Currently the Tencent QQ penguin crushes the instant messaging market in China with over 800 million active users. But now Qihoo 360, better known for its free anti-virus software, is entering the IM arena with a mobile messenger.

It is reported that the mobile messaging solution will work on social contacts and communication tools to support free text messaging, photos and voice messages.

Late last year, a public war broke out between Tencent and 360 where Tencent event stopped service to QQ users whose computers were installed with Qihoo 360’s software.

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.

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