Last week's hottest news and trends from Chinese social media and digital space.

Douyin launches group purchase function for catering merchants
抖音推出餐饮商家团购功能

ByteDance’s Douyin has launched a group purchase function for merchants in the catering industry now when restaurants are dependent on online sales. The fees are as low as 1% compare to the giants, Meituan and ele.me, which have commission rates generally between 18%-26%. Let’s see if the food business becomes a new success story for ByteDance.
如今,在餐饮业依赖线上销售的情况下,字节跳动的抖音为餐饮商家推出了团购功能。与美团、饿了么这些佣金率通常在18%~26%的巨头相比,它的手续费低至1%。让我们看看食品业务是否能成为字节跳动又一个新的成功案例。

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https://equalocean.com/recreation/20200320-tiktok-launches-online-group-purchase-function

Motion capture tech soon on your phone
动作捕捉技术即将在手机上呈现

With all the new dancing challenges going viral every week on TikTok, the tech company, YunBo, now makes it possible to capture and turn your dancing into a virtual character showing off all the same moves within minutes. The motion capture technology only needs your phone camera and will be supporting Douyin and WeChat later this month.
伴随着全新的舞蹈挑战每周都在抖音上疯传,科技公司YunBo现在可以捕捉并且将你的舞蹈变成一个虚拟人物,在几分钟之内展示出所有和你相同的动作。这个动作捕捉技术只需要打开你的手机摄像头,并将在这个月晚些时候全面支持抖音和微信。

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https://www.abacusnews.com/tech/company-turning-tiktok-moves-avatars-without-depth-sensor/article/3075891

WeChat adding dark mode
微信添加深色模式

The Chinese super app WeChat is adding a dark mode option to its iOS version as part of the new regulations on AppStore. Tencent also announced the dark mode will come soon to Android users as well, so we can enjoy sending stickers at night without getting dazzled by all that white light.
作为应用商店新规定的一部分,中国的超级应用程序微信在其iOS版本中添加了深色模式选项。腾讯还宣布,深色模式很快也将面向安卓用户推出。很快我们可以在夜晚尽情发送表情包而不会被白光影响视觉效果。

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https://technode.com/2020/03/10/wechat-adding-dark-mode-to-ios/

Tencent’s conference app expands to 100 markets
腾讯会议应用程序扩展到100多个市场

When the world is battling against COVID-19, more and more people are forced to work from home. To tap into the international need for conference and collaborations tools, Tencent’s conferencing app, Tencent Meeting, now expands to more than 100 markets.
当世界与冠状病毒积极抗争时,越来越多的人被迫在家工作。为了满足国际上对会议和协作工具的需求,腾讯的会议应用程序腾讯会议目前已扩展到100多个市场。

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/tencent-releases-video-conferencing-tool-for-international-markets/

Story of a woman breaking quarantine goes viral
拒绝隔离外出跑步的澳籍华人女子,辞退!

We’re facing pretty crazy times now during the coronavirus. For an Australian Chinese woman, it got extra crazy when she lost her job at a pharmaceutical giant after a viral video showed her breaking home quarantine rules. The clip became one of the week’s biggest scoops with over 20 million views and nearly 1 million likes. Find out more here.
当全世界正在争分夺秒的抵抗冠状病毒的爆发,网络传出一段视频显示一位澳大利亚华人女性违反家庭隔离规定,独自外出跑步且拒绝戴口罩。这样的行为,使她失去了在一家制药巨头的工作。这段视频成为本周最大的热门新闻之一,拥有超过2000万的浏览量和近100万的点击量。点击这里了解更多。

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https://supchina.com/2020/03/18/bayer-fires-australian-chinese-employee-after-she-breaks-home-quarantine-in-beijing/