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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

Q&A: WeChat guru Matthew Brennan on the superapp’s next move

May 15, 2017 0

Nichole Zuo and Matthew Brennan, co-founders of China Channel. Photo credit: Tencent. There are few products in China as influential as WeChat. The Chinese social

Silicon Valley is passe. Indian startups turn to China for inspiration.

May 12, 2017 0

Indian founders and investors on a flight from Hangzhou to Shenzhen. Blume Ventures’ Sanjay Nath leans over from the right. Photo credit: ZDream Ventures. Two

Valley-obsessed Indian startups now turn to China for inspiration

May 11, 2017 0

Indian founders and investors take a ride on Shanghai’s high-speed magnetic levitation train. Blume Ventures’ Sanjay Nath leans over from the right. Photo credit: ZDream

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

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

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