Posts Tagged: tencent


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Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China's largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that's historically not tech-savvy - brick-and-mortar retail.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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4 of 5 smartphones in China are Android, most with at least 3 Tencent apps installed

Android’s firm hold on the market has only grown stronger. Baidu says Android has 79 percent market share in China, up from 73 percent one...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

WeChat reaches 438 million monthly active users as growth slows

WeChat is now at 438.2 million monthly active users (MAUs). The messaging app helped Tencent pull in over US$480 million from social gaming ...

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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iDreamSky IPO beats expectations, Cookie Run and Fruit Ninja to hit WeChat later this year

The mobile game publisher responsible for localizing international hits like Temple Run and Fruit Ninja for the Chinese market, iDreamSky, s...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 10:41 am
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In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently only works in Singapore.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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China spends more money on mobile ads than the rest of the world combined

Asia accounted for 27 percent of all Android app installs in the world in Q2 2014. Most money spent on ads comes from China, the majority o...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership

WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi. It’s the first such move by WeCha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:26 pm
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From hacker to hero to data legend: Juny “Acong” Maimun tells the story behind Indowebster

If nothing else, Juny “Acong” Maimun is a survivor. The 34-year-old founder and CEO of Indowebster sits relaxed on a chic blue sofa in t...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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Tencent looks to online video streaming to boost web empire

After success with WeChat, here’s how Tencent is building up the rest of its online media empire

While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web em...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but WeChat has an advantage in its huge mob...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

Tencent’s profit hit RMB 5.84 billion (US$948.26 million) in Q2, up 59 percent on the same period a year ago.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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Razer’s Nabu turns exercise activity into in-app reward for Tencent game

Real life actions will be recorded by the Nabu and reflected in a Tencent mobile game.

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 11:00 pm
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Candy Crush Saga launches on WeChat

WeChat gets first foreign game with launch of special edition of Candy Crush Saga

The hotly anticipated WeChat edition of Candy Crush Saga is now out on Android.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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Tencent drops $3.2M on the company it hopes can be the Uber of laundry in China

Submitting an order from Edaixi’s website, native app, or WeChat account will dispatch a courier to pick up the laundry and bring it back ...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 11:43 am
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

LV or not LV? WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

WeChat is used by celebrities, media outlets, small companies, and major brands to reach out to people. Trouble is, it has a huge problem wi...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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WeChat’s future is in hardware, and it can thank Polaroid for the inspiration

When Polaroid discontinued its instant photo-churning film and camera in 2008, the world mourned the death of a loveable but hopelessly anti...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent announced today that it’s paying US$736 million for a 19.9 percent stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:30 pm
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