Alibaba Group’s news app UC News has crossed 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India and Indonesia, the company said on Tuesday. UC News was launched in June 2016 and since then it has grown rapidly in the Indian and Indonesian markets.
“We are experiencing a fast rise in the average time spent on UC News. As of this quarter, an average user spends over 23 minutes on UC News. Users are embracing diverse digital content,” said Jack Huang, President-Overseas Business, Alibaba Mobile Business Group.
The company said it is targeting more diversified and localized content on its platform by the end of 2017 to make the local content ecosystem stronger. According to leading web analytics firm StatCounter, UC Browser is now the most popular browser in India in terms of internet usage across all platforms combined with a market share at 43.31 percent followed by Chrome at 36.07 percent and Opera at 8.34 percent. ALSO READ: Alibaba’s UCWeb will invest Rs 2 billion in India, Indonesia markets to enhance content