On February 19, QQ, a Tencent product, released data on red envelope gifting during the Spring Festival. A total of 210 million participants received 1.79 billion red envelopes by walking a cumulative 3.4 trillion steps, or about 2.24 billion kilometers (1.4 billion miles), equal to 40 times the distance from Earth to Mars.
The Chinese New Year’s Eve Gala was surprising as Chinese AI made an spectacular debut for 40 seconds.
After a chilling 2016, the capital markets became more rational in 2017. The overall trend remains unclear, but investors seem willing to back projects that show clear rewards. This has led to broad heavy investment, creating more unicorns than previous years.
Tencent and Facebook are operate social empires in the East and the West. Their market valuations are similar, and commentators often attempt to compare these two companies and imagine a competition. The competition between Facebook and Tencent is similar to a battle between the Asian tiger and the African lion.
Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) and Sony Music Entertainment (SMEI) announced the creation of Liquid State, their new music brand, in Hong Kong today.
Tencent recently invested in the Hollywood production company Skydance Media, the producer of Terminator Genisys, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Star Trek Beyond. Skydance was founded in 2010 by David Ellison, the son of Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison.
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.
Users who search for “Apple” on WeChat may be directed to the new Apple Official Account, which offers information, purchasing services and other functions since January 18. For Apple users, in addition to the customer service line and official website, the Apple WeChat official account offers an efficient Internet information channel.
Ubisoft and WeChat jointly announced a strategic cooperation on small games. Ubisoft’s KETCHAPP will launch several small games on WeChat. The two sides will give full play to their advantages and provide users with interesting and high-quality games.
AI has defeated humans in chess and poker, and now it has come to dominate another field: reading comprehension.