Posts Tagged: tencent


China tech news this week

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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Now anyone can set up a store inside WeChat

Top Chinese messaging app makes big ecommerce leap with opening of WeChat stores

WeChat is taking its ecommerce ambitions one big step forward today by allowing anyone to set up a store inside WeChat.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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Not as big as Alibaba, but upcoming IPO for rival JD could value it at up to $24.6 billion

One week after its IPO, Chinese ecommerce firm JD hops on the WeChat train

About two months after Tencent (HKG: 0700) purchased an 18 percent stake in it, Chinese ecommerce site JD (NASDAQ: JD) has finally been inte...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
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A portrait of China’s biggest tech CEOs: visionaries, copycats, and playboys

I interviewed about a dozen native Chinese people in Beijing to find out a) who they saw as their entrepreneurial celebrities and b) what th...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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7 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi stole the tech spotlight again this week after unveiling some new hardware, but there was plenty else happening in China.

  • May 18, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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WeChat grows to 396 million active users

WeChat grows to 396 million active users

WeChat has now grown to 396 million monthly active users, says the messaging app's maker, Tencent.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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Bitcoin takes a beating in China as Tencent’s epayments service and two major banks pull the plug

Bitcoin in China has suffered another blow today as three major institutions have effectively banned transactions involving the virtual curr...

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 7:07 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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Who in the valley has funding from Tencent? Here’s a list of the Chinese tech giant’s US investments

Chinese consumer tech firm Tencent has its feet in many different parts of the Chinese internet – including games, messaging apps, pay...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 4:12 pm
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WeChat and other messaging apps forced to ‘clean up’ as China’s latest web crackdown continues

China’s web crackdown in the past couple of months has been wide-ranging, extending from pornography to the spread of online rumors.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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How Chinese tech companies are going global

Chinese companies that dominate in their home markets are flush with cash, and they are keen to stretch their influence abroad to get ahead ...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:53 pm
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Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

The new funding for Whisper was led by Shasta Ventures, along with participation from Chinese web giant Tencent and several others.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Tencent Q1 2014

Tencent pulls in $2.95 billion in revenue in Q1 as WeChat gaming takes off

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) had a blockbuster Q1, according to its new financial report today.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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Shotgun! China’s internet giants race to get cars online

After taking over China's smartphones and computers with WeChat and QQ, it's become quite clear in the past couple days where Tencent wants ...

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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Guanxi 2.0: how WeChat groups are changing the game in China’s tech and startup scene

Tencent's flagship app is blurring the lines between professional and social, taking the place of conference rooms, expert forums, recruitme...

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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