Southeast Asia, home to over 600 million people going through an economic and technological transformation akin to the one that China went through a decade ago, is a natural target for China’s tech titans.
The summer of 2019 has ended, and for sports fans, the summer of 2020 heralds a new round of sleepless nights and exciting games.
Smart cities and smart transportation are what Chinese tech giants have been obsessed with since AI, 5G and IoT turned from hackneyed buzzwords to everyday reality.
Chinese online education giant VIPKID has secured commitment from Tencent to lead the company’s latest round of financing.
On September 25, Amazon announced that it would join forces with many of the world’s top tech companies including Tencent, to form the Voice Interoperability Alliance (VII).
China’s biggest social network, WeChat, has been bustling since the early morning on September 24 with users posting scores of messages in their feed requesting for a Chinese national flag from the WeChat official account.
Episode 52 of TechBuzz China is on a topic from back in August, when Kuaishou, Baidu, Tencent, and Capital Today invested a collective $434 million into the Q&A site Zhihu 知乎.
Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is confirmed to invest $150 million in VIPKid, an online English teaching and education company, according to Chinese media 36Kr.
Chinese super pop star Jay Chou’s new song managed to crash the servers of Chinese streaming platform QQ Music due to the heavy traffic it accumulated, a feat that had never occurred before.
On September 11, according to WeChat Global, WeChat Pay and LINE Pay announced that they would further deepen their cooperation in the field of mobile payments and begin integrating WeChat Pay with LINE Pay’s merchants in Japan.
According to Tencent Technological News, Chinese group buying e-commerce platform Pinduoduo surpassed Baidu in market value, becoming the fifth largest Internet company in China.
The Chinese internet value added services provider Tencent announced its unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter and first half year of 2019 ended June 30, 2019.
The tech industry is used to clashes between corporate rivals. Major conflicts between corporate titans usually result in the emergence of a victorious monopoly like Google, or Facebook.
In yet another example of machine learning algorithms besting highly skilled players, an artificial intelligence system devised by Tencent’s AI lab named Wukong AI defeated a human team in a five-on-five Honor of Kings match on Aug. 1.
Qualcomm and Tencent Games announced on July 29 that they will cooperate on projects that could include optimizing the Chinese tech giant’s video games for devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite gaming chips, and creating a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone.