On September 7, 2023, Tencent unveiled its new foundation model called Hunyuan at the Global Digital Ecosystem Summit in Shenzhen. This model is now available for testing and app development through APIs on Tencent Cloud for Chinese enterprises.
WeChat will launch a consumer credit product called 'WeChat Fenqi (Installment)'. Currently, the product is in a small-scale gray-box testing phase.
On August 2nd, Tencent is internally developing a social app called "M8", created by the QQ team. It is positioned as a map-based virtual social product, targeting young people in the social networking field. This product may begin external testing in August.
On July 26th, Tencent underwent a business change, with the addition of real estate development and operation as a licensed business project in its scope of operations, and non-residential real estate leasing as a general business project.
Tencent is strengthening its partnership with global card organizations such as Visa, Discover Global Network (including Diners Club), JCB, and Mastercard. This collaboration aims to enhance the digital payment experience for international users in China.
On July 11th, Changan Automobile and Tencent signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Chongqing, China. Building upon their previous collaboration, the two parties will strengthen cooperation in multiple areas such as intelligent cockpit, navigation and maps, autonomous driving, overseas ecosystem, and corporate digital transformation.
On July 5th, Tencent's audio platform QQ FM announced its shutdown. Due to business adjustments, starting from today, QQ FM will close user registration and recharge functions. It will officially cease operations on September 6th, 2023 at 00:00.
On June 24th, Tencent applied for new barcodes for the Chinese version of the Switch Joy-Con controllers in new colors including light purple/green and light pink/yellow.
On June 14th, Tencent's self-developed multimodal quadruped robot "Robot Dog Max" was upgraded again.
On May 21st, according to WeChat’s blog, WeChat Palm Pay was officially released. Users can currently perform palm payment on face recognition devices. They need to bind their personal WeChat account to the device and record the palm print. When making a purchase, simply place the hand over the scanning area of the payment device […]
"I feel that many companies are too hasty and seem to be boosting their stock prices. We have never been this kind of style."
A new round of price wars in the cloud service market is underway. Following Alibaba Cloud's announcement of a comprehensive price reduction for its core products, Tencent Cloud also announced on May 16 that it will reduce prices for multiple core cloud products.
AI image generators Midjourney released a notice on Tencent's WeChat platform titled 'Beta Application of Midjourney's Chinese Version', inviting Chinese creators to join the beta testing of Midjourney's official Chinese version
On April 25, Tencent's Robotics X lab announced the latest progress in robot research and launched a dexterous hand, TRX-Hand, and a mechanical arm, TRX-Arm.
TiMi Studio, a video game development studio group under Tencent, was reported to suspend the development of a game project (internal code name: NXS) that was intended to compete with miHoYo's Genshin Impact.
On April 21st, Sensor Tower store intelligence data showed that in March 2023, Tencent's Honor of Kings earned $215 million globally on the App Store and Google Play, retaining its position as the best-selling mobile game worldwide. This data does not include third-party Android channels.
On April 17, Tencent Cloud announced that its self-developed video transcoding chip named Canghai had won all eight top scores in two categories at the latest MSU Video Codecs Comparison.
On April 13th, "PUBG Mobile" by Tencent regained its position at the top of the chart for overseas revenue growth.
Prosus, a major shareholder of Tencent, announced that as part of its ongoing share buyback plan, it will deposit 96 million Tencent shares it holds into the Hong Kong Central Clearing and Settlement System (CCASS) in certificate form this week to enable these shares to be traded orderly on the market.
On April 7th, Bytedance's Douyin announced that it has recently reached cooperation with Tencent Video. The two parties will explore the promotion of long and short video linkage, short video secondary creation and other aspects.