After nearly eight years of confrontation, Ma Huateng and Ma Yun are expected to laugh away their friendship and hatred.
On July 14, according to media reports, Alibaba and Tencent are considering opening up the ecosystem to each other, and both sides are making plans to relax restrictions. Alibaba’s initial moves may include the introduction of Tencent’s wechat payment to Taobao and tmall; Tencent may allow Alibaba’s e-commerce information to be shared on wechat, or allow wechat users to use some of Alibaba’s services through small programs.
If this news finally falls to the ground, it will undoubtedly be the “century” handshake between the two giants, and it will also have a profound impact on the industry.
On November 22, 2013, Taobao officially closed the channel from wechat to Taobao page. After clicking the relevant link on wechat, the page will automatically jump to the download and installation page. Not long ago, wechat blocked the links to Alibaba. Since then, in their respective ecological closed-loop, the two sides have grown a variety of seed businesses that are opposite to each other.
In an interview with the 21st century business report, people from Alibaba and Tencent said they would not reply.
In fact, this move should be in line with the implementation of the national anti-monopoly policy, and it is also a significant change in the Internet that users can perceive. It is reported that the two companies are working out plans to relax these restrictions. Breaking the opposition can make the life of Internet users more convenient and help the industry compete more fully.
Reconciliation under anti monopoly
Just a week ago, on July 7, banyuetan magazine published a commentator’s article “domineering: what does the super platform kill?” in which it pointed out that individual super platform enterprises conduct “compliance review” on user behavior according to the so-called “external link content management norms” formulated by themselves, which ostensibly belongs to the self governance of the platform, In fact, it selectively manages the rules of social products, favors its own products and blocks other platform products.
Almost at the same time, on July 8, the regulatory authorities issued tickets for 22 cases of illegal concentration of operators in the Internet industry. Among them, there are 6 cases involving Alibaba and 5 cases involving Tencent, all of which violate Article 21 of the anti monopoly law of the people’s Republic of China, constitute illegal implementation of concentration of business operators, and are assessed as not having the effect of excluding and restricting competition. Meanwhile, according to Article 48 and 49 of the anti monopoly law of the people’s Republic of China, the State Administration of market supervision has made a decision on administrative punishment and imposed a fine of 500000 yuan on the enterprises involved.