WeChat

Pull the plug on internet monopolies - Opinion

IN AUGUST 2012, THE DOMESTIC SOCIAL MEDIA APP WECHAT opened a new function called "public accounts" that allows registered users to publish their …

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<b>Subway Closes Hundreds of US Locations</b><p>Sandwich chain Subway closed hundreds of locations last year. According to Bloomberg, the company lost 359 US …

Fortune 500

WeChat sees bigger spenders as China goes cashless

Paying for Starbucks using WeChat in China. Photo credit: Tencent.China’s smartphone owners are way ahead of everyone else on the planet when it …

China

Video: 5 startup growth lessons from WeChat’s meteoric rise

With 889 million monthly active users, WeChat is an undisputed giant of the Chinese mobile market. From Y Combinator partner Anu Hariharan’s blog …

Startups

Tencent executive expects WeChat Pay in every shop in China within two years

HONG KONG: An executive at Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest social media and online entertainment company, said on Friday he expects its mobile …

China

WeChat offers convenient e-payment services for Thai sellers, Chinese tourists

BANGKOK - E-payment method has been growing dramatically in China, changing Chinese people's life and coming out with tourists to other countries, …

Thailand

On Growing: 7 Lessons from the Story of WeChat

Founders are increasingly pointing to Asia when asked for an example of a product they aspire to create, and WeChat is very often that aspirational …

Product Management

Three kingdoms, two empires: China’s internet giants go global

Three kingdoms, two empiresChina’s internet giants go global<p>Tencent is leading the acquisition spree, with Alibaba a close second<p>print-edition …

China

Tencent calling time on tipping

Tencent Holdings Ltd closed a popular service on WeChat which allows iPhone users to offer tips to content creators, signaling the tension between …

App Store

Shishang Architecture designed multi-tech interior with pixelated islands for ZANADU travel company

<b>Shishang Architecture</b> <b>created a series of pixelated islands for Chinese travel space company to explore boundaries of ''the travel agency of the</b> …

Luxury Travel

China bans government workers from sharing porn, state secrets on WeChat

The Chinese Communist Party on Tuesday laid out new social media guidelines for its approximately 7.4 million state bureaucrats that restrict what …

China

How WeChat Spreads Rumors, Reaffirms Bias, and Helped Elect Trump

S<b>ix months before Donald Trump</b> won the United States election, Chinese-American blogger Xie Bin and seven others launched a WeChat page aimed at …

China

WeChat tipping feature runs afoul of iOS App Store rules

The on-going tension between WeChat and Apple has finally gone public after the WeChat team announced a halt to the “tipping” feature due to the App …

App Store

How WeChat Pay became Alipay’s largest rival

Paying for Starbucks coffee. Photo credit: Tencent.In China, tech giants tend to delineate their influence around certain industries – Alibaba has …

China

Tencent's WeChat Abolishes Tipping Feature on Apple iPhones - Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is shutting down a popular feature on WeChat that allows iPhone users to tip emoji and content creators to comply with Apple …

iOS

China's digital media is booming, but breaking in can be tricky

China has a notorious reputation as a hub for counterfeits, but that's far from the case in its digital media scene, where a unique ecosystem has …

China

What Jewelry Brands Cartier, Tiffany, and Pandora Are Doing in China

China represents a third of all jewelry sales. Which Western brand is doing the best job of cracking the all-important Middle Kingdom?<p>China is …

China

China’s internet censors allow one-on-one complaining, but won’t let you gripe in group chat

New report shows the flexibility of Chinese censorship in WeChat<p>Everyone knows that China has some of the most sophisticated censorship tools in the world, but the details of how they actually work — what they censor and when — are often not fully understood. A new report by Citizen Lab, a research …

China

WeChat and destinations - hundreds of millions of users but only thousands of views

Chinese users of WeChat are more likely to read posts from airlines and cruise companies than destinations according to new research.<p>Dragon Trail …

Airasia

China's top social network paid a salary nearly double that of Apple's highest paid person

Tencent, one of China's biggest internet companies, is paying out some serious salaries.<p>The company, which owns the country's most used messenger app, WeChat, paid an undisclosed employee some $40 million (HKD 311 million) in salary and bonus in 2016, according to a company filing [pdf] with the …

Emerging Technology

China Stops WeChat, Weibo Users Discussing Human Rights Crackdown

Chinese censors have blocked social media activity in China related to a 2015 crackdown on human rights lawyers, new research shows.<p>Since July 9, 2015, more than 250 Chinese rights lawyers, legal staff, activists, and their relatives have been detained by public security agents in China, known as …

China

PayMaya serves the unbanked in the Philippines through the mobile app

Access to mobile banking in the Philippines remains exclusive and conventional despite a high mobile phone penetration rate. PayMaya is enjoying some …

FinTech

Journalism faces a crisis worldwide – we might be entering a new dark age

Almost anyone can use the worldwide web to be a media outlet, so how will we differentiate between truth, myth and lies?<p>Australia’s two largest legacy media organisations recently announced big cuts to their journalistic staff. Many editorial positions, perhaps up to 120, will disappear at Fairfax …

Journalism

China’s WeChat Is a Censorship Juggernaut

Earlier this month the Chinese social media giant Tencent passed Wells Fargo as the world's tenth most valuable publicly traded company.<p>It would …

China

Tencent Is An Underestimated Growth Giant

Enhanced leadership in mobile games drives accelerated growth; estimated EPS contribution Rmb8.1 by 2020.<p>With world-third MAU, 3x user stickiness of …

Stocks

The Entrepreneur’s­ Journey: Vision & Leadership, with Gene Hsu and Jason Inch

Date<p>Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 6:30 PM<p>Supported By:<p>On January 19, join us for the latest in the <i>Entrepreneur’s Journey</i> series of events at the Shanghai …

China

China's Precision Censorship Machine Allows Some Controversial Keywords, But Blocks Combinations Of Them

China's censorship of the Internet is both impressively thorough, and yet surprisingly subtle at times. For example, we've already written about ways …

China

Wechat Expo

TOPICS<p>From Working at TaxiForSure to Now Stitching Fintech & Healthc...<p>Design Passion Leads to Creative Business<p>WordPress to Improve Business, The …

Entrepreneurship

Report says WeChat keeps gaining ground - Business

Monthly active users of WeChat, a popular social networking app run by internet behemoth Tencent Holdings Ltd, rose to 889 million last year, up 28 …

Mobile Marketing

94% of the Chinese Fall in Love with This App

The habit of using WeChat is ingrained in Chinese consumer behavior. The popularity of this application has been growing at a breakneck speed since …

China