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Ma Huateng, the CEO of the Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, was in the news recently for the screen shot of his altercation with Bytedance CEO on the latter's WeChat Moment.
Tencent, China's largest technology company, has recently invested heavily in offline retail.
On March 5, the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) opened in Beijing's Great Hall of People. NPC members Pony Ma, Wang Yaping, and Xu Liyi were interviewed by media.
The Forbes World's Billionaires Real-Time Ranking shows that Pony Ma, the chairman and CEO of Tencent, gained another $2.3 billion, Pony's personal net wealth is $52.5 billion, surpassing Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
Chairman and CEO of Tencent Pony Ma said at the 2018 Guardian Plan Conference that China's criminal gangs lead the world, and AI technology has accelerated their ability to steal user data from corporate databases. New types of cybercrime are developing features of industrialization, intelligence and internationalization.
WeChat officially denied rumors that it monitors users' chat activity or retains chat records on January 2. Chat records are only stored in the user's mobile phone or computer, the company said. It does not and will not use chats for big data analysis.
When Allen Zhang, father of WeChat, sat down to explain WeChat's new Mini Programs on December 28, 2016, the question every developer wanted to know was whether Mini Programs could be used to develop games? Zhang's answer was simple and straightforward: "Not for now."
Tencent, JD.com and Vipshop announced that Tencent and JD.com would invest US $863 million in Vipshop. After investment, JD.com is making a leap toward its goal of "selling clothes on JD.com”.
Tensor Flow, Google AI learning system, had significant security flaws. When using this system to edit the AI scenarios, it is likely to suffer malware attacks, according to Tencent’s Blade Team, the company’s security platform department.
At the annual staff meeting on December 15, Tencent chairman and CEO Pony Ma, President Martin Lau, COO Ren Yuxin and Senior VP Zhang Xiaolong spoke about the company's performance and the year ahead.
Alibaba is aggressively deploying its new retail business. Fresh Hema has established the entry barrier in terms of business model. JD.com and Meituan are both making small steps forward. This collaboration between Tencent and Yonghui will be a new variable for the industry.
"Jack Ma and I have known each other for many years, since the time when we were still underdogs. Now our competition is omnipresent in the Internet industry."
Tencent Chairman and CEO Pony Ma spoke about the digital economy at the Fourth World Internet Conference Wuzhen Forum. Ma said innovation is key to Tencent's goal of becoming an Internet-based technology and culture company.