Posts Categorized: Social Media


Line Bangkok Office

5 indicators why Line could soon topple Facebook in Thailand

Thais really love their social networks. Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) reports that over 90 percent of web ...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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2014 Asian Digital Mum Survey

Rise of the tech-savvy mother: who says their place is in the kitchen?

The old-school, technology-idiot mother has been fodder for comedy shows for decades, but according to a survey released by theAsianparent.c...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Sina Weibo: “Just call me Weibo”

Sina Weibo is now officially just Weibo. China’s Twitter-like social forum dropped the former half of its name as it prepares for a pu...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Line Bangkok Office

Line now has 390 million users with Japan and Thailand as top countries

Today, along with the opening of a new Bangkok office, the makers of Line messaging app revealed its latest user numbers – 390 million...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Tencent takes stake in Korea's CJ Games

Tencent pays $500 million for big stake in Korean mobile gaming company

Chinese web and game company Tencent is boosting its mobile gaming prowess today by paying US$500 million for a stake in South Korea’s CJ ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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Finally, Facebook opens office in Indonesia

This has been a heavily anticipated move by all parties since Indonesia was the only top five userbase country not to have a Facebook office...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 10:13 am
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Line now has 400 million registered users

WeChat sees resurgent growth, now has 355 million active users

Chinese web titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has just put out its Q4 2013 earnings report. Amidst the financial figures is the one number everyone w...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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Weibo active users

Sina Weibo files for US IPO, aims to raise $500 million

Ending months of speculation, China’s top Twitter-esque social network, Sina Weibo, has filed for a US public listing. Sina Weibo R...

  • March 15, 2014
  • at 6:43 pm
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Selfies protest in Philippines

Philippines and Malaysia took the most Instagram selfies in Asia

The act of taking a photo of yourself and posting it on social media sites, more popularly know as a “selfie”, is especially popular in ...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Sina Weibo IPO - NASDAQ $WB

Sina Weibo picks NASDAQ for upcoming IPO, expects to make a loss this quarter

Sina Weibo’s US IPO – in which the Chinese social network is seeking to raise US$500 million – is still being cooked up, a...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 10:13 pm
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Twitter Malay

Here’s data on Malaysia’s Twitter population, where they tweet, and who they follow (INFOGRAPHIC)

Twitter is the world’s fourth most popular social network. Although it originates from the US, English is not the most common language on ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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China pollution vs blue skies

Remember blue skies? A new photo app comes with an environmental message in China

Earth Hour is on March 29. It’s an annual awareness-raising event in which people turn off their lights for an hour. To get more peopl...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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Dario Meli

Hootsuite’s story and the not-so-quiet start to Quietly (Startup Asia)

Like many entrepreneurs, when Dario Meli launched Hootsuite with his co-founders in 2008, he was only trying to solve a problem that he hims...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 8:30 am
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Viber reports 12 million users in Vietnam, but a local rival is surprisingly close behind

Yesterday, VNG announced that it has hit over 10 million registered users on its chat app Zalo, up from three million users from July last y...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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Tencent earnings report

Tencent: $3.15 billion in profit in 2013 as company shifts focus to mobile, ecommerce

China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has just published its Q4 and full-year 2013 earnings report, full of financial details and user numbers fo...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:59 pm
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Can’t get the perfect angle for your selfies? Worry not, the selfie stick is here

This month we noted that Asia is a selfie hotspot with the Philippines and Malaysia leading the race. This social media trend is now evolvin...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
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wechat censored

WeChat clamps down on political content, bans several outspoken bloggers

An alleged crackdown on WeChat this week led to at least a dozen public accounts being unexpectedly blocked. The accounts, most of which app...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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MH370 Malaysian airline

As world awaits news on flight MH370, we all need to quit the bad habit of social media rumor-mongering

There’s still no official word or solid evidence of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that was en route from Kuala Lumphur to Be...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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