Posts Tagged: tencent

Tencent pumps $193 million into Asian logistics network in another strike against Alibaba

Tencent pumps $193 million into logistics and online merchants in another strike against Alibaba

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) announced this evening the completion of a HK$1.5 billion (about $193 million) deal to take a stake in ...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 7:34 pm
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In just 9 days, WeChat brings in over 100,000 taxi rides for Chinese passengers looking for a lift

It’s been about a week and a half since WeChat, the messaging app that’s dominating smartphones in China, added taxi booking and payment...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Alibaba goes right for Tencent’s gut as it reveals plans go into mobile games

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba spent much of 2013 entering seemingly every sector in the mobile internet space it wasn’t already active ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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China’s 450 million online video viewers watch 5.7 billion hours of vids every month (INFOGRAPHIC)

When the hotly-anticipated third season of Sherlock returned to screens last week, there were only two places in the world where you could w...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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In China you can now hail a taxi and pay the driver on WeChat

That was fast – just days after Chinese tech giant Tencent (HKG:0700) threw some cash into the massive series C funding round for taxi...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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Tencent tips in $100 million funding round for China’s leading taxi-hailing app – is WeChat integration next?

Chinese taxi booking app Didi Dache has started off the new year with a bang, receiving a fresh round of $100 million in funding, according ...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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WeChat gets ready for primetime with upcoming release of WeChat TV

Tencent (HKG:0700), the company behind behemoth Chinese messaging app WeChat, has announced it will partner with television manufacturer Sky...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 12:32 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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WeChat StoryCam Photo editing sharing

WeChat views a global audience for its new photo app, StoryCam

Yet another photo editing and sharing app, I hear you exclaim. Do we really need one? Since we love taking pictures of food, scenery, pets, ...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Did Marc Andreessen just say that Snapchat could be like a $100 billion Tencent?

Asia is increasingly the hot bed of interesting new business models and Marc Andreessen knows it. He thinks Snapchat could be like Tencent.

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Imagining a Chinese game console

Now that game consoles are officially legal in China, everyone is talking about what that could mean for the big console makers Sony, Micros...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 10:42 am
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Games anyone? WeChat quietly rolls out games in Indonesia

Indonesians loved the social gaming experience in messaging apps Line and KakaoTalk in 2013, and now WeChat wants to join the party. The Chi...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China's biggest 'street view'

Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China’s biggest ‘street view’

Started with just three areas in late 2011, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) street view imagery is now the most comprehensive in China. In a coun...

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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How Alibaba and Tencent went head-to-head in 2013

This past year saw some major competition emerge between Tencent, China’s massive gaming and social networking company, and Alibaba, which...

  • January 1, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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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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