Posts Tagged: tencent


WeChat users outside China reach 50 million

WeChat Now Has 50 Million Users Outside of China

Early last month we mentioned that WeChat, the China-made messaging app, had 40 million users outside of the country. Today Tencent (HKG:070...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 7:57 pm
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Baidu and Tencent Thought to be Vying to Acquire Mobile Antivirus Expert

Antivirus products and services have been a renewed battleground in China in the past couple of years, enveloping several of the country’s...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 11:38 am
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China’s Top Chat App Gets a WeChat-Like Makeover, But Everyone Hates It

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) chat service QQ is used by over half a billion people and is China’s top app for iPhone and Android. When the QQ mo...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Baidu, Qihoo, and Tencent Fighting to Acquire Sogou

Rumor: Baidu, Qihoo, and Tencent Fighting to Acquire Sogou

Boy, there are a lot of acquisition rumors flying around in the Chinese press these days! First there was the rumored Alibaba investment in ...

  • May 9, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Tencent CEO Pony Ma

Tencent CEO Pony Ma Talks WeChat, Competition, Going Mobile and Global

This afternoon at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) event in Beijing, Tencent’s ‘Pony’ Ma Huateng was on stage speaking abo...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 8:31 pm
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Next Version of WeChat Rumored to Have Mobile Payments and Paid Publishing Platform

We know that Tencent (HKG:0700) is working on a social gaming platform for WeChat, its popular social messaging app, but what else is in the...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Qihoo loses Tencent lawsuit

Qihoo Executives Don’t Accept Court’s Decision in Latest Legal Loss

Earlier this week, the Guangdong Higher People’s Court ruled in favor of Tencent and against Qihoo in a lawsuit filed over the “3Q W...

  • April 26, 2013
  • at 9:56 am
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WeChat Officially Steps Foot Into Singapore Market with First TV Commercial [VIDEO]

Tencent’s social messaging application WeChat has announced today that its expansion plans have officially traveled down south to the shor...

  • April 22, 2013
  • at 4:44 pm
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WeChat Squashes Rumor: We’re Free To Use!

WeChat sent an official update to all of its users in China that the mobile messaging app will remain free for users.

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 6:37 pm
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Who Owns Your WeChat Posts?

It’s an issue that seems to pop up for every developing social platform that doesn’t spell things out clearly at first: who owns...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Wechat user numbers

Tencent Posts Rocketing Profits, Sees 195 Million Active Users on WeChat

China’s biggest web company by revenue has just posted its Q1 2013 financial report. Tencent (HKG:0700) reports rocketing revenues and pro...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 6:39 pm
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Wechat user numbers

WeChat Now Has 190 Million Active Users, Close to Passing Whatsapp

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) deputy general manager Hou Xiaonan has revealed that the company’s social messaging app WeChat now has 190 million ...

  • May 9, 2013
  • at 11:33 am
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China’s Top 3 Most Profitable Web Companies

China’s Top 3 Most Profitable Web Companies

The companies that make the list of China’s top tech earners shouldn’t come as much of a surprise — the same players ̵...

  • May 9, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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WeChat mobile gaming

Not Only on WeChat: Tencent Hints at Integrated Mobile Gaming Platform

We know that Tencent is developing a social gaming platform for WeChat, its popular messaging app, but so far we’ve not heard about its mo...

  • May 6, 2013
  • at 6:32 pm
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Call of Duty Online Launches Closed Beta in China, But Will Gamers Care?

Tuesday marked the beginning of the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise’s first real entry into China: Call of Duty Online. Western pub...

  • May 1, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Qihoo loses Tencent lawsuit

Qihoo Loses Tencent Lawsuit (Again), Must Pay Fine and Show Frontpage Apology (Again)

A web-based battle between two Chinese internet giants that dates back to 2010 is finally being put to rest today. Sort of. The Guangdong Hi...

  • April 25, 2013
  • at 4:11 pm
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Tencent Has Bought Back $73 Million of Its Own Stock This Week

On Thursday, Chinese tech giant Tencent (HKG:0700) announced that had purchased back 92 million RMB ($14 million) of its own stock. The comp...

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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WeChat Outage

WeChat Experiences Short Service Outage, Blames Hardware Problems as Users Complain

Tencent’s WeChat has gotten very big in China (and pretty big outside China, too). But even a mighty social network is vulnerable to h...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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