This company puts its pennies into Internet services. Tencent is a provider of Internet and instant messaging (IM) services to consumers in China. Users of its QC IM platform can communicate by text, images, audio, video, and email, and also partake in Tencent's mobile games, personals, content downloads, and other value-added services. More than 480 million QC users currently have active accounts. Tencent also operates Internet portal QQ.com, the QQ Game portal, multi-media social networking service Qzone, and PaiPai.com, a Chinese Internet shopping site. The company was founded in 1999.