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Following Tiktok Ban, Facebook Expands Instagram Reels To India

Last week, the Indian government banned several Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat, and others. To take advantage of this situation, Facebook today expanded its Instagram Reels product to India. Instagram Reels will allow users to create...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Instagram, India, World Videos

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Breaking News: Indian Government Bans 59 Chinese Apps Including Tiktok And Wechat

Indian government today announced the ban of 59 Chinese apps including TikTok and WeChat. Indian government mentioned that these apps are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of...
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Tencent Believes Investing In Anime And Manga Will Boost Its Global Growth

Tencent Holdings (OTC: TCEH.Y) is looking to kick off the next stage of its growth with the help of anime and manga characters from Japan. Tencent is already one of the largest companies in China. Its WeChat social messaging platform is one of the...
Related topics: Japan, China

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Wechat Reportedly Monitors Messages From International Users Too

It’s not a secret that China heavily monitors the Internet traffic within its country and for its citizens, to the point where messaging apps are censored and surveilled. But with the global popularity of the WeChat app, it looks like they’re...
Related topics: Censorship

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Wechat Reportedly Spying On Foreigners To Feed Censorship Algorithms In China

Tencent denies allegations the platform monitors international users
Related topics: Censorship, Algorithms, China

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A Chinese City To Pump Life Into Local Business With Wechat Live Streaming

China is showing renewed interest in live streaming. As the coronavirus swept through the country and shut down premises in droves, businesses are turning online to drive sales. Many have adopted live streaming, a model that predates the short...
Related topics: Tech Videos

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With A New Investment From Tencent, The Ceo Of Afterpay Is Looking To Team Up With Players Like...

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent bought a 5% stake in Australian buy now, pay later company Afterpay. The shareholding will lead to partnership between Tencent and Afterpay, Nick Molnar, co-founder and CEO of Afterpay told Business...

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Whatsapp Could Soon Support Multiple Devices At The Same Time

Unlike other messenger services like Facebook Messenger, LINE, WeChat, and so on, WhatsApp relies on your phone number to identify you. While this creates a unique identifier, the problem is that if you own multiple devices, it can be problematic if...
Related topics: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Social Media

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Oh, So Now You Want Our Goods

My wife follows “Wechat” discussions, and tells me that among the Chinese there are a lot of eyebrows being raised about the US decision to eliminate tariffs on medical equipment from China. Needless to say, the US is currently held in...
Related topics: China

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Wechat Has Been Censoring Keywords About Coronavirus, Study Finds

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge China’s most popular messaging app, Tencent-owned WeChat, has been censoring keywords about coronavirus since as early as January 1st, an analysis found. Popular Chinese livestreaming platform YY has been...
Related topics: China

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Why Social Networks Want Even More Gaming

Even if you don’t play games, you have spent years of your life in one or more virtual worlds. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WeChat are lightweight versions of virtual worlds. They don’t offer terrain for...
Related topics: Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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China Reportedly Using Wechat And Twitter To Find And Silence People Sharing Coronavirus Information

Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images The Chinese government is tracking down people on social platforms like Twitter and WeChat who share what officials consider to be negative information about the coronavirus outbreak, Vice reports....
Related topics: China, Social Media, World Photos

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Chinese Censorship Demonstrates It Can Afford The Cost Of ‘the Death Of Media’

The website of Tencent Dajia and its WeChat public account disappeared from the internet Screenshot of “Tencent Dajia” and its last piece of commentary. Via Twitter. Tencent Dajia, (also called We Tencent  – 騰訊大家), a...
Related topics: Censorship, Social Media, Screenshots, Twitter (business)

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Tencent Quietly Offers A Cut Of Wechat's Revenues To Apple

Chinese tech giant Tencent (OTC: TCEHY) launched a content publishing feature for its messaging platform WeChat in 2012. The in-app articles loaded more quickly than articles on external browsers and corralled users into WeChat's walled garden.The...
Related topics: Apple

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3 Ways Tencent Is Trying To Regain Its Youth

Tencent (OTC: TCEHY) owns two of the largest social platforms in China. WeChat, the country's most popular mobile messaging app, had 1.15 billion monthly active users (MAUs) last quarter. Its predecessor, the older messaging app QQ, had 731 million...

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Pixel 4 Smooth Display Adds Wechat Support, Low Brightness Color Shifting Fix

The January security patch is rolling out this morning with a number of Pixel functional updates. Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL fixes cover the new Google Assistant and color shifting at lower brightness, while the smooth display now supports WeChat. ...
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This Chinese Super-app Is Apple's Biggest Threat In China And Could Be A Blueprint For Facebook's...

WeChat has become an integrated part of life in China: you use it to message your friends, buy your groceries, hail a ride, and even book a doctor's appointment. It's basically impossible to exist in China without it.  The Chinese app started...
Related topics: China, Facebook, Social Media

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China’s Alipay Users Will Get Financial Advice For The First Time

Thanks to smart phone apps like Alipay and WeChat Pay, hundreds of millions of Chinese have quick and easy access to financial services. Those offerings are becoming increasingly sophisticated: For the first time, ordinary Chinese investors will...
Related topics: China

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Wechat Had A Translation Glitch With The Canadian Flag That Seems Almost Subversive

A glitch on WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China, led to it offering an unexpected translation for the Canadian national flag—one that seems far from random. The translation bug was spotted on Tuesday (Dec. 17), and seemed to be...

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American Wechat Users Getting Banned For Celebrating Hong Kong Election Results

The recent election in Hong Kong may have scored some wins for pro-democracy candidates, but supporters of protesters and newly-elected candidates still aren't able to do much celebrating on social media. WeChat, the massively popular messaging app...
Related topics: Hong Kong, Protests, Social Media

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