Tencent

Tencent

Tencent is a chinese technology company founded in 1998 by Ma Huateng, Zhang Zhidong and Chen Yidan.

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Timeline

May 1, 2020
Tencent Holdings buys a 5% stake in Afterpay Ltd, the Australian buy-now-pay-later firm.
November 6, 2019
Tencent launches video chat social app Maohu
June 14, 2019
Tencent launches first overseas video streaming service in Thailand.
May 22, 2019
Tencent launches a new education brand "Tencent Education".
April 1, 2019
Tencent increases its Global Medium Term Note Programme limit to $20 billion from $10 billion.

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Brad Bao

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David Wallerstein

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Eleanor Chang

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Louis Fu

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Muzzammil Zaveri (MZ)

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xubo zhang

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Emma Lee
March 3, 2021
TechNode
Suning.com sold a 23% stake in a nearly RMB 15 billion deal and Tencent invests in the Chinese operations of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons.
Sarah Perez
February 27, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. A new forecast this week expects consumer spend to grow [...]
Rita Liao
February 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut giant, has raised a new round of funding for its Chinese venture. The investment is led by Sequoia China with participation from Tencent, its digital partner in China, and Eastern Bell Capital. The round comes two years after Tim Hortons entered the Chinese market. More to come...
Eliza Gkritsi
February 22, 2021
TechNode
The fintech giants' licensed online-only banks will be the first of their kind to take part in China's digital yuan trials.
Anthony Ha
February 16, 2021
TechCrunch
Pex, a startup aiming to giving rightsholders more control over how their content is used and reused online, has raised $57 million in new funding. The round comes from existing investors including Susa Ventures and Illuminate Ventures, as well as Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment, the CueBall Group, NexGen Ventures Partners, Amaranthine and others. Founded in [...]
Jill Shen
February 9, 2021
TechNode
The startup also sued Tencent for patent infringement, demanding RMB 80 million for using patented technology in Tencent's mapping service.
Wei Sheng
February 8, 2021
TechNode
Some of the China's top internet-based services, including Alipay, Meituan, WeChat, and Taobao, are subject to the new antitrust rules.
Wei Sheng
February 3, 2021
TechNode
The suit between Douyin and Tencent comes as China tightens antitrust regulations for tech companies and refines laws to better rein in the internet sector.
Reuters
February 3, 2021
The Hindu
ByteDance has asked the court to order Tencent to desist with such restrictions, ByteDance said. Douyin is the Chinese version of ByteDance's popular short video app, TikTok.
Tencent
January 29, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented challenge to public health, business models, human activities and culture exchange...
Emma Lee
January 25, 2021
TechNode
K-12 online math and science education platform Huohua Siwei received $150 million in a third batch of its Series E, which totals $400 million.
Rita Liao
January 22, 2021
TechCrunch
A string of recent events in China's payments industry suggests the duopoly comprising Ant Group and Tencent may be getting a shakeup. Following the abrupt call-off of Ant's public sale and a government directive to reform the firm's business, the Chinese authorities sent another message this week signaling its plan to curb concentration in the [...]
Eliza Gkritsi
January 21, 2021
TechNode
The new antitrust rules for China's digital payment market could trigger a regulatory review of Ant Group and Tencent based on market share.
January 14, 2021
The Economic Times
The decision to shelve plans to add the Chinese tech giants is a blow to China hawks in the administration, who have been seeking to cement outgoing President Donald Trump's tough-on-China legacy before his presidency ends on January 20.
Reuters
January 13, 2021
@bsindia
Senior officials in the administration had been considering plans to add the firms to a list of alleged Chinese military companies, which would have subjected them to a new US investment ban
Julie Zhu | Reuters
January 11, 2021
@bsindia
The plan, if implemented, would effectively end the governments laissez-faire approach to the industry.
Julie Zhu | Reuters
January 11, 2021
@bsindia
The latest regulatory attempt would likely dampen the scale and profitability of tech majors credit businesses
Rita Liao
January 8, 2021
TechCrunch
It's no secret that Tencent, the Chinese tech giant behind WeChat and a handful of blockbuster video games, is an aggressive investor. Even during 2020 when the pandemic slowed down economic activity in many parts of the world, Tencent was charging ahead with its investment ambitions. During the year, the company participated in more than [...]
Martin Coulter
January 7, 2021
Business Insider
The University of Oxford spin-out was also backed by BGF and BP Ventures.
Reuters
January 7, 2021
The Hindu
If added, Alibaba and Tencent would be subject to an executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump in November, which bans U.S. investors from buying shares of the blacklisted firms starting in November, 2021.
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