Tag: WeChat

  • TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat

    ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominated China’s social networking space with WeChat and QQ. WeChat claims to have one billion monthly active users worldwide, most of whom are in China. […]

  • The 21-day bitcoin challenge

    There is a documentary, China’s Netflix equivalent, about a Chinese bitcoin enthusiast who attempts to survive 21 days by merely living on 0.21 bitcoin, or $1,300, without any help or donations. Her name is something of a nom de guerre – a nickname, with “You Bing” directly translating to “having a disease,” and the whole […]

  • Latin Americas Movile is quietly building a mobile empire

    Nathan Lustig By 2020, Brazilian mobile giant, , wants to improve the lives of more than one billion people through its apps. The company began its mission in 1998 selling gaming, news and SMS messaging services to mobile operators in Brazil. After receiving its first investment from South African-based global investor 10 years ago, Movile […]