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Trump bans transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, WPS Office

Trump bans transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, WPS Office

The US political landscape is again under a tense atmosphere as people count down the days before a critical change in government. Before that happens, however, the current administration under President Donald Trump seems to be making haste to implement orders and make new rules that have been in the making for months. The latest in that list is an executive order that finally does what Trump has long threatened to do and ban transactions with certain Chinese apps, including those used for money transfers like WeChat Pay.

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Think you could be a Pokemon Consultant? Here’s what the job takes

Think you could be a Pokemon Consultant? Here’s what the job takes

There are no doubt many of us out there that know a lot about Pokemon. The franchise has been around for nearly 25 years about this point, so there are definitely some fans out there with an encyclopedic knowledge of the series. Do you know enough about Pokemon to land a job as a Pokemon Consultant? Chinese mega-corporation Tencent is looking for one, and the requirements for the job are surprisingly steep.

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With India ban imminent, PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent

With India ban imminent, PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent

Last week, PUBG Mobile was banned in India following a government crackdown on mobile apps and games that have some connection to China. That was bad news for PUBG, which has found a lot of success on mobile, so obviously this was no good for PUBG Corporation - especially since India is such a large market. Today, PUBG Corporation announced that it's taking matters into its own hands, which involves taking over the publishing duties for PUBG Mobile in India itself.

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Chinese iPhone owners give Apple a brutal reality-check

Chinese iPhone owners give Apple a brutal reality-check

On August 6, 2020, Donald Trump signed a presidential executive order banning U.S. "transactions" with WeChat with an execution countdown of 45 days. Apple is the USA-based company that sells the iPhone. It is possible that a ban on WeChat dealings with America-based companies could result in an iPhone that cannot use the WeChat app worldwide. This could be a disaster for Apple.

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Tencent to break into US console market via Nintendo partnership

Tencent to break into US console market via Nintendo partnership

Tencent may now be one of the biggest names in the gaming market but there is still one area it has yet to even step into, the US console gaming market. The Chinese company might have that in its cross-hair but it won't be doing that itself. It could enlist the help of its somewhat new partner Nintendo in helping it expand outside of China at a rather troubled time for the gaming giant.

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PUBG Mobile Lite is made for devices with less than 2GB of RAM

PUBG Mobile Lite is made for devices with less than 2GB of RAM

PUBG Corp. has teamed with Tencent Games to launch PUBG Mobile Lite, a lightweight version of the existing PUBG Mobile game. Though it was only just announced, the light variant of the game was launched in late July on the Google Play Store in multiple countries. As its name suggests, PUBG Mobile Lite is a lightweight version of the game with less demanding hardware requirements.

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Razer and Tencent mobile partnership raises hope for Razer Phone 3

Razer and Tencent mobile partnership raises hope for Razer Phone 3

Gaming hardware maker Razer seems to be sending some fans mixed signals. It reportedly shuttered and reshuffled its employees away from its mobile division, causing concern over the future of the Razer Phone line. Now it has announced a partnership with Tencent, best known for publishing PUBG and Honor of Kings (a.k.a. Arena of Valor) to optimize the latter's games for the former's hardware. That, of course, has mobile gamers speculating that all hope is not lost and that a Razer Phone 3 might indeed be coming soon.

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Tencent QQ Watch wearable for kids is rugged, colorful

Tencent QQ Watch wearable for kids is rugged, colorful

We’ve seen wearables for kids in the past, some of them with an educational slant, others designed solely for parents to track their whereabouts. The newest kid-friendly wearable is a mixture of both those things, and comes from Chinese company Tencent. The QQ Watch is colorful and styled in such a way that it resembles a legitimate smartwatch, though the wearable isn't as functional as something the child's parent may be wearing.

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Tencent buys minority stake in Epic Games

Tencent buys minority stake in Epic Games

China's Internet giant, Tencent, has purchased a minority stake in leading US game developer Epic Games, maker of the Unreal gaming engine that powers many of the high-end console-quality franchises such as Mass Effect and Gears of War. Epic Games is also behind the popular console-quality iOS mobile game Infinity Blade.

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