He mentioned Yahoo expressed interest in buying the company, for example.(Yahoo has no comment.) But he sees himself as the underdog in a fight that could shape the future of the Internet in ways he believes could be dangerous.Tencent, however, sought a more strategic investment.As the Chinese Internet behemoth eyes North America, where its largest global competitor (rhymes with Lacehook) is mushrooming, it wants to better understand what drives chatters there.
He believes one company shouldn't control that.
"Can you imagine what things would be like today if AOL had won? “We have to ask ourselves, in the option where Facebook wins, is that OK for society?
Are we excited about that for the future of our children?
A Chinese friend recently received a wedding invitation on it, then booked his hotel through it.
For a lot of folks in China, We Chat is the front door to the web.