Posts Tagged: tencent


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After JD deal, a little-known online marketplace could be Tencent’s secret weapon against Alibaba

Many analysts view Tencent’s new 15 percent stake in China’s largest B2C marketplace JD (a.k.a. Jingdong) as a landmark move i...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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You can now pay for your coffee inside WeChat as brands get permission to do purchases in the app

Starting today, Chinese consumers will be able to buy almost anything inside WeChat

WeChat, the popular messaging app made by Tencent, is pushing even further into mobile commerce territory. Today Tencent (HKG:0700) added su...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 1:36 pm
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Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

Will Tencent buy a stake in China’s second-largest e-store? So far, signs point to yes

Amid swirling rumors that Tencent (HKG:0700) is keen to boost its flagging e-commerce operations by taking a stake in the Amazon-esque JD, t...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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WeChat will soon allow celebrities and media to rake in money from ads

WeChat is popular because it has a lot of features besides messaging. In China especially, the app has evolved to include things like mobile...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 9:37 pm
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Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add local listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Chinese web and social media titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has revealed this afternoon that it has taken a 20 percent stake in Dianping, a Yelp-s...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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What WeChat needs to learn from Facebook

WeChat is doing things in China no other app in the world is doing right now. It manages to innovate with every update, having added social...

  • February 12, 2014
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Chinese WeChat users sent out 20 million cash-filled red envelopes to friends and family within two days

Last week WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app, launched a feature letting users based in China gift money to friends and family. The f...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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On the eve of Chinese New Year, WeChat processed 10 million messages in one minute

The team behind WeChat, China’s behemoth mobile messaging app, released a short infographic yesterday reporting user activity on the eve o...

  • February 3, 2014
  • at 12:11 pm
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5 great browsers to replace your phone’s stock browser

When it comes to smartphones, many people have their preferred selection of apps that they download when first setting up a new phone. But o...

  • January 29, 2014
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Tencent radically shakes up its ecommerce strategy as it takes a 15 percent stake in Alibaba rival JD

Tencent (HKG: 0700), the tech giant behind China’s QQ and WeChat messaging apps, is radically shaking up its ecommerce operations by formi...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 11:07 am
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Tencent comes to the rescue of Windows XP users in China

Update March 3, 2014 @13:15 - Microsoft has clarified that security does not equate to support. While it has entrusted local companies in C...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 3:19 pm
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Boosted by WeChat sharing, Tencent’s video app hit 160 million views on Valentine’s Day

Boosted by WeChat sharing, Tencent’s fun video app hit 160 million views on Valentine’s Day

After seeing hundreds of millions of people start using the WeChat messaging app, Tencent (HKG:0700) decided to expand upon it last year wit...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Business Insider signs China content deal, and that shows Chinese web media is growing up

Business Insider, the US-based news site, is heading to China. BI founder Henry Blodget has announced a partnership with Chinese web titan T...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 12:19 pm
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WeChat links up with a major Chinese shopping center to launch offline-to-online purchases

WeChat, China’s most popular mobile messaging service, has inked a cooperation deal with the Wangfujing Department Store in Beijing, a...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 2:20 pm
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5 ways China’s WeChat is more innovative than you think

Tech in Asia has been covering WeChat, China’s most popular mobile message app, before it even had an English name. Meanwhile, internation...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 8:30 am
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Chinese New Year welcomed in with 13.6 billion messages in 1 day on China's top social network

Chinese New Year welcomed in with 13.6 billion messages in 1 day on China’s top social network

While everyone’s talking about WeChat, it’s easy to forget that Tencent makes another social network that’s even more popular.

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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WeChat’s online savings fund rakes in $130 million in deposits on first day

Just over a week ago Tencent launched Licaitong for WeChat, a consumer investment fund that lets Chinese users store savings in a money-mark...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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WeChat has a viral hit in China as users gift Chinese New Year cash to their buddies

Gifting cash via mobile payments is going viral right now on WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app. It’s the social media equi...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 12:52 pm
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