Posts Tagged: tencent

Oh the irony... Iran blocks China-made WeChat app

Iran bans another social network, blocks WeChat messaging app

WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has joined the likes of Facebook and Twitter in being blocked by authorities in Iran. Global V...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 7:02 pm
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Grab your popcorn: Alibaba and WeChat go head-to-head and tit-for-tat over movie tickets

Somewhere in China, someone is about to purchase a movie ticket on his or her smartphone. And that ticket purchase could tip the power balan...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 5:07 pm
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China’s Vine-esque video app for WeChat takes selfies to a whole new level

A few months back we got word that Tencent (HKG: 0700) – the maker of WeChat – was set to release a social video-sharing (think ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Tornado spotting and partying: how WeChat is being used by US colleges

On November 17, the WeChat account “MSU Companion” warned overseas Chinese students about the possibility of tornadoes and severe winds ...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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WeChat to launch banking platform by mid-December

WeChat‘s upcoming financial services platform will be launched in mid-December this year, according to Yicai (article in Chinese). ...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 11:43 am
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In Tencent vs. Qihoo Supreme Court case, which do the people support?

A Supreme Court hearing between two web titans, Qihoo 360 and Tencent, began this morning in China, marking the next round of the three-year...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Snapchat now has a friend in Asia with Tencent investment

Snapchat, the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t messaging app now has a new buddy in Asia. This is because Tencent’s long-rumored inv...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 11:46 am
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International users can soon store the entire ‘Breaking Bad’ series for free, 333 times, thanks to Tencent

Tencent, the Chinese tech giant best known for its QQ and WeChat messaging services, announced that it will offer free 10 TB of cloud storag...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 1:49 pm
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China’s biggest online video sites form alliance against piracy, collectively sue Baidu for $49 million

This afternoon, more than a dozen of China’s biggest online video providers including Youku (NYSE:YOKU), LeTV (SHE:300104), Sohu (NASD...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 4:53 pm
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China’s Oppo launches N1 smartphone with CyanogenMod OS for overseas markets

Tencent just invested in Android alternative CyanogenMod. Here’s why it matters

Yesterday news made the rounds that Cyanogen Inc, the relatively niche Android ROM maker, received a $23 million series B investment led by ...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 10:13 pm
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WeChat gets serious about in-app purchases and e-commerce with its latest update

WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, has unveiled an update to its Android app. In addition to some notable UI additions, the updat...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Tencent and Netease to join the personal investment race against Alibaba and Baidu

Following the success of Alibaba’s Yuebao and Baidu’s Baifa online savings fund, Tencent (HKG:0700) and Netease (NASDAQ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 12:40 pm
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Expanding yet further out of China, WeChat set to open Philippines office

WeChat is being marketed heavily in the Philippines with TV advertisements this year. Now, the app’s maker, Tencent (HKG:0700), is set to ...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 4:49 pm
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China’s taxi-booking app race heats up between Alibaba and Tencent

Chinese taxi booking app Kuaide will acquire its Shanghai-based competitor, Dahuangfeng, according to a tweet from Kuaide on Sina Weib...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook, adding street cred to WeChat

We’ve heard about how Facebook is losing its street cred and its teenage audience as more and more baby boomers (their parents) join the p...

  • November 25, 2013
  • at 8:09 pm
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Fruit Ninja is preparing to slice its way into WeChat

Being a fruit ninja means more than just slicing and dicing. It involves making friends as well. That’s what the makers of Fruit Ninja...

  • November 20, 2013
  • at 2:50 pm
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Tencent: WeChat now has 271.9 million monthly active users around the world

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed its Q3 2013 earnings report this evening. The figure that everyone is looking for pertains to ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 6:08 pm
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4 ways China’s web giants will beat state-owned banks in consumer finance

In recent months, China’s web giants – namely Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), Alibaba, and Tencent (HKG:0700) – have been applying for f...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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