Posts Categorized: Social Media


China Yo clone

Chinese developer clones Yo, but it’s just for laughs

And now here’s the Chinese version of Yo. It’s called Hehe, which is the sound of laughter in Chinese (just as it is in English).

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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As Indonesia’s democracy is on the verge of crisis, hackers and fakers attack crowdsourced vote counts

Indonesia’s General Elections Commission has done something unprecedented: releasing the ballot documents out in the public.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership

WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi. It’s the first such move by WeCha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:26 pm
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Line messaging app

Line files for IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as in US (Update: confirmed)

Line is set to file for a huge IPO with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to reports today.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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China’s top flirting app Momo passes 52 million active users, lets members rate each other

China's top flirting app released version 5.0 this week, adding a new user rating system that lets users rank their peers based on a 5-star,...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 11:50 am
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Viral video fans across Asia have a new site to turn to for a curated batch of the latest lulz-worthy vids. It's called LOL Lah.

LOL Lah! New viral video site picks out the biggest lulz from across Asia

Viral video fans across Asia have a new site to turn to for a curated batch of the latest lulz-worthy vids. It's called LOL Lah.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 1:05 pm
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WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

LV or not LV? WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

WeChat is used by celebrities, media outlets, small companies, and major brands to reach out to people. Trouble is, it has a huge problem wi...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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WeChat opens up advertising platform to official accounts with over 100k followers

Tencent says advertisers can target audiences by gender, age, and region, and will get feedback about exposure, number of clicks, and click-...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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Modi on Twitter

Indian Prime Minister overtakes Indonesian President to become Twitter’s third most followed world leader

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just become the third most followed world leader on Twitter.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:53 pm
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Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Ecommerce titan Alibaba has a new social network. It’s a sort of Instagram that’s based around tagging brand names that appear in your p...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 7:08 pm
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This new chat app promises anonymous and untraceable free speech for people living under oppressive regimes

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, is one of the world’s richest men and has a reputation not just for his luxurious lifestyle and hi...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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weibo world cup

Despite witching hour broadcast in China, Weibo sees nearly 2 billion World Cup-related interactions

The World Cup final between Germany and Argentina aired at 4am in China, but that wasn’t enough to discourage many fans who watched the ga...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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10 must-follow thought leaders in the Philippine tech scene

Following these business thought leaders will improve your Twitter experience.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Nkk2wa! Meet the social media tool that’s fluent in Filipino and text-speak

Senti can understand social media mentions in both English and Filipino.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 3:12 pm
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What you need to know about the 95 million election tweets Indonesians sent in 2014

This is what happens when one of Twitter’s most chatty nations is celebrating election year.

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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LMBang: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

Mothers I’d like to fund: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. LMBang already has 20 million registered...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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A look at the privacy storm Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg kicked up

Does clicking on the 'Accept' button of Facebook's data use policy, which it tweaks from time to time, constitute 'informed consent'?

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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Tencent looks to online video streaming to boost web empire

After success with WeChat, here’s how Tencent is building up the rest of its online media empire

While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web em...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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