Posts Tagged: Laiwang

Social media in China beyond WeChat and Weibo

Life beyond WeChat and Weibo: 15 niche social networks in China

They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps integrate with the country’s top social ne...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Facing competition from WeChat, Alibaba’s chat app has turned its focus away from messaging

Last week, Chinese tech giant Alibaba released an updated version of Laiwang, the company’s bid for a mobile messaging app in the vein of ...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:22 pm
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In a bid to steal the spotlight from WeChat, Alibaba unveils its first three mobile games

Today Alibaba unveiled the first three titles for its new mobile gaming branch, which the company formally announced earlier this month. The...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 3:23 pm
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Alibaba sees big growth in signups to its messaging app, but questionable how many are using it

Alibaba has been pushing its messaging app, Laiwang, a lot recently, including forcing the e-commerce titan’s tens of thousands of emp...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 6:10 pm
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma quits WeChat, tells followers and celebrities to use his upstart messaging app instead

Jack Ma believes in his baby, Laiwang, and he wants you to as well. Yesterday Alibaba chairman Jack Ma continued his public push for Laiwang...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 12:11 pm
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Alibaba Laiwang chat app

Struggling to steal momentum from WeChat, Alibaba pushes its own messaging app

Last summer, Chinese e-shopping behemoth Alibaba launched Laiwang, a sort of messaging app that’s the company’s big push into social med...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
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China’s E-Commerce King Gets Social With Laiwang App, Wants Users to Get Together

China’s biggest e-commerce company now has a social network of its own in the form of Laiwang, which launched quietly earlier this wee...

  • July 27, 2012
  • at 4:11 pm
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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Grab your popcorn: Alibaba and WeChat go head-to-head and tit-for-tat over movie tickets

Somewhere in China, someone is about to purchase a movie ticket on his or her smartphone. And that ticket purchase could tip the power balan...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 5:07 pm
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More chat app silliness: Tencent allegedly blocks invites to Laiwang on rival app WeChat

Alibaba has continued its relentless promotion of its latecomer chat app Laiwang, and it looks like WeChat, its biggest competitor, has begu...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 3:24 pm
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After Jack Ma’s iron fist memo, Alibaba’s chat app Laiwang gains 5 million users in one day

Reports have surfaced in the Chinese media this week covering rumblings in the Alibaba headquarters over the company’s evolving mobile...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 1:12 pm
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China Telecom teams up with Alibaba on apps, payments, and data

A Reuters report today revealed phones sold by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA; HKG:0728), the country’s third-largest telco, could come pre-ins...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 5:58 pm
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Alibaba Group: Laiwang is a Social Networking Product and is Currently Under Beta Testing

There’s already quite a lot of buzz in the Chinese media that Alibaba Group is building a social network called Laiwang. There’s a minim...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 8:08 pm
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