Posts Tagged: tencent

If More Than Half the Population of the World Lives in This Circle, Asia is the Future of Startups

No surprise, Asia tops the charts for internet and mobile growth, but are Asian startups ready?

Latest data has been telling us that Asia leads the world in terms of internet growth, in almost every significant category. But can Asian s...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 8:37 pm
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Tencent’s WeChat messaging app fights counterfeit goods with paid verified accounts

Yesterday WeChat, the leading mobile messenger in China, officially announced the launch of  paid verified accounts, bolstering the credibi...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 10:39 am
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5 Chinese tech giants investing in Silicon Valley in 2013

Earlier this month, we predicted more Asian tech giants will try to acquire Silicon Valley startups. In China, that trend is already pickin...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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In a growing Asian trend, Samsung wants to acquire Valley companies

Samsung is now on a path to investing in startups in the Silicon Valley. It underlines an even bigger trend, Asia is waking up to what it ne...

  • October 9, 2013
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Despite $448 million deal, Tencent’s online maps won’t merge with Sogou, will be rebranded instead

Earlier this month Tencent announced that it would invest $448 million into former rival Sogou, merging the latter firm’s search technolog...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 1:04 pm
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Check out China's 8 richest tech entrepreneurs in 2013

Check out China’s 8 richest tech entrepreneurs right now

The annual Hurun rich list weighs up the bank balances of China’s leading businesspeople. The new list for 2013 is now out, revealing ...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 10:09 pm
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Mobile game video recorder Kamcord reports 1 million replays shared, launches on Android

Now available on more than 120 iOS games, mobile game video recorder Kamcord today releases the Android version of its SDK to developers. ...

  • September 19, 2013
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Tencent soars past $100 billion in value after yesterday’s search engine merger

Yesterday evening, Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed it’ll take a 36.5 percent slice of search engine rival Sogou for $448 million. The deal sho...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 10:13 am
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Tencent to release another Vine clone in China to integrate with WeChat

Word leaked today that Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has a clone of Vine now in closed-beta testing. The eight-second video sharing p...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
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Xiaomi gets literate, launches e-reader app and e-book store

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi this week launched a new homemade e-reader app on its MIUI app store. Xiaomi Xiaoshuo will not have its ...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 1:39 pm
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120,000 users invest $164 million on first day of Baidu Finance Center

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) announced it reached its maximum allowed investment in less than five hours today, the launch day of Baidu Finance Cent...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 7:04 pm
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Pot calling the kettle black? Alibaba’s Alipay says WeChat is full of counterfeit items

Just a year or two ago, Alibaba’s Alipay was really the only game in town when it came to online payments in China. It dominated its c...

  • October 18, 2013
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WeChat shakes up shopping in China

How WeChat is shaking up the shopping experience in China

We’ve written a lot about WeChat’s stickers and gaming and other social features; but one thing often overlooked is how the popu...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Now Sogou and Qihoo are suing each other

Well, that didn’t take long. Qihoo 360 was reportedly interested in buying Sogou, but no sooner had Sogou scored an investment from Te...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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WeChat users in China get their own vending machines

WeChat users in China can now quench their thirst in-between chatting online with their buddies using new WeChat vending machines. During a ...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 11:34 am
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Baidu’s share of China’s search engine market continues its descent as Qihoo rises

CNZZ has released August’s stats for China’s search engine space, and the numbers show that Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) continues its slow but s...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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Tencent buys stake in Sogou

Chinese web giant Tencent boosts its search engine, takes stake in rival for $448 million

China’s top web companies are on an acquisition blitz this year. The latest big stake grab comes in the realm of search engines, with Chin...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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Sina and Tencent investors unperturbed by crackdown on spreading rumors in China

In May, the Chinese government came down hard on Chinese web celebrities, launching a campaign to contain provocative news and rumors. Seve...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 11:35 pm
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