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Tencent Unveils Group Buy Site API

Sohu IT, 1/27/11

Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent (0700.HK) announced today that it will open APIs for its "QQ Tuan" ( group buying site. The move comes following the release of open APIs for Tencent's SNS Qzone, third-party payment platform Tenpay, and its microblogging platform. A spokesperson for QQ Tuan said that the new QQ Tuan would integrate the company's instant messaging, SNS, and online payment services.

QQ Tuan has reportedly been in beta testing for some time, and has brought on a string of more than ten partners, including group buying sites and, online restaurant search and booking website, consumer reward points firm, online real estate company, Shenzhen regional QQ VIP and group buy agent, and real estate and automobile website operator Tencent will reportedly increase the openness of the QQ Tuan platform after the Chinese New Year holiday, providing API access to qualifying group-buy sites.

Keywords: Internet Tencent API 0700.HK group buying e-commerce reward

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