China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'

Aug 11, 2017 - 5:52 PM

WeChat the Twitter like Weibo as well as the Tieba discussion forum are being investigated according to an announcement from the Cyberspace Administration of China on Friday August 11

In China, writers earn money posting stories on apps

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:26 PM

One popular Chinese writer on WeChat Mi Meng earns as much as 500 000 yuan P3 8M for ad postings on her account Another Qiao Mu receives around 1 000 yuan P7 500 in app enabled tips for each short essay

China's Tencent 'deeply sorry' for Russia WeChat block

May 06, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Russian regulations require online service providers to register with the government

Tencent profits up on mobile gaming success

Mar 22, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Overall revenue is up 48 at 151 94 billion yuan driven by smartphone games advertising digital content sales and payment related services the company says

TENCENT PROFITS UP. Tencent chairman and CEO Pony Ma speaks during a philanthropy forum in Hong Kong on September 23, 2016.File photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

46 billion electronic 'red envelopes' sent over Chinese New Year

Feb 05, 2017 - 12:49 AM

More people turn to modern technology to perform the ancient tradition of handing out cash

HONG BAO. For centuries parents, relatives and employers have distributed red paper envelopes containing money, known as "hong bao", to children or menial workers to celebrate the dawn of the new year. Photo from Wikipedia

WeChat sends China's Tencent profits surging

Aug 18, 2016 - 12:19 PM

The messaging app reports revenues of 35 69 billion yuan P249 52 billion in the second quarter of 2016

GROWING PROFITS. The messaging app is having a dominant run.

Apple launches payments service in crowded China market

Feb 18, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The tech giant is up against tough competition from local online payment providers like Alibaba

epa04393117 Demonstration on how the new Apple Pay works during Apple's launch event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, USA, 09 September 2014. Apple unveiled its latest iPhone at a media event held in Cupertino, California. The next generation phones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have larger displays of 12 centimetres and 14 centimetres.The Flint Center for the Performing Arts was the site where Steve Jobs launched the first Apple Macintosh computer in 1984. EPA/MONICA DAVEY

Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:37 PM

A total of 300 000 yuan is being made available over 3 days on Alipay the online payment service of Alibaba founded by Jack Ma one of China s richest men

Malware snuck into Apple's App Store may affect millions

Sep 21, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Among the affected apps are social networking app WeChat Chinese ridesharing service Didi Kuaidi and business card reader CamCard

‘Huge disruptions’ to change face of shopping by 2025

Jun 10, 2015 - 10:59 AM

In a decade s time the retail sector will look nothing like it is now says market research firm TNS

5 things to look forward to from WeChat's WeReward

Jun 07, 2015 - 9:52 AM

WeChat has a special deal for its users

Chinese e-commerce holds growth promise

Sep 08, 2014 - 10:10 AM

The Internet and e commerce have been instrumental in achieving the 8 2 GDP growth rate registered by Zhejiang in 2013

SALE. All kinds of items are available at Qinghe Lane. All photos by Chay Hofileña/Rappler

China heightens crackdown on WeChat messaging

May 28, 2014 - 1:34 PM

The campaign follows a similar clampdown last year on Sina Weibo whose popularity has been hit as China s censors have tightened their grip

WECHAT. Screenshot of WeChat's US homepage.

5 tech trends worth watching out for in 2014

Jan 01, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Read about 5 technology trends that shaped 2013 and are worth watching out for in the new year

THE FUTURE TODAY. Here are 5 tech trends that everyone should be mindful of in the coming year.