Posts Tagged ‘Skype’

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 […]


Microsoft Gingerly Moves Skype’s China Operations To New Partner

Microsoft has formed a partnership with Guangming Founder, which will operate Skype for Microsoft in mainland China. Founded in 2011, Guangming Founder is a joint venture between Gmw.cn and Founder, a Chinese computing company. The company mainly focuses on developing mobile new media businesses. Financial terms of the deal were not revealed. According to Microsoft, […]


Will Online Privacy Be Better When Microsoft Takes Over Skype’s China Business?

Starting November 24, 2013, Microsoft will take over Skype’s business in the China region. Tom-Skype, the business unit within China-based TOM Online Inc. that has run Skype’s business for many years, published a report on its official website to announce the handover. The report also revealed that so far Tom-Skype has gained over 100 million […]


Did The Internet Die In China Yesterday?

Users throughout China yesterday reported broken Internet connections.


Xinjiang Riots Lead To Statement On VoIP Services Blocked In China

Proving how risky any type of seemly innocuous business in China can be, Jinan Yinquan Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China VoIP & Digital Telecom Inc., states its business has been impacted with a temporary block of VoIP services after the recent riots in northwestern China.
As a result of the political riot on July 5 […]


Tencent Launches IP Encryption To Upgrade QQ Privacy Protection

Tencent plans to introduce an IP encryption policy in its instant messaging software QQ to better protect the privacy and information security of its users.


Qihoo 360 Will Launch Software To Block Pop-ups

Qihoo 360 has announced that its pop-up blocker, which can automatically close pop-up windows of desktop software, is undergoing a small beta test.


JaJah Enters Chinese Market

JaJah, an American Internet phone service provider, has launched a voice service that can automatically transforms itself between Chinese and English, showing the company’s intention to enter the Chinese market.