Posts Tagged: Weixin


Candy Crush Saga hits China with upcoming tie-in on Tencent’s WeChat

Fasten your seatbelts and get out your toothbrushes, because an avalanche of hard candy is about to hit China. The Wall Street Journal just ...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 7:18 pm
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Tencent just unleashed a secret weapon for WeChat that will terrify China’s Android app stores

China’s WeChat messenger (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically) comes packed with more tools than a Swiss army knife, and it...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm
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WeChat sees resurgent growth, now has 355 million active users

Chinese web titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has just put out its Q4 2013 earnings report. Amidst the financial figures is the one number everyone w...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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What’s WeChat’s latest viral hit in China? Not games, not stickers – it’s malignant tumor insurance

Over a month after Tencent’s WeChat scored a hit in China with a red envelope gifting feature, another promotion has gone viral on the me...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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WeChat Ladies

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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WeChat’s 5.2 update adds LinkedIn profiles, location sharing, and voice-to-text capability

WeChat has rolled out its 5.2 update for both the domestic Chinese version as well as its international counterpart. The new update adds dep...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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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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WeChat v5 Android update

Here’s a sneaky way to download WeChat v5.0 for Android right now, before Google Play gets it

WeChat got a major update to v5.0 last week on iOS, but it hasn’t rolled out the new features officially on Android. Though WeChat for And...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 10:11 pm
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WeChat v5 update

WeChat v5.0 Update Arrives on iOS With Social Gaming, Mobile Payments, and Sticker Store

The long awaited update to WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has arrived. This morning WeChat v5.0 for iOS is rolling out (to be...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 11:47 am
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WeChat Ladies

WeChat’s latest update adds restaurant tagging as app seeks to boost local listings

WeChat (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically), China’s leading mobile messenger, released an update for iOS last week that brings a...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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Tencent earnings report

Tencent: $3.15 billion in profit in 2013 as company shifts focus to mobile, ecommerce

China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has just published its Q4 and full-year 2013 earnings report, full of financial details and user numbers fo...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:59 pm
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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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Beijing Wangfujing

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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Weiguofang WeChat Spoon

These Chinese college students built a makeshift business selling fruit on WeChat

Everyone’s familiar with how businesses large and small will leverage social media to generate revenue. In Asia, high profile brands i...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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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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Conspiracy theories swirl as WeChat suffers a service outage the day Yixin launches in China

Coincidence or conspiracy? That’s the question some Chinese mobile users are asking (mostly in jest) after popular chat app WeChat suf...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 12:33 am
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WeChat is Now the 5th Most Used Smartphone App In The World

The market research crew at GlobalWebIndex has compiled a list of the 10 most used smartphone apps in the world in Q2 2013. Among the list o...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Alibaba financial results

Alibaba Shuts Down WeChat Interface ‘to Protect Customers’ (UPDATED)

Yesterday, rumors began to spread across the Chinese web that Alibaba, the e-commerce giant behind Taobao and Tmall, was shutting down the i...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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