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China reportedly made an app to show people if they’re standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive ‘social credit...

It hopes to get citizens to monitor the so-called debtors and report them to authorities if they behave as if they could repay their loans.

After tough year, WeChat founder urges users to put down their phones and meet friends

Tencent's billionaire CEO Pony Ma tells staff that ‘responsibility’, 'respect' and 'kindness' were the main lessons learned this year.

WeChat Pay is making inroads in Singapore with its first mall partnerships at Bugis+ and Bugis Junction

It seems like we are moving full speed ahead to becoming a cashless society.

Some Amazon employees are reportedly accepting cash bribes from online sellers to delete negative product reviews

Some online sellers are offering Amazon employees bribes to obtain bad reviewers' email addresses or to erase the negative review from the site entirely, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Here are the 10 most popular iPhone apps of all time

In honor of the App Store's 10th birthday month, app analytics firm App Annie compiled a comprehensive look at the most popular apps of the last decade in terms of worldwide downloads.

People in China can now file for divorce on the WeChat instant messaging app

China's most popular instant messaging app is trialling a feature in the province of Guangdong which lets couples kickstart divorce proceedings on their phones, without leaving the app.

Tencent’s business is about as big as Facebook’s thanks to its stronghold in China

Tencent’s social media platforms are to China as Facebook’s are to the rest of the world and yet the companies are similar in their financial outputs.

The most downloaded iPhone app in the world right now is one you’ve probably never heard of

Facebook-owned apps dominated the App Store charts during the first three months of the year, but a Chinese-made music video app called Tik Tok took first place with an estimated 45 million downloads.

The Chinese government confirmed that it can access deleted WeChat conversations — and people are terrified

Officials in the city of Chaohu accessed deleted messages which helped extract a confession — and have sparked privacy fears among many Chinese internet users. A government agency posted about the investigation, but then deleted the message when it started going viral.
Forget about tipping in guitar cases. Chinese people give money to street musicians and panhandlers with their phones.

One photo shows that China is already in a cashless future

Young Chinese people almost exclusively use mobile payment apps like AliPay and WeChat Pay to pay for everything from street food to clothes to tipping musicians on the street.