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Tencent, the Chinese Internet which has long been criticized for its closeness held a grand “Tencent Partnership Conference”, Pony Ma, founder and CEO of Tencent said in the conference that “the more successful our partners are, the more successful our open platform will be.” Tencent generates RMB 20 billion (US$ 3 billion) in revenue in a year, Ma said, and the company was hoping to recreate a new Tencent by helping its partners earning exact the same sum.

And the company that uses penguin as its mascot is not the only one decided to do so in the past year. Baidu, Taobao, Shanda, Amazon, Dangdang, Joyo(Amazon China), Kaixin001, NetEase, 51, Sohu, Youku, Douban, Renren and so on all launched their own open platform solutions.Baidu even pushed the open wave further to mobile front by launching a mobile box computing service.

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Ben Jiang

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