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Facebook’s new China app is reliant on WeChat

August 12, 2017 0

Zuck in Beijing. Image credit: Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook. Facebook’s shock launch of a photo-sharing app for China shows that Mark Zuckerberg is willing to try

Brief: WeChat, Weibo, and Baidu caught in Chinese government cybersecurity probe

August 11, 2017 0

Photo credit: Copyright: tangducminh / 123RF Stock Photo. The news (extracted from Reuters): China’s Cyberspace Administration says it is investigating Tencent’s messaging app WeChat, microblogging

After Facebook and Google, Chinese tech companies are feeling the heat from censors

July 19, 2017 0

Image credit: Craig Cloutier. Modified by Tech in Asia. In China, technology is often treated as a relatively apolitical subject. Tech reporters are less likely

Brief: China’s censors may be blocking WhatsApp

July 19, 2017 0

Photo by Microsiervos Geek Crew. The news: WhatsApp users in China have been reporting outages of the messaging app since the start of this week.

In China, Amazon’s ‘store of the future’ is already open

July 4, 2017 0

Amazon showed off its automated Go grocery store concept at the end of last year, but a few months later postponed any actual shop openings.

In AI push, Tencent launches Alexa-style assistant

June 29, 2017 0

Moving from screen to voice. Photo credit: Sole Treadmill. To the Western world, Tencent is best known for its all-encompassing social app WeChat and hefty

Q&A: Andreessen Horowitz’s Connie Chan on what startups can learn from China

June 16, 2017 0

Photo credit: Antonio Tajuelo. China’s tech industry moves at breakneck speed. In the span of one year, it’s possible for a startup to go from

Q&A: How Andreessen Horowitz’s Connie Chan wants startups to learn from China

June 14, 2017 0

Photo credit: Antonio Tajuelo. China’s tech industry moves at breakneck speed. In the span of one year, it’s possible for a startup to go from

Opinion: WeChat is eating the Chinese internet, and that’s not a good thing

May 30, 2017 0

If you want to understand how WeChat is changing the Chinese internet, I have a recommendation for you: Katamari Damacy. In Katamari Damacy, a 2004

WeChat just launched a search engine. Baidu should worry.

May 18, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. Chinese search giant Baidu has had it good. For years, the tech firm has enjoyed a near monopoly of the