WeChat

WeChat’s director of user growth talks up new features for overseas clients

I got a chance to sit down at RISE 2017 in Hong Kong with WeChat’s Director of User Growth Stephen Wang.<p>For those unfamiliar, WeChat began as a messaging app back in 2010 created by China’s Tencent, but over the years, it has quickly become a tool of everyday life in mainland China. WeChat has 889 …

China

Audi slated for ad comparing used cars with brides

<b>Beijing, China - Audi has come under fire from consumers in China for an advert that compared buying a second-hand car to checking out a …

Used Cars

This photo may be driving China’s recent disruptions of WhatsApp and WeChat

In the past week, China’s already strong control of the internet seems to have tightened to an unprecedented level. Users in recent days have reported being unable to send images and video via messaging tool WhatsApp, and the Canada-based internet research group Citizen Lab found that on China’s …

China

Here's Why Chinese Cities are Almost Completely Cash Free

Chinese consumers made $5.5 trillion in mobile payments last year<p>In most cities in China, someone losing their phone is the same as losing their …

Banking

In urban China, hardly anyone is using cash anymore

SHANGHAI — There is an audacious economic experiment happening in China.<p>It has nothing to do with debt, infrastructure spending or the other major economic topics du jour. It has to do with cash — specifically, how China is systematically and rapidly doing away with paper money and coins.<p>Almost …

Banking

Best Alternative For WhatsApp – WeChat

WhatsApp had launched in 2009 and become most popular chat app in the world due to their smart interface user get addicted to using it. In the …

WhatsApp

Live from RISE Hong Kong—WeChat’s global expansion through outbound tourism

Tencent’s social app WeChat has been known for occupying every touchpoint of a Chinese person’s normal life, and now it is extending its reach to …

China

WeChat Users in China Will Surpass 490 Million This Year

Messaging service WeChat, owned by Tencent and known as Weixin in China, will total 494.3 million users in China this year, according to eMarketer’s …

China

How Burberry used a popular Chinese app to boost sales

LONDON (AP) — In a bid to reinvigorate sales in the massive Chinese market, British luxury fashion brand Burberry this year used a strategy that has paid off handsomely: ramping up advertising on China's popular WeChat social media app.<p>Burberry saw a 4 percent rise in overall sales in the second …

London Fashion Week

Tencent Holdings plans to expand WeChat Pay beyond China, applies for a license in Malaysia

Tencent Holdings Ltd has applied for a license in Malaysia to offer local payment services via its WeChat Pay, in what would be a first for the …

China

WeChat users in China to reach nearly 500 million in 2017

More than three-quarters (84.5%) of all mobile phone messaging app users in China will use WeChat this year, according to research by …

Digital Media

Tencent’s mission to attract global users to its entertainment ecosystem

Not content with owning China’s most popular app, Tencent is on a mission to make global audiences fall in love with WeChat’s captivating …

Mobile Payments

How Changes to the Way We Search Will Impact Businesses

Changes in paths to consume content and experiences have emerged through technologies that offer a glimpse into what search may look like in the not-so-distant future.<p>Today’s search engines are one of the primary paths to content experiences on the web. Shopping, research, directions and questions …

SEO

Stripe opens up China: E-commerce deals struck with Alipay and WeChat Pay

Breakthrough will open 1bn Chinese consumers to a world of business.<p>Businesses around the world will now be able to accept payments from hundreds of …

FinTech

Stripe strikes Alipay and WeChat Pay deal for China access

<b>US digital payments firm Stripe has struck a deal to help online retailers around the world sell more easily to Chinese customers.</b><p>Merchants who use Stripe to process transactions will now be able to accept Alipay and WeChat Pay on their websites and apps.<p>Alipay and WeChat Pay dominate online …

Banking

Alipay and WeChat Pay expand global reach through partnership with Stripe | ZDNet

The partnership agreement gives the Chinese digital wallets access to Stripe's merchant base in more than 25 countries.<p>Stripe has announced …

Banking

Stripe is making it easier for British businesses to sell to Chinese customers

Easy-to-install support for Chinese mobile payment providers should make it easier for British businesses to expand into the potentially lucrative …

Business (UK)

Why Stripe Is Partnering With Alipay and WeChat

Stripe Inc. unveiled a partnership deal with two of China’s biggest digital payment services, giving the San Francisco-based startup access to …

Business

Chinese internet giant Tencent launches WeChat Pay in Europe to challenge Alibaba’s Alipay

Chinese internet giant Tencent launched its WeChat Pay payments service in Europe on Monday, challenging rival Alipay, which is owned by rival …

Banking

Stripe strikes global partnerships with China's Alipay, WeChat Pay

Silicon Valley startup Stripe has partnered with digital payment providers Alipay and WeChat Pay to enable merchants using its platform globally to …

FinTech

Stripe forms global partnerships with Alipay, with 520M+ users, and WeChat Pay, with 600M+

Banking

Stripe expands to Hong Kong, partners with WeChat and Alipay

Digital payments processing company Stripe is expanding into Hong Kong and has struck deals with WeChat Pay and Alipay, which combined account for …

China

Warburton expected extra time to settle series

10:15 PM BST<p>British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has revealed he was "ready for 20 minutes of extra time" at the dramatic third Test …

Rugby Union

Ten Questions - Coleman Buckley | Articles » Issue 59

How did you get into kiting, you're from Santa Cruz which has a pretty big scene now, but what drew you to it in the first place and what were you …

Kitesurfing

Stripe adds support for Alipay and WeChat Pay, China’s top digital payment services

Payment enabler Stripe just announced two significant tie-ins that could help its pool of merchants make money from consumers in China.<p>U.S. firm Stripe said today that it has agreed to global deals with Alipay and WeChat Pay, two digital services that dominate consumer spending in China. Alipay, …

Business (UK)

China's WeChat fans can chat on the go in Europe

THE HAGUE: Chinese tourists can now use the popular WeChat messaging app while soaking up the sights in Europe this summer thanks to Dutch telecoms …

SIM Cards

The Real Game Changer - Naish | Articles » Issue 59

Kite materials have improved dramatically in recent years, you can now get a couple of seasons use from a kite and still sell it on in good …

Kitesurfing

Destiny 2

And so passes E3 for yet another year, bringing our usual dose of bright lights, loud music and perfunctory publisher conferences to a welcomed halt. …

Gaming

WeChat unveils new plans to allow creators to monetize their content

WeChat announced today that it plans to increase the number of advertisements in original articles posted through subscription accounts. For five …

News (China)

eMarketer: WeChat driving older folks to social network in China

Over eight in 10 Internet user in China (626 m people) will access social networks regularly in 2017, according to eMarketer’s forecast.<p>This follows …

China