Posted November 12, 2018 09:31:11 Chinese internet giant WeChat has acquired Google Now, the personal assistant that has grown in popularity and power over the last several years, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.
WeChat said it will continue to develop the platform, which will also integrate Google Now with other social and personal services, as well as integrate the platform with WeChat’s native WeChat app.
Google Now was introduced to the world in 2018 with the launch of the Google Assistant.
Wechat plans to use the app to manage a wide range of data, including weather, traffic, shopping, and much more.
Weibo is WeChat ‘s official microblogging service and was the first microblogger to feature a search engine.
In 2018, WeChat made an investment of $5 million in Weibo, and plans to spend $10 billion in the next three years.
Google will continue its partnership with Weibo.