China Mobile plans RCS messaging app in H2

China Mobile is working with telecoms equipment and handset vendor ZTE to develop a messaging app using the emerging Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform. China’s largest mobile operator, with more than 800 million connections, is expected to launch a real-time …

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Ford in talks to add WeChat to its cars in China

Ford reportedly has held discussions with China’s Tencent over customising its popular WeChat app for the automaker’s cars in the world’s largest market. WeChat, known as Weixin in China, is the most popular chatting app in China, with more than …

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Tencent-led group launches China’s first online private bank

WeBank, a consortium led by internet group Tencent, has launched a trial for an online-only bank — a model that will likely be mostly a mobile experience. The new bank will have no physical branches and will offer loans of …

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WeChat’s user base in Indonesia surges 895%

The surge in smartphone usage in Indonesia has fuelled a boom in mobile messaging apps, with the number of WeChat users expanding 895 per cent and WhatsApp users increasing 133 per cent over the past year. Facebook Messenger, increasing 112 …

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