Briefing: Tencent looks for ways to stave off decrepitude

The internet giant is rethinking its internal staffing structure as it celebrates its first 20 years. Original Link

The Internet is splitting in two amid US dispute with China

The Chinese Communist Party’s vision of a Web where governments pull the strings could wind up the model for the next billion users. Original Link

China’s grand Internet vision is starting to ring hollow

Ever since Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the opening of the first World Internet Conference in 2014, it was meant to usher in a new era of digital openness and project China as a champion of global cyber governance. Those promises are now starting to lie fallow. Original Link

QQ takes leaf from sibling WeChat’s mini-program book

This will bring vitality to Tencent mini program ecosystem, and will improve QQ’s own capability. Original Link

Tencent to check all gamers’ IDs in unprecedented move

Naspers affiliate Tencent will expand its age-verification system to encompass its entire games line-up, an unprecedented undertaking in response to growing criticism it encourages addiction among youngsters. Original Link

Briefing: Tencent eyes basic research with the Driving Global Impact Awards

Tech behemoth Tencent set up Driving Global Impact Awards with world’s leading science publication Nature’s affiliate Nature Research. Original Link

19-year-old QQ is doing its best to stay young

Tencent hopes to bring content-driven social network features including e-sports, live streaming, gaming, and beauty to QQ. Original Link

19-year-old QQ is doing its best to stay young

Tencent hopes to bring content-driven social network features including e-sports, live streaming, gaming, and beauty to QQ. Original Link

Briefing: Pony Ma on why Tencent’s future is industrial

Tencent’s shift to enterprise users is broadly in line with China’s evolving industrial policy. Original Link

Announcing the latest TechNode podcast: The China Tech Investor podcast

Each week, the two look at their watchlist and talk about what’s happening with listed Chinese tech companies. Original Link

Naspers ‘keen’ on role in R8.6-billion Swiggy funding round

Naspers is planning to increase its stake in Indian online food delivery business Swiggy as the start-up plots its third fundraising round of the year, according to people familiar with the matter. Original Link

Tencent to bring WeChat and mini programs to autonomous driving

The company wishes to transform WeChat into a smart interaction medium covering more use cases. Original Link

WeChat rivals can take social, but Tencent is moving on

Two hip, young start-ups are set to become the latest challenge to Tencent just as China’s dominant social media company struggles with shrinking margins and slowing growth. Original Link

DStv adds free Joox music streaming to bouquets

MultiChoice said on Monday that it is adding the Joox VIP streaming music service as a free value-add to DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers. Original Link

Chinese tech stocks feel early winter chill

Global equity markets have had a rough week, but Chinese tech stocks are having a particularly painful time. Original Link

Tencent is a huge falling knife – time to catch it?

Is it time to catch the global stock market’s biggest falling knife? For watchers of Tencent Holdings, whose largest shareholder is South Africa’s Naspers, it’s an increasingly pressing question. Original Link

US market rout extends to China as ZTE, Tencent plummet

Even for the world’s worst performing stock markets, Thursday’s losses were extreme. China’s benchmark equity gauge closed 5.2% lower, the biggest loss since February 2016, as a global selloff spread. Original Link

Naspers offering ‘significant value’: Ashburton

Naspers, whose share price has fallen in tandem with affiliate Tencent, in which it holds a 31.2% stake, offers “significant value at these levels”, Ashburton Investments said on Wednesday. Original Link

Tencent no longer one of world’s 10 biggest companies

More bad news for Tencent: the Chinese Internet giant has lost its spot as one of the world’s 10 biggest companies. Original Link

Tencent’s share price rout is breaking all kinds of records

Not only has the Chinese Internet giant lost more market value than any other company worldwide this year, its 38% drop from a closing high in January is now the deepest since Tencent’s 2004 listing in Hong Kong. Original Link

Briefing: Tencent tests digital travel project in Yunnan

Tencent hopes to satisfy a traveler’s diverse needs with just one smartphone app – Go Yunnan is a pilot solution. Original Link

Tencent readies for a 5G, IoT future

While Tencent is cutting the number of business groups to six from seven, the company is actually adding to its structure. Original Link

Tencent says no plans for layoffs as company undergoes strategic upgrade

The company is undergoing the third large-scale reorganization since its founding 20 years ago. Original Link

Briefing: Tencent partner opens new offline digital retail site in Beijing

Tencent-invested online shopping solution provider opened an offline site with leading local supermarket Wumart. Original Link

Lenovo is suddenly China’s hottest tech stock

What was the world’s worst technology stock only months ago has become China’s hottest, staging a defiant comeback since it was booted off Hong Kong’s benchmark gauge. Original Link

Briefing: Tencent and Lego partners for new sandbox game

The cooperation may allow Tencent to navigate around China’s tightening gaming regulations. Original Link

Tencent, the world’s most disappointing mega-cap

Of the 10 companies worth more than $100-billion that analysts predominantly rate as buy, Tencent – 31.2% owned by South African-listed Naspers – has by some distance had the worst 2018. Original Link

Briefing: Novartis and Tencent establishes strategic partnership

腾讯与诺华达成合作推动医疗数字化和一体化健康管理 – What happened: On September 18, global pharmaceutical giant Novartis established a partnership with Tencent in sectors including […] Original Link

Briefing: and Tencent plan more investments in Go-Jek

Go-Jek is preparing an offensive against Grab, which is considered to be close to Tencent’s main rival Alibaba. Original Link

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