Articles about Tencent

Tencent Holdings is a Chinese multinational technology company and one of the largest video game vendors headquartered in Shenzhen, China. It was founded in 1998 by Pony Ma, Xy Chenye, Zhang Zhidong, Chen Yidan, and Zeng Liqing. Tencent’s services include music (Tencent Music), social networking, e-commerce, web portal, mobile and online gaming, payment system, and smartphones. The company has also collaborated with tech giant ASUS to produce gaming-centric ROG-series smartphones.

29 Jul 2022

BGMI game removed from Indian app stores after government ban

Two years after it banned PUBG, the Indian government has brought down the curtain on BGMI, the second coming of the former.

25 Nov 2021

China bans Tencent Holdings from updating and releasing new apps

The Chinese government's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has reportedly instructed app stores and platforms to prevent Tencent Holdings from updating its existing apps and launching any new ones as a part of a "temporary administrative guidance."

16 Jul 2021

Tencent's facial scans will catch Chinese children gaming at night

In a bid to curb addiction to video games and reduce the time youngsters spend gaming, game developer Tencent has taken the drastic step of using facial recognition technology to catch children gaming at night.

09 Feb 2021

Reddit raises $250 million in Series E funding

Super Bowl advertisements are incredibly pricey, but Reddit seems to have got its money's worth. The self-declared "front page of the internet" has raised a cool $250 million in the latest funding round.

26 Jan 2021

Akshay Kumar
Indian Government will continue ban on PUBG and TikTok

The Indian Government has reportedly sent notices to Chinese app makers relaying that their existing bans will continue. The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more in September last year.

17 Dec 2020

PUBG Mobile India not granted permission for launch, confirms government

The central government has confirmed that it has not granted any permission to PUBG Mobile India for a launch.

12 Nov 2020

PUBG Mobile is returning to India: Here's everything to know

PUBG Corporation, the creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), has announced it is preparing to soon launch a new game called "PUBG Mobile India" specifically created for the Indian market.

27 Sep 2020

PUBG ban not likely to be revoked anytime soon: Report

The ban on PUBG came as a big blow for PUBG Corporation, the creator of the title, and Tencent Games, the Chinese company behind its mobile version.

16 Sep 2020

Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

Chinese tech giant Tencent is pumping money into Flipkart, India's leading online shopping platform.

Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here

In a major move, Dream Sports, the unicorn parent company of fantasy sports platform Dream11, has raised $225 million in a fresh round of funding.

13 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Android 11, affordable Xbox Series S, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, especially in the consumer tech department.

08 Sep 2020

South Korea
PUBG Corporation breaks ties with Tencent Games in India

PUBG Corporation, the original developer of PUBG, has announced the decision to break association with China's Tencent Games in India.

06 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: PUBG banned, PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, but two events gained particular attention.

05 Sep 2020

Alibaba Group
All you need to know about Akshay Kumar's FAU-G game

Just days after the Indian government placed a fresh ban on more than 100 Chinese apps including the popular battle royale game PUBG amid escalated tension in Ladakh, a made-in-India alternative has been announced.

04 Sep 2020

PUBG maker Tencent will engage with India for ban reversal

Earlier this week, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced the decision to ban more than 100 Chinese apps over national security concerns.

03 Sep 2020

China strongly opposes India's app ban; asks to 'correct mistake'

After India banned several Chinese mobile applications, China has said that it strongly opposed the move. China's Commerce Ministry on Thursday urged India to "correct its mistakes."

27 Aug 2020

Tiger Global
Ed-tech unicorn BYJU's secures $122 million from Russian billionaire's fund

Homegrown ed-tech unicorn BYJU's has raised $122 million (Rs. 909 crore) from DST Global, the investment fund started by Russian tech billionaire Yuri Milner.

15 Aug 2020

Trump gives ByteDance 90-day deadline to sell TikTok's US business

Delivering his latest salvo against Beijing, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order giving ByteDance a 90-day deadline to divest the US operations of TikTok, its video-sharing service.

09 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices

This week, we witnessed some major hardware launches, but the biggest news in the world of tech was US President Donald Trump's crackdown on TikTok's parent ByteDance and WeChat's parent Tencent.

07 Aug 2020

Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

A few hours ago, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning certain business transactions with Tencent, the Chinese conglomerate that owns WeChat messaging service.

27 Jul 2020

India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG

Weeks after banning as many as 59 applications from China over safety concerns, India has put 275 more apps from the neighboring nation on its radar.

21 Jul 2020

Hackers can make your device explode with a fast charger

Fast chargers are a boon for people who prefer to power up their phones/laptops in quick and short charging sessions.

16 Jul 2020

India begins questioning of owners of banned Chinese apps

Late last month, India's Information Technology Ministry banned 59 Chinese applications, deeming them "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order".

09 Jul 2020

Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

Amid growing security concerns, the Indian Army has directed its troops to delete 89 smartphone applications.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 to launch on July 22: Report

Taiwanese tech giant ASUS, in association with Tencent, is set to unveil its flagship ROG Phone 3 on July 22, reported Mashdigi.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 to be launched in July

Taiwanese tech giant ASUS, in association with Tencent Games, will unveil its flagship ROG Phone 3 in July, the company has announced.

20 Mar 2020

Gaming Bytes
PUBG Sanhok Map: Tips and tricks to win here

PUBG has been, consistently, delivering a phenomenal 'Battle Royale' experience.

11 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Five tips to follow after installing PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile enjoys an immense fan following in Asian countries as it delivers one of the finest Battle Royale experiences on mobiles.

29 Feb 2020

PUBG banned this player for 10 years: Here's why

The widespread popularity of PUBG has made the game a breeding ground for cheaters.

06 Feb 2020

Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

The official tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 28,000 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 563 in China.

02 Feb 2020

Tencent leads $15 million Series A funding in Doubtnut

Gurugram-based Doubtnut, an ed-tech start-up which provides interactive video solutions to students' queries via its mobile application, website, YouTube and WhatsApp channels, has raised $15 million in a Series A round of funding led by Chinese conglomerate Tencent.

20 Jan 2020

Pablo Escobar
#GamingBytes: Five best PUBG Easter Eggs

An Easter egg is an intentionally hidden joke or message in a film or video game.

11 Nov 2019

Insurance aggregator Policybazaar raises $150 million from Tencent

Insurance aggregator company Policybazaar, which compares financial services from major insurance companies for instant purchases, has raised $150 million in a funding round led by Tencent Holdings Ltd.

30 Oct 2019

New Zealand
MX Player raises $110 million from Tencent: Details here

Popular over-the-top video platform MX Player has raised $110 million in a funding round led by Chinese tech giant Tencent.

Tencent's AI is changing advertising: Here's how

These days, companies shell millions to market their products and promote them through online platforms like Facebook/Instagram and offline channels like billboards, commercials, and movie/TV show sponsorships.

15 Oct 2019

Apple defends its move of sending data to Chinese company

Just a day after facing flak for sending Safari browsing data to Chinese giant Tencent, Apple has responded to the criticism, defending the way it shares information.

14 Oct 2019

Safari caught sending browsing data to Chinese company: Details here

Apple has long been sending data to Google Safe Browsing to warn users about phishing scams and malicious websites.

12 Sep 2019

PUBG Mobile
#GamingBytes: PUBG Mobile 0.15.0 getting helicopters, rocket launchers, more

PUBG Mobile is set to get even more exciting.

27 Aug 2019

PUBG Mobile makes millions from players in India: Here's how

We all know about the fan-following of PUBG Mobile, aka PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

03 Aug 2019

Samsung Galaxy
Best budget smartphones for playing PUBG Mobile Lite

As the lighter version of its popular PUBG mobile game, Tencent Games has recently launched PUBG Mobile Lite.