81% of WeChat Mini-Programs users have played Mini-Games. As mini-game “Jump”(Tiaoyitiao) was receiving huge popularity at the end of 2017, Wechat started Mini-Games internal testing as of March 2018 and continued to attract users with several faddish Mini-Games represented by pinball games. Of the top 100 Mini-Programs, gaming took the largest share of 40% in […]
Technology, content and creativity drive biggest ever rise in BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands. China accounts for the three fastest-rising brands as the country’s brands grow at double the pace of US brands. Tencent rose to the fifth ahead of Facebook; and, Alibaba ranks the 9th.
China’s growth of FMCG sales is weaker in Q1 2018 compared with previous quarters, while new retail accelerates the online and offline integration. Kantar Worldpanel reports that the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in the first quarter of 2018 was relatively weak with value growing by just 2.3% in the latest 12 weeks compared to […]
Tencent announced total revenue of USD11.693 bn for Q1 2018, an increase of 48% from Q1 2017. Monthly active user accounts (“MAU”) of QQ was 805.5 million, a decrease of 6.4% YoY. Smart device MAU was up by 2.4% year-on-year to 694.1 million. WeChat MAU exceeded 1 billion.
Brands pursue the ‘Chinese Dream’, growing total brand value by a record 23% to US$683.9 billion. Technology giant Tencent has retained the coveted title of China’s most valuable brand for a fourth consecutive year, achieving a brand value of US$132.2 billion, a 25% year-on-year increase, according to WPP and Kantar Millward Brown’s 2018 BrandZ™ Top […]
Tencent announced total revenues of RMB66,392 million (USD10,161 million) for Q4 2017, an increase of 51% YoY; RMB237,760 million (USD36,387 million), an increase of 56% over the year for the whole year of 2017.
The top smartphone brands in China are Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung and OPPO according to Tencent’s Penguin Intelligence research. The top internet/technology brands are Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, and Jingdong (JD.com). Tencent’s research also revealed the top high-end automobile brands, led by Benz, BMW, and Audi. Chinese brands are mostly purchased among 86.1% consumers, followed by […]
Net revenues of JD.com for Q4 2017 were RMB110.2 billion (US$216.9 billion), an increase of 38.7% from Q4 2016. Revenues from services and others for Q4 2017 were RMB10.0 billion (US$1.5 billion), an increase of 54.7% from Q4 2016. Net revenues for the full year of 2017 were RMB362.3 billion (US$55.7 billion), an increase of […]
NetEase rose to the second place right after Tencent in November 2017 by total number of iOS app downloads with two mobile games, Knives Out and Rules of Survival according to App Annie.
Tencent achieved 61% year-on-year revenue growth to RMB65,210 million (USD9,825 million), driven primarily by smartphone games and PC games, payment-related services, digital content subscriptions and sales, and online advertising.
For the third quarter of 2017, JD.com reported net revenues of RMB83.7 billion (US$12.6 billion), representing a 39.2% increase from the same period in 2016. Net revenues from online direct sales increased by 38.5%, while net revenues from services and others increased by 46.2% in Q3 2017, as compared to the third quarter of 2016.
China social media advertising and marketing market reached 7.62 billion yuan (US$1.15 billion) in Q2 2017 with an increase of 13.2% QoQ or 40.6% YoY.
Tencent launched a digital bank card on WeChat called WeBank Card via WeBank, China’s first private commercial bank established. One of its major shareholders is Tencent.
What you can find in the “9 cell grid” of WeChat Wallet interface are the highly valued self-owned and third party services. The already crowded “9 grid” is having a new addition.
The total number of monthly active users on WeChat reached 963 million, an increase of 19.5% YoY according to Tencent’s latest financial results. QQ MAUs dropped 3.9% to 662 million.