Posts Tagged ‘instant messaging’

WeChat Amps Up Competition With New Phone Call Function

China’s WeChat, the instant messaging app by Tencent, has Facebook’s WhatsApp, Japan’s Line, and Microsoft’s Skype service in its sights with a new phone calling service. Tencent’s WeChat launched a new function named “WeChat Out”, which allows users to call fixed-line phones or mobile phones, aiming to compete with its Asian competitor Line. This new […]


Microsoft Ceases World’s Final MSN Holdout In China

Microsoft will officially close its instant messaging service MSN in China on October 31, 2014. Microsoft already shut down MSN services worldwide in March 2013, with the exclusion of the Chinese mainland market; and the company started promoting its other communications product Skype. According to Microsoft, Chinese MSN services will be shut down on October […]


Tencent Embeds Anti-Virus Service Into Instant Messaging Software

Tencent will incorporate Avira’s Internet security scanning engine and core technology into Tencent’s QQ Computer Manager 5.0 Anniversary Preview Edition. “As a leading global Internet business, Tencent’s partnership with internationally renowned anti-virus software company Avira GmbH is a model for cooperation within the Internet security industry,” said Tencent Research Institute Manager Deng Quanzhan. “This bilateral […]


Tencent Develops Chinese Mobile Security Sector With Kaspersky

Chinese Internet company Tencent and the security solutions provider Kaspersky have reached a cooperation agreement to jointly develop the Chinese mobile phone security sector. Under the agreement, Tencent’s wireless business department will team with Kaspersky in the research of advanced mobile security ideas and technologies. Meanwhile, Kaspersky’s mobile security and anti-virus functions will be integrated […]


Qihoo 360: Chinese Government Interferes In Tencent Internet Dispute

Qi Xiangdong, president of Qihoo 360, revealed during a local media interview that China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Public Security have interfered in the dispute between his company and Tencent. The Chinese Internet media and e-commerce firm Tencent previously announced that it will shut down its instant messaging service QQ […]


China Punishes 6330 Phishing Websites

According to Anti-Phishing Alliance of China, as of August 31, 2009, APAC had dealt with up to 6330 online phishing websites in recent months.
APAC mainly focused on two types of phishing websites: fake lucky-draw websites that imitate such famous companies as CCTV and Tencent, and websites that mock webpages of online payment service providers like […]


Sogou Sues Tencent Over Unfair Competition In China

The Second Intermediate People Court of Beijing has accepted a lawsuit filed by Beijing Sogou Information Service Company and Beijing Sogou Technology Development Company, two affiliates of Sogou, against Tencent and Aldsoft over unfair competition.
The plaintiffs said that Tencent, a Chinese instant messaging and online game provider, blocks computer users from using Sogou’s Pinyin input […]


Hubei To Promote Real-name System

To set up a long-term effective system for the management of Internet information, China’s Hubei province now plans to promote the real-name system for users wishing to create websites and blogs.
Recently, libel cases and privacy infringement issues have become serious problems on the Chinese Internet, especially in the blog and video sharing sectors. To solve […]


Tencent Suspends Chinese QQ Chat Room

The Chinese instant messaging provider Tencent has announced on its official bulletin board forum that it temporarily closed its QQ chat room from January 8, 2009.


Tencent To Cooperate With Manufacturer To Launch QQ-themed Netbook

The Chinese instant messaging provider Tencent may launch a QQ-themed netbook in 2009.