A WeChat-powered hotel in China lets you check in, enter your room and get breakfast through your phone

A WeChat-powered hotel in China lets you check in, enter your room and get breakfast through your phone

China’s biggest app, WeChat, partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai that lets users book rooms, remotely check in, and use their phones as key cards — all without requiring human assistance. Once they’ve completed their reservation, travellers verify their identity at the hotel through facial recognition and collect their digital key […]

Tonino Lamborghini launch official WeChat account in partnership with Digital Retex

Tonino Lamborghini launch official WeChat account in partnership with Digital Retex

Tonino Lamborghini, the luxury brand belonging to the Lamborghini family, has signed an agreement with Digital Retex, trusted partner of WeChat in Europe, for the implementation of a strategy that brings to China the spirit of its “lifestyle experience brand”. The strategic objective of Tonino Lamborghini’s agreement with Digital Retex is to systematically oversee the […]

Tencent to launch wearable video-recording sunglasses

Tencent to launch wearable video-recording sunglasses

Tencent is set to launch wearable video-recording sunglasses, called Weishi smartglasses, as the company seeks to compete in China’s booming short video market. The glasses feature camera lens in the frames which enable the wearer to film video. The glasses will go on sale on 11 November, coinciding with Tencent’s rival Alibaba’s annual 11.11 shopping […]

Tencent restructure includes merging internet with mobile business units

Tencent restructure includes merging internet with mobile business units

Tencent has announced its first restructure in six years as the company faces increasing pressure from falling share prices and Chinese regulation. The internet giant will consolidate its business units combining online and mobile internet into one unit and will launch a new division to focus on business services such as cloud computing. The announcement, […]

Rinascente Launches Its WeChat On Demand Service

Rinascente Launches Its WeChat On Demand Service

Following the success of On Demand – the instant messaging service used to search for the products requested by customers in the Milan flagship store and have them delivered anywhere they want – Rinascente presents WeChat On Demand. The aim is to extend the company’s personal concierge service, which was launched almost a year ago […]

Tencent Video crowned as market leader in China, beating out Youku and iQiyi

Tencent Video crowned as market leader in China, beating out Youku and iQiyi

Tencent Video has been named the leader in China’s subscription over-the-top (OTT) video market, beating out rivals like Baidu’s iQiyi and Alibaba’s Youku. According to figures released by eMarketer, 24% of digital video viewers in China will subscribe to Tencent Video in 2018, and is set to surpass 29% by 2020. Meanwhile, Youku’s subscriber base […]

Google continues push into China with launch of WeChat AI game

Google continues push into China with launch of WeChat AI game

Google has launched an AI drawing game as a ‘mini app’ within Tencent’s WeChat messaging platform, as it continues to make overtures towards re-entering the consumer market there. The majority of its products, including its internet search engine, email and app store, are currently blocked by Chinese authorities over censorship concerns. Last year, Google launched […]

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