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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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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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China’s WeChat crosses 100 million users in international markets

Social media app that promotes voice messages WeChat said Monday that it had surpassed the 100 million registered international user account mark and that it had doubled its user base in last three months. “We will continue to bring innovation, for example we launched the first-of-its-kind voice messaging service ‘Hold-to-Talk’ on the app in 2011, and we […]

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First WhatsApp, now WeChat eyes India growth

Summary: China’s largest Internet company, Tencent, is eyeing India for further growth for its messaging platform as it ventures overseas. It will be up against an increasingly crowded market where rivals such as Whatsapp have had a headstart. Chinese Internet giant Tencent is hoping to find a new pillar of growth in India for its […]

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In Just 6 Weeks, WeChat Blasts from 50 Million to 70 Million Users Outside of China

Just six weeks after hitting 50 million, China-made messaging app WeChat has now reached 70 million users outside of China. Revealed this morning by Tencent (HKG:0700) president Martin Lau, it’s another interesting milestone in the progress of the hottest social media export from the Chinese tech ecosystem. Just last night my colleague spotted that WeChat […]

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