Posts Categorized: Social Media


Oi versus Yo

“Oi! Remove your app from the store,” says Apple following takedown order from Yo

“We think it’s a ridiculous accusation,” says one of the guys behind Oi, which is made by an Australian startup.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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What most people don’t tell you about how your startup can benefit from social media

What most people don’t tell you about how your startup can benefit from social media

As a startup, chances are the best way to reach out to your target market will be through online marketing. Here are 3 important tips.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 1:29 pm
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In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently only works in Singapore.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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Branding the Chinese government

Branding the Chinese government

While there's still a lot of censorship, China's government is now taking a far more subtle approach to grooming its image using social medi...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Besides votes, Indonesians can now ‘crowdcheck’ election appeal documents

Indonesia’s government continues with the release of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s appeal documents which claims he should h...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 12:08 pm
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Inbound marketing: how social media can be your startup’s strongest (and cheapest) lead generation machine

Inbound marketing: how social media can be your startup’s strongest and cheapest lead generation machine

In recent years, inbound marketing has proven to the more popular choice over the traditional outbound marketing strategy. Here's where soci...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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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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Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Wassup WhatsApp? Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Viber is claiming an early lead ahead of all its messaging app rivals in the newly opened up country of Myanmar.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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Noticed this yet? Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon

Facebook is now showing a different notification icon to users in the eastern hemisphere. Facebookers in Asia and Africa now see their own c...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Here are 10 of the best practices for pitching to the media and blogosphere

Jonha Revesencio provides ten tips on how entrepreneurs can better pitch to the media and blogosphere.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 9:26 pm
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Facebook Asia ARPU is $1

Facebook hits new milestone, now makes an average of $1 from each of its 410 million active users in Asia

The newest Q2 2014 earnings release from Facebook shows yet more strong growth for the social network in Asia.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 520 social games, along with 20 million monthly active gamers.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 6:49 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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