Posts Tagged: WeChat

Tencent’s mobile chat app has been accused by some of being a copycat (and those complaints are not without merit), but that hasn’t stopped WeChat from growing at breakneck pace. With 300-million-plus users, it’s far and away the mobile chat app of choice in China, but perhaps more importantly, it’s probably the first Chinese social network to see real success overseas, with more than 40 million international users as of April 2013.


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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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Hike grabs no. 1 spot from WhatsApp on Google Play, iOS App Store in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat, has hit number one on the Google Play Store in India, toppling Wha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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WeChat opens up advertising platform to official accounts with over 100k followers

Tencent says advertisers can target audiences by gender, age, and region, and will get feedback about exposure, number of clicks, and click-...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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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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Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messagin...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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WeChat is crushing text messaging, people in China now only send about 1 SMS per day

New figures from China's MIIT show that people in China now send an average of 39.8 text messages per month – which is barely more than on...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Microsoft made a creepy robot that talks to you on WeChat, and Tencent just banned it

The conversational AI project dubbed Xiaobing functioned as an official account that could be invited to chat with both individuals and grou...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 9:24 pm
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Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator held its fifth Demo Day yesterday for its newest batch of graduating startups. Here's what we saw.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns that you could adopt

7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns

QR codes are a bridge between offline and online in the smartphone age. Here are seven great QR code marketing examples from across Asia.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 10:55 am
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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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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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How Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent will dominate China’s movie industry in 3 years

Beyond the big screen, China's internet giants lie in wait as dominant future avenues to reach audiences, and they're all hungry for origina...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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WeChat users in China can now transfer money to each other

WeChat got a minor update on iOS overnight that adds in the ability for users to transfer money to each other.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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Tencent wipes out millions of prostitution, porn, and fraudulent WeChat accounts

Tencent cooperated with police to close down a network of 10 black hat hacker groups in a case that involved more than $4 million of stolen ...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Now anyone can set up a store inside WeChat

Top Chinese messaging app makes big ecommerce leap with opening of WeChat stores

WeChat is taking its ecommerce ambitions one big step forward today by allowing anyone to set up a store inside WeChat.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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WeChat social gifting

There’s now a way to gift something to a buddy inside WeChat

There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The newly-launched service is created by a Chi...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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