Top 10 Most Popular Mobile Apps in China

Aug 30

Top 10 Most Popular Mobile Apps in China

Mobile apps continue to play central role in Chinese smartphone revolution. Most popular mobile apps in China have been developed by either Tencent or Baidu, two rival tech giants, although other companies are not far behind. Communication, browsing mobile internet, listening to music and watching videos are the most common activities of Chinese mobile users. Not...

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WeChat Search Function Expansion and What May Be Coming Next

May 31

WeChat Search Function Expansion and What May Be Coming Next

In one of the biggest news this month, WeChat search function had undergone significant overhaul allowing WeChat to expand into new territory and challenge existing market leaders in China’s search engine space. Up until the release of new search function, searching on WeChat was, perhaps, the most frustrating experience of the otherwise awesome app. For...

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Infographic on China BAT: Baidu Alibaba Tencent

Dec 14

Infographic on China BAT: Baidu Alibaba Tencent

China BAT is the collective term used to describe three largest software conglomerates: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. These three companies today practically run Chinese internet. Baidu is the Chinese version Google. It is the largest search engine and is, in terms of business interests, as diverse. Alibaba is the world largest ecommerce operator that runs Taobao and...

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Overview of Chinese Social Media Marketing Channels, Part 1: QQ and Qzone Marketing

Sep 28

Overview of Chinese Social Media Marketing Channels, Part 1: QQ and Qzone Marketing

Having 850+ million registered accounts, QQ still remains the most popular instant messaging app in China. It was first launched in 1999 by Tencent, the company behind WeChat, and it was initially much like an instant messaging pioneer ICQ, although packed with many more features. Today, QQ messenger offers much more than earlier versions: it has integrated emails,...

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What You Need to Know About Chinese Online Payment Systems

Jul 13

What You Need to Know About Chinese Online Payment Systems

Chinese online payment systems market is already a remarkably well developed industry, especially considering its relatively late start. With ecommerce annual growth rate at around 20%, Chinese online payment systems serve as a one of the most important technological enabler. Chinese online shoppers also grew to trust online payments and the vast majority is quite...

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