ByteDance launches video chat app to challenge Tencent’s WeChat

ByteDance launches video chat app to challenge Tencent’s WeChat

ByteDance, the Chinese company behind popular short video app TikTok, has decided it is time to take on Tencent in China’s messaging app game. The world’s most valuable startup has launched a video messaging app in a space dominated by WeChat. The app, named ‘Duoshan’, works in a similar way to Snapchat, enabling users to send videos […]

Tourism New Zealand uses WeChat to drive China’s high-spending travellers to middle earth

Tourism New Zealand uses WeChat to drive China’s high-spending travellers to middle earth

For a small island nation, tucked away in the South Pacific, New Zealand has an interesting challenge: to attract tourists to its picturesque shores, but not too many. With limited space and beds, Tourism New Zealand, the country’s marketing body, must balance the country’s booming tourism industry with practical sustainability. In China, this translates to […]

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 […]

Digital Retex help Poltrona Frau to revamp their WeChat account

Digital Retex help Poltrona Frau to revamp their WeChat account

Poltrona Frau revamps its WeChat account on the occasion of Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai. The design brand, active on the most important Chinese digital platform, maximizes the integration between on and offline channels thanks to Digital Retex. Leading high-end furniture manufacturer Poltrona Frau continues its investment strategy in China and becomes increasingly digital. In conjunction […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Chinese social media platform WeChat reaches a billion user accounts worldwide

Chinese social media platform WeChat reaches a billion user accounts worldwide

Chinese social media network WeChat, which is used for everything from chatting with friends to booking travel and making payments, has reached a billion user accounts globally, reports the Financial Times. The sheer number of accounts demonstrates the app’s dominance, though it’s important to note that user accounts means the number of accounts, not individual […]

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