WeChat in SA digital wallet play

2015-11-26 12:34

Instant messaging application WeChat has launched a local digital wallet that it hopes could replace the need to carry cash or cards.

WeChat exposed to Apple malware risk

2015-09-21 09:03

China's Tencent has fixed a flaw in its WeChat instant messaging application that exposed some of the service’s 600 million users to malicious software.

Why messaging apps attract big valuations

2015-08-13 14:08

Mobile application WeChat, a 600 million user messaging app, illustrates why messaging apps are attracting huge funding.

Picup: WeChat better for start-up support

2015-06-01 08:55

Using WeChat as an e-commerce platform makes sense for a small Cape Town-based tech start-up - even if users have a somewhat greater challenge.

Local micro-jobbing service hits 70 000 users

2015-05-07 10:15

Local internet app Money for Jam (M4JAM) is expanding its payment amid growing user figures.

Tencent launches its own operating system

2015-04-28 15:39

The Chinese internet company has launched an operating system for internet-connected devices such as TVs and watches that is open to all developers.

Tencent has biggest drop in almost a year

2015-04-14 08:19

Tencent Holdings has slumped for the first time in 10 days after billionaire chair Ma Huateng cut his stake in the Chinese internet giant.

Tencent blocks WeChat accounts for 'distorting history'

2015-01-20 13:24

Tencent Holdings, China's biggest social networking firm, has shut down 133 accounts on its hugely popular mobile messaging app for "distorting history"., Tencent to invest $1.55bn in Bitauto

2015-01-09 18:11

Chinese auto information website operator Bitauto Holdings said and Tencent Holdings would invest about $1.3bn in the company.

Tencent readies launch of China’s first private bank

2014-12-29 10:41

'Webank' is expected to focus on loans to individuals as well as small and medium-sized enterprises in China, according to the country’s regulators.


Tencent uses entertainment to beat China slowdown

2015-11-09 09:19

Smartphone games for the one billion users of WeChat and free streaming of ‘Game of Thrones’ are expected to help drive a 28% surge in sales for Tencent Holdings.

Naspers chair rakes in billions from stock options

2015-09-18 13:34

Naspers chairperson Koos Bekker has reduced his stake by selling stock options valued at about R20.4bn at current prices after stepping down as CEO, according to the company's annual report.

JSE opens lower after Greece says ‘no’

2015-07-06 10:25

Update: After a referendum in which Greeks rejected economic rescue measures, the JSE has opened markedly lower, tracking global markets as the contagion hits emerging countries.

The Naspers dilemma

2015-05-17 11:50

The future of Naspers shares in portfolios have caused some robust debate in the last month, according to Daniël Kriel, CEO of Sanlam Private Wealth.

Tencent buys stake in maker of Kim Kardashian game

2015-04-30 11:39

Chinese internet company Tencent has bought a 14.6% stake in mobile game developer Glu Mobile - the maker of hit application ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’

Bigger picture on Naspers, Tencent moves

2015-04-14 16:07

Analysts place the performance of the Naspers share price in the broader context of its exposure to the rand and Chinese internet giant Tencent.

Naspers' Tencent bet pays off as shares surge

2015-04-13 19:04

Shares in Naspers, South Africa's biggest firm by value, has been lifted by the rising fortunes of China's Tencent in which it holds a minority stake.

Tencent apologises for 'civil rights' blunder

2015-01-19 15:54

The Chinese internet heavyweight has apologised for rewarding WeChat app users who sent a message with the English phrase 'civil rights' with a screen full of US flags.

China's Tencent launches private online bank

2015-01-05 12:53

Chinese Internet giant Tencent, operator of the messaging app WeChat, has launched an online bank, according to a state-backed newspaper.

China's Baidu to invest in taxi app Uber - report

2014-12-12 19:10

Chinese search engine Baidu, the country's equivalent of Google, will make a strategic investment of up to $600 million in the popular but controversial US taxi app Uber.

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