Unique WeChat QR codes give business clients a way to access more customer data

WeChat QR Codes - Produce with QR codes

Tencent wants to focus more on its business clients than its users. A unique kind of WeChat QR codes are being rolled out as part of a new service that gives business clients the chance to use these codes on every single one of their products. This will allow Tencent’s business clients access to more data on each of their customers. The service will provide companies with better tracking data. The WeChat QR codes are part of Tencent’s latest move to focus on business clients, rather than its users. The…

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Happy Farmer game is helping to alleviate poverty in poor part of China

Happy Farmer game - China Farm

A mobile game that can be played on WeChat allows players to sell virtual food to help poverty-stricken communities. The Happy Famer game was released in June 2019 as part of a joint effort between the Ministry of Finance’s poverty reduction office and Tencent’s messaging platform WeChat. The mobile game lets players grow and sell virtual food. Players can earn credits through selling their virtually grown products or by watching in-game adds. These credits can then be used to purchase real goods produced by local farmers in poor counties. The…

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PUBG Mobile becomes the world’s top grossing mobile game

Top Grossing Mobile Game - PUBG Mobile - Revenue

PUBG Mobile is not only the most popular smartphone game, it’s also mobile’s biggest money-maker. Having collected over $146 million in revenue in May, PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) Mobile is now the top grossing mobile game worldwide. This likely isn’t a surprise to some, as the mobile-version of this online multiplayer battle royal game has more than 100 million monthly players, easily making it the most popular game among mobile users. “Game For Peace” is also a huge contributor to the revenue. While $76 million in revenue is from items and…

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PUBG mobile replaced in China with a government-approved patriotic game

PUBG Mobile - Woman with mobile phone

Tencent shut down its test version of PUBG in China and replaced it with a more patriotic game. Tencent Holdings Ltd. pulled the PUBG mobile video game on Wednesday, announcing the end of the testing for the game. The company said it had launched an anti-terrorism-themed game called “Game for Peace,” instead. Unlike PUBG, Tencent managed to gain monetization approval for Game for Peace. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is an extremely popular battle royale shooter game. When it was first introduced on mobile to the Chinese market…

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Tencent QR code payment service users exceeds 50 million

Tencent QR Code - Public Transport in China

More than 50 million users across 100 cities in China now use the QR code payments for public transportation. Tencent’s QR code payment service that it launched for public transportation “sao yi sao”, back in 2017, recently exceeded 50 million users across 100 cities, according to local media in China, reported TechNode. Tencent has placed a special focus on public transportation. Since 2017, the massive China-based internet company has set its sights on integrating its technologies into public transportation, among these technologies included Tencent QR code payments. It has also…

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