ReCreating Tencent, the Penguin’s Long March

June 15, 2011. Beijing, China National Convention Center. Hundreds of people flocked into a crowded meeting room, where Tencent was about to hold a “Tencent Partnership Conference”, a move marking the Chinese Internet giant which has been long criticized for its sluggish in opening up finally made up its mind to be more open to the outside world across the board and to help walk all its partners closer to success. To quote Pony Ma himself, founder and CEO of Tencent, “the more successful our partners are, the more successful our open platform will be.”

During the conference, Mr. Ma put forward 8 choices of Tencent’s open strategy, to put it short, the Shenzhen-based company will “try to come up with solutions rather than back off in exploring the open cause”, “across the board open”, “zero tolerance when user benefits are under threat”, “making gaming rules together with partners”, “revenue will go towards partners first”, “innovation always comes first” and so forth.

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Ben Jiang

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