Posts Tagged: tencent

In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently only works in Singapore.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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China spends more money on mobile ads than the rest of the world combined

Asia accounted for 27 percent of all Android app installs in the world in Q2 2014. Most money spent on ads comes from China, the majority o...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership

WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi. It’s the first such move by WeCha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:26 pm
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From hacker to hero to data legend: Juny “Acong” Maimun tells the story behind Indowebster

If nothing else, Juny “Acong” Maimun is a survivor. The 34-year-old founder and CEO of Indowebster sits relaxed on a chic blue sofa in t...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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Tencent looks to online video streaming to boost web empire

After success with WeChat, here’s how Tencent is building up the rest of its online media empire

While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web em...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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How Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent will dominate China’s movie industry in 3 years

Beyond the big screen, China's internet giants lie in wait as dominant future avenues to reach audiences, and they're all hungry for origina...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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China, smart body scales maker Picooc gets funding

China’s Picooc, maker of smart body scales, gets $21 million in funding

China-based health-tracking gadget maker Picooc, best known for its smart body scales, has raised US$21 million.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 4:50 pm
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Tencent wipes out millions of prostitution, porn, and fraudulent WeChat accounts

Tencent cooperated with police to close down a network of 10 black hat hacker groups in a case that involved more than $4 million of stolen ...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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10 alternative Android app stores in China

10 alternative Android app stores in China

There are an estimated 700 million active smartphones and tablets in China – most of them on Android. That's a huge business opportunity f...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 3:08 pm
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Tencent drops $3.2M on the company it hopes can be the Uber of laundry in China

Submitting an order from Edaixi’s website, native app, or WeChat account will dispatch a courier to pick up the laundry and bring it back ...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 11:43 am
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

LV or not LV? WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

WeChat is used by celebrities, media outlets, small companies, and major brands to reach out to people. Trouble is, it has a huge problem wi...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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WeChat’s future is in hardware, and it can thank Polaroid for the inspiration

When Polaroid discontinued its instant photo-churning film and camera in 2008, the world mourned the death of a loveable but hopelessly anti...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent announced today that it’s paying US$736 million for a 19.9 percent stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:30 pm
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Tencent, Innovation Works cash out on a $434 million acquisition of a company you’ve never heard of

Chinese Universe Publishing and Media Company bought a 100 percent stake in Elex Technology Company for RMB 2.7 billion.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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12 must-read tech stories in China this week

Chinese tech companies like Alibaba, Zhaopin, Qihoo, and Yongche continue their march overseas. Read on to find out what the top tech storie...

  • June 15, 2014
  • at 7:10 pm
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Who’s China’s top retailer? It’s actually an ecommerce site that doesn’t own a single store

Who’s China’s top retailer? It’s actually an ecommerce site that doesn’t own a single store

Alibaba’s Tmall, China’s largest online retail marketplace, beat all traditional retail giants to head a new list of China’s top retai...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 3:16 pm
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Microsoft made a creepy robot that talks to you on WeChat, and Tencent just banned it

The conversational AI project dubbed Xiaobing functioned as an official account that could be invited to chat with both individuals and grou...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 9:24 pm
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