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Tengxun

or Tencent [tuhng-shween] or [ten-sent]

What does Tengxun mean?

Tengxun is a leading Chinese multinational technology conglomerate. Known as Tencent outside China, Tengxun specializes in online gaming, music, video, and social media, among its many other services.

Where does Tengxun come from?

Examples of Tengxun

Its so annoying that tengxun doesnt allow download for some of the dramas:/ i want to download 凤囚凰😭
@Drmadashen, January, 2008
IQIYI AND TENCENT WILL BE HAVING THEIR OWN MUSIC SHOWS WHERE CPOP IDOL GROUPS CAN PERFORM SONGS OH MY GOD CPOP IS GOING TO BE FUCKING SAVED IN 2018 EVERYONE WILL BE SAVED IM SO EXCITED
@yanjunies, March, 2018
The Hong Kong-listed Internet giant Tencent, known for its WeChat messaging app and online games, saw its shares rally to HK$420 (S$73) on Monday (Nov 20)...This brought its market value to HK$3.99 trillion at the close, making it the first Asian company to cross the US$500 billion (S$680 billion) mark - more valuable than Facebook and within touching distance of Amazon, according to CNBC.  
Fabian Koh, The Straits Times, November, 2017
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Who uses Tengxun?

Given its dominance of Chinese technology, both Tengxun and Tencent are widely used and familiarly recognized by internet-users in China and increasingly around the world. Use of Tengxun is much more common in China. Many in the US are familiar with Tencent, the more common term, due to its ownership of Riot Games, which developed the popular League of Legends game.

Tengxun/Tencent is also frequently discussed in financial, technological, and academic contexts due to its prominence and influence.

The company is also known for its logo, a penguin wearing a scarf and winking.

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