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China tech giant Tencent duped by saucy scammers

Jul 02, 2020 - 8:01 PM

The aim of the 3 people who had faked a Lao Gan Ma company seal and pretended to be managers of the chilli firm 'was to obtain online game package codes' which they later resold, says a police statement

Tencent buying iflix streaming service

Jun 25, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Tencent says of the deal: 'This is in line with our strategy to expand our international streaming platform, WeTV, across Southeast Asia'

China tech giant Tencent's net profit jumps during pandemic

May 13, 2020 - 7:59 PM

Tencent, one of the largest listed companies on the Hong Kong stock exchange, says net profit rose 29% from a year earlier to 28 billion yuan, or $3.95 billion

Qualifiers for 'Call of Duty: Mobile' world championship kick off on April 30

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:45 PM

The tourney will feature $1 million in prizes in the form of cash and in-game cosmetics

China slams Xiaomi, tech giants for app privacy violations

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:21 PM

China, which amasses its own collection of personal data, has recently tightened its scrutiny of companies that gather data from consumers

HYPOCRISY? China itself required telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, December 1. Background image from Shutterstock

Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The console will be sold in China from December 10 for 2,099 yuan ($297), the companies announce at a launch event in Shanghai

SWITCH. In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018 people wait in a line to sample Nintendo Switch games at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

China's Tencent cuts Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Amid the NBA-China fallout, Chinese internet giant Tencent strikes out Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule

Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Vivo, Tencent pulling out of NBA deals over Hong Kong tweet

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:59 PM

Vivo and Tencent announce they are cutting ties with the basketball league after a pro-Hong Kong tweet by a team official

Vivo and Tencent photos from Shutterstock. NBA photo by Greg Baker/AFP

'Game of Thrones' finale delayed in China due to ‘transmission medium problems’

May 21, 2019 - 10:07 AM

The finale disappears from Tencent Video, the only legal video streaming platform in China for the show

Photo: Courtesy of HBO

Nintendo says it's working with Tencent to release the Switch in China

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The announcement comes a day after Nintendo unveiled strong full-year profit numbers lifted by strong sales of blockbuster game titles for the Switch console

NINTENDO! In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018, people wait in a line to sample Nintendo Switch games at E3 2018, in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Garena to bring 'Call of Duty Mobile' to Southeast Asia, Taiwan

Apr 10, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The game is slated to come out in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan

Coins.ph, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

Tencent Q4 profit drops 32%, missing estimates

Mar 21, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Tencent says net profit came in at 14.23 billion yuan in the 3 months ending December 31, missing a Bloomberg average analyst estimate of 17.55 billion yuan

Why the Philippines has been slow to adopt e-wallets

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:42 PM

And why that's about to change

Tencent tightens game curbs for minors in China

Mar 01, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Tencent imposes a digital lock on some games, requiring players under 13 years to ask their guardians to open them

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:27 AM

News of Tencent buying into the popular social news website prompts concerns the platform could be vulnerable to the kind of online censorship that takes place in China

REDDIT. Reddit CEO Alexis Ohanian attends WORLDZ Cultural Marketing Summit 2017 at Hollywood and Highland on July 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for PTTOW!/AFP

Sea Entertainment deal lets Garena publish more Tencent games

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:07 PM

Garena now has the right of first refusal to publish Tencent’s mobile and PC games in Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore

Tencent to check IDs to enforce game limits for minors

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The measure comes on the heels of new efforts by the government to regulate China's highly popular video game industry, including restrictions on the number of new releases to address concerns over children's eyesight

TENCENT'S GAME LIMITS. Tencent chairman and CEO Pony Ma speaks during a philanthropy forum in Hong Kong on September 23, 2016. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Access to the world's biggest gaming market tightens as China enforces stricter regulation

BEAST SLAYERS. Screenshot from Monster Hunter World/Capcom

Planned deal between PLDT's Voyager, Tencent might not push through

May 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

There's no progress in talks between PLDT unit Voyager Innovations Incorporated and Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Limited, according to Manuel Pangilinan

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The 99-page report by Human Rights Watch analyzes more than 36,000 job advertisements posted between 2013 and 2018 on Chinese recruitment and company websites and on social media platforms

Muzzled China feminist group to sue over online censorship

Mar 24, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Feminist Voices has 'already begun legal procedures and is preparing to sue Weibo and WeChat,' says the group's founder

Photo from Shutterstock

Ubisoft partners with China’s Tencent as Vivendi exits

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Vivendi is selling its Ubisoft stake back to the Paris-based gaming publisher, its existing investors, and new partners for approximately $2.45 billion

UBISOFT. Gaming fans play Ubisoft video games on day two of E3 2017, the 3-day Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 2017. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Why the media is a key dimension of global inequality

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.

Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared. Internet.org by Facebook/Facebook

China's Tencent draws $41 billion orders for $5 billion bond sale

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:53 PM

Tencent offers 4 tranches with maturities ranging from 5 to 20 years, according to Bloomberg

BOND SALE. Tencent chairman and CEO Pony Ma speaks during a philanthropy forum in Hong Kong on September 23, 2016. /File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China's Tencent overtakes Facebook in market value

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Tencent's market capitalization reaches 4.15 trillion Hong Kong dollars ($531 billion), surpassing Facebook's $519 billion

China orders tech firms to ramp up censorship

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The Cyberspace Administration of China says it held a meeting this week with representatives from domestic tech giants Baidu Sohu Tencent Netease and Phoenix to inform them of multiple violations in content published on their platforms

China's Tencent 'deeply sorry' for Russia WeChat block

May 06, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Russian regulations require online service providers to register with the government

Tencent's WeGame platform aims to take on Valve's Steam

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Tencent s WeGame will start its operations supporting some 200 million users in China alone compared to Steam s 125 million users worldwide

WEGAME. Tencent's upcoming WeGame platform may overtake steam based on Chinese users alone. Slide from Daniel Ahmad's Twitter page @ZhugeEX

Tencent profits up on mobile gaming success

Mar 22, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Overall revenue is up 48 at 151 94 billion yuan driven by smartphone games advertising digital content sales and payment related services the company says

TENCENT PROFITS UP. Tencent chairman and CEO Pony Ma speaks during a philanthropy forum in Hong Kong on September 23, 2016.File photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

46 billion electronic 'red envelopes' sent over Chinese New Year

Feb 05, 2017 - 12:49 AM

More people turn to modern technology to perform the ancient tradition of handing out cash

HONG BAO. For centuries parents, relatives and employers have distributed red paper envelopes containing money, known as "hong bao", to children or menial workers to celebrate the dawn of the new year. Photo from Wikipedia

Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:33 PM

Keen Security Lab a unit of Tencent announces it had discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in the car and had been able to remotely control a car in both parking and driving mode Tesla now has an update to address the issues

This file photo taken on August 10, 2016 shows a Tesla Model S inside of the new Tesla flagship facility in San Francisco, California. File Photo by Justin Sullivan/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA /AFP

Tencent now China’s most valuable company

Sep 05, 2016 - 9:44 PM

Tencent operates China s biggest messaging service WeChat through which a variety of businesses including gaming advertising and social networking have flourished in recent years

TENCENT. Finnish game company Supercell Co-Founder and CEO Ilkka Paananen and Martin Lau, President of Tencent, pose for a picture during a press conference in the company's headquarters in Helsinki, Finland on June 21, 2015.File photo by Seppo Samuli / Lehtikuva / AFP

WeChat sends China's Tencent profits surging

Aug 18, 2016 - 12:19 PM

The messaging app reports revenues of 35 69 billion yuan P249 52 billion in the second quarter of 2016

GROWING PROFITS. The messaging app is having a dominant run.

China's Tencent to buy Finnish game-maker Supercell for $8.6B

Jun 21, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Supercell is the creator of the hugely popular mobile game Clash of Clans

epa03913468 Finnish game developer Supercell's CEO Ilkka Paananen stands behind a cutout of 'The Barbarian', a character of Supercell's top-selling game 'Clash of Clans', in Helsinki, Finland, 17 October 2013. Media reports state that the majority (51 per cent) of the Finnish game developing company Supercell was bought by Japanese teleoperator SoftBank and game company GungHo for 1.1 billion Euros on 15 October 2013. Supercell is developer of the browser game 'Clash of Clans'. EPA/MAURI RATILAINEN FINLAND OUT

China's Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $7.3B in new capital

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The ride hailing app says it will use the funds to upgrade its technology conduct research improve rider driver experience and explore new opportunities

A taxi driver uses the Didi Chuxing app while driving along a street in Guilin, in China's southern Guangxi region on May 13, 2016. Apple has invested 1 billion USD in Chinese ride hailing app Didi Chuxing, the Beijing company said on May 13, as it vies with bitter US-based rival Uber for market share in China. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER

Didi Chuxing denies initial public offering reports

May 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

An earlier report says the ride hailing app and service is targeting a New York listing in 2017 but the company denies this saying it does not have IPO plans as of now

DIDI CHUXING. A commuter shows the Didi Chuxing app on her iPhone in Beijing, China, May 13, 2016. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Apple invests $1B in China ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing

May 14, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Analysts say the deal could help Apple expand its mobile payments service in the crowded Chinese market

epa05303061 A commuter shows the Didi Chuxing app on her iPhone in Beijing, China, 13 May 2016. US technology giant Apple Inc. has invested 1 billion US dollars in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese ride-sharing company and a rival of Uber in China, the company said in a statement on 13 May. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Apple launches payments service in crowded China market

Feb 18, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The tech giant is up against tough competition from local online payment providers like Alibaba

epa04393117 Demonstration on how the new Apple Pay works during Apple's launch event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, USA, 09 September 2014. Apple unveiled its latest iPhone at a media event held in Cupertino, California. The next generation phones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have larger displays of 12 centimetres and 14 centimetres.The Flint Center for the Performing Arts was the site where Steve Jobs launched the first Apple Macintosh computer in 1984. EPA/MONICA DAVEY

Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:37 PM

A total of 300 000 yuan is being made available over 3 days on Alipay the online payment service of Alibaba founded by Jack Ma one of China s richest men

Global tech money sets its sights on Southeast Asia, PH

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:09 AM

Big venture capital firms and investors are reaching out beyond traditional tech centers in search of more profits putting Southeast Asian entrepreneurs in a good position to scale up

Jollibee, GT Capital in 'Forbes Fab 50 Companies’ list

Jul 23, 2015 - 6:18 PM

For the second time Jollibee Foods Corporation joins the lineup of high performing entrepreneurial blue chips the region’s best of the best the business magazine says

Windows 10 launching this summer in 190 countries

Mar 18, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Microsoft is teaming up with Lenovo Tencent Qihoo 360 and Xiaomi to both test and provide the Windows 10 upgrade to its Chinese userbase

WINDOWS 10. Screen shot from Window 10 website.

Chinese taxi apps backed by Alibaba, Tencent merge

Feb 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The combined entity is set to control 99 of the taxi booking market in China and could be worth more than 6 billion

5 things you need to know about China’s richest

Oct 28, 2014 - 1:22 PM

For the first time the Internet trio of Alibaba Baidu and Tencent top the list of Forbes China Rich List

Photos from Wikipedia

China heightens crackdown on WeChat messaging

May 28, 2014 - 1:34 PM

The campaign follows a similar clampdown last year on Sina Weibo whose popularity has been hit as China s censors have tightened their grip

WECHAT. Screenshot of WeChat's US homepage.