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Snap: We've blown $3bn this year and Tencent wants to give us more

Nose-diving social media company Snap Inc. says it has secured a significant investment from Chinese tech powerhouse Tencent. The photo sharing company slipped the disclosure into yesterday's remarkably poor quarterly earnings report, saying the 145 million shares were a non-voting stake and would not be subject to much …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Nov 2017
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Fake mobile base stations spreading malware in China

Chinese phishing scum are deploying fake mobile base stations to spread malware in text messages that might otherwise get caught by carriers. The Android scumware being spread isn’t new to China: known as the “Swearing Trojan” because of profanities in code comments, its authors are already under arrest. But the fake base …

Well, that sucks: China's Tencent so sorry after vid emerges of faux blowjob office game

Video China's biggest internet biz Tencent has apologized after women employees were filmed on their knees in front of male coworkers in a raunchy end-of-year party game. Youtube Video The video shows two executives standing with water bottles between their legs, while two young female staff members attempt to unscrew the caps with …
Iain Thomson, 18 Jan 2017
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Ludicrous Patent of the Week: Rectangles on a computer screen

Pic Chinese internet giant Tencent is the newly minted holder of a US design patent on the concept of placing rectangles on a display screen. US Patent D767,583 describes a "design concept" that, in the words of the applicant, consists of "the ornamental design for a display screen portion with graphical user interface." What …
Shaun Nichols, 30 Sep 2016

Regulators, take note: Tencent is now Asia's biggest company

WeChat maker Tencent became Asia's highest-valued company today; not bad going for an app that launched long after well-established instant-messenger brands moved to mobile. Tencent reached a valuation of $256bn on the Hong Kong stock exchange, surpassing the market valuation of China Mobile. Samsung Electronics is valued at $ …
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Tencent targets Alibaba, seeds data cloud with £1bn investment

Chinese megacorp Tencent is to pump $1.57bn (£1bn) into cloud computing tech over the next five years, in a bid to catch up with rival Alibaba. The money will go into infrastructure, operations, hiring talent and marketing its services, Dowson Tong, senior executive veep of Tencent, said at an industry forum on Tuesday, CNBC …
Kat Hall, 16 Sep 2015
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Tencent stripped of antivirus rankings for cheating on tests

Antivirus ratings firms AV‐Comparatives, AV-Test, and Virus Bulletin have stripped another company of its rankings for trying to game their tests. This time the culprit was Chinese giant Tencent, which is accused of compromising its own security systems for the sake of speed credits in testing. "After in-depth investigations …
Iain Thomson, 6 May 2015
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Bulging booty bird Kim Kardashian date game biz adds Britney Spears to bottom line

Chinese social network Tencent has agreed to buy 14.6 per cent of mobile game developer Glu Mobile for $126m. Glu is best known for its Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, where you get to “date and dump celebs at the best parties and hottest clubs! Flirt and become the next huge celebrity power-couple!”. Yesterday the company …
Simon Rockman, 30 Apr 2015
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Tencent introduces slimmed-down wristjob TOS to swollen market

A new lightweight OS for internet-of-things things has been announced by Chinese megacorp Tencent. The new TOS, is a new intelligent, open OS, jumping into a market which is clearly underserved, as there is only the Cyanogen spin of Android, Kindle’s spin of Android, Xiaomi’s MIUI (a spin of Android), Samsung’s Tizen, ARM’s …
Simon Rockman, 28 Apr 2015
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Google is tech industry and world's most valuable brand as Apple rots

Something's rotten in Cupertino, according to the ninth annual “ BrandZ” rating of technology vendors, as Apple has lost its place atop the list of the world's most valuable technology brands to Google. The list is cobbled together by Millward Brown, an outfit claiming expertise in “brand equity research” among other things …
Simon Sharwood, 21 May 2014

China's web giants unite to defuse Windows XP bombshell

A gaggle of Chinese web firms have come together with a plan to protect Windows XP users in the Middle Kingdom for at least the next two or three years, according to local reports. The unusual step will see messaging giant Tencent, search engine Sogou, software company Kingsoft and several others offer technical support for XP …
Phil Muncaster, 25 Feb 2014
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Who wants 10TB of FREE cloud storage? Hands down if China is a deal breaker?

Chinese web giant Tencent has vowed to offer 10TB cloud storage accounts to international users free of charge. The company hopes to launch the data-archiving service worldwide in 2014 using the English language. It opened its doors in China in August, and can be accessed from desktop computers as well as mobile devices using …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Nov 2013
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Tencent offers 10TB of free cloud storage for all

Given the recent revelations about mass data slurping by the NSA, we were relieved to hear that a Chinese company has begun offering a whopping 10TB of free hosting to privacy-conscious punters. After Chinese rivals Baidu and Qihoo 360 served up a terabyte of free cloud storage to punters, rival Tencent this week floated a …
Jack Clark, 30 Aug 2013
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Sorry for the censorship says Chinese chat service

Chinese web giant Tencent has released a statement blaming a “technical glitch” for problems that last week led to disruptions for international users of its popular WeChat app last week. The popular Whatsapp-like application is approaching 300 million global users and although most of these are still located in the People’s …
Phil Muncaster, 14 Jan 2013
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China's tech elite crack Forbes' Rich List

China’s growing army of tech entrepreneurs have consolidated their position at the apex of the country’s elite, according to the latest Forbes rankings, although most still have some way to go before challenging the likes of Gates and Ellison. Forbes Asia officially released its China Rich List on Monday, and although the Top …
Phil Muncaster, 15 Oct 2012

Exposing China's vast underground economy

Analysis A new academic study has set out to illuminate for the first time the size and structure of the Chinese online underground, and found it affected nearly a quarter of the country’s internet users last year and cost the economy over 5 billion yuan (£500m). Investigating China’s Online Underground Economy was put together by …
Phil Muncaster, 18 Aug 2012
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Chinese social network to recruit in-house censor

Eagle-eyed users of China’s popular Twitter clone Sina Weibo have spotted an unusual job ad for the company, posted on its site on Monday – internet censor. The advert, translated by the Wall Street Journal China, reportedly calls for candidates keen to try their hand at the role of “monitoring editor” who would be tasked with …
Phil Muncaster, 22 May 2012
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Twitter gets all aggressive with Japan expansion

Japan beware – micro-blogging phenomenon Twitter has stated its intent to expand “aggressively” in the land of the rising sun. CEO Dick Costolo told reporters in Tokyo on Monday that the micro-blogging phenomenon would be hiring more sales staff and engineers as it looks to keep pace with strong user growth in the archipelago …
Phil Muncaster, 17 Apr 2012

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