Cheetah Mobile pounces on News Republic

Chinese mobile internet company Cheetah Mobile has just made a significant step to becoming a full-fledged global content business. The Beijing-based app developer, which already counts live video streaming app Live.me among its product roster, has acquired global mobile news service operator News Republic in a bid to bolster its content offering in three key areas: news, live streaming and gaming. News Republic is known for leveraging editorial, algorithmic and community intelligence to provide personalized mobile news services via its app, providing users access to videos, articles and photos from such news outlets as Reuters, Associated Press, Agency France-Presse and BBC International. It will now drive Cheetah’s news content operations alongside its live video broadcasting and casual gaming ventures, helping to strengthen four key supporting pillars of Cheetah’s content strategy: copyrighted…


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