Posts Tagged: tencent

WeChat is censoring photos from Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests

As Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests continue to gather momentum and attention, Hong Kong’s denizens are sharing photos of the...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 1:13 am
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent now has 24% stake in, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent has paid over US$830 million to accumulate this stake in, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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Classifieds portal Quikr gets $60M in fresh ammunition to take on OLX

Tiger Global coming on board as an investor will improve the odds of Indian startup Quikr in its battle with Argentina-based OLX.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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The Next Web signs exclusive deal with Tencent to republish articles in Chinese

The partnership shows a step in the right direction away from the status quo of directly translating content without permission or attributi...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
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Startup makes it easy to hire a nearby housekeeper, secures funding from Tencent and Shanda

eJiaJie is a location-based service that helps customers find hourly-paid workers to clean their homes. It operates in 10 Chinese cities and...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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New Tencent deal with China’s biggest oil company means you could soon pay for a tank of gas with WeChat

Tencent and Sinopec will work together in mobile payments, big data, and navigation.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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China's media and tech giants show no restraint in publishing hacked Hollywood nude selfies

China’s media and tech giants show no restraint in posting hacked Hollywood nude selfies

A quick trawl through the biggest news portals on the Chinese web show the leaked photos posted in full by supposedly reputable sites.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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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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WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets a v6.0 update today – only on iOS so far – that adds in two useful new features. But, as often happens with WeChat, one of t...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:41 pm
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Tencent to enter the movie industry, reveals 7 original titles in production

China's film and online video industries remain hotly contested among leading internet firms

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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US tourism site for overseas Chinese gets $20M investment from Tencent

Woqu, an online travel agency for Chinese looking to make a trip to the US, has secured a US$20 million series B round of funding led by Ten...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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Alibaba IPO will make it biggest internet company in China and third biggest in the world

Alibaba will be the third-biggest internet company in the world by market cap if analysts' estimates hold up.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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China’s WeChat introduces in-store payments for Dairy Queen and 8 other chains

The popular social app wants to take your money, now.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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Alibaba and Tencent are beating Apple Pay to the punch in China

Two of China's internet giants are already investing money to merge their e-commerce businesses with the country's retail vendors.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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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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