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  • How Tencent’s Walled User List Ended Up Boosting Its Userbase

    How Tencent’s Walled User List Ended Up Boosting Its Userbase

    Tencent’s┬ásocial blogging site, Qzone, has Asia’s largest active social network user base, with 600 million (and counting) users who log in more than twice a month. Besides Qzone, the Chinese Internet giant is perhaps better known for its flagship QQ instant messenger and the exploding WeChat smartphone messaging app. I spoke to Dowson Tong, president of Tencent’s social… Read More

  • Tencent's Q1: Profit Up 61%, Nearly $1 Billion In Revenues, 700 Million IM Users

    Tencent, a major provider of Internet and mobile services in China, this morning revealed earnings for the first quarter of 2011, reporting a better-than-expected 61 percent jump in net income. The company’s profit rose to 2.87 billion yuan (roughly $442 million), up from 1.78 billion yuan (roughly $274 million) a year earlier. Total revenues were 6,33 billion yuan (approximately… Read More

  • Nokia strikes deals with Tencent, SINA to bring location-based services to Ovi Maps

    Nokia this morning announced two deals with leading Chinese Internet companies SINA and Tencent, who will be integrating with Nokia’s Ovi Maps in China. Millions of users of SINA’s microbloging service and Tencent’s massively popular online community QQ (636 million users and counting) will be able to share their location through Nokia mobile devices, check-in to locations… Read More

  • Nokia Strikes Deals With Tencent, SINA To Bring Location-based Services To Ovi Maps

    Nokia this morning announced two deals with leading Chinese Internet companies SINA and Tencent, who will be integrating with Nokia’s Ovi Maps in China. Millions of users of SINA’s microbloging service and Tencent’s massively popular online community QQ (636 million users and counting) will be able to share their location through Nokia mobile devices, check-in to locations… Read More

  • Big In China, Tencent Debuts International Version Of Its Popular IM Client, QQi

    Exclusive - QQ is breath-takingly huge in China. A product of Internet juggernaut Tencent, the household instant messaging client boasts some 600 million active users in total – roughly 90 percent of China’s Internet population – of which about 120 million concurrent users access the service on any given day. Today, the company is launching a full-fledged instant messaging… Read More

  • A Map Of Social (Network) Dominance

    Even on the Web, world dominance must be achieved one country at a time. While Facebook has long been the largest social network in the world, and should soon pass MySpace in the U.S., it is not the largest social network in every country. The map above created by Vincenzo Cosenza resembles more a game of Risk, with Facebook sweeping across the globe from the West. Using Alexa and Google… Read More

  • China's Social Network QZone Is Big, But Is It Really The Biggest?

    Tencent, China’s largest Internet portal mostly known to us for its hugely popular instant messenger product QQ, published an updated report on the user numbers of its social networking service QZone last week. The report was only available in Chinese, but the folks over at Web2Asia were kind enough to translate it. And if the self-reported numbers are not too much of an exaggeration… Read More