Posts Categorized: Social Media

BBC delivering news in Line app

Spread the news: BBC takes to popular messaging app Line

The BBC has just started using the popular messaging app Line to share news.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 9:05 pm
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Lazada’s former Indonesia CEO has ditched ecommerce for this live video streaming site

“We’re different from YouTube because you dictate what’s going to happen,” explains Thomas Damek, founder of Zeemi.tv, which went li...

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 9:36 pm
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CatchChat: China's coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

Forget WeChat: China’s coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

The strength of China’s web giants and the diversity of its startups usually means that no one service dominates to the extent that, s...

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
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Twitter confirms upcoming office in Indonesia

Twitter plans to set up an office in Indonesia within the next six months.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Renren, once hailed as China’s Facebook, is dead in the water as active user numbers drop

Renren, the social network once lauded as “China’s Facebook”, is on a slow and agonizing path towards its own vanishing point.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 3:11 pm
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Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship

You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as long as you don’t say it in unison wi...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platform. But is it an awkward fit?

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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WeChat for the workplace chat app from China snags $20 million investment

The app, which describes itself as a "work version of WeChat", reports 800,000 registered users.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:02 pm
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LoveByte adds new lovey-dovey features as couples messaging app reaches 700k users

LoveByte adds new lovey-dovey features as couples messaging app reaches 700k users

The refreshed LoveByte app adds in a lot of sharing between couples - of your battery level, your location, and the local weather.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
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Renren invests $40 million in Chinese stock market social network

The Chinese government hopes to boost local stocks with foreign cash, so investors and prospective investors will be keen to seek out a serv...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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How Indonesia’s problematic internet law will impede freedom of expression

While a democratic country, Indonesia’s internet regulations inhibit freedom of speech. To set things right, the law needs to be reformed.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

WeChat, China’s most popular mobile messaging app, has already become a handy tool for businesses in China to engage with Chinese customer...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 2:29 pm
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Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter (UPDATE: it’s back)

People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Chinese social network for following celebs – or even becoming one – secures $6.5M funding

Xingyun, a Chinese niche social network, has just raised an RMB 40 million (US$6.5 million) series A round of funding led by Shenzhen Capita...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Geeky Chinese video site that makes its own editing tools gets $38M funding

What makes Aipai stand out from the dozens of nerdy niche video aggregators out there? The secret sauce is Aipai’s suite of bespoke editin...

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnin...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

WeChat reaches 438 million monthly active users as growth slows

WeChat is now at 438.2 million monthly active users (MAUs). The messaging app helped Tencent pull in over US$480 million from social gaming ...

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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Migme lists on the Australian Securities Exchange

Update (11 August): Migme (formerly mig33) has listed on the ASX under the ticker “MIG”. It currently has 5 million monthly acti...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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