Comsenz founder and CEO Kevin Dai, who presented at the Collide: Powering China Cloud Conference by TechNode, shared with me his viewpoints on open social networking, his thoughts on community product refinement and his insights into the future integration and cooperation between Comsenz products and Tencent services. The latter acquired Comsenz, the leading Chinese community platform vendor which owns Discuz! the most popular BBS software around the world. (ref, Chinese BBS – the Undiscovered Phenomenon)

Combination of the giants

Discuz! claims over 1.4 million adopters while 70% of the Top 1500 Alexa Chinese sites are currently running on Discuz! solutions. Being the largest BBS software vendor in the world with huge user base, there’s lots of possibilities and opportunities regarding its alliance with Tencent, which also claims tremendous amount of users. In its FY11 Q1 conference call, Tencent president Martin Lau revealed that Tencent Pengyou (a Tencent approach to social networking) boasts over 100 million active users and 259 third-party apps, and the number is still growing drastically.

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.