Growing and making profits on the internet has been relatively easy for China’s tech firms when the industry took off, says veteran Internet watcher Matthew Brennan to the state-owned CGTN. But those easy gains are over now the government stepped in to regulate the industry and massive growth is harder to get, he adds.
Fashion firm Shein developed a new global position, managing through domestic regulatory difficulties and tense relations between China and the US. Internet watcher Matthew Brennan looks at CNN Business how a new kid at the block is faring and looks in many ways like the successful Tiktok.
Fashion firm Shein makes inroads into the global market with a smart approach to please its consumers: an unbelievable speed focusing on social media, says e-commerce expert Matthew Brennan to Drapers’ Online. Brennan says that once an item is trending, Shein simultaneously increases social media activity for these products to boost sales further. (currency in British pounds)
E-commerce firm Shein from Nanjing has been operating much under the radar, until last week it last week came with plans of an IPO in New York with a valuation of US$47 billion. E-commerce expert Matthew Brennan, author of “Attention Factory: The Story of Tiktok and China’s Bytedance” explains at Yahoo Finance what Shein has been doing right.
When Zhang Yiming, founder and CEO of successful internet giant Bytedance, left last week his post, speculations on a relation with the government crackdown on internet firms was easily made. Internet analyst Matthew Brennan, who wrote a book on Bytedance, says there might be a link, but different from what was mostly suggested, he says in Marketscreener.
The shock was all around when a worker at China’s leading IT firm Pinduoduo recently collapsed and died under the pressure of overwork. But despite the fierce reactions, IT analyst Matthew Brennan, author of Attention Factory: The Story of Tiktok and China’s Bytedance, does not expect the culture of overwork in China’s IT firms will disappear, he tells Vice.