Rather than make it a standalone app that people would have to download, they created the Laiye concierge as a brand account inside the WeChat messaging app.
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.
Whether it is because of its exceptional entrepreneurship, state support for innovation, or just the sheer giant population base, China undoubtedly has the worl...
Beijing has a burgeoning startup scene, but what’s it like on the ground in these companies? How does the culture compare to startup hotspots elsewhere? I decid...
This post is all about WeChat, but it’s also about more than just WeChat. While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform,...
WeChat, China's ubiquitous messaging app, is valued at US$83.6 billion, a little under half of Tencent's current market capitalization.
Are you willing to connect a social media account in order to get free wifi? This startup is hoping you're cool with that.
Tencent's rolling out a new feature for WeChat, and this one will let you sign up for an account and invest all via your mobile phone.
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.