Posts Categorized: Social Media


Mxit India launch

Popular South African messaging app Mxit to take on WhatsApp and WeChat in India

The popular South African mobile messaging app Mxit has launched in India today. Mxit (pronounced as ‘Mix it’) has apps for iOS, Android...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 pm
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Celebrate Chinese New Year by putting your face into a seasonal GIF

Chinese New Year is just one week away. If you’re celebrating it, you’re probably preparing things like food and fireworks. You ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
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Mig33 will list on the Australian Securities Exchange

In a stunning move, Singapore and Indonesia-based mobile social networking company mig33 will list on the Australian Securities Exchange (AS...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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Hootsuite Thai

The Hootsuite Owl now speaks Thai

Thailand is the country of the social media addicted. There are over 24 million Facebook users, and Twitter users grew by 35 percent last ye...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz intensifies presence in the Philippines

In 2012, Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz expanded to the Philippines. And following its September acquisition by India-based digital...

  • January 18, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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How are Asia’s 1.2 billion web users spread out across the continent? (SLIDESHOW)

The talented team at We Are Social, the Singapore-based social media and strategy consulting firm, has come out with yet another massive rep...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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3 reasons why Bakrie Group’s investment in Path is a good move (despite the huge controversy)

We’ll outline three reasons why we think this can be a good move for Path and Indonesia in the long run.

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Singapore Red Cross gamifies blood donations with new app

Blood donation shortages have been a problem everywhere for years. To raise awareness, typical methods include driving blood donation truc...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo P...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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WeChat has a viral hit in China as users gift Chinese New Year cash to their buddies

Gifting cash via mobile payments is going viral right now on WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app. It’s the social media equi...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 12:52 pm
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It’s time for messaging apps to quit the bullshit numbers and tell us how many users are active

One of the biggest trends of the last few years is messaging apps. Dozens of startups and major web companies have leapt into this social sp...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Screenshots of next WeChat update show LinkedIn integration and a makeover for Android

China’s most popular messaging app and social network WeChat’s upcoming version 5.2 update will likely come with LinkedIn integr...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

This ‘Instagram for babies’ app helps parents make the ultimate child photo album

Lots of new parents want to share images of their bundle of joy, but Facebook can feel unsafe, and photo albums are so 20th-century. That...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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Sina Weibo, you’re getting ugly and annoying and I’m starting to hate you

Sina Weibo, it’s not me, it’s you. My friends agree. You’re getting kinda erratic these days. You’re trying to do to...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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China's biggest dating site now has 100 million lovelorn users

China’s biggest dating site now has 100 million users, but you’ll be surprised how few are active

China’s biggest dating website, Jiayuan (NASDAQ:DATE), has revealed today that it now has 100 million registered users. The site claim...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 5:09 pm
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All you need to know about the world’s 2.5 billion web users (SLIDESHOW)

Let’s start the new year by looking at the big picture – at the world’s wired citizens and what they’re doing on the...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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More social apps, less texting – Philippine data usage on Christmas surges 173%

Philippine telco Globe Telecom has reported a 173 percent year-on-year increase in its subscribers’ data usage this past Christmas Day. Ac...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 8:35 pm
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Thailand’s Twitter users tweeted 1.7 billion messages in 2013, up 45%

The people of Thailand are addicted to social networks. There are 24 million users on Facebook in the country, and a mall in Bangkok is the ...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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