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WeChat hits 549mil global users, claims 95% penetration in Malaysia
Tencent Holdings Ltd said its WeChat messaging app has reached 549 million monthly active users globally, up from the 500-million user milestone achieved three months ago in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014.
Singtel’s VoIP-chat app Wavee faces steep challenges: Pundits
Singtel launched a communication app not unlike WhatsApp, but how will it fare against the other messaging services out there? Edwin Yapp & Keith Liu analyse the service.
Chat apps challenge Asian social behaviour
We’re living in a day and age not just defined by mobile connectivity, but dominated and controlled by it, writes Consumer Electronics Association president and CEO Gary Shapiro.
Tencent’s SY Lau named Cannes Lions ‘Media Person of the Year’
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity last month announced that the Cannes Lions 2015 Media Person of the Year Award will go to SY Lau, senior executive vice president of Tencent and president of its Online Media Group (OMG).
Digi adds self-serve channel, powered by WeChat
Digi has announced a partnership with social communication application WeChat which would allow its customers to connect to Digi’s Official Account on WeChat (ID: DIGI_MY) to perform various transactions.
Will Voopee be a cushion for XOX?
XOX-Voopee may not be compelling enough for users to switch from their current messaging apps Still, product has some interesting features that XOX can leverage and improve on to be a real player
WeChat receives global TRUSTe certification
Tencent announced that its WeChat app and website have been certified by TRUSTe, the global data privacy management company that provides privacy assessments, certifications, monitoring tools and compliance controls.
Face-off: LINE and WeChat announce new versions
The seeming head-to-head battle between mobile messaging platforms LINE BAND and WeChat entered a new phase with both announcing new versions within hours of each other.
Melon Sail hopes to navigate the social media divide
New mobile app Melon Friends, slated to be launched by the end of May, is aimed at overseas Chinese and seeks to consolidate and help manage the experience of being active on disparate social networks.
WeChat hits Malaysian milestone
China-based Tencent has announced that its social networking mobile application WeChat has surpassed 400% growth since it became available in Malaysia in June.
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