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.
A new report from Citizen Lab dives deeper into what gets censored on WeChat, and why.
In Episode 44, William Bao Bean, partner of SOS Ventures and Chinaccelerator, joined us on Analyse Asia to discuss how their accelerator and venture fund spurre...
On Thursday, the word Uber suddenly made articles disappear on WeChat. A technical glitch? That's why Tencent is claiming.
Starting off the first episode for Analyse Asia on Tech in Asia, we have Benedict Evans, partner from Andreessen Horowitz to discuss all things mobile. We start...
BobbleApp creates your comic character, including a bobblehead. You can then use the stickers in apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line.
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.