Posts Categorized: Social Media


Fancy Asia expansion

Creative e-store Fancy preps expansion to Singapore, Taiwan, Japan

Fancy, the US-based social pinboard and e-store for creative gadgets and oddities, looks set to expand and launch in Singapore, Taiwan, and ...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 3:28 pm
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Line app China

Messaging app Line seeks a boost in China with app store promo and new stickers

China’s messaging app scene might be dominated by WeChat, but Japan-made rival Line nonetheless launched officially in China in Decemb...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 3:43 pm
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In China, tweeting rumors can now land you three years in jail…or worse

The latest barrage from the government in China’s ongoing war on rumors came yesterday, when China’s Supreme Court announced in ...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 12:46 am
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Soundcloud blocked in China, but there’s a workaround UPDATED: it’s back!

UPDATE: As of Monday night, Soundcloud is no longer blocked. We received tips last Friday that music and audio sharing website Soundcloud ...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 3:37 pm
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Facebook users in Thailand grew by 33% in 3 months to 24 million users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Bangkok-based digital agency EdgeAsia has come up with an infographic on the number and behavior of Thai people online. There’s a strong...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Kawo localizes your social media campaign for China

Kawo takes the content from your western social media – Facebook and Twitter – and puts it on Chinese social media – Weibo and Renren.

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 11:35 am
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Barra on Weibo

Ex-Google VP Hugo Barra joins Weibo ahead of Xiaomi’s launch event this afternoon

Former Google VP and vice president of product management for Android Hugo Barra has just signed up for Sina Weibo today (here). He’s ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 1:50 pm
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Qraved raises seed funding from Rebright Partners, 500 Startups, and Skype co-founder Toivo Annus

It has only been ten days since Indonesia’s social dining directory Qraved was released to the public and we’ve already heard great news...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 2:49 am
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Weibo and Jingdong

After Alibaba invests in Sina Weibo, rival Jingdong to ditch Weibo login option

Ah, the sweet’n’sour taste of petty revenge. One of China’s top e-commerce sites, Jingdong, will axe support soon for logi...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Facebook COO in China

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in Beijing, meets Chinese web official

While everyone’s been busy drooling/pontificating over the new iPhones, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg has been busy in Beij...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Pakistan startups

Breaking down Pakistan’s mobile Facebook users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Facebook is big in Pakistan. And as a the smartphone revolution continues, more and more of the country’s 10-million-plus Facebook use...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Indonesia’s social network for fitness freaks pivots to the beauty industry

With many startups popping up and seeing good growth in Indonesia, there are bound to be quite a few which do not reach their goals and make...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 5:32 pm
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The next generation of chat apps will be group-centric

WeMeet and KakaoGroup are just the beginning. We'll see several more of these in-between group messaging apps pop up from the big players an...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Innovation Works founder and CEO Kaifu Lee diagnosed with cancer

I write with a heavy heart that Innovation Works founder and CEO Kai-Fu Lee has been diagnosed with lymphoma. According to Lee’s official ...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
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KakaoTalk looks to keep groups in touch with new KakaoGroup app

Yesterday, KaKaoTalk got a major makeover, and today it launches a new app in the form of KakaoGroup, a private, mobile group service that ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 7:53 pm
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WeChat authentication, zombie followers for sale on Taobao

Verified accounts on Tencent’s chat app WeChat are supposed to be trustworthy. Tencent verifies each application for an “open pl...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Chat apps, social media threat to telco industry in Asia

A growing number of Asians are going online through their mobile phones, and this is becoming a problem for telcos. It’s now happening str...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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KakaoTalk v4.0 Android update

Kakaotalk app gets a makeover on Android, updated to v4.0

Popular chat app Kakaotalk has been updated to v4.0 on Android today, bringing with it a makeover that refreshes the interface. There are no...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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