Why does WeChat block competitors, while Facebook doesn’t?

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Briefing: Tencent and GAC Group set up $150 million automotive joint venture

Tencent moves into automotive with $150M joint venture  - TechCrunch What…


Briefing: Tencent to power Hong Kong startups amid its shift to enterprise

Tencent works with Hong Kong’s science park to spur local fintech development -…


China to recognize video gaming as official profession

(Image credit: Chanzj/Pixabay) The Chinese government is planning to recognize…


Bytedance executive says WeChat's monopoly is detrimental for internet users

A Bytedance executive has accused popular messaging app WeChat of monopolizing…


Briefing: Bytedance's WeChat rival Duoshan hits 1 million downloads

多闪下载量超过100万,我们找到了它的增长方法 – 36kr What happened: Bytedance's latest product,…


Briefing: Tencent and NetEase finally granted much-needed game licenses

China finally grants a game license to Tencent-TechCrunch What happened:…


Latest WeChat update hints at its 'operating system' ambitions

Left: WeChat's previous swipe-down mini-program menu. Middle and right: The…


Briefing: China authorities shut down 9,300 apps in latest internet crackdown

China Kills 9,300 Mobile Apps, Rips Into Tencent's News Service - Bloomberg…


Bytedance recruits Smartisan employees following education patent acquisition

(Image credit: Bytedance) Jinri Toutiao parent company Bytedance is recruiting…