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Trevor Lai, founder and CEO of the Shanghai-based UP Studios, recently spoke at CMC about Chinese IP and international companies doing business in China. He followed up his speech with a Google Hangout, discussing how to design apps for the Chinese market, as well as creating apps that are hits in both China and the US.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS / RETAIL
Jakks reports a 16.9% increase in net sales for Q2 2014, but still sustains overall losses of US$9.1 million.
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Canada’s Mercury Active is taking a page from the advances in augmented and virtual reality tech that had tongues wagging at this year’s GDC for its new line of Incredebooks. So can the digital shop boldly take printed kids books where they haven’t been before?
- Facebook hauls in US$2.9 billion in 2nd quarter revenue thanks to mobile growth (Tech Crunch)
- With Spidey on hold, Sony’s banking on a superteam of villians to compete with Avengers and X-Men (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Head of YouTube music subscription service resigns (Variety)
- Will success at E3 boost Nintendo’s Wii U? (The Guardian)
Asylum Entertainment has signed a multi-year overall deal with actor-producer Ashley Tisdale (pictured) and her indie Blondie Girl Productions, which will develop and produce unscripted content for the Beverly Hills Pawn producer.
Hasbro is letting fans 3D print their own toys inspired by the popular My Little Pony brand. The toy maker has teamed up with Shapeways to launch SuperFanArt, a website showcasing My Little Pony artwork and 3D designs.