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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China – TechCrunch

LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China – TechCrunch LinkedIn’s China site looks and functions just like LinkedIn everywhere else, except now it asks users in the country to verify their identities through phone numbers. The American company is requiring both new and existing users with …

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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 …

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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 …

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Tencent left out as China approves the release of 80 new video games – TechCrunch

Tencent left out as China approves the release of 80 new video games – TechCrunch Chinese internet giant Tencent has been excluded from the first batch of video game license approvals issued by the state-run government since March. China regulators approved Saturday the released of 80 online video games after a …

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China’s WeChat is the latest to get Snap-like ‘Stories’ – TechCrunch

China’s WeChat is the latest to get Snap-like ‘Stories’ – TechCrunch WeChat, the Chinese messaging giant with over 1 billion monthly active users around the world, just added a Snap-like ephemeral video feature as part of its biggest overhaul since 2014. The revamp comes as Tencent, which owns stakes in Snap, …

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China to restart game approvals – TechCrunch

China to restart game approvals – TechCrunch As 2018 draws to a close, China’s gaming industry — which has been beaten by a nine-month-long freeze in license approvals — woke up to exhilarating news as officials announced that they have started to review new titles again. The much-coveted game licenses …

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How a Chinese anti-virus software maker builds a fintech firm to wrestle with giants – TechCrunch

How a Chinese anti-virus software maker builds a fintech firm to wrestle with giants – TechCrunch 360 Finance, an online consumer loan platform that spun off from China’s anti-virus service giant 360 Group, has joined a raft of Chinese fintech companies to go public in the U.S. over the last …

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