The Liaotianbao app was backed by smartphone maker Smartisan. The company’s founder and chief executive, Luo Yonghao, has publicly admired the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Photo: Handout
The Liaotianbao app was backed by smartphone maker Smartisan. The company’s founder and chief executive, Luo Yonghao, has publicly admired the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Photo: Handout
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Smartisan-backed Chinese messaging app that aimed to dethrone WeChat bites the bullet

  • While the app enjoyed a meteoric rise in its early days, Liaotianbao has struggled to keep users on its platform

The Liaotianbao app was backed by smartphone maker Smartisan. The company’s founder and chief executive, Luo Yonghao, has publicly admired the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Photo: Handout
The Liaotianbao app was backed by smartphone maker Smartisan. The company’s founder and chief executive, Luo Yonghao, has publicly admired the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Photo: Handout
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