Wednesday , January 16 2019
Home / Tencent

Tencent

TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat – TechCrunch

TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat – TechCrunch ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominated China’s social networking space with WeChat and …

Read More »

WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba – TechCrunch

WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba – TechCrunch Over one billion people leave behind trails of information on WeChat every day as they use the messenger to chat, read, shop, hail rides, rent umbrellas and run many other errands. And the Tencent app has quietly …

Read More »

The next phase of WeChat – TechCrunch

The next phase of WeChat – TechCrunch Thousands of people gathered Wednesday night in a southern Chinese city for Zhang Xiaolong, Tencent’s low-key executive who built WeChat eight years ago. It’s no longer adequate to call the app a messenger, for it now enables myriads of functions that infiltrate Chinese …

Read More »

Uber’s India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round – TechCrunch

Uber’s India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round – TechCrunch Ola, India’s local rival to Uber, has seen its valuation jump to nearly $6 billion as it prepares to take in a large round of financing. The ride-hailing firm, which was founded in 2010, has …

Read More »

Go-Jek’s Southeast Asia expansion runs into a roadblock in the Philippines – TechCrunch

Go-Jek’s Southeast Asia expansion runs into a roadblock in the Philippines – TechCrunch Southeast Asian ride-hailing challenger Go-Jek has expanded into three new markets as it bids to expand beyond its native Indonesia, but it is having major issues getting into a fourth. The company — which rivals Grab, is …

Read More »

Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies – TechCrunch

Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies – TechCrunch The up to $818 million deal between Locus Biosciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) that was announced yesterday points toward a new path for CRISPR gene …

Read More »

Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant – TechCrunch

Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant – TechCrunch The founder of Korea’s Nexon, one of the biggest gaming companies on the planet, today appeared to acknowledge his intention to sell his controlling interest for around $9 billion. The divestment has been a hot …

Read More »

China’s Luckin sets sights on rivaling Starbucks – TechCrunch

China’s Luckin sets sights on rivaling Starbucks – TechCrunch A one-year-old Chinese startup called Luckin is busy waging war against Starbucks as the new year unfolds. At an event on Thursday, Luckin announced that it aims to be the largest coffee chain in China by number of cups sold and …

Read More »

Tencent AI Lab loses key executive – TechCrunch

Tencent AI Lab loses key executive – TechCrunch Chinese internet giant Tencent just lost a leading artificial intelligence figure. Zhang Tong, who previously worked at Yahoo, IBM and Baidu, has stepped down after directing Tencent’s AI Lab for nearly two years. The scientist will return to academia and continue research …

Read More »

Chinese app developers have invaded India – TechCrunch

Chinese app developers have invaded India – TechCrunch If you’ve conquered China, then India — the world’s second-largest country based on population — is the obvious next port of call, and that’s exactly what has happened in the world of consumer apps. Following the lead of Chinese smartphone makers like …

Read More »