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Google launches its first WeChat mini program as its China experiments continue – TechCrunch

Google launches its first WeChat mini program as its China experiments continue – TechCrunch Google is continuing to test new strategies in China after the U.S. search giant released its first mini program for WeChat, the country’s hugely popular messaging app. WeChat is used by hundreds of millions of Chinese …

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A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech – TechCrunch

A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech – TechCrunch Brazil’s macroeconomic picture may be gloomy, but technology investors still see hope in the nation’s burgeoning technology sector — and a recent $124 million financing for the mobile conglomerate Movile is …

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China’s largest music streaming business is planning a US IPO – TechCrunch

China’s largest music streaming business is planning a US IPO – TechCrunch Fresh from Spotify’s unique direct listing in the U.S., another huge streaming service is about to follow suit and go public in America. Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) has nothing like the global profile of Spotify, but China’s top …

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China VC has overtaken Silicon Valley, but do aggregate numbers tell the whole story? – TechCrunch

China VC has overtaken Silicon Valley, but do aggregate numbers tell the whole story? – TechCrunch The evidence is increasingly clear: 2018 is the year of the Chinese venture deal. With half of the year now complete, China is driving ahead of Silicon Valley and the rest of the United …

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Airwallex raises $80M for its international payment service for businesses – TechCrunch

Airwallex raises $80M for its international payment service for businesses – TechCrunch Airwallex, a three-year-old fintech startup focused on international payments for SMEs and businesses, is putting itself on the map after it raised an $80 million Series B round. Based of out of Melbourne, but with six offices in …

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Television content creation in China – TechCrunch

Television content creation in China – TechCrunch Hugh Harsono is a former financial analyst currently serving as a U.S. Army Officer. More posts by this contributor Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices Content creation …

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Beleaguered electric vehicle firm Faraday Future gets $2B investment boost – TechCrunch

Beleaguered electric vehicle firm Faraday Future gets $2B investment boost – TechCrunch There’s a rare moment of cheer for floundering electric car maker Faraday Future after it landed a new investor and a fresh commitment of capital. Evergrande Health, a division of Hong Kong-listed Evergrande, has taken a 45 percent …

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Tencent becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member to increase its focus on open source – TechCrunch

Tencent becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member to increase its focus on open source – TechCrunch Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. The company has long been associated with the foundation and Linux …

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Meituan, the Tencent-backed “one-stop super app,” files for IPO in Hong Kong – TechCrunch

Meituan, the Tencent-backed “one-stop super app,” files for IPO in Hong Kong – TechCrunch After months of speculation, Meituan, the largest service booking app in China, confirmed that it has filed for a public offering. The company’s IPO application was submitted to the Hong Kong stock exchange earlier today and …

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Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting Blockchain Security Risks

Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting Blockchain Security Risks Technology giant Tencent is teaming up with the Chinese government to fight blockchain-related security issues. The firm’s vice president, Bin Ma, announced the formation of the China Blockchain Security Alliance during the China Blockchain Security Forum in Beijing on Thursday, according …

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