Globe7, Tencent Partner For Networking Site in China
Called Longhaier, the site will offer online forum, campus information and games, and other interactive Web applications, and also will provide extensive information on study abroad, job placement and scholarship opportunities, the companies said.
"We are delighted to work with a company of Tencent's stature, and we believe this site can be both a highly popular and useful to young people simultaneously," said Clayton Haswell, president and CEO of Globe7.
Longhaier will offer opportunities for teenagers and students to share their lives and communicate with each other. The site will help students prepare for academic testing, find jobs, and will also provide online communities, gaming and entertainment.
"We are pleased that Globe7 has chosen QQ to market Longhaier," said Mr. Martin Lau, president of Tencent Inc. He said Longhaier will contribute to the popularity of other QQ products, such as QQ Instant Messenger, QQ Mail and QQ Games. "This will be a great opportunity to showcase our promotional strengths and showcase our approach to building a friendly Internet community."
Tencent has successfully created a large Internet community with QQ.com, which has wide popularity, particularly among young Internet users. QQ is a leader in expanding ways of using the Internet.
Globe7's parent company, India-based Northgate Technologies, created BharatStudent, one of India's largest and fastest growing social networking sites, with an emphasis on
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