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Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China

Shanghai - Chinese internet giant Tencent and gaming titan Nintendo on Wednesday announced plans to launch the Japanese company's popular Switch console in China from next week.

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry

San Francisco - Reddit confirmed Monday a new funding round that included a $150 million investment by Chinese technology behemoth Tencent, prompting concerns that "the front page of the internet" might wind up censored.

Chinese tech giant Tencent to invest $150 million in Reddit

Although Reddit is banned in China, the popular discussion platform is set to receive $150 million in investment from the Chinese technology giant Tencent.

Chinese Internet giant Tencent to partner with auto maker GAC

Some of China's Internet companies are forming partnerships with large state-owned auto manufacturers in order todeploy their artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing services across traditional Chinese industries.

Alibaba defies market predictions and shows big growth

Leading social media sites saw unimpressive results during August 2018. These wobbles did not impact on Chinese firm Alibaba. Defying market forecasts, the ecommerce firm recorded 61 percent annual revenue growth.

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

Shanghai - China appears to have halted approvals of new online game licences, with reports Wednesday that a government shake-up was causing paralysis in the world's biggest gaming market.

China's Tencent becomes more valuable than Facebook

Bejing - Chinese social media and video game giant Tencent became more valuable than Facebook on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring into the top five of the world's biggest firms.

Chinese chatbots become critical activists and are silenced

Somehow two chatbots managed to offend Chinese authorities to such an extent that they were pulled from a Chinese messaging app. The two questioned the rule of the Communist Party and also made unpatriotic comments.

Tencent net profits up 58% in Q1 to beat estimates

Hong Kong - Chinese technology giant Tencent on Wednesday reported first quarter results which exceeded expectations, helped by robust revenues from its hit mobile games.Its overall revenue jumped 55 percent to 49.

Satisfying the craving for data by giving it away Special

New York - Nathan Eagle found his calling in Kenya thanks to a combination of blood and money (not what you think). The result is an Internet platform that gives millions access to the Internet without making them poorer.

Crackdown hits popular China messaging platform WeChat

Shanghai - Chinese Internet giant Tencent has shut several accounts on its popular instant messaging platform WeChat, users said Friday, in what appeared to be part of a broader government crackdown on political content.WeChat -- known as "weixin" or micro-messag...

China cracks down again on popular messaging app WeChat

Chinese authorities have launched another crackdown on Tencent Holdings Ltd's popular social messaging app WeChat, closing dozens of popular accounts, media reported on Friday, as China tightens its control of the Internet.

WeChat revolution: China's 'killer app' speaks to the masses

Shanghai - When condom maker Durex wants to send an intimate message to customers in China, it uses a homegrown instant messaging platform called WeChat which has taken the country by storm in just three years.WeChat -- known as "weixin", or micro-message in Chin... partnership goes straight for Alibaba's throat

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China's Tencent may take 16 percent stake in media

China's largest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd may soon announce a deal to take about a 16 percent stake in online retailer and merge their online shopping platforms, local media reported on Saturday.

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