Tencent Posts Slowest-Ever Sale Rise in Q4, Regulation Impact Set to Ease

Revenue at Chinese social media and gaming giant Tencent grew just 8% in the fourth quarter, the slowest pace since it went public in 2004, reflecting regulatory scrutiny that has hurt both its gaming business and advertising sales. China has frozen game approvals since August last year and curtailed gaming time for under-18s, part of … Read more

Alibaba Pushed by China to Design Its Own Chips to Promote Self-Reliance, Fuelling Global Unease

Alibaba is being pushed by China’s ruling Communist Party to take on the tricky, expensive business of designing its own processor chips, to help make China a self-reliant “technology superpower” — a business, unlike anything the world’s biggest e-commerce company has done before. Its 3-year-old chip unit, T-Head, unveiled its third processor in October, the … Read more

Alibaba Pushed by China to Design Its Own Chips to Promote Self-Reliance, Fuelling Global Unease

Alibaba is being pushed by China’s ruling Communist Party to take on the tricky, expensive business of designing its own processor chips, to help make China a self-reliant “technology superpower” — a business, unlike anything the world’s biggest e-commerce company has done before. Its 3-year-old chip unit, T-Head, unveiled its third processor in October, the … Read more

Alibaba Unveils Custom ARM-Based Server Chip Yitian 710 for Cloud Computing Data Centres

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Tuesday it has developed a processor that will be used to power servers in its data centres. The development marks the latest foray into semiconductors for the company, mirroring moves from other global cloud computing players while also dovetailing with Chinese government’s priorities to boost the nation’s chip sector. … Read more