Tencent: Inside China’s ‘killer app’ factory

Business & Technology

In addition to WeChat, an app that counts 846 million active monthly subscribers, "Tencent also has a huge multibillion investment portfolio, ranging from stakes in Didi Chuxing, China's biggest ride-sharing company, through to startups," writes Louise Lucas. "It dabbles in artificial intelligence, electric cars and bike sharing. Its posse of champion hackers managed to gain remote control of Tesla's Model S, forcing the U.S. carmaker to roll out a security patch."