Chinese Internet company UC recently announced that its UC News had over 100 million monthly active users in India and Indonesia by April 2017.
UC was established in 2004. The company was merged into Alibaba in 2014 and became a component of Alibaba's mobile business group. The company said in a statement that since its entry into India and Indonesia in June 2016, UC News has gained rapid development and reached daily views of 100 million. At present, UC is committed to establishing a digital content aggregation publishing platform in the two emerging markets.
Huang Hao, president of overseas business of Alibaba's mobile business cluster, said that by the end of the quarter, the average length of use of UC News users was over 23 minutes and the number is still growing. Users like colorful digital content and UC can meet those needs.
In addition, Huang added that Alibaba is creating a more diversified content platform in accordance to local conditions. The company is trying to launch a more powerful localized news and content ecosystem by the end of 2017.