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Brief: Russia copies Chinese censorship, blocks WeChat

May 7, 2017 0

Image credit: TIA. The news Why it matters This marks a spread of internet censorship. Emily Parker, a fellow at New America think tank, wrote

Brief: Go-Jek reported to have raised $1.2b round, led by Tencent

May 5, 2017 0

Drivers of motorcycle-taxi apps like Go-Jek are increasingly becomeing part of Jakarta’s cityscape (Via Tempo.co The news: Tencent has led an investment in Indonesian ride-hailing

WeChat maker Tencent opens AI lab in US

May 3, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. Tencent, China’s US$300 billion tech giant and maker of the popular messaging app WeChat, today confirmed it has opened a

Alibaba vs Tencent – on 2 wheels

April 29, 2017 0

Photo credit: Ofo. Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent have a timeworn tradition of competing through proxies, usually portfolio companies. In the ride-hailing war it

Tencent ramps up cloud business with new overseas data centers

April 27, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tencent Cloud. Chinese social and gaming giant Tencent – now the tenth largest company in the world – is ramping up expansion of

WeChat is more ‘sticky’ than Facebook

April 24, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tech in Asia / Steven Millward. In China, where Facebook is blocked and WhatsApp never took off, homegrown messaging app WeChat is still

WeChat sees bigger spenders as China goes cashless

April 24, 2017 0

Paying for Starbucks using WeChat in China. Photo credit: Tencent. China’s smartphone owners are way ahead of everyone else on the planet when it comes

How WeChat Pay became Alipay’s largest rival

April 20, 2017 0

Paying for Starbucks coffee. Photo credit: Tencent. In China, tech giants tend to delineate their influence around certain industries – Alibaba has made ecommerce its

It’s official. Flipkart raises $1.4 billion from Tencent, eBay, Microsoft

April 10, 2017 0

Binny Bansal (left) and Sachin Bansal are the two co-founders of India’s top homegrown ecommerce company Flipkart. Photo credit: Flipkart. After months of speculation about

Opinion: How the latest $1.4b Flipkart funding changes the ecommerce game in India

April 10, 2017 0

A poster of action drama 300. There’s more to Flipkart’s US$1.4 billion funding by Tencent, Microsoft, and eBay than just the biggest capital infusion into