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WeChat accounts used by US colleges

Tornado spotting and partying: how WeChat is being used by US colleges

On November 17, the WeChat account “MSU Companion” warned overseas Chinese students about the po...

By Ken Chester

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  • December 5, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
What next for AcceleratorHK, the Hong Kong startup incubator in limbo?

Is this the end of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s pioneering startup incubator?

AcceleratorHK, the first privately-run startup accelerator in Hong Kong, is in standby mode at the m...

By Ken Chester

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  • November 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
Korean startups at beGLOBAL 2013

Korean startups finally get all the limelight at beGLOBAL event in Silicon Valley

This past Friday, Korean startup blog beSUCCESS inaugurated its first beGLOBAL conference in Silicon...

By Ken Chester

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  • September 16, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
Shop.bt ecommerce in Bhutan

A Bhutan tech primer: early signs of startups and e-commerce

In our initial Bhutan tech overview, I provided a brief summary of the country, its unique circumsta...

By Ken Chester

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  • September 2, 2013
  • at 9:40 pm
making Asian languages keyboard apps

The pain and the passion behind building Asian language keyboard apps

This past weekend, I briefly mentioned the Perfect Tibetan Keyboard app, which allows Tibetan text i...

By Ken Chester

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  • August 29, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
Bhutan opens up to tech and startups, with an inclination towards Chinese social media

Bhutan opens up to tech and startups, with an inclination towards Chinese social media

Bhutan, famous for its concept of Gross National Happiness and guardianship of Tibetan Buddhism, is ...

By Ken Chester

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  • August 24, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
KakaoTalk's KakaoPlace app

To find the best Korean food in LA, forget Yelp or Foursquare

In keeping with my theme of diaspora studies using Asia-made messaging apps, today I’m venturing i...

By Ken Chester

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  • August 21, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
Renren new products

Life after fame: Renren, once “China’s Facebook”, tries and tries again to remain relevant

Every so often I open up Gmail’s spam folder to see if anything important has been misdirected the...

By Ken Chester

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  • August 19, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
Facebook login Great Firewall

Censorship, external authentication, and other social media lessons from China’s Great Firewall

Late last month, Sina Weibo announced that it would be allowing international users to register via ...

By Ken Chester

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  • August 12, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
Weibo LBS

China’s Weibo could transform into an awesome hyperlocal network

In my previous article, I briefly touched upon Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo’s mobile ‘look aroun...

By Ken Chester

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  • August 8, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
Asian American Diaspora on social media

How WeChat And Zalo Shine a Light On The Asian American Diaspora

China’s WeChat and Vietnam’s Zalo are both increasingly popular chat apps and mobile social netw...

By Ken Chester

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  • August 7, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
WeChat group chats in education

WeChat Group Chats Find a Place Among China’s Expat Alumni

In the world outside China’s ‘Great Firewall’, college alumni associations oftentimes facilita...

By Ken Chester

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  • August 1, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm