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Very useful 25min Video on Tech Trends in China: A Whirlwind Tour Through Trends in China (Connie Chan)

In China, a country that leapfrogged the PC era to go mobile-first, the smartphone is the “remote control” of people’s lives… especially given the dominance of messaging/operating-system platforms like WeChat. But this is about more than just WeChat, Alipay, and others — it’s about online-to-offline commerce in general (and the viability of on-demand marketplaces there); the past, present, and future of QR codes; and new forms of social-mobile communication, from livestreaming to stickers to even VR cafes as a vector of early adoption…

Source: A Whirlwind Tour Through Trends in China – Andreessen Horowitz

That’s impressive: WeChat blasts past 700 million monthly active users (TechInAsia)

Well, we knew it was coming, but according to a new report from Chinese data tracker Quest Mobile, it’s now official: Tencent’s WeChat broke the 700 million monthly active user (MAU) barrier in March.

WeChat has been China’s social app of choice for years now, of course, but Quest Mobile’s report – which is based on data from both Android and iOS devices in March – shows just how far Tencent is ahead of the competition when it comes to user base…

Source: WeChat blasts past 700 million monthly active users

This is one impressive Stat: WeChat had more mobile transactions over just Chinese New Year than PayPal had during the entire Year of 2015 (The Drum)

The scale of social and messaging platforms in China is at its peak on Chinese New Year, as statistics on usage of platforms such as WeChat and Weibo reveal.

According to WeChat, owned by digital media business Tencent, 420 million people sent each other lucky money via the app’s payment service on the eve of Chinese New Year. According to WeChat, it has seen a total of 8.08 billion red envelopes sent so far for Chinese New Year, eight times more than last year…

Source: WeChat had more mobile transactions over just Chinese New Year than PayPal had during 2015 | The Drum

Very profound inside Story on WeChat: When One App Rules Them All – The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China (Andreessen Horowitz)

Source: When One App Rules Them All: The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China | Andreessen Horowitz

This is the most profound insight into WeChat’s business metrics and usage stats ever. WeChat Life Report, October 2015 (China Channel)

Yesterday (October 23rd) Tencent revealed a wide array of WeChat statistical data and analysis previously unknown to the public.

Source: <China ChannelWeChat Life Report – October 2015 – China Channel

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