WeChat

Net neutrality battle with FCC heats up (The 3:59, Ep. 321)

We talk about a proposal to repeal rules that keep ISPs from blocking or slowing down access to websites or services. Also, Uber's breach and Black Friday shopping in VR.<p>On today's podcast, we take a big dive into the following stories:<p>The proposal to kill net neutrality is here. The FCC will vote …

Internet

WeChat users send 38 billion messages daily: Report

BEIJING, Nov 22 (APP):Some 38 billion messages are sent everyday via WeChat, according to a report published by Tencent Holdings, the owner of the …

WeChat owner becomes first in Asia worth over $500B

Tencent is the first in the region to be valued at half-a-trillion dollars, joining the likes of Apple, Facebook and Microsoft.<p>Remember the Chinese company that offered a helping hand to Snap? Well it just became the first in Asia to be worth more than half-a-trillion dollars.<p>Tencent, the owner of …

China

Episode 357 – Triangle of the Dead

We return to the “Brigverse” (or “Expanded UNITverse” as suggested this week) with a review of Candy Jar Book’s <i>Lethbridge-Stewart: The Dreamer’s</i> …

TV

Tencent overtakes Facebook as market cap hits $531bn

A man walks past an advertisement at Hong Kong's international airport for the WeChat social media platform owned by China's Tencent company. (Photo: …

Business (South Africa)

WeChat and Destination DC begin first ‘City Experience Mini Program’ in United States

The official marketing organization for Washington, DC has expanded its partnership with social platform WeChat to better cater to the Chinese …

Digital Marketing

Céline Taps Into China’s WeChat Boom

The luxury brand has officially joined WeChat, China’s most influential social media platform, which is key to reaching the country’s digitally savvy …

Fashion

WeChat parent company Tencent exceeded expectations in Q3

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Tencent, the Chinese technology giant and owner of WeChat, exceeded expectations for Q3 2017, reporting a 61% year-over-year (YoY) increase in revenue to reach 65 …

Tencent

Step into the Pixar movie 'Coco' in VR (The 3:59, Ep. 318)

We chat about Pixar's first virtual-reality experience called "Coco VR," while Nintendo fave "Duck Hunt" adds VR too.<p>We've often by told that virtual reality is "like stepping into a Pixar world." Now, Pixar has come out with its first VR experience -- and the outcome is amazing.<p>Thursday's podcast …

Virtual Reality

Glossy Preview

As other regions stall, China’s a market ripe for growth for luxury brands. The pull is so strong, even the digitally-averse Céline can’t hold …

Luxury Lifestyle

WeChat users pass 900 million as app becomes integral part of Chinese lifestyle

WeChat has announced it now has 902 million active daily users, as China’s number one platform cements its position as a way of life, rather than an …

China

How Much Revenue Can WhatsApp Generate?

Facebook ( NASDAQ: FB) has yet to substantially monetize its popular messaging app WhatsApp. Companies such as Tencent (WeChat app) and Line, who operate comparable messaging apps, have successfully monetized their user bases. These apps are selling in-app content, ads, games and stickers to …

WhatsApp

The Chinese giant behind WeChat, Tencent, is taking a 10% stake in Snap

• <b>Tencent, the giant Chinese investment holding company behind WeChat, has purchased a 10% stake in Snap Inc.</b>• <b><br>The news arrived a day after Snap's third-quarter earnings results, in which the company reported numbers that badly missed Wall Street's expectations</b>.<p>The Chinese investment giant behind …

Snap Inc.

WeChat owner takes a big stake in Snapchat

Chinese tech giant Tencent has amassed a $2 billion stake in Snap.<p>The parent company of Snapchat said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday that Tencent (TCEHY) and its affiliates have purchased over 145 million of its shares.<p>That works out to a stake of just over 10%.<p>Snap said in its filing that …

Snapchat

WeChat Applets Step Up the Pace

Chinese tech giant Tencent has beefed up its wildly popular WeChat social-networking app in what could be a further threat to smartphone apps.<p>WeChat …

News (China)

Why doesn’t RAGE repeat song info towards the end of clips? An investigation

It’s the only feeling that all Australians can truly relate to.You switch on RAGE and hear what you know in your heart of hearts to be the best song …

Have You Signed Up for The Art of Manliness Dispatch? | The Art of Manliness

Last year, I noticed an interesting trend here on The Art of Manliness: the most common way people were sharing our content wasn’t with Facebook or …

Facebook Messenger

Who are the Australians that are using China's WeChat?

The mobile application was launched in 2011 by China’s technology tycoon Tencent.<p>With a ban on many other social platforms throughout China, …

China

How misinformation spreads on WeChat

The popular and opaque social media app WeChat has been largely overlooked as a culprit in spreading misinformation during and after the 2016 …

Columbia University

Marshmallow milkshake

11 Seafood recipes for when you've had enough of chicken 30 Places that could be your next go-to brunch spot Egg shortage: your breakfast and baking …

Cape Town

Local Chinese court uses targeted ads on WeChat to shame debtors: Report

A local court in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou is using social media to <b>shame people</b> into repaying their debts, the <i>China Daily</i> reported on …

China

Alipay, WeChat and Android ranked the most relevant brands in China

China’s social media, e-commerce and technology brands continue to dominate with Alipay, WeChat and Android topping a list of the most relevant …

China

OPW couple defies norms by moving in after 3 days, signing bond after 2 weeks

Neo and Betty told their unconventional love story on Our Perfect Wedding last night.<p>Viewers got to hear about how they connected through WeChat, …

News (South Africa)

WeChat

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Delta Airlines

Man filmed ‘roasting live puppy over fire because he wanted to eat it’

A man was caught on camera reportedly roasting a live puppy over a fire because ‘he wanted to eat it’.<p>The man, who has not been identified, was …

WeChat prevents users from making changes to their profiles until end of October

We hope that you like your profile picture on WeChat, because you're stuck with it until the end of the month.

Shanghai

How Luxury Brands Can Unlock the Power of User-Generated Content

Nowadays, many luxury brands in China are still hesitant about the ramifications of user-generated content (UGC) in social media and digital …

Marketing

Soapbox: The Switch Has a Big Problem, and It's Too Many Great Games

A nice problem to have

Gaming

WeChat begins censoring users ahead of China’s National Party Congress

Expect to see plenty of censorship news coming out of China over the next week.<p>The country’s National Congress is a hugely influential political summit that takes place every five years, and includes the selection of central party leadership. It is also a time when Chinese censors are on high …

Censorship

China's bankers cut bond deals on WeChat, where others post dinner photos

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - In China, bankers and traders do not just hit the phones or send an e-mail when they have a deal to sell. They take to …

China