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The Books, Reporters, And Wechat Accounts To Read If You Want To Understand China’s...

One of the biggest challenges of reporting our field guide to China’s electric-vehicle industry was the limited amount of quality, English-language coverage to date. That…
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Nigerian Logistics Startup Kobo360 Raises $6m, Expands In Africa

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service over...
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Tencent And Line Team Up To Counter Alibaba In Japan

Tencent (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY) is partnering with Line (NYSE: LN) to provide mobile payment services to Japanese retailers according to a recent Nikkei report. Line will lease out terminals that are compatible with Tencent's WeChat Pay platform to small...
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Chinese Ransomware Locks 100,000 Devices, Asks For $16 Wechat Pay Ransoms

A ransomware strain dubbed "WeChat Ransom" infected more than 100,000 Chinese computers and encrypted their files asking for 110 yuan ($16) WeChat Pay ransoms to unlock their data. The malware also steals QQ, Taobao, JD, Baidu Cloud, Alipay,...
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China’s Cashless Economy Threatens To Leave Its Elderly—and Their Money—behind

With his cellphone in one hand, and two wooden meditation balls in the other, Zhang Siqi queued up alongside throngs of fellow retirees that make up the morning rush at a small Beijing grocery store. Zhang, a Beijing native, then opened the WeChat...
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Tencent E-wallet Is Following Alibaba To Hong Kong Subways

China’s payments giants have taken their battle to Hong Kong. Less than a week after Ant Financial announced adding QR codes to the city’s MTR public transport network of rail, Tencent’s WeChat Pay unveiled a similar scheme on...
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Wechat Is Spelling Trouble For App Stores (tcehy)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Tencent-owned WeChat now boasts over 1 million mini programs,...

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Wednesday Assorted Links

1. There is now a transcript of my earlier podcast with the excellent David Perell. 2. Is capitalism saving the bees? 3. Why WeChat did not take off in India. 4. A reactionary renaming. 5. Markets in everything. The post Wednesday assorted links...
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Thieves Are Using Apple Ids To Steal Money, Chinese Payment Firms Say

China’s two largest digital payments services, Alipay and WeChat Pay, have warned that thieves are using compromised Apple IDs to make purchases with people’s accounts. Alipay posted a warning offering “security tips about Apple phones,”...
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Stolen Apple Ids Reportedly Used For Mobile Payment Theft In China

Users of two major mobile payment services in China -- Alipay and WeChat Pay -- have reported unauthorized Apple App Store spending in recent days, with some losing nearly $300 through fraudulent transactions. The companies say that stolen Apple...
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Tencent Has Lost More Than $250 Billion In Market Value This Year

In January, Tencent’s share price hit a record high. The Chinese firm, creator of popular video games and the WeChat messaging service, boasted a market valuation of more than $500 billion and had become one of Asia’s most valuable...
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Report Details Sexual Assault Allegation By U Student Against Chinese Billionaire

A lot more on this story than was previously reported. REUTERS’ Koh Gui Qing and Lawrence Delevingne report: “With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat...
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“i Was Not Willing”: Wechat Messages Emerge After Jd Ceo’s Rape Accusation

Earlier this month, the CEO of one of China’s most high-profile tech companies was arrested in the US after a woman accused him of rape. Richard Liu, chief of e-commerce giant JD.com, was released hours later and returned to China while...
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Stealthy Wants To Become The Wechat Of Blockchain Apps

Meet Stealthy a new messaging app that leverages Blockstack’s decentralized application platform to build a messaging app. The company is participating in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF and launching its app on iOS and Android...
Related topics: Blockchain, Android Apps, Startup, Ios, Android, Mobile Technology

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A Wechat Challenger Is Currently The Most Popular App On China’s App Store

A new instant-messaging tool called Bullet Message has quickly become the most-downloaded free offering on Apple’s App Store in China. Among those trailing it, for now, is the ubiquitous WeChat, a rival app from internet giant Tencent...
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Now Is The Perfect Time For Foreign Developers To Focus On The Chinese App Market

China’s role in the global tech scene is now impossible to ignore. Previously seen as just a producer of components or builder of goods for tech products, the success of WeChat, Douyin, and Weibo, show it is now taking the centre stage with its...
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Cryptocurrency Media Outlets Banned From Wechat For Spreading Hype

The cryptocurrency scene in China has been dealt a major blow overnight. Several prominent media outlets have had their WeChat accounts frozen for spreading too much hype about cryptocurrency. WeChat is one of China’s leading social media and...
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Air Canada Starts Accepting Alipay And Wechat Pay For Online Bookings

As of August 21st, 2018, Air Canada customers can use Alipay and WeChat Pay — two of China’s most popular mobile and online payments platforms — to book flights through the airline’s North American and Hong Kong...
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A Messaging App With Data-free Texts Is Targeting Whatsapp In South Africa

As South Africa’s top social media platform, Whatsapp has taken on Mxit, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and more recently, WeChat. In all three instances, Whatsapp established itself as the most affordable and convenient messaging service in a...
Related topics: WhatsApp, Social Media, BlackBerry, Mobile Technology

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Messagebird Offers Single Api For Customer Comms Across Whatsapp, Wechat, Messenger And More

MessageBird, the Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform backed by Accel in the U.S. and Europe’s Atomico, is unveiling a new product today that aims to make it easier for enterprises to communicate with customers across various channels...
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