Tencent and Kaixin001 are about to launch their own approach to Path’s acquaintance-focused social networking service, according to people familiar with the matter.

Witnessed the noise made by the launch of Path 2.0 in late last year, Kaixin001 stealthily started working on something similar from last December on, people who broke the news said, and now it’s show time.

As for Tencent, it was also rumored to introduce features inspired by Path into the newest version of its wild popular mobile IM app Weixin, which just topped 100 million users.

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Ben Jiang

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