Posts Categorized: Media


IMGembed 85% of images online go unsourced

85% of images online go unsourced, here’s how this startup wants to fix it

A tremendous volume of images go online each day. Yet almost 85 percent of these images go uncredited. Here's how this startup wants to fix ...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Singapore voyeurism site STOMP faces public backlash as citizens call for its shutdown

A petition calling for the shutdown of STOMP, a “citizen journalism” website run by Singapore’s largest newspaper The Straits Times, h...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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As India's election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

As India’s election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

When India last held a general election in 2009, the country had fewer than 50 million internet users – a mere four percent of the populat...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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How Bloomberg TV reaches out to Indonesia’s tech startup community

Bloomberg TV Indonesia is an Indonesian version of the US-based international Bloomberg Television. Alongside Mongolia and India, the Indone...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Schlong, nutsack, lickspittle, and other words banned from the Mongolian internet

South Park’s Eric Cartman could learn a thing or two from the Mongolians. Mongolian news site Shuum earlier this week posted the Mon...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 3:46 pm
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Philippines records the biggest internet population growth globally

The Philippines has the fastest growing internet population in the world, experiencing 531 percent growth in the last five years. This is ac...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Thanks to merger, KapanLagi Network claims to be biggest digital media company in Indonesia

According to ComScore, KapanLagi Network is now Indonesia’s biggest online news media in terms of monthly unique visitors, overcoming medi...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 7:33 pm
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Indonesia’s media giant KapanLagi Group announces merger plans with Fimela Group

Both companies will operate under the brand name of KapanLagi Networks.

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Singapore’s satirical news site loves trolling legit media, gets 1 million page-views every month

New Nation: If we do write the truth, it is purely coincidental.

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
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Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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Alibaba smart TV OS

Jack Ma contributes to $1.05 billion funding for Alibaba’s smart TV partner

Today, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma cemented the partnership with Wasu Media with a truckful of cash, contributing along with other ...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Xiaomi makes a play for video content, leads $310 million investment in Xunlei

Xunlei, a Chinese video streaming site and media portal, revealed today that it has wrapped up US$310 million in funding. Xiaomi, the much-h...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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OMG! Buzzfeed heads East, wants Asia to look at more cat pictures

Buzzfeed, a viral news site well known for its lists of cutesy animal pics, celebrity faux pas, and one beefy playboy millionaire (NSFW), no...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 5:04 pm
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Rdio set to launch in India after acquiring failed local music streaming startup

Rdio set to launch in India after acquiring failed local music streaming startup

Music streaming service Rdio is set to launch in India after acquiring local startup Dhingana, which shut down last month.

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 1:25 pm
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let the bullets fly

Alibaba buys $804 million majority stake in ChinaVision, which Tencent also owns a part of

Oh, snap. Alibaba today announced that not only did it step on Tencent’s turf, the Chinese e-commerce kingpin bought the plot outright...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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19 million unique users open Yahoo homepage every month in Indonesia

Yahoo homepage in Indonesia gets a revamp too.

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 8:18 pm
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Business Insider Chinese edition

Business Insider signs China content deal, and that shows Chinese web media is growing up

Business Insider, the US-based news site, is heading to China. BI founder Henry Blodget has announced a partnership with Chinese web titan T...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 12:19 pm
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KelasCinta wants to teach Indonesians the art of love

Started in August 2013, KelasCinta has accumulated over 4.8 million page-views from 590,000 unique visitors so far. The startup currently mo...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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