Posts Tagged: tencent



Xiaomi-Tencent Partnership Rumors Persist, Announcement Coming Tuesday?

Three days ago, we passed along rumors that Xiaomi and Tencent were forming a strategic partnership, and that Tencent had invested $2 billio...

  • July 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Netease and China Telecom Made a WeChat Clone; Here’s Why It’s Doomed

There’s no doubt that Tencent’s WeChat is the app to beat in China’s social media market these days. But is it too late fo...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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China Unicom’s WeChat Subscription Plan is Probably a Ripoff

Yesterday, after continuing rumors that was about to happen, China Unicom finally announced its WeChat-specific subscription plan. The plan,...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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So It Begins: One Chinese Telco Confirms WeChat Subscription Plan to Launch August 8

We’ve heard rumbles of discontent from Chinese telcos for months about the wildly popular messaging app WeChat. WeChat’s robbing us of S...

  • July 18, 2013
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KakaoTalk Games Platform Sees Massive Growth in Sales and User Counts

South Korean chat app KakaoTalk has offered its mobile gaming platform for a full year now, and statistics the company has released on the p...

  • July 17, 2013
  • at 2:15 am
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Rumor: Tencent Partnering with Telecom to Offer WeChat Subscription Plans

Apparently, at least one of China’s telecoms is reading Tech in Asia*! On Thursday, I suggested that China’s telecoms ought to o...

  • July 13, 2013
  • at 3:43 am
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Sogou Launches New Wiki-Encyclopedia: Sogou Baike

After staying quiet for quite some time, Sogou has been on the warpath this year. In March, the company launched a very cool new product tha...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 2:21 am
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WeChat Gets Games! Tencent Launches WeChat Game, 10 More Coming Soon

We’ve known that games were coming to WeChat for a long while now, but it seems they’ve finally arrived. Late Monday evening, Te...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 1:43 am
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Report: Qihoo 360 Instructs Employees to Use Line, Forbids Work Talk on Other Chat Apps

Report: Qihoo 360 Instructs Employees to Use Line, Forbids Work Talk on Other Chat Apps

According to reports in the Chinese press, Chinese web security giant Qihoo 360 has distributed an internal memo to employees directing them...

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Messaging App War: WeChat and Line are Leaving KakaoTalk Behind; WhatsApp Should be Worried

This month we received word from messaging apps KakaoTalk and Line that they have reached ever increasing user-base milestones. The messagin...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Report: Tencent to Invest $2 Billion in Xiaomi; Xiaomi Confirms Collaboration

China’s Xiaomi has gone from a little startup with a hip Android ROM to a mobile giant whose latest valuation may have the company wor...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 11:50 pm
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WeChat Launches For BB10, Ready With Support For Indonesian

As promised earlier this year, China-made messaging app WeChat has launched for BlackBerry 10. The new BB10 release brings some of WeChat...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 9:31 am
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Report: China Unicom to Launch $6 WeChat Subscription Plan Later This Month

Late last week, we reported that an undisclosed Chinese telecom company was planning to offer WeChat-specific subscription plans. Now the de...

  • July 17, 2013
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An Open Letter to WeChat: 7 Warnings From a Social Media Marketer

Jeremy Webb is associate director at Ogilvy Public Relations, Beijing. He heads up Social@Ogilvy for Beijing, managing a team of 10 to provi...

  • July 16, 2013
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Photo sharing app Cooliris integrates with Tencent, Evernote, Tumblr, and more

Cooliris, an app that enables users to share and view photos from multiple sources on their mobile devices, has announced a partnership with...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Cooliris Partners with Tencent in China, Adds Weibo Integration

Cooliris Partners with Tencent in China, Adds Weibo Integration

We’ve been tracking the Asia expansion of Cooliris for a while now, and today that expansion takes another step forward as Cooliris an...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 6:00 am
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PSA: Flaw in WeChat Design Makes it Easy to Impersonate Other Accounts

Tencent’s WeChat has, almost in the blink of an eye, grown into one of China’s biggest social platforms. But the service may hav...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Tencent Partners with EA for Exclusive Version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 in China

Tencent Partners with EA for Exclusive Version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 in China

If it’s a popular mobile phone game, Tencent wants to be the company selling it in China. And after a series of high-profile partnersh...

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 4:17 am
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