Buying coffee... buying groceries... paying utility bills... WeChat wants to help you do all that along with being a social network. But how good is it?
Tencent's mobile money transfers just got slightly more expensive for power users. Guess who's not happy about that change?
I am happy to share with you today my latest article, co-written with my colleague Alan Chan. We are looking at Alibaba’s Alipay versus PayPal and take it into ...
Coursera, which already boasts a million Chinese users, is finally adding support for a payment method they actually use.
It means that users of Alipay, which is China's top mobile wallet app, can now find local services like fresh flowers or food delivery inside the app.
How many offline retailers in China's consumer-facing industries actually accept online payments? A recent survey of Wuhan businesses shows the answer is not ma...
Ecommerce titan Alibaba is forming a RMB 6 billion (US$970 million) joint venture company to focus on web-connected on-demand services, such as food delivery.
Ant Financial and the whole Alipay business was not part of Alibaba’s record-breaking IPO last year.
China’s tech giants are working hard to make sure that consumers use their phones to pay for things. Today Alipay Wallet, the Alibaba-affiliated mobile wallet, ...
April Fools' Day has everyone at Tech in Asia a bit paranoid about getting duped by fake stories.
Soon you can buy stuff on Taobao with your mug.
During the 24-hour period of Chinese New Year’s Eve, users of the Alipay Wallet app gifted a lot of cash to their buddies and family members.
Alibaba and Tencent ramped up the taxi-booking battle in China by incorporating the startup services in their own mobile apps.
What could go wrong when you're giving away free money? Quite a lot, as Alibaba's Alipay discovered yesterday.
This year, Tencent announced plans to unleash 500 million red envelopes full of cash and another 3 billion virtual coupons to WeChat users over a 10-day period.
China's ecommerce giant wants in on India.
China's WeChat has just shut down sharing connections between WeChat and a number of Alibaba apps, including Alipay's red envelope service.
Wanda Group, the brick-and-mortar conglomerate that formed a US$814 million joint venture with Baidu and Tencent, bought a stake in online payment firm 99Bill.
Lei Jun’s share of Xiaomi is worth US$31 billion to US$38.9 billion, well above Ma and somewhere in the range of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.