Facebook, Big Brother and China
The political and media furore over external use of Facebook data misses the point. Facebook, Google and other internet giants know far more about their users than any app developer ever will. Facebook offers its own political ad-targeting service based on its analysis of users' data, just part of its over US$40bn of annual monetisation of users through advertising. It's a price that users appear willing to pay for the services, but in authoritarian states like China, with it's pending "Social Credit System" that poses a far bigger threat to society. (23-Mar-2018)
Tencent unit seeks to withhold shareholding information, raising governance concerns
Reuters, 6-Jul-2017
Property chief dines with giants
HK Standard, 21-Nov-2013
Of course, Mr Chan knows a thing or two about innovations in corporate governance, having been a director of Enron.
Plans for Tencent CEO Pony Ma Hauteng's HK mansion
HK Town Planning Board, 22-Jan-2013
The site reportedly cost him HK$480m in Dec-2009. The house will have a gross floor area of up to 19,598 sq ft.
Tencent (0700), Shikumen Special Situations Fund, Atlantis Inv Mgt subscribe shares in Rojam (8075) @$0.20
Company announcement, 8-Sep-2011

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