Feb 17, 2016

WeChat 101

Here are three articles that give a good overview over that one service that is among the top5 downloaded apps (regardless of pre-installed apps like Google on Android) that dies not belong to Facebook: WeChat. Messengers are big, China is big, WeChat is huge. It now celebrates 5 years and - be strong now - made more transactions over Chinese New Year than PayPal made in the whole year of 2015.

Here's a good overview of the 5 year history of WeChat:
https://www.techinasia.com/5-years-of-wechat

April 2015: great article about WeChat's influence on publishing:
http://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/global-currents/wechat-publishing-changing-chinas-mediascape

WeChat NYE transactions in numbers:
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/02/09/wechat-had-more-mobile-transactions-over-just-chinese-new-year-paypal-had-during