Posts Tagged: tencent



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
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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
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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
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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
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Baidu, Qihoo, and Tencent Fighting to Acquire Sogou

Sogou Denies Rumors of Sale to Qihoo 360

Rumors have been floating around for a while now that big companies like Baidu and Qihoo have been looking to acquire China’s third-pl...

  • July 3, 2013
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Is WeChat Going to Replace Phone Calls?

Is Tencent’s WeChat going to replace regular phone calls? That’s a question that’s been on the minds of nervous Chinese te...

  • June 28, 2013
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Why Sell to Ibibo? And Why Now? Redbus CEO Phanindra Sama Explains

Redbus' acquisition is a landmark for overseas interest in the booming Indian tech and web space. To find out more, we got back in touch wit...

  • June 24, 2013
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Line Opens Sponsored Channels for Third-Party Apps; Will Rivals KakaoTalk and WeChat Follow Suit?

Japan-based chat app Line yesterday announced a new feature that enables sponsored promotions of third-party apps in its platform called “...

  • June 22, 2013
  • at 1:51 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
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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
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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
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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
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WeChat Reaches 70 Million Users Outside of China

In Just 6 Weeks, WeChat Blasts from 50 Million to 70 Million Users Outside of China

Just six weeks after hitting 50 million, China-made messaging app WeChat has now reached 70 million users outside of China. Revealed this mo...

  • July 3, 2013
  • at 1:49 pm
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This Could Get Messi: WeChat Hires World’s Best Footballer as TV Ad Star

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, so if you can get the world’s best player to be the star of your TV ads, then the...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 10:09 pm
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Worried About Tencent? Alibaba Internal Memo Bans All Third-Party Communication Software

Worried About Tencent? Alibaba Internal Memo Bans All Third-Party Communication Software

Information security is important for any tech company. And the leadership at Alibaba, one of China’s biggest tech companies, has appa...

  • June 25, 2013
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Shots Fired: China’s Coming Internet Wars

Shots Fired: China’s Coming Internet Wars

Last week was a fascinating one for China internet watchers because it saw what look to be the first sparks in a new flare-up of the ongoing...

  • June 24, 2013
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Zhou Hongyi Wants to Shoot Penguins (i.e. Tencent) Like Neo from The Matrix

Zhou Hongyi Wants to Shoot Penguins (i.e. Tencent) Like Neo from The Matrix

I told you Qihoo wasn’t going to be happy about Tencent taking a step into the mobile security sphere. And if you have any doubts that...

  • June 21, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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