Chinese tech giant Tencent is incubating a financial credit product named Fenfu, which functions similarly to a credit card, and is expected to become available through the company’s instant messaging app WeChat.
Chinese multi-purpose messaging app WeChat introduced a new payment device on August 27 named the “Frog Pro” at the Chongqing Smart China Expo in an effort to upgrade its offline payments.
Tencent unveiled a voice-operated version of its messaging app WeChat for use in vehicles in partnership with Chinese car maker Chang’an Automobile.
On August 20, Apple officially released a credit card under its own brand in the US. The minimalist white titanium card backed by Goldman Sachs was met with mixed emotions by professionals and casual Apple fans alike.
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.
Tencent, the company behind WeChat, China’s biggest social network, and India’s leading mobile payment service company Paytm are planning to invest over $100 million in Indian video and audio streaming platform MX Player.
Sohu CEO Charles Zhang announced on June 9 the launch of Sohu’s new social media app named “Huyou” (lit. Fox Friends). The app has been independently developed for over a year before its official launch on Sunday.
Not only do the Chinese hold QR codes dear to their hearts, but they are also pretty successful at convincing the rest of the world that their new-found love is not just a one-time fling. It’s meaningful, reasonable and is going to last.
Whether you are a traveler or expat in China, there are a few apps you’ll need to get to enhance your experience in China. We’ve compiled a list of 10 apps you must download before going to China.
On May 15th, Alibaba Group announced their financial results for the quarter and fiscal year that ended in March 31, 2019. Their announcement coincided with that of Tencent, who also launched the financial results for the first quarter 2019.
In episode 38 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma dive into this year’s Battle of the Red Packets. The name refers to the custom of money-giving, which is an important part of the Chinese New Year experience.
American news feed website Reddit received $300 million in total in a new round of financing. Chinese tech giant Tencent is the lead investor, contributing half of the total financing.
In episode 37 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma dive into the world of WeChat Mini Programs. Arguably some of the biggest innovations to come out of the Chinese internet, Mini Programs have no real Western equivalent.
In episode 35 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about WeChat competitors. Specifically, they focus on three apps that all decided to launch on Tuesday, January 15, 2019: Bytedance’s Duoshan, Wang Xin’s self-proclaimed “anti-WeChat” Toilet, and Bullet Messenger 2.0.