Tencent’s mobile chat app has been accused by some of being a copycat (and those complaints are not without merit), but that hasn’t stopped WeChat from growing at breakneck pace. With 300-million-plus users, it’s far and away the mobile chat app of choice in China, but perhaps more importantly, it’s probably the first Chinese social network to see real success overseas, with more than 40 million international users as of April 2013.
Nice changes direction and broadens its horizon in an effort to attract more users and move beyond its homeland of China.
Weeks after the ban started, Beijingers are taking to WeChat, the hugely popular messaging app, to photograph and shame indoor smokers.
China's newest meme: snap a photo of yourself while reaching behind your back and around your waist so that your hand covers your belly button.
VNG, Vietnam's top consumer tech company, just announced that its chat app, Zalo, just hit 30 million registered users.
An online-only sanitary pad brand? You bet. China's Honeymate just raised a pre-A round and customers are already saying yes to its products.
Chinese tech titan Tencent today unveiled its Android-based OS that’s designed for use across smartphones, game consoles, wearable tech, and smart home gadgets.
WePiao is already integrated into both WeChat and QQ, the two most popular messaging apps in China. In 2014, 30% of movie tickets in China were sold online.
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, ...
Unless you'd like a dose of 6,000 times the legal limit of hormones, we suggest buying your health-related products via a different platform. WeChat ecommerce h...
China's most popular messaging app takes the stage for KTV.
China's tech titans used to trample local startups, but now they're offering funding as they seek out partnerships.
China's favorite mobile messenger adds more ads.
Also, Tencent's profits reached RMB 23.9 billion (US$3.9 billion), up 53 percent year-on-year.
WeChat, the most popular messaging app and social network in China with 468 million monthly active users, yesterday set in stone 10 rules for users posting to t...
WeChat, Weibo ordered to crack down on viral pollution film ‘Under the Dome,’ but discussion continues
After Chai Jing's pollution documentary went viral in China, authorities have ordered discussion of it be censored, but as usual, that hasn't stopped China's we...
JD, China's second-biggest ecommerce company after Alibaba, today announced its fourth quarter 2014 earnings report.
Techweb reports Sina removed 5,500 "misleading" accounts, while Tencent purged nearly 26,000 from QQ, WeChat, and Tencent Weibo.
Bitcoin enthusiasts in China exchanged a total of RMB 10 million (US$1.6 million) in Chinese New Year gifts using the cryptocurrency.
Products like online mutual funds, peer-to-peer loans, and insurance only showed 2 percent growth in the second half of last year.
Amidst all the other Chinese New Year festivities, China’s WeChat users sent each other an astonishing 1.01 billion red envelopes.
China’s state TV extravaganza for Chinese New Year’s Eve is getting a social media twist this year – and also a pile of cash.
Alibaba and Tencent ramped up the taxi-booking battle in China by incorporating the startup services in their own mobile apps.
The business accounts are now available in 17 languages. There is a paid option for individuals and organizations who want to connect with large fan bases.
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.