Tencent's highest front-end developer, Stone Hang, who had been with the company since 2005, was unexpectedly fired this January at the age of 47. The news, which was first reported on Xiaohongshu, a popular life-sharing platform in China, surprised many netizens.
Tencent has set up a project team named "HunyuanAide" for developing ChatGPT-like conversational products. At present, the team has at least 7 team leaders and 7 sponsors.
This year, the Chinese TV series based on "The Three-Body Problem", a popular sci-fi novel series, was highly praised. The chief producer said lately that he would put more strength into the second season to reward the numerous fans of the sci-fi drama.
VSPO, a Chinese esports startup specializing in tournaments, venues and production, has obtained a 1.8 billion yuan cash ($265 million) investment from Saudi Arabia’s Savvy Games Group.
Tencent's extended reality (XR) department underwent adjustment and started to focus on building software. It reportedly will introduce Quest 2, a VR device under Meta, in the future.
Tencent reportedly started the partial dissolution of its extended reality (XR) team. The Chinese tech company later responded that its XR division will be restructured as a result of an overhaul of the company's hardware development plans.
Chinese leading tech player Tencent recently launched a cross-border payment platform named "Tenpay Global Business", which provides a one-stop solution for services such as global collection, payment and exchange for cross-border e-commerce sellers and platforms.
Feishu, an office tool owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, announced that its annual recurring revenue (ARR), a key indicator, reached $100 million in 2022, an increase of 2.7 times compared with 2021.
Tencent-backed social app WeChat is testing a take-out mini-program in two major Chinese urban centers, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. According to Tencent, the mini-program is exploring opportunities with sellers who already have the ability to deliver orders.
As the discussion caused by artificial intelligence chat robot ChatGPT continues to heat up, the science and technology circle is welcoming the new buzz. Many Chinese tech giants have made great efforts to seize the opportunity to create the first "Chinese version of ChatGPT".
WeChat, a social media platform owned by Tencent, released on January 19 it's consumption data for the Spring Festival holiday. In the face of a gradual increase in consumption enthusiasm, the offline payment transaction volume of users using WeChat increased by 23%.
On the evening of January 15, a Chinese-made TV show adapted from "The Three Body Problem," a popular sci-fi novel series that won its author Liu Cixin a Hugo Award in 2015, was broadcast on CCTV-8, Tencent Video and Migu Video, receiving widespread online praise.
Tencent's extended reality (XR) business has suspended operation, affecting a team of more than 300 people, and it is not yet known whether there will be any major personnel adjustments soon.
A Chinese-made TV show adapted from "The Three Body Problem," a popular sci-fi novel series that won its author Liu Cixin a Hugo Award in 2015, is set to premiere on January 15 on CCTV, Tencent Video and Migu Video.
After "Goose Goose Duck," a social deduction game produced by Gaggle Studios, became popular in China, its server crashed repeatedly and the firm had to halt service to carry out maintenance.
All businesses under Tencent's Platform and Content Group (PCG) were profitable at the end of 2022, allowing the group to increase its annual profit by several billion yuan.
WeChat, Tencent's mulitfunctional social media app that is ubiquitous in China, saw its business ecosystem expand last year with the robust growth of a video-based feature called Channels.
NetEase, a leading Chinese internet and game services provider, announced on January 6 that its games division had acquired SkyBox Labs, a Canada-based game studio.
At the end of December, Baidu founder Robin Li held an internal livestreaming session for all employees and pointed out many internal management and business problems.
Pony Ma, the founder, chairman and CEO of Shenzhen-based tech giant Tencent emphasized at a recent internal staff meeting that "WeChat (Video) Channels is the hope of the whole company," and the short video platform has since made various moves to commercialize.