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.
In episode 34 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about the latest version of WeChat, which first came out on iOS the third week of December 2018, and on Android a few days later.
On Dec. 22nd, WeChat launched its IOS 7.0 version on Apple App Store. WeChat is like Facebook, What’sApp, Apple Pay and Uber all in one.
“Congrats to VIPKID for being the only Chinese company to be listed in the ‘2019 Best Places to Work‘ rankings published by Glassdoor,” said venture capitalist and technology executive Kai-Fu Lee who has been backing VIPKID since its foundation in 2013 through a post on WeChat.
Chinese travel experience sharing platform Mafengwo has been under the spotlight lately due to fake review allegations. The story was first posted on an independent WeChat account only to be denied by Mafengwo a few days later, leaving the truth unclear.
A senior product manager of a well-known social messaging tool shared some of his personal thoughts on how Bullet messenger is doing compared to the “almighty” WeChat.
A number of blockchain news and media accounts on WeChat became inaccessible on the evening of August 21. The Tencent WeChat team released a statement next day saying that the accounts have been permanently banned and their content removed due to a violation of government provisions.
Once upon a time, the graveyard that is Renren was worth US $8 billion. The former “Chinese version of Facebook” imploded after building the country’s largest social media network.
Recently Meituan-Dianping and WeChat both came under fire for privacy and security related scandals.
Baidu Inc. recently added a new feature displaying information flow to its mobile browser app and changed the app’s slogan along the way. This is among the latest moves by Chinese tech companies merging key functions into their mobile application services.
With over 520 million monthly active users (MAU) and an accumulated user base of over 900 million in over 223 countries and regions, WiFi Master Key is an app that you may not have heard of or read about, but is perhaps the only platform with numbers that can compete with Tencent’s WeChat and QQ.