Tencent May Have Just Defeated Baidu At Its Own Game In China

Baidu is a poorly-executed search engine. But with both government regulations handcuffing its development and lack of competition in China, …

Tencent Unveils Social CRM Service In China

tencent-qidianChinese Internet company Tencent has launched a customer relationship management product named Tencent Qidian that integrates the company’s various social …

WeChat Amps Up Competition With New Phone Call Function

China’s WeChat, the instant messaging app by Tencent, has Facebook’s WhatsApp, Japan’s Line, and Microsoft’s Skype service in its sights …

Is China Mobile Now Competing With Whatsapp And Wechat?

Chinese information technology solutions provider Ultrapower’s wholly-owned subsidiary is helping China’s biggest mobile provider compete with instant messaging apps like Facebook’s Whatsapp, Tencent’s Wechat, and Apple’s iMessage.

Microsoft Ceases World’s Final MSN Holdout In China

Microsoft will officially close its instant messaging service MSN in China on October 31, 2014. Microsoft already shut down MSN services worldwide in March 2013, with the exclusion of the Chinese mainland market; and the company started promoting its other communications product Skype. According to Microsoft, Chinese MSN services will be shut down on October […]

JD.com Goes Social With Mobile Instant Messaging App

Chinese B2C e-commerce website JD.com announced the launch of its free instant messaging product “Jingdong Dongdong” for individual users. This product is mainly used for communications between individual users. It also has a customer service consulting function. JD.com previously released the PC beta version of this product and the one launched this time is an […]

Tencent’s WeChat Boasts 50 Million Registered Users

Chinese Internet company Tencent announced that its WeChat service has gained over 50 million registered users.

Xiaomi To Acquire MSNLite Team For PC-based IM Development

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced plans to acquire the MSNLite team, which will focus on the research and development of the PC version of Xiaomi’s instant messaging application after the acquisition.

China’s Tencent Invests USD1 Billion In E-commerce Subsidiary

Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive officer of Tencent, has announced plans to invest USD1 billion in its independently operated e-commerce holding company.

China’s Tencent Invests CNY400 Million In South Korean Mobile Chat Application

Chinese Internet company Tencent revealed in its financial report for the first quarter of 2012 that the company acquired a 13.84% stake in KakaoTalk, a South Korean mobile communication application, for CNY403 million.

China’s NetEase.com Launches IM Product For Corporate Users

Chinese Internet company NetEase.com has announced the official launch of its instant messaging product for corporate users.

China’s Renren.com Forms Social Media Strategic Partnership With MSN

Chinese social networking site Renren.com has reportedly formed a strategic partnership with MSN China in sectors including social networking, instant messaging service, and open platform development.

Tencent’s New Chinese E-commerce Platform Will Launch Soon

Chinese Internet company Tencent has announced at its e-commerce annual meeting that the company plans to launch a B2B2C platform in the fourth quarter of 2011.

China’s Tencent Revenue Up 44.3% In Q2 2011

Chinese Internet company Tencent has published its unaudited financial report for the second quarter of 2011, stating that its overall operating revenue reached CNY6.739 billion, an increase of 6.3% compared with the previous quarter and an increase of 44.3% compared with the same period last year.

Tencent Embeds Anti-Virus Service Into Instant Messaging Software

Tencent will incorporate Avira’s Internet security scanning engine and core technology into Tencent’s QQ Computer Manager 5.0 Anniversary Preview Edition.

China’s Tencent Enters Mobile Market With 3G Smartphones

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has announced that it is cooperating with China Telecom and five mobile phone manufacturers in the launch of six smartphone products, which have the embedded QQ-service platforms.

Tencent Buys Online Travel Stake In eLong.com

Chinese online travel service provider eLong Inc. reported its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011, and said Tencent made a strategic investment in the company.

Chinese Instant Messaging Software Goes Global

Tencent Holdings Limited announced the launch of their QQ International instant messenger product.

Rumor: NetEase.com May Take 50% Stake In MSN China

According to reports in local media, the Chinese Internet portal NetEase.com is in contact with MSN China and intends to take a 50% stake in MSN China from Shanghai Alliance Investment.