We looked inside some of the tweets by @ritacyliao and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
A little update: I’m taking some time off from my regular @TechCrunch duty to work on a writing project; in the meantime, my China newsletter for TC will launch soon, so keep those tips coming to me and my excellent colleagues @refsrc & @CatherineShu
So it’s confirmed https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/alibaba-acquires-import-e-commerce-platform-kaola-from-netease-for-approximately-us2-billion-300913004.html Alibaba’s import business buys its biggest rival https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1169165831848247296
Everything you need to know https://twitter.com/CatherineShu/status/1167613177057533952
Musk rambled on for a few awkward seconds, then remembered what he came to China for: I'm excited to be here for the Shanghai Gigafactory
Jack Ma & @elonmusk obviously on diff wavelengths on the subject of life
Ma: We need a hero like u but we need more heroes like us improving things on earth
Musk: To be clear I'm very pro earth... Just 1% of earth's resources should be enough to make life multiplanetary. #WAIC
In the lead up to PRC's 70th anniversary, Tencent partnered w/ Xinhua to produce a patriotic album featuring classical singers & the latest teen heartthrobs. The first song 无限 ('infinite') came out today https://y.qq.com/n/yqq/song/236840626_num.html?ADTAG=h5_playsong&no_redirect=1
Apple terminated a known Chinese indie developer’s account out of blue and took down all his apps immediately and left him gagged from appealing. Something’s wrong here. @panzer could you take a look? https://twitter.com/cyanapps/status/1165118305461395457
A part of been chocked by the collections in NYC’s museums and size of Central Park, Ren also thought the social order of New York was better than Shenzhen. (pretty sure that’s no longer the case) After the tour, he stayed at the Chinese consulate in the city. (Yep.) #huawei
Twitter has now updated its advertising policies to end promoted tweets from state-backed media:
“Any affected accounts will be free to continue to use Twitter to engage in public conversation, just not our advertising products.” https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2019/advertising_policies_on_state_media.html
CGTN is complaining that Western press mistranslated its hopelessly ambiguous Chinese colloquialisms. Good to know when they called some in the US 怨妇心态 they meant "green-eyed monsters" not "grumbling women" https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5MTc3MTg4MA==&mid=2654068446&idx=2&sn=b85888575ea0ba9365351fe6442ea91d&chksm=bd7503598a028a4f2b44d36729e5741f076f45c5c2feff885a6fd8af6150dd23184678b26857&mpshare=1&scene=1&srcid=0819kEWHcAMETZuLnX1eqkYq&sharer_sharetime=1566186918961&sharer_shareid=b60bd108cb2958a96b85a52e54134c15&pass_ticket=4Rzslog//xhshhts6OGuAgt2NrlIszrM2S3yzRnVDuVrOrQ6NS/MUxWVxL8r6ynL#rd
Alibaba's core business of selling ads and collecting commissions is showing the weakest growth since records began.
Commission, being based on transactions themselves, are an indication of underlying consumer spending. Growth here has slowed significantly.
There’s a PR firm in San Francisco that charges $12,000 to ghostwrite
LinkedIn articles for VC clients ($4k a pop). I get it, you’re busy, but what LinkedIn articles are worth ... any money? Ghostwriting is a wild business.
I was talking to sources in the mainland today, all of them had similar views as state media until one asked me to relay this message: "we old people want the HK students to be safe. Don't underestimate the potential danger, what happened 30 yrs ago was a lesson...
Iflix announced a $50M pre-IPO round last month -- but there's so much going on including a pivot to ads, layoffs, sale of units outside SE Asia, high burn rate/decreasing runway, increased competition and more
Too much more to cover in a tweet 🤯 https://the-ken.com/story/iflix-southeast-asia-ipo/
"When I wrote that a startup raised $4.5 million in one slam dunk, what I really should have written was..." @DannyCrichton bringing some much-needed reality to the startup fundraising (and subsequent pitch-a-reporter) process. https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/04/series-aggregate/
China is halting individual travel to Taiwan effective tomorrow, Aug. 1.
Cites "current condition of cross-Strait ties"
Beijing thinks it is punishing Taiwan by halting individual travel.
H/t also to @somospostpc and @ChrisTheDJ who also spotted what Huawei is masking https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3079760/huawei-releases-first-half-results-for-2019-hiding-post-ban-bad-news
H/t to my awesome ex-colleague @jonrussell who noticed Huawei is hiding Q2 decline by focusing on overall half-year results https://twitter.com/jonrussell/status/1156123572818984960 https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1156206419697442817
And this is why Huawei gave out H1 numbers, to mask a very bleak Q2