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Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China’s largest Internet service portals. Its platforms include QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay, and span communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of September 30, 2011, it said its active QQ user accounts for QQ IM stood at 711.7 million. Tencent listed in Hong Kong in 2004.

Weibo: Tencent's Pony gets promotional, Alibaba spins Cameron

Spin doctors from Chinese tech titans Tencent (0700.HK) and Alibaba have been hard at wo

Monday, 9 December, 2013, 3:14pm

Tencent poised to become China's mobile gaming juggernaut

If there were any doubts about Tencent's success in developing its mobile gaming business, they were cast aside after the company reported last month about 570 million registered users for its initial batch of smartphone-based games.

5 Dec 2013 - 6:59am

No longer just for chatting, WeChat will soon become a financial service platform

WeChat has already met success in China as the country’s most popular mobile messaging app, but the Tencent-owned service will soon expand its reach beyond the realm of smartphone communication to become a financial service platform.

2 Dec 2013 - 7:57pm

Weibo: Qihoo takes high road against Tencent, Baidu, Xiaomi

Top executives at controversial software security maker Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) have been blitzing cyberspace these past few days with a campaign to convince the world that it's suddenly become a defender of justice and occupier of the moral high ground.

2 Dec 2013 - 2:43pm 1 comment

Supreme Court hears monopoly case between Qihoo and Tencent

The mainland's People's Supreme Court is expected to make a landmark decision after a hearing a monopoly dispute between two internet giants.

27 Nov 2013 - 3:32am

Lenovo, Tencent directors lead rush to unload shares

Selling by directors surged last week, with 18 firms reporting 75 disposals worth HK$478 million, up from the previous week's nine companies that reported 43 disposals valued at HK$96 million.

25 Nov 2013 - 3:01am

Tencent rejects WeChat prostitution allegations

Chinese internet giant Tencent has dismissed accusations on Wednesday made by China’s national broadcaster that its instant messaging service WeChat fosters prostitution in China.

WeChat, which boasts nearly 300 million users, was criticised by China Central Television on Monday for allegedly allowing the widespread advertising of prostitution and unwillingly harming underage users.

20 Nov 2013 - 10:35am

Investments weigh down internet giant

Tencent, the mainland's largest listed internet company, posted the lowest revenue growth in six years in the third quarter while net profit missed expectations, weighed down by investments in its mobile and e-commerce businesses.

14 Nov 2013 - 1:10pm

WeChat helps Tencent make over HK$637m in Single's Day sales

Tencent, the mainland’s largest listed internet company, racked in millions of yuan this week partly through the nimble use of mobile e-commerce, allowing users of its popular WeChat messaging software to make fast purchases through their smartphones.

13 Nov 2013 - 7:39pm 1 comment

Social media drive helps lift 'Double 11' sales for Alibaba, Tencent

Social media campaigns helped mainland internet giants Alibaba Group and Tencent post record-high transactions on "Double 11", the world's biggest online shopping festival.

13 Nov 2013 - 3:18am