Posts Categorized: Social Media

Sina and Tencent investors unperturbed by crackdown on spreading rumors in China

In May, the Chinese government came down hard on Chinese web celebrities, launching a campaign to contain provocative news and rumors. Seve...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 11:35 pm
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Kawaiit is a cutesy photo-sharing app with upvotes

Photo apps are huge in Asia. Aside from Facebook-owned Instagram, there are a number of Asian startups that have created their own photo app...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
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Burpple gets over 700,000 reviews in 1 year, now provides food guides for Asian cities

Singapore-based Burpple has collected over 700,000 food reviews since launching last year. Starting out as an Instagram for food lovers, i...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 3:40 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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Top 10 Friendster Games

10 of the top games on Friendster right now

With browser games gaining popularity among casual gamers, take a look at the current top 10 games on Friendster.

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Chinese social critic and microblogger detained on economic charges

Most Chinese internet users probably wouldn’t recognize the name Dong Rubin, but many know the man by his online handle, bianmin (R...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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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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