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Zhang Yiming, founder and CEO of Toutiao, issued an open apology on morning of April 11th, stating that Toutiao, one of the largest news and information content platform in China, will permanently shut down the Neihan Duanzi (内涵段子) app as well as its Wechat public account.
CCTV recently uncovered links leading to false advertisements on Toutiao, a Beijing-based news-reading platform.
On March 8, Foxconn received A-share after a record speed of 36 days of proceedings. As regulators continue to send favorable signals for domestic listing and trading, more unicorn companies are likely to enter A-share.
At the Toutiao sixth annual meeting on March 9, its founder and CEO Yiming Zhang talked about corporate social responsibility for the first time, noting “integrity”, “responsibility” and “win-win cooperation”. Zhang also announced that keyword for Toutiao in 2018 is globalization, looking to become a platform for global creation and exchange.
Toutiao founder and CEO Zhang Yiming spoke to graduates employed by the product department at the Toutiao Bootcamp.
PitchBook, a global data research institution based in the Silicon Valley, names its Unicorn Class of 2017. In 2017, 57 start-ups were valued at more than $1 billion, and their total value was as high as $116 billion. Eighteen Chinese enterprises were on the list, and 10 were among the top 20.
“I just killed time in a more meaningful way,” Api said of the last weekend. Api finished round one of Arena of Valor at 2:25 am on January 6. He quickly brushed his teeth and jumped in bed to wait for a live stream scheduled to begin at 11:30 pm on Xigua Video.
Guided by the China Internet Network Information Office, the Beijing Internet Network Information Office ordered executives at Toutiao and Ifeng News to cease spreading “pornographic and vulgar information, and illegally providing Internet information services” on December 29.
2017 is coming to an end and it’s time to sum it up. Every year, countless products emerge, occur, change and die. Along with the growth of the Internet, we reviewed ten Internet trends of 2017.