Posts Tagged ‘WeChat’

Tencent May Have Just Defeated Baidu At Its Own Game In China

Baidu is a poorly-executed search engine. But with both government regulations handcuffing its development and lack of competition in China, …


U.S. Payments Start-up Teams With Alipay, WeChat To Reach Chinese Consumers

Silicon Valley start-up company Stripe has reached deals with Chinese digital payment service providers Alipay and WeChat payment to enable …


Alipay Brings Chinese Money Services To Malaysian JV

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, Malaysia’s second largest bank by asset scale, said that its subsidiary Touch n Go, in which …


White Paper: China Newswire Says Brand Storytelling Is Vital Task For Social Media Interaction With Consumers

Shanghai, China, September 1, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Twenty years ago, brands could take their time to craft a brand with Chinese consumers. But today, the Internet compels companies to use faster techniques to build brands, engage influencers, and put out social media fires. And the cornerstone focus for companies should be on effective brand storytelling.… Read More


Censorship Is LinkedIn’s China Friend As It Boasts User Milestone

LinkedIn Censorship in ChinaShen Boyang, LinkedIn’s global vice president and China president, said that the company’s number of users in China has surpassed …


Suguo Stores Begin Supporting Apple Pay In China

Apple PayJiangsu-based supermarket chain Suguo announced that its 1,500 owned stores in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, covering shopping plazas, community stores, …


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 […]


Apple Malware Infestation In China Shows Companies’ Weaknesses

A number of Chinese Apple iOS apps this week were found infected with XcodeGhost malware. This makes both Apple and the technology companies who created the malware-infested apps look bad. Download speeds appear to be a prime reason why Chinese app developers of at least 57 apps, including WeChat and Didi Chuxing, chose to download […]


Xiaomi’s Latest Google Android Hire Faces Uncertain Mobile Future

Hugo Barra, the vice president for Android product management at Google, has taken a new job at China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi. Foreign media have reported extensively over the past day that Barra’s departure from Google is a dark omen for the search engine, but a boon for the Chinese startup Xiaomi, which values itself at […]