Billionaire Jack Ma steps up battle with WeChat
Alipay, the mobile payment app owned by billionaire Jack Ma, is stepping up its competition with WeChat to get more of its 900 million users to tap expanded services in everything from real estate purchases to restaurant and cinema bookings.
China's mobile and digital dominance runs deep into Indian economy
In business-to-business supplies, China is perhaps the most important trad...
Tencent, Alibaba office apps find fans in virus-affected schools
Tencent and Alibaba have in past years steadily built out their office apps ...
Tencent’s becomes the Alibaba of Indian startup scene
This comes at a time when India is emerging as the next frontier of growth given that fewer Chinese startups are going public due to the uncertainty caused by the country’s ongoing trade war with the US and overall sobering of valuations.
Is China readying its own Bitcoin? It's far bigger than that
Little is known about the digital yuan except that it’s been in the works for five years.
Quantum Leap: End of cash is near, cashless currencies are in vogue
In India, despite the demonetisation scheme in 2016, cash continues to account for over 90% of transactions.
FB, Instagram on Google Play Store vulnerable: Check Point
Acccording to Check Point Research the latest versions of some of the most famous apps in the world on Google's Play Store, including Facebook and Instagram, to have vulnerabilities that were believed to have been patched earlier. The research shows that threat actors can still execute code on the latest versions of mobile applications on Play Store.
China stocks end firmer on trade optimism; techs lead gains
The blue-chip CSI300 index ended 0.8% firmer at 3,926.59, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed up 0.9% to 2,980.05.
A guide to what’s happening in the fintech revolution
In the second quarter, India—home of mobile payments startup Paytm—surpassed China in the number of deals.
We chat with Mohit Hajela of the Jaquar Group about design's many hues
For time immemorial, design vocabulary has had different connotations - as best understood by designer, product manufacturer and end consumer - each trying t...
WhatsApp close to meeting data localisation norms, payments service should be on in two months: NPCI
Many think WhatsApp can help India emulate China's WeChat story, and help achieve the cashless payments objectives.
How WhatsApp Business has become a popular tool for micro enterprises
Small businesses are finding Whatsapp Business an acceptable substitute for a website or app.
Facebook moves closer to WhatsApp payment service debut in India
WhatsApp has substantial strengths including an India user base that’s estimated at more than 300 million.
Tencent’s set for fastest growth since 2018 after virus outbreak
Tencent’s stock began climbing in February after the outbreak exposed the dichotomy of the world’s second largest tech economy. While virtual denizens like Tencent rode a surge in social media and entertainment, other companies like Alibaba with outsized footprints in the material world struggled to contain the fallout.
Jack Ma again endorses extreme overtime as furor rages on
Ma said forcing employees to work gruelling hours was “inhumane” -- but that some wanted to do so.
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