China wants its digital currency to reach greater use

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The country is boosting its efforts to roll out the online yuan to the general population. China is boosting its efforts to roll out its digital currency to the general population, as local tech giants such as Tencent and Alibaba join in with its use. That said, there are a spectrum of challenges in the way of the widespread use of this online yuan. The primary question is whether people across China who are already using two exceptionally popular mobile payments systems operated by Alibaba and Tencent will want to…

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Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Vietnam

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Google reports that mobile payments have become a powerful force in Vietnam due to smartphones ownership Mobile commerce is exploding in Vietnam, according to a new report from Google. The company’s Vietnamese branch has found that there is a major shift in consumer behavior due to the growing availability of mobile devices. According to the report,  mobile consumers in the country pick up and look at their devices an average of 150 times a day, or more than 10 times every hour. Notably, these consumers are becoming more interested in…

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Tencent reports greater growth thanks to mobile games and other ventures

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Company finds more success through a strong mobile focus Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, has released information concerning its performance over the past year. In terms of sales, the company saw a 45% increase in quarterly sales, which is better than it had expected. Tencent is seeing significant growth through its mobile endeavors, especially where payments and gaming are involved. The company is also selling a wealth of content via its mobile platforms, such as WeChat and QQ. Adding rich content to mobile platforms make them more attractive…

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WeChat is setting its sights on mobile payments in China

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Popular messaging app is growing very quickly WeChat, one of China’s most popular messaging applications, is becoming a major player in the mobile payments space. The app accounts for 697 million active monthly users, 200 million of whom began to use the service last year. This gives WeChat access to an abundance of people that may be interested in mobile commerce. The concept of being able to shop, purchase products, and send money to friends and family from a mobile device has become very popular in China and WeChat intends…

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Mobile games to see explosive growth in China

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Report predicts the massive growth that the mobile gaming market is expected to see China’s mobile games industry is expected to see extraordinary growth in the coming years. A new report from the China Game Industry Annual Conference shows that the revenue generated by mobile gaming has reached $7.94 billion. This represents an 87.2% year on year increase. Many Chinese consumers have begun showing a great deal of interest in mobile gaming because it represents a convenient form of entertainment. These consumers have also shown that they are willing to…

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