Infographic: Apps ripped off by Tencent, China’s tech copycat empire

Alia | April 16th, 2012 - 11:47 pm

It seems that Internet technology company NetEase, who runs one of the most popular news portals in China, decided to go at Tencent, the largest tech conglomerate in China and the empire of shanzhai, who has been described by netizens as “always copy, never beaten.”

In addition to accusing Tencent of plagiarizing their iPhone news app, NetEase featured a special topic called “Everybody is Tencent’s product manager,” in which the news portal puts every iPhone or Andriod app that Tencent has copied side by side in an infographic. The amazing thing is that Tencent’s copycats oftentimes rank higher than the originals in app store.

NetEase News  VS. QQ News

Talkbox VS. Weixin

Instagram VS. Q Pai

Path VS. Tencent Friends

Twitter VS Tencent Weibo

MovieTime (Movie reviews, times and tickets) VS. QQ Movie

Da Zhong Dian Ping (Yelp-like service) VS. QQ Restaurants

Jie Pang (Foursquare-like service) VS. QQ Location

Google VS.  SOSO Eyes

[For original infographic, click here]


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2 Responses to “Infographic: Apps ripped off by Tencent, China’s tech copycat empire”

  1. [...] Here’s Tencent’s copy of Instagram called Q拍 [source: Offbeat China]. Image from Offbeat [...]

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