Displaying items by tag: Tencent

Apple has opened up a possible new revenue stream that could be as much as US$60 billion (A$77.6 billion) through its new privacy narrative, a main part of which is its ad-tracking technology that in the iOS 14.5 update, technology analyst outfit Counterpoint Research claims.

Published in Mobility

Despite being one of the pioneers in the mobile industry, Finnish telecommunications equipment provider Nokia has been struggling in recent years, with its mobile division being much bigger than its other divisions and the company yet to benefit from the 2016 acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research claims.

The top 20 Asia-Pacific technology companies may face a rough time this year due to the volatile global situation and the the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the data and analytics firm GlobalData says.

Published in Business Intelligence

If Apple had to remove the WeChat app from its app store due to an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump, that would mean a loss of Chinese users who make up nearly a third of iPhone users around the globe, an influential Taiwanese stock analyst has warned.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute is acting to ratchet up tensions with Australia's major trading partner China and using funds it gets from the Federal Government for this purpose, more than $20 million at last count, the Australian arm of the Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei Technologies says in a strongly-worded blog post.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:38

Airwallex raises US$160 million

Melbourne-based fintech Airwallex has closed its series D funding round, raising US$160 million and attracting new investors.

Published in Development

China's cloud infrastructure services market grew 66.9% in the final quarter of 2019 as total expenditure reached US$3.3 billion, the tech analyst firm Canalys said, adding that the country represented 10.8% of the global total, making it the second largest market. Cloud services were extremely useful in fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

Published in Cloud

The outbreak of coronavirus in China offers a unique opportunity for vendors offering communications and collaboration services, according to one global analyst firm which says that organisations, need to continue to collaborate to remain productive.

Published in Market

The use of artificial intelligence and the implementation of social credit are two key overarching trends identified as drivers in a new report on use of the Internet in China.

Published in Market

Qualcomm Technologies and Chinese telcommunications equipment provider ZTE Corporation have demonstrated 5G-powered cloud gaming on a live 5G network, utilising cloud gaming solutions from Tencent Instant Play on 5G smartphones from OnePlus, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.

Published in Market

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has avoided answering pointed questions posed by six US senators about the company's plan to launch a censored search engine in China, instead resorting to broad generalities such as the claim that the move would have “broad benefits inside and outside of China".

Published in Technology Regulation

Internet and smartphone use in China shows no sign of slowing down if one were to judge from a new report that says there are 772 million net users in the country out of a population of 1.4 billion.

Published in Market

Storage vendor Western Digital has released what it claims to be the biggest conventional magnetic recording hard drive in the industry at 14TB.

Published in Hardware
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:38

China dwarfs the rest in the digital world

With 751 million Internet users — nearly 55% of the population — and 663 million smartphone users, China dwarfs every other country when it comes to digital metrics. Of those Internet users, 72.1% are between 10 and 39 years old.

Published in Market

Chinese players are increasing their dominance of the digital payments market as companies like Alibaba, Tencent and UnionPay seek to bolster their revenues through international expansion, according to a newly published report.

Published in Market

Apple sits on top of a new global ranking list as the largest IT vendor with more than US$218 billion in IT revenue — approximately $79 billion larger than the number 2 vendor, Samsung Vendor Group — according to a newly published report.

Published in Market

Melbourne headquartered fintech start-up Airwallex has raised US$13 million to drive international expansion of its cross-border payment solutions platform.

Published in Strategy

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has appointed Dr Tong Zhang to lead its artificial intelligence laboratory in Shenzhen.

Published in People Moves

Top games maker Animoca has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Tencent to publish its Armies of Dragons game across the WeChat platform in key South East Asian countries.

Published in Apps

China’s Internet Plus action plan, aimed at integrating the internet with traditional industries and fueling economic growth in the country, provides the backbone for creating innovative ways to develop smart cities, according to a senior executive of the massive China Internet portal, Tencent.

Published in Internet of Things
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