2.新浪微博 16 %
3. 微信 13%
QQ is still leading the top position. Weibo is still used but WeChat is likely to be used more extendly in 2015 because more and more Chinese are using smartphones to access social media.
The evolution of China’s e-commerce market is very fast. Some of the changes have the potential to be transformational.
Back in 2009, Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, introduced a service which provides loans to merchants who sell through the company’s web platform. The fundamental problem inspiring its creation was that some online merchants sufficient lack cash up front to buy the amount of inventory they hope sell on Alibaba.
As of September 2012, Alibaba, China’s most successful e-commerce company, had supported more than 15,000 of its merchants with an average of $7,400 distributed per loan. Alibaba’s lending is not restricted simply to its merchants. The company has also teamed up with major financial institutions, such as the China Construction Bank, to provide an array of loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) more generally. This operation, run through the Alibaba Group’s Alibaba Financial Company, is driven not simply by the e-commerce giant’s desire to increase transactions on its web platform, but rather by a general niche in the Chinese micro-finance market.
In our review of competitors of WeChat, we explained how successful Whatsapp was and the fact Google should advance their messaging solutions.
Today, with Facebook Messenger and Skype, Whatsapp is the most international messaging application. Line, Kakao Talk and WeChat have still a majority of local users (more or less 85% for WeChat).
With Facebook Home, Facebook is also very focused on offering the best experience they can on mobiles, the main access to the Internet. Google cannot afford to wait too long.
We believe Google doesn’t have to purchase Whatsapp but for sure Google must have a better mobile strategy in order to dominate the world of data.
The new version of WeChat offers new features that are fun and increase interactions between users making the transfer of content easier from your personal computer to WeChat application, from Facebook to WeChat.
Web Grab, making easier transfers of files to WeChat
If you download a plug-in prepared by WeChat, this new feature allows you to pull images straight from your computer Internet browser to your smartphone.
Connecting “Moments” images to US social networks, Twitter and Facebook
Now you can share your “Moments” photos on Twitter. Also you are able to download your Facebook pictures to WeChat “Moments”.
Adding customization to information flow
Favorite conversations can be on top of the chat list. To do so, you can switch on the “Always on Top” feature.
All images of a unique conversation can be viewed.
You can decide the status of your photos between “private” and “public”.
“Moments” from the contacts you want can be hidden.