Posts Categorized: Social Media



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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How one Chinese e-commerce site turns its shoppers into models

As confirmed by a recent study, many women like to check out other woman’s appearances. Whether its hair, clothes, or possessions, it appa...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 12:50 pm
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Getting into bed with the enemy, GREE launches first game on KakaoTalk

If you can’t beat them, join them: that’s what GREE (TYO:3632) probably thought when it allowed its subsidiary in Seoul, GREE Korea, to ...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Rakuten acquires Viki video site

Rakuten gets even more social, acquires Singapore-based video site Viki

Japan’s e-commerce titan Rakuten (JSD:4755) has acquired the video streaming site Viki, it has been revealed today. Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mi...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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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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After Path, Indonesia’s PicMix holds hands with KakaoTalk

In May, we heard that Indonesia-made photo app PicMix has surpassed 11 million users worldwide. Currently it has 13 million users. All of th...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Sina Weibo to launch super-fast earthquake notification service

More good news in the vein of social media being used for disaster response: China’s state seismological bureau, in an apparent cooper...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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New DrawChat app brings doodling into Facebook Messenger

Facebook opened up the API for its Messenger service to developers last year, but we’ve yet to see much being built on top of it. That cha...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Sina Weibo users in Singapore

Ahead of Southeast Asia expansion, Sina Weibo already has 1.5 million users in Singapore

It’s rare for Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, to reveal country-specific numbers. Indeed, it’s mostly just focuse...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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