Posts Tagged: tencent

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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Screenshots of next WeChat update show LinkedIn integration and a makeover for Android

China’s most popular messaging app and social network WeChat’s upcoming version 5.2 update will likely come with LinkedIn integr...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Forget Box, SkyDrive, and Dropbox, Tencent’s 10TB of free cloud storage is hands down the best

How much shareable cloud storage can you get for free nowadays? Dropbox, probably the most popular option, offers a measly 2GB in it’...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 5:37 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
  • at 12:30 pm
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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
  • at 9:05 am
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In a bid to steal the spotlight from WeChat, Alibaba unveils its first three mobile games

Today Alibaba unveiled the first three titles for its new mobile gaming branch, which the company formally announced earlier this month. The...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 3:23 pm
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Wallet wars: A visual peek inside China’s PayPal

In the US, when people think of online payment services, there’s really not much to think about at all. Most of us simply bind our credit ...

  • January 18, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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10 highlights of Indonesia’s tech industry in 2013

Let’s look back at what the Indonesian tech industry went through last year. It’s not just a history lesson, as it also points the way f...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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