WeChat 5.0.3 for iPhone 5s Release

Apple’s release of the iPhone 5s and its succeeding line 5s changed the game for phones. The processing power of the device has been one of its greatest points. Likewise, Apple also emphasized the camera on the new 5s. Some of the upgrades include larger pixels measuring 1.5 microns, an f/2.2 aperture and 15 percent […]

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With half a billion users, this Chinese social network is poised to overtake Facebook. Will Americans join the conversation?

Modern China, in some sense, was born in the southern city of Shenzhen. Located just across the bay from Hong Kong, Shenzhen was once literally on the border between communism and capitalism. It was there, in 1979, that Deng Xiaoping set up China’s first “special economic zone.” In 1992, Deng stopped in the city on […]

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China’s Popular Messaging App, Tencent WeChat, To Offer Savings System

WeChat is taking on more than emoticons. China’s most popular mobile messaging app will soon become a financial service platform with the implementation of a savings investment system. The messaging app, a service from Internet giant Tencent (HKG:0700), has found success in China and abroad. WeChat will implement the investment system in mid-December, allowing users […]

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No longer just for chatting, WeChat will soon become a financial service platform

WeChat users use the app to buy items from a vending machine in Beijing. WeChat’s e-commerce capabilities have expanded the past year. Photo: SCMP Pictures WeChat has already met success in China as the country’s most popular mobile messaging app, but the Tencent-owned service will soon expand its reach beyond the realm of smartphone communication […]

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WeChat 5.0.3 for Samsung Galaxy Round Release

Samsung has been working on its curved display for some time, showing off Youm (as said curved display is called) at CES this year, and various other iterations in years before. Previously, the curved display technology — which is a different thing from actual curved glass like Corning’s Willow — has been a project without […]

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Chinese messaging giant WeChat takes its games service international, starting with Hong Kong

Chinese Internet firm Tencent finally introduced games to to its mobile messaging app Weixin (users outside of China get a version of the app known as WeChat) in August — and now it has its eye set on bringing these games international. For now though, Tencent is taking it one step at a time — it has only rolled out […]

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Letter carriers trembling slightly pushing the official version of the phone book

Remember that section of Tencent “micro-letter phonebook” ( do not know touch me ) do? This product finally bring it out to see people, and the version number is 1.1.1. Officially, the micro-channel phone features include: 1 Dial: Identification Number Name and attribution; identification and marking harassing phone calls; support IP telephony, a good way […]

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WeChat 5.0.3 for XiaoMi mobile Release

Xiaomi Inc. (Chinese: 小米科技; pinyin: Xiǎomĭ Kējì, literally “Xiaomi Tech”) is a privately owned company that designs, develops, and sells smartphones, apps, and consumer electronics.Since the release of its first smartphone in August 2011, Xiaomi has gained market share in mainland China and has expanded into developing a wider range of consumer electronics. Release Date: […]

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WeChat inks deal with Singapore telco to attract more young users

Tencent’s mobile chat app WeChat and Singapore telco StarHub today launched a new WeChat plan, in which pre-paid users of the telco can enjoy up to 1GB of social messaging for S$0.40 ($0.30) a day or S$6 ($4.82) per month. According to StarHub’s head of personal solutions Chan Kin Hung, the move comes as a […]

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Tencent: WeChat now has 271.9 million monthly active users around the world

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed its Q3 2013 earnings report this evening. The figure that everyone is looking for pertains to WeChat: it now has 271.9 million monthly active users in Q3. That’s up 15.3 percent from Q2, and up 124.3 percent from the same time a year ago. That combines its Chinese and […]

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