SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tencent announced its future strategy to build up closer partnerships with Apple on March 9th at the Mobile Game Innovation and Startup with China event, hosted by Great Wall Club, a dynamic international network with a rapidly growing C-level member base in the Mobile Internet industry, and 36Kr.com, the most popular blogging website focusing on Internet startups in China. This event, as an ancillary event of the Game Developers Conference - the top game summit in San Francisco - has drawn more than 220 game developers and entrepreneurs.
Si Shen, CEO and co-founder of Papaya Mobile; Shirley Lin, Executive Vice President of Beintoo; Bin She, founder and CEO of Firevale; Thomas Luo, the chief writer at CBN Weekly; and Victor Tong, Managing General Partner and founder of Webplus Ventures, as well as a lean angel investor, shared the landscapes of their game businesses and their tactics of developing users and partnerships in China. The speeches were followed with a panel discussion highlighting the monetization of mobile games in the Chinese market.
Tencent Holding, has the 3rd highest market value Internet companies worldwide, the leading and most popular social network and game platform in China with more than 700 million active users, sponsored this event. Ian Song, Director of mobile ecosystem development of Tencent US, addressed the strong interest to support iOS developers via Tencent products like Tencent Weibo, a very popular Chinese microblog with over 300 million users, who can tweet any time any where on their iPhone & iPad. "We'd like to support the mobile innovation on iOS and share our value, our revenue and user base with the developers on iOS," said Ian, while a New iPad (3rd generation) was given away to a lucky attendee.
Tencnet US is currently playing a key role in the company's long term going global strategy. It has invested in a series of game startups in San Francisco and the bay area, which demonstrates its ability to fit into the US market and its long-term commitment to contribute to the innovative mobile and social game ecosystem in Silicon Valley. "It's a great honor and pleasure to help Silicon Valley and China based game startups achieve success in the Chinese market," said Ian.