Posts Categorized: Social Media


Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook now has 351 million active users in Asia

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) newest figures for Q3 2013 are out, showing strong numbers that beat expectations with $2.02 billion in total r...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 3:39 pm
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Vietnamese man receives 15-month sentence for Facebook posts

A Vietnamese man just received a 15 month suspended sentence for his posts on Facebook. This may set a new precedent for Vietnam's online po...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 7:52 pm
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Sina Weibo gets personal, now lets brands and celebrities offer subscriptions to followers

Sina Weibo, China’s hottest Twitter-like social network, is making a big move to revamp its celebrity and brand pages. Starting this w...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Line now has 280 million registered users, up 50 million in 2 months

Today, Japan-made messaging app Line revealed a rise in its registered users to 280 million. That is a 50 million increase in just two month...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:26 pm
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PPTV acquisition rumors include Alibaba

Chinese retailer grows its web empire with $420 million acquisition of video site PPTV

Chinese electronics retailer Suning (SHE:002024) has expanded its fast-growing web empire yet again today with the acquisition of video site...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 5:04 pm
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New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

Music lovers and concert goers across Asia have a new app in the form of GigOut. Made by a Singaporean startup, GigOut’s iPhone app ag...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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As an early Christmas gift, Philippine telco Globe gives free Facebook access to subscribers

Last year, Philippine telco Globe Telecom launched a free Google search feature for its users. Now it announces another freebie: Globe users...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Gush Media marketplace lets social media elites sell their tweets (and their credibility)

Singapore-based social media marketing startup Gushcloud has partnered with global branded content provider Newcast to launch Gush Media...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Wishberg for making wishes

Wishberg helps you make bucket lists, granted its wish for seed funding

Mumbai-based startup Wishberg is a place for people to make bucket lists of must-see, must-do things. After signing up via Facebook, users c...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 8:15 pm
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Hey dating app

Give us this day our daily date: Korean matchmaking app goes global

The South Korean startup that made IUM, a popular Korean dating app with over a million users, is now taking its match-making skills global....

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 11:41 am
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Line taps fans of the messaging app for new TV commercials in Thailand

Today Line, the popular chat platform, launched its first TV commercial specifically for the Thai market. According to Line, the TV commerci...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Open letter to Thai social media influencers: stop hiding your conflicts of interest

Dear Thai social media mavens, we need to talk. I have been watching this industry for as long as I can remember and there’s something tha...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s most exclusive social network hits 3 million users, pivots to mobile

P1.com (formerly P1.cn) is a Chinese social network for people with a taste for the finer things in life. Since 2007, it’s catered to...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Government officials, watch out: Filipinos have the social media power

This week there are two incidents that have caught the attention of netizens in the Philippines: airport employees were caught playing Candy...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 9:46 am
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India’s Komli Media raises $30 million to grow its Asian online ad market

Today Mumbai-based digital media and ad platform Komli Media has announced that the company has raised a round of funding from its new inves...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Nimbuzz takes a stab at Skype and telcos with cheap international calls from India

Nimbuzz takes a stab at Skype and telcos with cheap international calls from India

European-made chat app Nimbuzz has long been popular in India, and it might be about to grow even more with the launch of cheap internationa...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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Twitter on digital TV in India

Twitter arrives on TV in India with Airtel deal

Technology and platform convergence is the next big thing that businesses are looking for – whether it be mobile and internet or internet ...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Can chat app Maaii v2.2 rival Line or Skype?

A Hong Kong-made mobile chat app Maaii led by former head of Skype Asia Chris Lewis has been making a name for its focus on voice calls and ...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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