog users must re-register their accounts under their real names has stimulated vigorous debate among bloggers, academics and industry figures.
Success in selecting box-office hits to distribute this year has helped the film company turn a profit in the first nine months of 2011.
The television programme producer is driving advertising sales by tapping local channels with a wider reach.
What do US and Chinese movie stars Wentworth Miller, Chen Daoming and Daniel Wu all have in common?
Youku, though still loss-making, is set to turn a profit next year, mainly on the strength of video ads, a rapidly growing part of the online market.
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