Tencent Starts Testing Its Highly Anticipated Games Platform On WeChat, Its Blockbuster Messaging App

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http://techcrunch.com – While messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, MessageMe and Path continue to duke it out in Western markets, the place to watch all the real action continues to be in Asia, where apps like Tencent’s WeChat, Line and KakaoTalk innovate in China, Japan and South Korea. This week, Tencent, the $72 billion chat and social networking behemoth of China, finally started testing its long-awaited games platform on WeChat, the messaging app that has blown up to 400 million users in about two years. Tencent thinks of WeChat as its first product that might have true global appeal, instead of being (IT news)