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Tencent
Tencent
Holdings Limited (Chinese: 腾讯控股有限公司; pinyin: Téngxùn Kònggǔ Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī; SEHK: 700) is a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries specialize in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, AI and technology both in China
China
and globally.[3] Its twin-skyscrapers headquarters Tencent
Tencent
Seafront Towers (also known as Tencent
Tencent
Binhai Mansion) are based in Nanshan District, Shenzhen.[4] Tencent
Tencent
is the world's biggest investment corporation, one of the largest Internet
Internet
and technology companies, as well as the largest and most valuable gaming ( Tencent
Tencent
Games) and social media company in the world. Its many services include social network, music, web portals, e-commerce, mobile games, internet services, payment systems, smartphones, and multiplayer online games, which are all among the world's biggest and most successful in their respective categories.[5] Offerings in China
China
include the well-known instant messenger Tencent
Tencent
QQ and one of the largest web portals, QQ.com.[6] Its mobile chat service WeChat
WeChat
has helped bolster Tencent's continued expansion into smartphone services, and has been credited as one of the world's most powerful apps.[7] It also owns the majority of China's music services ( Tencent
Tencent
Music
Music
Entertainment), with more than 700 million active users and 120 million paying subscribers, the world's largest and most profitable.[8][9][10][11] As of January 2018, the company has a market value of US$580 billion (HK$4.48 trillion), and is Asia's most valuable company, with continued revenue growth, massive user base and investments into new areas. It maintained an exceedingly high buy rating of 98% from stock watchers, credited to its bullish outlook.[12] It is the first Asian company to cross the US$500 billion valuation mark, while surpassing Facebook
Facebook
in market value on 20 November 2017, and became the world's most valuable social media company.[13][14][15][16][17] Tencent
Tencent
has been credited as one of the world's most innovative companies by numerous media and firms, such as Boston Consulting Group.[18][19][20][21][22][23] Tencent
Tencent
controls hundreds of subsidiaries and associates in numerous industries and areas, creating a broad portfolio of ownerships and investment across a diverse range of businesses including e-commerce, retail, video gaming, real estate, software, virtual reality, ride-sharing, banking, financial services, fintech, consumer technology, computer technology, automobile, film production, movie ticketing, music production, space technology, natural resources, smartphones, big data, agriculture, medical services, cloud computing, social media, IT, advertising, streaming media, artificial intelligence, robotics, UAVs, food delivery, courier services, e-book, internet services, education and renewable energy.[24] It is one of the most active investment corporations in the world, with recent focus on start-ups within Asia’s burgeoning tech scene.[25][26][27]

Contents

1 History

1.1 1998-2010: Founding and growth 1.2 2011-2014: Early investments 1.3 2015-2018: Recent investments

2 Game development 3 Virtual goods 4 Business locations 5 Products and services

5.1 Virtual reality
Virtual reality
headsets 5.2 iTQQ 5.3 Multiplayer online games 5.4 Music
Music
distribution 5.5 PaiPai.com 5.6 QQ Haiwai 5.7 QQ instant messenger

5.7.1 QQ International

5.8 QQLive 5.9 QQ Show 5.10 QQ Player 5.11 Qzone 5.12 SOSO 5.13 Tencent
Tencent
Pictures 5.14 Tencent
Tencent
Traveler 5.15 Tencent
Tencent
Weibo 5.16 Tencent
Tencent
Weiyun 5.17 TenPay 5.18 WeChat 5.19 WeSure

6 Subsidiaries

6.1 Tencent
Tencent
Technology
Technology
(Shenzhen) Co Ltd

7 Controversy

7.1 Copying claims 7.2 Anti-malware software cheating allegations 7.3 Criticism on King of Glory

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] 1998-2010: Founding and growth[edit] Tencent
Tencent
was founded by Ma Huateng, Zhang Zhidong, Xu Chenye, Chen Yidan and Zeng Liqing in November 1998[28] as Tencent
Tencent
Inc.[29] Incorporated in the Cayman Islands,[30] initial funding was provided to it by venture capitalists.[3] In February 1999, Tencent's iconic messenger product O ICQ
ICQ
released.[31] Shortly after, Tencent
Tencent
had its name changed to QQ; this was said to be due to a lawsuit threat from ICQ
ICQ
and its owner AOL.[28][32] The company remained unprofitable for the first three years.[28] South African media company Naspers purchased a 46.5% share of Tencent
Tencent
in 2001.[33][34] (As of 2014, it owns 34%.[35]) Tencent
Tencent
Holding Ltd was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 16 June 2004,[29] and it was added as a Hang Seng Index Constituent Stock in 2008.[36] The company originally derived income solely from advertising and premium users of QQ, who pay monthly fees to receive added extras.[28] But by 2005, charging for use of QQ mobile, its cellular value-added service, and licensing its iconic penguin character, which could be found on snack food[37] and clothing,[28] had also become income generators.[28] By 2008, Tencent was seeing profit growth from the sale of virtual goods.[38] While Tencent's services have included online gaming since 2004, around 2007–2008 it rapidly increased its offerings by licensing games.[39] While least two, CrossFire and Dungeon Fighter Online, were originally produced by South Korean game developers, Tencent
Tencent
now makes its own games.[39] 2011-2014: Early investments[edit] On February 18, 2011, Tencent
Tencent
acquired a majority equity interest (92.78%)[40] in Riot Games, developer of League of Legends, for about USD 230 million. Tencent
Tencent
had already held 22.34% of the equity interest out of a previous investment in 2008. On the 16th December 2015, Riot Games
Riot Games
sold its remaining equity to Tencent Holdings.[41][42] Tencent
Tencent
acquired a minority stake in Epic Games, developer of franchises like Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade, in June 2012.[43] Tencent
Tencent
in 2013 increased its stake in Kingsoft Network Technology, a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation, to 18%. Tencent
Tencent
previously had a 15.68% stake in the company and raised the stake through a USD 46.98 million investment.[44] Tencent
Tencent
took part in Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
splitting from Vivendi
Vivendi
as a passive investor in 2013[45][46] and now owns less than 4.9% of the shares as of 2017.[47] On September 17, 2013, it was announced that Tencent
Tencent
had invested $448 million for a minority share in Chinese search engine Sogou.com, the subsidiary of Sohu, Inc.[48] On January 15, 2014, Tencent
Tencent
said it will invest HKD 1.5 billion (USD 193.45 million) in logistics and warehouse firm China
China
South City Holdings Ltd to develop its e-commerce and logistics business.[49] On February 27, 2014, Tencent
Tencent
purchased a 20-percent stake in restaurant ratings and group buying website Dianping for $400 million.[50] On March 10, 2014, Tencent
Tencent
bought a 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce website JD.com
JD.com
Inc. by paying cash and handing over its e-commerce businesses Paipai, QQ Wanggou and a stake in Yixun to JD.com
JD.com
to build a stronger competitor to Alibaba Group.[51] On May 22, 2014, JD.com
JD.com
got listed on NASDAQ and Tencent
Tencent
expanded its stake in the company to 17.43% on a fully diluted basis by investing an additional USD 1,325 million.[52] On March 27, 2014, it was announced that Tencent
Tencent
had agreed to pay about $500 million for a 28 percent stake in South Korea’s CJ Games.[53] On June 27, 2014, Tencent announced that it had agreed to buy a 19.9 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce website 58.com (WUBA) Inc. for $736 million.[54] On April 17, 2015, Tencent
Tencent
announced it has bought an additional $400 million worth of shares, rising its stake in the company to about 25%.[55] On October 16, 2014, via its wholly held subsidiary Hongze Lake Investment Ltd, Tencent
Tencent
announced that it had bought a 7% stake in lottery technology firm China
China
LotSynergy Holdings Ltd for HKD 445.5 million (USD 57.4 million).[56] On October 23, 2014, Tencent
Tencent
pitched in $145 million for a 10 percent stake in Koudai Gouwu, a Chinese mobile shopping portal.[57] In November 2014, the company announced a deal with HBO
HBO
which would give it exclusive rights for distribution in China.[58] On December 9, 2014, Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Dache announced that it had raised more than $700 million in a funding round led by Tencent
Tencent
and Singaporean state investment firm Temasek Holdings.[59] 2015-2018: Recent investments[edit] On January, 2015, Tencent
Tencent
launches We Bank
Bank
(China), China's first online-only bank.[60] On January 30, 2015, Tencent
Tencent
announced that it had signed a USD 700 million deal with the National Basketball Association to stream American basketball games in China.[61] Later that year, Chinese automaker BYD became the chief corporate sponsor for Tencent's NBA broadcasts.[62] On February 27, 2015, Tencent
Tencent
announced that it had acquired a minority stake in Robot Entertainment, the developer of the Orcs Must Die! videogame series.[63]At the same time, Brand Finance
Brand Finance
releases 2017 Global Top 500 Brands List, Tencent
Tencent
ranked 47th.[64] On April 29, 2015, Tencent
Tencent
acquired a minority stake in videogame developer and publisher Glu Mobile, paying USD 126 million for 14.6 percent of the company.[65] On May 13, 2015, Tencent
Tencent
acquired a minority stake in mobile developer Pocket Gems, acquiring 20 percent of the company for the price of USD 60 million.[66] On June 21, 2016 Tencent
Tencent
announced a deal to acquire 84.3% of Finland-based videogame developer Supercell with USD 8.6 billion.[67] In July 2016, Tencent
Tencent
acquired a majority stake in China
China
Music
Music
Corporation.[68] In 2016, Tencent, together with Foxconn
Foxconn
and luxury-car dealer Harmony New Energy Auto founded Future Mobility, a car startup that aims to sell all-electric fully autonomous premium cars in 2020.[69] On March 28, 2017, Tesla, Inc.
Tesla, Inc.
announced Tencent
Tencent
had purchased a 5% stake in Tesla for USD 1.78 billion.[70] The Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
at the time called Tencent
Tencent
China's "most valuable company."[71] In a "direct challenge to Chinese search engine Baidu," in May 2017 Tencent
Tencent
entered news feed and search functions for its WeChat
WeChat
app, which the Financial Times reported was used by 770 million people at the time.[72] In April 2017, Tencent
Tencent
unveiled its own flagship gaming platform, WeGame which will host games, content, and services from all over the world and will provide gaming info, purchases, downloads, live streaming and community services, creating an open ecosystem for gaming. WeGame is an upgraded version of TGP ( Tencent Games
Tencent Games
Platform) that already has more than 200 million active users (compared to Steam's 125 million) and over 4.5 billion downloads, and is widely considered as a direct competitor to Steam. It will be dedicated to both global developers and players, and will assist developers who require help with translation. The gaming platform will support both Chinese and global users through a single storefront and is due to go online on 1 September 2017, Tencent
Tencent
has stated that the platform will focus on PC and standalone games and will no longer host web or mobile games, and will provide support to small and indie companies. Aside from mainstream games, the company has promised to also launch titles which include Stardew Valley, Rocket League, Portal
Portal
Knights, Minecraft, Cities: Skylines, with 170 games promised by the end of 2017. There are expectations that WeGame will grow huge and successful globally with its new focus on Western users, combined with the massive buying power of today’s Asian consumers.[73][74][75][76][76][77] In May 2017, Tencent
Tencent
surpassed Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo
to enter the world's top 10 most valuable companies.[78][79][80][81] Tencent
Tencent
has also entered an agreement with Wuhu
Wuhu
City Council to build the world's first eSports town in the Chinese city of Wuhu, which comprises an eSports theme park, eSports university, cultural and creative park, animation industrial park, creative block, tech entrepreneurial community and Tencent
Tencent
Cloud's data center. The site will be used for the education and accommodation of future eSports players, as well as hosting national eSports events and serving as a hub for Tencent's game development. Aside from Wuhu, another eSports theme park has been planned in Chengdu.[82][83] In June 2017, Tencent
Tencent
became the 8th most valuable company in BrandZ's Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, signalling its growing influence globally as well as the rise of Chinese brands.[84][85][86] Alibaba overtook Tencent
Tencent
as Asia's most valuable company as its stocks surged after the company hosted its 2017 Investor's day.[87] The company has also developed its own voice assistant Xiaowei, and is in the midst of discussion to acquire Rovio Entertainment, the developer of Angry Birds.[88][89] At the same period, Tencent
Tencent
introduced its mini-programs feature that allows smartphone users to access mobile apps across the globe on WeChat
WeChat
without downloading them.[90] In July 2017, Tencent
Tencent
bought a 9% share in Frontier Developments, the creator of the Elite: Dangerous and Planet Coaster
Planet Coaster
franchises; as well as developer for Rollercoaster Tycoon
Rollercoaster Tycoon
2 & 3.[91] In September 2017, Tencent
Tencent
invested US$90 million in German aviation start-up Lilium Aviation, which specializes in developing and building high speed flying vehicles and electric jets.[92] In August 2017,After Tencent
Tencent
announced the second quarter 2016 financial report, the stock price rise by 6% in the Hong Kong stock market, and the market value has reached USD 249 billion. [93]Tencent became the second Asian company after Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group
to surpass US$400 billion market cap.[94] Tencent
Tencent
has also created an alliance to its own AI self-driving program, similar to Baidu's Apollo Project, recruiting numerous industry players in the automotive industry.[95][96] In September 2017, Tencent
Tencent
has announced plans to introduce Chinese online comics to every market around the world, with the first being North America. It will be working with San Francisco-based digital publisher Tapas Media, a partnership that will see English-language releases of a number of popular online Chinese titles.[97] It also enters a partnership with Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group
on music-streaming rights sharing, the deal aims to protect licensed streaming services offering copyrighted content of the music industry, encouraging more high-quality and original music, as well as developing China’s fast-growing streaming market. Alibaba will gain the rights to stream music from international labels, which already have exclusive deals with Tencent, in return for offering reciprocal rights to its catalogue of Chinese and Japanese music.[98][99] Tencent
Tencent
plans to increase its advertising revenues through artificial intelligence and branded virtual costumes in video games.[100] It is also collaborating with L'Oréal, the world's largest cosmetics company, to explore digital marketing under the Joint Business Partnership (JBP) agreement and unleash new marketing innovations.[101] Tencent
Tencent
has announced a partnership with Nintendo
Nintendo
to publish its widely popular game Honor of Kings
Honor of Kings
(King of Glory) into Nintendo Switch, causing Nintendo's stock to hit a 9-year-high, as well as JD.com
JD.com
to create and sell a line of merchandise (from clothing to accessories to other products), based on Tencent's games and intellectual properties.[102][103][104] It will also be working with China
China
International
International
Capital Corporation (CICC) in financial services, capitalizing on each other’s strength, while acquiring a 5% equity stake in the investment banking firm. The announcement of the deal propelled CICC's shares by as much as 16 percent.[105] Tencent Pictures unveiled that it intends to expand cooperation with overseas film and TV companies on new productions, as well as making more long-term investment in the movie and TV industry. Tencent
Tencent
has also signed an agreement with Helsinki
Helsinki
and World Tourism Cities
Cities
Federation to provide intelligent tourism services to Chinese tourists, with Helsinki
Helsinki
serving as an intelligent tourism model for China's outbound tourism.[106][107] In November 2017, Tencent
Tencent
revealed that it had purchased a 12% stake in Snap Inc in the open market, with plans to help establish Snapchat as a gaming platform.[108][109][108][110] The company also owns 44% stake in Sogou, a search engine company which started trading in New York on November 9, 2017. Tencent
Tencent
remained the largest video game publisher in the world by revenue, and had a market capitalization of around $475 billion. In the same month, Tencent
Tencent
announced the company's Q3 results that exceeded optimistic expectations with skyrocketing sales, net income and gaming revenue, while Wechat reached 980 million monthly active users.[23] It will be earmarking billions of dollars to amass a catalogue of user-generated content, in competition with Youtube.[111] The company also broke records by becoming the first Asian company to cross US$500 billion valuation, and surpassing Facebook
Facebook
to enter the top 5 list of the world's biggest firms.[13][14][15][16][112][113][114][115] On 22 November 2017, Tencent
Tencent
formally entered into a strategic cooperation with PUBG corporation and obtain exclusive rights to operate ''Playerunknown's Battlegrounds'' in China.[116] On 23 November, Tencent
Tencent
and Hong Kong railway Co.,Ltd fomally signed a cooperation agreement. The two parties cooperated on WeChat
WeChat
payment and WeChat
WeChat
Pay HK ( WeChat
WeChat
Hong Kong Wallet) in mobile payment business of MTR.[117][118] In December 2017, Tencent's music arm, Tencent
Tencent
Music
Music
Entertainment (TME) and Spotify
Spotify
agreed to swap 10% stake and invested in each other's music businesses, forming an alliance in the music industry in which Martin Lau (president of Tencent) described it as a "strategic collaboration".[119][120] In January 2018, Tencent
Tencent
and The Lego Group, the world's largest toy company, are teaming up to jointly develop online games and potentially a social network aimed at children.[121] It also launched its first unmanned shop in Shanghai, joining the likes of other major e-commerce companies including Alibaba, Amazon and JD.com, receiving over 30,000 visitors in the first two days of its opening.[122] Tencent
Tencent
led a US$5.4 billion investment in Wanda Commercial, together with JD.com, Sunac and Suning Group, to acquire shares in the conglomerate. Wanda Commercial will be renamed as Wanda Commercial Management Group, with its new investors on the board, it represents one of the world’s largest single strategic investments between internet companies and brick-and-mortar commercial giants.[123] Tencent
Tencent
bought a 5% to 10% minority stake in Skydance Media.[124] On January 23, 2018, Tencent
Tencent
and Carrefour
Carrefour
reach strategic cooperation agreement in China. [125] Tencent
Tencent
said it is looking forward to working with Carrefour
Carrefour
to further enrich the retail and service experience of its users and to strengthen Carrefour's services with Tencent's technological capabilities such as mobile payments, digital affiliate programs, customer acquisition and cloud services.[126] Between Carrefour
Carrefour
and RT-Mart, Ali chose RT-Mart. This is a great shock to Carrefour
Carrefour
and Tencent. So it took only two months and the two parties reached a cooperation. Tencent's stock also rise 3.17% on the day to close at HKD474.6. [127] In March 2018, Tencent
Tencent
has acquired a 5% stake in Ubisoft
Ubisoft
from Vivendi.[128][129] Game development[edit] Main article: Tencent
Tencent
Games For the occasion of the 19th National Party Congress, Tencent
Tencent
released a mobile game titled "Clap for Xi Jinping: An Awesome Speech”, in which players have 19 seconds to generate as many claps as possible for Xi.[130] Starting in 2016, Tencent
Tencent
developed a video gaming console dubbed TGP ( Tencent
Tencent
Gaming Platform) Box. The TGP BOX is called the Blade. It is an Intel- powered console running Windows 10 and a TGP Box mode. So far, the TGP console has imported many Tencent
Tencent
games, such as League of Legends, FIFA Online 3, NBA 2K, Monster Hunter, Need for Speed, etc. Tencent
Tencent
hopes to bring third-party developed games.[131] Branching out from messaging products, Tencent's first game was QQ Tang (QQ堂) in 2004. This was soon followed QQ YinSu (QQ音速) in 2006 and QQ SanGuo(QQ三国) in 2007.[citation needed] In 2011, Tencent
Tencent
started hosting the game League of Legends. Tencent's mobile game Honor of Kings
Honor of Kings
was the most downloaded app in the world on the IOS App Store in the first quarter of 2017.[132] Virtual goods[edit] Tencent
Tencent
sells virtual goods[133] for use in their MMOs,[134] its IM client, social networking sites,[135] and for mobile phones.[136] Income from the sale of virtual goods was a large proportion of Tencent's revenue in 2009.[6] Tencent's online currency, QQ Coins, can be used to purchase virtual goods.[137] These range from the offbeat, such as virtual pets[138] and the virtual clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics needed to customize online-game avatars,[139] to the more mundane, such as more storage space, wallpapers, bigger photo albums,[135] and ring tones.[136] Business locations[edit] Tencent's headquarters are located in the Southern Hi-Tech Park District (Chinese: 新科技园 xīnkējìyuán) in Nanshan District, Shenzhen.[140][141] Among other notable sites are a 48,000 square meter compound that houses an R&D center in the Chengdu
Chengdu
Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone,[142] a data and R&D center in Tianjin's Binhai Service Outsourcing Industry
Industry
Park that is expected to be finished by June 2013,[143] and also some 17,646 square meters of Shanghai
Shanghai
office space purchased through a subsidiary, Tencent
Tencent
Cyber (Tianjin), and located in the Shanghai
Shanghai
Modern Technology
Technology
Services Community Zone.[144] Apple and Spotify
Spotify
are facing threat from Tencent, especially in South-East Asia. Also, Tencent
Tencent
is expanding aggressively in India.[145] Products and services[edit] Tencent
Tencent
offers a diverse mix of services and counts both consumers and businesses as customers. Virtual reality
Virtual reality
headsets[edit] In late April 2017, Tencent
Tencent
announced it was preparing to launch its virtual reality headset that year.[146] iTQQ[edit] China's first "smart interactive television service" and a joint effort with TCL.[137] Multiplayer online games[edit] Tencent
Tencent
used to offer a number of online, multiplayer games through its game portal QQ Games. These massively multiplayer online games include Call of Duty
Call of Duty
Online, a Massively multiplayer online game
Massively multiplayer online game
that consists of previous Call of Duty titles with added content; Dungeon Fighter Online, a side-scrolling online fighting game; QQ Fantasy, a 2D online game that incorporates elements from Chinese mythology; Xunxian, a 3D, online RPG; QQ Three Kingdoms, an online casual role playing game set during the historical three kingdoms period; QQ Huaxia, an online RPG; QQ Dancer, an online musical dancing game that offers QQ IM interactivity; QQ Nanaimo, an online game set on a desert island where players maintain houses and pets; QQ Speed, a casual online racing game; QQ R2Beat, an online in-line skating game; QQ Tang, an "advanced casual game" with gameplay derived from Chinese literature; QQ PET, a QQ IM-based desktop virtual pet game and three online first-person shooters; War of Zombie, CrossFire and AVA.[147] In 2017, April 21, Tencent
Tencent
announced the rebranding of its Chinese ' Tencent
Tencent
game platform' as WeGame,[148] which will be going global in July 2017[149][150] Music
Music
distribution[edit] In 2014, Tencent
Tencent
established exclusive in- China
China
distribution agreements with several large music producers, including Sony, Warner Music
Music
Group and YG Entertainment[151] and in 2017 it signed a deal with Universal Music
Music
Group to stream its music in China.[132] PaiPai.com[edit] Launched on March 13, 2006,[152] PaiPai.com (Chinese: 拍拍二手; pinyin: pāi pāi èr shǒu) was a C2C auction site.[137] It was shut down on April 1, 2016 and the site redirects to JD.com. QQ Haiwai[edit] haiwai.house.qq.com is Tencent's first venture into international real estate listings and information and is the result of a partnership with Chinese international real estate website Juwai.com. Haiwai was announced at Tencent's annual regional summit in Beijing on 21 December 2016.[153][154] QQ instant messenger[edit] Main article: Tencent
Tencent
QQ Launched in February 1999,[140] and Tencent's most notable product, QQ is one of the most popular instant messaging platforms in its home market.[137][155] As of December 31, 2010, there were 647.6 million active Tencent QQ
Tencent QQ
IM user accounts,[1] making Tencent QQ
Tencent QQ
the world's largest online community at the time. The number of QQ accounts connected simultaneously has, at times, exceeded 100 million.[156] While the IM service is free, as of 2006 a fee was being charged for mobile messaging.[157] QQ International[edit] An English version of QQ that allows communication with mainland accounts, QQi is available for Windows and Mac OSX.[158] QQLive[edit] Main article: QQLive A peer-to-peer distribution platform for streaming media.[159] QQ Show[edit] An avatar-based social platform like Cyworld,[6] QQ Show facilitates purchasing virtual goods to outfit avatars, which can also be used with QQ IM.[160] QQ Player[edit] In 2008, Tencent
Tencent
released a media player, available for free download, under the name QQ Player.[161] Qzone[edit] Main article: Qzone A social networking service, which as of 2008 became one of the largest company in China.[30] SOSO[edit] Main article: Soso.com Launched in March 2006,[162] this search engine's name sounds like "Chinese: 搜搜", or "search search" in Chinese.[163] It was a Chinese partner of Google, using AdWords.[164] Tencent
Tencent
Pictures[edit] Main article: Tencent
Tencent
Pictures Tencent Pictures
Tencent Pictures
(Chinese: 腾讯影业) is a Chinese film production company owned by Tencent. It has created film based on books, comic books, animated series and video games.[165] Tencent
Tencent
Traveler[edit] Abbreviated "TT" (TencentTraveler), this web browser developed by Tencent[166] is based on Trident[167] and was the third most-used browser in China
China
c. 2008.[167] Tencent
Tencent
Weibo[edit] Main article: Tencent
Tencent
Weibo A Chinese microblogging service, Tencent Weibo competes with Sina Weibo. Tencent
Tencent
Weiyun[edit] A cloud storage service that offers 10 GB of free storage (1 TB until Jan 16, 2017).[168] It is available in Chinese for free, and English with a payment. Requires an SMS phone number for verification of account registration. TenPay[edit] An online payment system similar to PayPal, it supports B2B, B2C, and C2C payments.[152] In some Chinese cities individuals can use TenPay for utility payments and to refill their public transport cards.[169] Co-branded credit cards are available, and credit card bills can also be paid using the service.[170] Offline recharging of your TenPay account is possible, as the company sends employees to collect customer money in person.[171] Tencent
Tencent
was reported in 2017 to be working with China's Central Bank to develop a central payments clearing platform for online payments. If successful, this move would incur greater regulatory oversight.[132] WeChat[edit] Main article: WeChat WeChat[172] is a social mobile application with voice and text messaging, timeline,[173] and several social features like drift a bottle. It is the most popular social mobile application in China
China
and some overseas Chinese communities, for instance, Malaysia. WeChat would like to have expanded more abroad[174] but, as of 2017, WeChat was unsuccessful in penetrating major international markets outside of China.[175] WeSure[edit] Tencent
Tencent
officially commences operations of its first insurance agency platform, WeSure Internet
Internet
Insurance Ltd. (Wesure). WeSure will work with well-known domestic insurance companies to provide users with high-quality insurance services. Users can make insurance purchases, inquiries and claims directly through national-level platforms on the firm’s vastly popular instant messaging and lifestyle platform WeChat
WeChat
and its popular instant messaging platform QQ.[176] Subsidiaries[edit] Tencent
Tencent
has at least four wholly foreign owned enterprises and nearly twenty subsidiaries.[30][dead link] Tencent
Tencent
Technology
Technology
(Shenzhen) Co Ltd[edit] A software development unit that has created, among others, Tencent Traveler and later versions of QQ IM,[177] as well as some mobile software.[178] This subsidiary is located on the Southern District of Hi-Tech Park, Shenzhen.[177] It also holds a number of patents related to instant messaging and massively multiplayer online game gaming.[179] Controversy[edit] Main articles: zh:对腾讯的争议 and Criticism of Tencent Copying claims[edit] Many of Tencent's software and services are remarkably similar to those of competitors. The founder and chairman, Huateng "Pony Ma" Ma, famously said, "[To] copy is not evil." A former CEO and President of SINA.com, Wang Zhidong, said, "Pony Ma is a notorious king of copying." Jack Ma
Jack Ma
of Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group
stated, "The problem with Tencent is the lack of innovation; all of their products are copies."[180] Though Tencent
Tencent
is notorious for its copying acts, it is also known for its own innovations in these copies to conform to Chinese consumers' tastes.[181] As of 2009, the company held 400 patents.[182] Anti-malware software cheating allegations[edit] In 2015, security testing firms AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and Virus Bulletin jointly decided to remove Tencent
Tencent
from their software whitelists. The Tencent
Tencent
products supplied for testing were found to contain optimizations that made the software appear less exploitable when benchmarked but actually provided greater scope for delivering exploits.[183] Additionally, software settings were detrimental to end-users protection if used. Qihoo was later also accused of cheating, while Tencent
Tencent
was accused of actively gaming the anti-malware tests.[184][185] Criticism on King of Glory[edit] The People's Daily
People's Daily
published two articles criticizing Tencent
Tencent
owned game King of Glory, due to its purportedly addictive nature among Chinese youth. Share prices for Tencent
Tencent
dropped by 5% on the days the articles were published.[186] See also[edit]

China
China
portal Companies portal Internet
Internet
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Explorer Lunascape Maxthon MediaBrowser MenuBox NeoPlanet NetCaptor SlimBrowser SpaceTime UltraBrowser WebbIE ZAC Browser

WebKit-based

Arora Avant Dooble Epic Flock Fluid iCab Konqueror Lunascape Maxthon Midori OmniWeb Origyn Web Browser Otter Browser QtWeb rekonq Safari Shiira SlimBoat surf Torch Uzbl Epiphany WebPositive xombrero

Text-based

ELinks Emacs/W3 Line Mode Browser Links Lynx w3m

Other

abaco Amaya Arachne Arena Charon Dillo eww Gazelle HotJava IBM Home Page Reader IBrowse KidZui Microsoft
Microsoft
Edge Mosaic Mothra NetPositive NetSurf Qihoo 360 Secure Browser

Mobile

Blink-based

Android Browser Chromium

Brave Chrome for Android Opera Mobile Silk

Firefox
Firefox
Focus for Android

Gecko-based

Firefox
Firefox
for Android MicroB Minimo Waterfox

WebKit-based

BOLT Dolphin Browser Chrome for iOS Firefox
Firefox
for iOS Firefox
Firefox
Focus for iOS Maxthon Mercury Browser Nokia Browser for Symbian Opera Coast Rockmelt Safari Steel

Other

Blazer CM Browser Deepfish Internet
Internet
Explorer Mobile Iris Browser Konqueror
Konqueror
Embedded Microsoft
Microsoft
Edge NetFront Opera Mini Skweezer Skyfire Teashark ThunderHawk UC Browser Vision WinWAP

Television and video game console

Gecko-based

Kylo

Presto-based

Internet
Internet
Channel

WebKit-based

Google
Google
TV Nintendo
Nintendo
3DS Internet
Internet
Browser Nintendo
Nintendo
DS & DSi Browser NetFront Steam Overlay Wii U Internet
Internet
Browser

Other

MSN TV

Software no longer in development shown in italics

Category Commons Internet
Internet
portal Software portal

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News aggregators

Client software

Standalone

Akregator BlogBridge FeedDemon Feedreader Flipboard Genieo Google
Google
Currents Google
Google
Play Newsstand Liferea NetNewsWire NewsAccess Newsbeuter NewsFire QuiteRSS RSS Bandit RSSOwl Seesmic WebFetch

Web browsers

AOL
AOL
Explorer Avant Browser Basilisk Camino iCab Flock Internet
Internet
Explorer K-Meleon Kazehakase Maxthon Firefox GNOME Web Netscape Browser Netscape Navigator 9 OmniWeb Pale Moon Safari SeaMonkey Shiira Sleipnir Tencent
Tencent
Traveler Vivaldi Waterfox

Email clients

Apple Mail Claws Mail FossaMail Gnus IBM Notes Microsoft
Microsoft
Outlook Mozilla Thunderbird Netscape Messenger 9 Opera Mail Pegasus Mail The Bat! Windows Live Mail Zimbra

Web browser
Web browser
plugins

Cooliris Sage

Web apps or mobile apps

Bloglines CommaFeed Cheetah News Daylife Digg Reader Drupal Feedbin Feedly FriendFeed Google
Google
News Google
Google
Reader iGoogle dotCMS Imooty.eu Magnolia My Yahoo! News360 NewsBlur Newsknowledge Netvibes Pageflakes Planet Pulse Rojo.com Prismatic Spokeo The Old Reader Tiny Tiny RSS TweetDeck WebGUI Windows Live Personalized Experience winnowTag

Media aggregators

Podcatcher

Adobe Media Player Akregator Amarok Flock iTunes Juice MediaMonkey Miro Rhythmbox Songbird Winamp Zune

RSS+BitTorrent

BitLord BitTorrent 6 Deluge Miro Opera Mail qBittorrent TorrentFlux Tribler μTorrent Vuze

Related articles

Comparison of feed aggregators History of Media aggregation RSS enclosure

Italics indicate discontinued software.

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Video hosting services in China

56.com AcFun Bilibili CNTV iQiyi Le (LeTV) Mango TV PPS.tv PPTV Sina Video Sohu
Sohu
Video Tencent Video
Tencent Video
(QQ) Tudou Youku

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File
File
hosting services

Active

Accellion Amazon Cloud Drive Box CloudLocker CloudMe Digify DriveHQ Dropbox FilesAnywhere FileDropper FileServe Firmex GameFront Google
Google
Drive Handy Backup IBM Connections iCloud Drive Infinit Jumpshare Livedrive MagicVortex MediaFire Mega Memopal OneDrive Peer Impact ShareFile ShareNow Soonr SpiderOak SugarSync Tencent
Tencent
Weiyun TitanFile Tresorit WeTransfer Yandex
Yandex
Disk

Inactive

Drop.io FileServe Hotfile Humyo i-drive iDisk infinit IonGrid LIBOX Library.nu Megaupload Norton Zone Pogoplug RapidShare SteekR Twango Ubuntu One Wuala Xdrive Yahoo! Briefcase ZumoDrive

Category Comparison of file hosting services

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League of Legends

Main

Riot Games Steve Feak Tencent Garena Professional competition List of leagues and tournaments

World Championship

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Mid-Season Invitational

2015 2016 2017

Rift Rivals

2017

Regional leagues (traditionally major)

Champions Korea Championship Series

European

Master Series Pro League

Regional leagues (other)

Southeast Asia Post-Soviet states

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Payment service providers

Adyen Ant Financial Atom BillDesk Braintree Chase Paymentech Clinkle CNG Processing A/S Dwolla Flattr Klarna MobiKwik Ogone Oxigen Services Passport PayDirect Paymentwall Payoneer PayPal PayPoint Paysafe Group
Paysafe Group
( Neteller
Neteller
and Skrill) Paytm Payzone POLi Payments Qiwi Red Dot Payment Square Stripe Tencent VersaPay Veem WebMoney WePay Wirecard Worldpay Xoom Yandex.Money

Category List

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Major Internet
Internet
companies

Companies with an annual revenue of over US$2 billion

Largest Internet
Internet
companies

Baidu Facebook FMG/Fusion Media Group Google InterActiveCorp Microsoft Naver NetEase Netflix Tencent Twitter Uber Vox Media Yandex

Cloud computing

Akamai Technologies Alibaba Cloud Amazon Web Services Google IBM Microsoft Oracle Corporation Rackspace Salesforce.com

E-commerce
E-commerce
only

Alibaba Group Amazon.com eBay Flipkart Groupon JD.com Shopify Rakuten

See also Largest IT companies List of largest Internet
Internet
companies Category: Internet
Internet
companies

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Major video game companies

Annual revenue of over US$1 billion as of 2017

Activision Blizzard Atari Bandai Namco Entertainment Capcom‎ Disney Mobile Electronic Arts Epic Games Gameloft Glu Mobile Google
Google
Play Games GungHo Online Entertainment Koei Tecmo Konami LucasArts Marvelous Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios NCsoft NetEase Nexon Nintendo Nippon Ichi Software Perfect World Riot Games Sega SNK Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment Square Enix Take-Two Interactive Tencent THQ Nordic

Koch Media Deep Silver

Ubisoft Valve Corporation Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ZeniMax Media

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