Posts Tagged: tencent



Tencent’s Penguin Helps You Find Music on New Song-Recognition Web App

Finding a piece of music can be frustrating if you don’t know the name of it, or even who sung it. But China’s biggest social me...

  • February 27, 2012
  • at 11:15 am
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QQ Users in China Pay For a Fake ‘Sent From My iPhone’ Hack

File this one under ‘people are vain’ and ‘not great publicity for Android.’ Some users of Tencent’s (HKG:0700...

  • February 22, 2012
  • at 5:16 pm
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Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: ‘Real Name’ Weibo Isn’t A Viable Solution

The real name requirements for Weibo in China is about to get realer. On March 16, 2012, all Twitter-like service providers in China need pe...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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With Facebook Blocked, The Sims Social Goes to China Via Tencent

EA (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that its popular gaming franchise, The Sims, is going to make its way into China via the Tencent (HKG:0700)...

  • February 14, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Lexulous Launches On Ibibo, Get Ready to Cheat With a Dictionary

India’s largest online social gaming site, Ibibo, today has another attraction for its users – the popular word game Lexulous. S...

  • February 9, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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China Digest: CIC acquired, Yunyun by ex-Googlers, and more

(1) Kantar Media acquires leading Chinese social business intelligence agency CIC. (2) Yunyun’s social search merges websites, question-an...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 8:06 am
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Tencent’s Pony Ma Challenges Real-Name Advocates By Talking About Prostitutes

Real-name registration systems are all the rage in China these days. And by “all the rage,” what I mean is “increasingly m...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Opens Cyberlaw Center, Invests in Research

Chinese internet giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has today announced the opening up of its Tencent Cyberlaw Research Center and accompanying websit...

  • January 3, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Tencent Weibo to Join in Real-Name Requirement for Microblogs

After the announcement that Beijing authorities had mandated real-name registration for Beijing microblogs, there was some speculation that ...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 11:25 am
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As Sure As Night Follows Day, Tencent Launches a Pinterest Clone

With grim inevitability, we see that the Chinese social media behemoth Tencent (HKG:0700) has today launched a Pinterest clone called Dutu. ...

  • February 23, 2012
  • at 3:50 pm
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Made-in-China Mobile Browser Takes off in India

China’s social media and online gaming giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has a stake in India’s largest gaming site Ibibo, and thus was b...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 9:13 pm
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5 Features in Mac OS 10.8 That Apple Has Added for Chinese Users

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has just released an early preview of its next version of Mac OS X, which will be called Mountain Lion. Along with a bun...

  • February 16, 2012
  • at 11:15 pm
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What Do You Do When Tencent Copies? Here Are 10 Ways a Startup Can Beat the Giant

Some of you might have read this article where it quotes Stephen Bell, a Shanghai-based partner at Trinity Ventures, who says he hears this ...

  • February 13, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Real Name Deadline for China’s Microblogs is Looming, New Users Already Way Down

We’ve known since the first week of January that real-name registration was going to be a government-mandated requirement on Chinese T...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 10:34 pm
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Tencent Licenses CryEngine3, Sets to Work on New Online Gaming Title

China’s social media giant Tencent (HKG:0700), which is also the market leader in online gaming in the country, has licensed Crytek...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Real Name Checks on Weibo Won’t Come Cheap for Sina, Tencent

With it now certain that China’s popular Weibo (microblogging) services – prime among them being Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) and ...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 2:40 pm
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Ready For Your Close-Up? Tencent’s Online Maps Bring StreetView to China

The Chinese search engine Soso.com has added a Google-esque ‘StreetView’ feature to its online maps. It launched over the weeken...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Is Blizzard Considering Switching to Tencent for WoW in China

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft may be seeing a downswing in its user base, but it’s still got more players — and rakes in mo...

  • December 14, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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