Posts Tagged: tencent

PvZ2 in trouble in China

Plants Vs Zombies 2 ‘hurts the feelings of the Chinese people’

Chinese gamers have taken to the web to express their anger at US-based developer Popcap Games for perceived price gouging in the Chinese ve...

  • August 7, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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WeChat is Now the 5th Most Used Smartphone App In The World

The market research crew at GlobalWebIndex has compiled a list of the 10 most used smartphone apps in the world in Q2 2013. Among the list o...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Choosing sides: Who’s partnered with who in China’s internet war?

The battle between China’s internet giants is only becoming more contentious, and the nation’s major companies seem to be making...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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WeChat Group Chats Find a Place Among China’s Expat Alumni

In the world outside China’s ‘Great Firewall’, college alumni associations oftentimes facilitate conversation and event planning via F...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Report: China Telecom Also Rolling Out WeChat Plans in August

China Unicom’s plans to accomodate Tencent’s white-hot chat app WeChat are already official and coming August 8. But it seems li...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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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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WeChat and China Unicom

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
  • at 2:30 pm
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Gameloft China: partners important for navigating China

Minion Rush has undoubtedly taken over Candy Crush’s place as the king of games on my iPhone since the day Gameloft China country manager ...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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WeChat v5.0 Update Arrives on iOS With Social Gaming, Mobile Payments, and Sticker Store

The long awaited update to WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has arrived. This morning WeChat v5.0 for iOS is rolling out (to be...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 11:47 am
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Singtel Boosts Fab’s Asia Plans, Invests $10 Million

America’s design e-commerce site Fab announces today (via TechCrunch) an additional partner to its series D financing round in the form of...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 2:21 pm
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Xiaomi Red Rice phone launches

Xiaomi Buddies Up With Tencent, Launches New Budget Smartphone For Just $129

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already on course to sell 15 million smartphones this year, despite this being only the startup’s second ful...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 3:21 pm
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Sina Weibo’s Failure: Why Chinese Companies Should Take the Rest of the World Seriously

Last week, we reported that Sina Weibo has added Facebook login to its service to make it easier for overseas users to sign up. My response?...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 2:35 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

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
  • at 9:00 am
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