Posts Tagged: Yixin


WeChat and other messaging apps forced to ‘clean up’ as China’s latest web crackdown continues

China’s web crackdown in the past couple of months has been wide-ranging, extending from pornography to the spread of online rumors.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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Chinese chat app Yixin launches free international calls to China

Yixin, the messaging app developed jointly by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) and the web portal Netease (NASDAQ:NTES), introduced a new feature ...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 11:51 am
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First impressions: Sina releases WeChat competitor, WeMeet

WeMeet rolls your Weibo feed, RSS feeds, and a chat app all into one. The defining characteristic is the app's focus on groups.

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 10:39 pm
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First look at Netease and China Telecom’s WeChat clone Yixin

I’ve written before about how Netease and China Telecom are reportedly working on a WeChat competitor and why such an endeavor is doom...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 10:50 am
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Are China Telecom and Netease Taking on WeChat with a New Mobile Chat App?

We’ve written a bit lately about how China’s major telecoms are upset with WeChat and other OTT services that they see as using ...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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After Jack Ma’s iron fist memo, Alibaba’s chat app Laiwang gains 5 million users in one day

Reports have surfaced in the Chinese media this week covering rumblings in the Alibaba headquarters over the company’s evolving mobile...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 1:12 pm
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Users discover Yixin’s voice messaging feature makes harassment easy

When China Telecom and Netease’s jointly-developed chat app Yixin launched late last month, its main selling point was that it allowed...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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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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Netease and China Telecom Made a WeChat Clone; Here’s Why It’s Doomed

There’s no doubt that Tencent’s WeChat is the app to beat in China’s social media market these days. But is it too late fo...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Bank of Jiangsu Sells 32,000 Users’ Information to P2P Loan Company

China’s internet users are used to data leaks by now as many Chinese websites apparently suffer from subpar security practices, but th...

  • August 18, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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