Sina Tech, 4/25/17
Chinese internet and mobile services firm Tencent (0700.HK) has formed a new Search Application Division under the business group responsible for its mobile messaging app WeChat. The new division will be responsible for search business, reading recommendations, artificial intelligence research and implementation, WeChat data platform construction, and use of data. Zhou Hao will lead the division and directly report to WeChat creator Allen Zhang.
In response to media inquiries, Tencent said that the WeChat Business Group is making some internal restructuring to meet growth needs, which includes creating a "Search Application Division," tapping personnel already working at WeChat.