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Apple teams up with China's WeChat to accept payments

Following an agreement between Apple and Chinese company Tencent, the US-based company will allow payments through WeChat, one of the most popular payment systems in China, for its App Store and Apple Music.

Aug 30, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
WhatsApp 'excited' about digital projects in India

WhatsApp 'excited' about digital projects in India

Launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), UPI facilitates the instant fund transfer between two bank accounts on the mobile platform.

Aug 21, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
Blackberry, VoxSmart to enable banks monitor WhatsApp chats

Blackberry, VoxSmart to enable banks monitor WhatsApp chats

To enable financial institutions monitor data on WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging platforms in line with the upcoming European Union (EU) directive, BlackBerry has partnered with the leading mobile surveillance and compliance firm VoxSmart.

Jun 14, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
App to use smartphone compass to foil voice hacking

App to use smartphone compass to foil voice hacking

Using tools already on smartphones, including the compass, researchers are developing an app to stop machine-based voice impersonation attacks on voice-based smartphone apps such as Siri and WeChat.

Jun 07, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

China's WeChat blocked in Russia

Chinese internet giant Tencent said Saturday its messaging app WeChat had been blocked in Russia.

May 06, 2017, 17:44 PM IST
China`s WeChat blocked in Russia

China`s WeChat blocked in Russia

WeChat, known as Weixin in China, is the world`s most popular messaging service, with 889 million global users by the end of 2016.

May 06, 2017, 17:39 PM IST
India seeks China's help to unravel IS plot to expand in country

India seeks China's help to unravel IS plot to expand in country

The NIA has sent Letters Rogatory to China requesting for the chat details of Areeb Majeed, arrested by the anti-terror agency in December 2014, with his handlers.

Apr 18, 2016, 19:21 PM IST

China discloses cases of mobile Internet pornography

With a big jump in pornography viewing over the past few decades, China's National Anti-Pornography and Anti-Illegal Publications Office has published 24 typical cases in which pornography was distributed via mobile apps.

Dec 29, 2015, 22:29 PM IST
These top 25 apps on Apple Store have been hit by malware attack

These top 25 apps on Apple Store have been hit by malware attack

Apple Inc said the WeChat messaging app and car-hailing app DiDi Taxi were among the 25 most popular apps that were found to be infected with malicious software, the first-ever large-scale attack on its App Store.

Sep 25, 2015, 01:14 AM IST
Now, dictate messages on WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat with Google Now

Now, dictate messages on WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat with Google Now

Google plans to add more support for apps and languages in the future.

Jul 29, 2015, 16:17 PM IST

Six held in China for circulating sex video

Police in the Chinese city of Shengzhou have detained six persons for recording and circulating a sex video online.

Jul 25, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

WeChat will have more news feed ads

Tencent has announced that it is putting more news feed ads inside WeChat to increase monetization.

May 14, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

China clamps down on sexual content on WeChat

China`s Internet regulator issued on Wednesday new guidelines prohibiting sexual and vulgar content on Tencent Holdings Ltd`s popular messaging app, the latest step in the agency`s perennial campaign to clean up China`s Internet.

Mar 25, 2015, 20:35 PM IST

China clamps down on sexual content on WeChat

China`s Internet regulator issued on Wednesday new guidelines prohibiting sexual and vulgar content on Tencent Holdings Ltd`s popular messaging app, the latest step in the agency`s perennial campaign to clean up China`s Internet.

Mar 25, 2015, 20:15 PM IST

China`s Web giants do battle over `hong bao` ahead of New Year

The Chinese tradition of giving gifts of money in red envelopes at Lunar New Year has turned into big business for Web giants Alibaba and Tencent, which now both offer electronic "hong bao".

Feb 18, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

China's WeChat sends a message to Line and Kakao in their home turf

Mobile messaging apps Line and Kakao Talk are busy trying to conquer overseas markets such as Southeast Asia and India. But they may do well to keep a close eye on their home turf of Japan and South Korea as China`s WeChat amasses more users.

Feb 18, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

China has 649 million people online, less are microblogging

China has 649 million people online, but they are drifting away from microblogging sites after a government crackdown on free speech.

Feb 03, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

'Asian mobile apps challenge tech giants like Apple, Google'

Asian-origin mobile applications LINE, YAY and WeChat are posing challenges to technology giants Apple, Facebook, Google and other telecoms carriers, cutting into their market shares, according to a Singapore -based firm.

Nov 04, 2014, 09:49 AM IST

WeChat helps Apple rack up bonus points in China

The app has proved a winning formula in getting people in China, a market notorious for not paying for software, to connect their bank accounts with their phones and pay for virtual goods like extra lives and power-ups in mobile games. 

Sep 08, 2014, 11:52 AM IST

China's WeChat closes hundreds of accounts amid govt crackdown

Hundreds of accounts which spread rumours, pornography and violence on leading instant messaging platform WeChat have been shut down in China in the wake of increased government regulations.

Aug 29, 2014, 18:28 PM IST