Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Western Union Offers New Global Money Transfer Service on WeChat

via WeChat Blog: Chatterbox http://ift.tt/1QF0wPO : WeChat has partnered with Western Union, a leader in global payment services, to offer WeChat users in the United States the ability to send and receive money cross-border to 200 countries and territories via the company’s WU Connect platform.   The partnership marks WeChat as the first social communication application to provide a technology platform to support person-to-person cross-border money … Continue reading Western Union Offers New Global Money Transfer Service on WeChat

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Finally! China Eastern To Offer WiFi On International Flights

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China Eastern will soon become the first Chinese airline to offer inflight WiFi services. Beginning today, China Eastern will provide the service on flights from Shanghai to Los Angeles, New York City, and Toronto. The WiFi will be free of charge during a three-month trial period, after which users will have to pay. Passengers can […]

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Steam Now Supports RMB, Offering Discounts to Chinese Gamers

via TechNode http://ift.tt/1NR06SJ : PC gamers are rejoicing in China following news that Steam, the world’s biggest PC game store, has added Chinese RMB as an official currency to their platform alongside Hong Kong Dollar, Taiwan Dollar and the Indian Rupee. It comes at a time when China is seeing a massive upsurge in mobile gaming, though revenue figures show that PC still remains dominant in total profits. Stream now supports RMBWhile Steam was already supported by Alipay in China, players were unable to pay for the service without an Alipay wallet unless they had a foreign credit card. The latest change also brings in a lower regional pricing for China, which means gamers will pay less. Previously, credits from Steam’s Russian store were openly traded on Taobao due to their reduced pricing model, now China has a similar discount. Steam is an online PC game store owned by Valve who made the highly popular Half Life series as well as Portal 1 and Portal 2. The store also contains games developed by other popular top-tier companies including GTA 5 and Metal Gear Solid V. The service also allows players to add and swap game modifications, with an active community on the platform also building game-centric groups. Back in September this year, Valve released their plans to extend into more currencies, including several of the Asian currencies, to add to the existing 14 currencies already supported outside the U.S. The latest Steam Beta build suggests that these new currencies are coming to Steam in the future. http://pic.twitter.com/RLCFXUNOEF — Steam Database (@SteamDB) May 22, 2015 With the new move,  Chinese gamers can easily top up and pay in RMB while their current USD balance will be converted to RMB at the rate of 1:5. However, the biggest treat Chinese gamers will get is the cheap regional price. For many games the sale price will be cut in half, including the upcoming Fallout 4 priced at 199 RMB (down to $31 from $60), Grand Theft Auto 5 at 189 RMB (down to $30 from $60) and Batman Arkham Knight at 133 RMB (down to $21 from $50 ). Ubisoft’s games however remain almost level with the US store prices. It’s a good news for Chinese gamers who are enjoying more freedoms in gaming after the the government lifting the game console ban earlier this year. Some PC and console games remain banned, though the commercial opportunities for local and foreign developers in China are helping sway government opinion.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Android Auto Backup

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