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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?
- Netflix second quarter earnings more than double, but aggressive international expansion may result in Q3 profit decline (The Wall Street Journal)
- Google to stop calling apps ‘free’ if they have in-app purchases (Forbes)
- Barbie may need more than a career makeover (Financial Post)
- Comic-Con brings girls to the forefront (Variety)
Hoho Rights tapped Active Merchandising to represent the preschool property in the German-speaking nations.
L.A.-based Genius Brands International has appointed industry veteran Stone Newman as the brand management company’s president of global consumer products.
- YouTube ad growth has big impact on Google’s second quarter earnings (The Guardian)
- Lego’s brick-by-brick blueprint for success (The Globe and Mail)
- Apple not doing enough to stop kids from racking up bills for in-app purchases (Business Insider)
- Facebook tests feature for users to buy products directly from ad (The Wall Street Journal)