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Facebook y Tencent lideran ampliamente el mercado de redes sociales (Infografía)

La cuenta de resultados de Twitter reportó un número de 328 millones de usuarios en el segundo trimestre fiscal, solo un 5% más que hace un año. Los malos resultados de Twitter contrastan con los de Facebook, dados a conocer la semana pasada. La red social alcanzó los 2.010 millones de usuarios en julio frente a […]

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El gigante chino Tencent aumenta sus ingresos un 43% en el primer trimestre de 2016

Tencent, proveedor de servicios en internet líder en China, anunció los resultados del primer trimestre de 2016, que terminó el 31 de marzo de 2016. Los ingresos totales fueron 4.952 millones de dólares, un aumento del 43% respecto al primer trimestre de 2015. Además, los beneficios fueron de 2.074 millones de dólares, un 43% más que […]

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Tencent earnings: Revenue up 45% in Q4, profits miss estimates, no plans to spin off WeChat

China’s Tencent Holdings said today that it saw a big surge in revenue for the fourth quarter but missed profit estimates as its investment in video and other content ate into the bottom line. Most notably, however, Tencent’s chief executive Ma Huateng told reporters that the company has not plans to spin-off WeChat, its mobile […]

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How Google Play could fix the frustrating, impenetrable Chinese mobile gaming market

China has a massive mobile gaming market, but it’s not a viable option if you’re a Western developer. That could change if Google returns to the world’s most populous country. Smartphone and tablet gaming generated $5.5 billion in spending from Chinese players last year, according to Asia market-intelligence firm Niko Partners, but only a tiny portion […]

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Kendall & Kylie game takes Glu Mobile to the top 10 again after poor Katy Perry launch

Glu Mobile has seen ups and downs with its celebrity mobile games, and now it’s on the ups again thanks to its release of Kendall & Kylie, based on the lives of reality stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Founded in 2001, Glu toiled away for years in mobile until it scores a huge success with […]

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In direct challenge to Skype, WeChat now lets users call mobile phones and landlines

Following Line’s move back in August to redesign its mobile chat app with a focus on low-cost calling, Tencent has now added the ability to call mobile phones and landlines from within the WeChat app. Its new calling service is being branded WeChat Out — Line calls its service Line Out. Hmmm. The feature is […]

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Glu CEO predicts the trends that will be hot next year in mobile games

Glu Mobile has seen some ups and downs in the past year in mobile games. The San Francisco game publisher’s fortunes will rise and fall based on how well it predicts the trends of the future. The ups have come from surprise hits like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a mobile game that has generated an estimated […]

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Alibaba could spend up to $38B in investments and acquisitions in 2016

Alibaba can probably afford to execute up to $38 billion in deals (acquisitions and investments) next year, according to data from an analyst at BNP Paribas SA cited by Bloomberg late Thursday. That’s huge — this year the ecommerce giant spent just $15 billion. It puts Alibaba’s estimated spending power ahead of Chinese Internet rivals Tencent (with around $35 […]

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Tencent’s new $3.5M seed-stage fund aims to help small businesses in South Africa sell on WeChat

Barely two weeks after launching its peer-to-peer mobile wallet in South Africa, Tencent announced on Tuesday a new $3.5 million seed-stage fund to get small businesses and startups in the country selling their goods and services on WeChat, its popular mobile messaging app. Specifics relating to expected amount per investment/deal were not disclosed. WeChat already […]

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Uber is still blocked on WeChat in China — and the situation is getting worse

Tencent has blocked ridehailing app Uber — and other accounts that are promoting it — on its popular mobile messaging app WeChat that now has around 600 million monthly active users. (Some 200 million have credit cards attached, enabling them to buy goods and services from within the app.) The South China Morning Post called WeChat “one […]

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The DeanBeat: The top 25 public game companies have changed drastically in five years

Five years ago, not many people outside of China had heard of Tencent. But today, the company heads the list of the top 25 public companies with game revenues. We’ve seen so much change that I thought it would be instructive to look at the biggest companies in the world when it comes to games and compare […]

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