Posts Categorized: Social Media

New crackdown on WeChat in China mandates real-name registration and other curbs

Want to use WeChat? You better ‘abide by the socialist system’

Authorities in China today issued interim provisions that crack down on WeChat and other messaging apps.

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Gaming, dating, and chatting: former Zynga exec has created China’s most promising new social network

Tech in Asia sat down with founder Andy Tian to discuss Pengpeng, which he says already has 300,000 daily active users just two months after...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 7:26 pm
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New study predicts smartphone penetration in the Philippines will triple by next year

Smartphone penetration in the Philippines is rising fast, so enterprising entrepreneurs should take note.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 2:21 pm
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Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Wassup WhatsApp? Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Viber is claiming an early lead ahead of all its messaging app rivals in the newly opened up country of Myanmar.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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Noticed this yet? Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon

Facebook is now showing a different notification icon to users in the eastern hemisphere. Facebookers in Asia and Africa now see their own c...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Here are 10 of the best practices for pitching to the media and blogosphere

Jonha Revesencio provides ten tips on how entrepreneurs can better pitch to the media and blogosphere.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 9:26 pm
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Facebook Asia ARPU is $1

Facebook hits new milestone, now makes an average of $1 from each of its 410 million active users in Asia

The newest Q2 2014 earnings release from Facebook shows yet more strong growth for the social network in Asia.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 520 social games, along with 20 million monthly active gamers.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 6:49 pm
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Social media in China beyond WeChat and Weibo

Life beyond WeChat and Weibo: 15 niche social networks in China

They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps integrate with the country’s top social ne...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Candy Crush Saga launches on WeChat

WeChat gets first foreign game with launch of special edition of Candy Crush Saga

The hotly anticipated WeChat edition of Candy Crush Saga is now out on Android.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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Oi versus Yo

“Oi! Remove your app from the store,” says Apple following takedown order from Yo

“We think it’s a ridiculous accusation,” says one of the guys behind Oi, which is made by an Australian startup.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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What most people don’t tell you about how your startup can benefit from social media

What most people don’t tell you about how your startup can benefit from social media

As a startup, chances are the best way to reach out to your target market will be through online marketing. Here are 3 important tips.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 1:29 pm
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In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently only works in Singapore.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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Branding the Chinese government

Branding the Chinese government

While there's still a lot of censorship, China's government is now taking a far more subtle approach to grooming its image using social medi...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Besides votes, Indonesians can now ‘crowdcheck’ election appeal documents

Indonesia’s government continues with the release of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s appeal documents which claims he should h...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 12:08 pm
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Inbound marketing: how social media can be your startup’s strongest (and cheapest) lead generation machine

Inbound marketing: how social media can be your startup’s strongest and cheapest lead generation machine

In recent years, inbound marketing has proven to the more popular choice over the traditional outbound marketing strategy. Here's where soci...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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China Yo clone

Chinese developer clones Yo, but it’s just for laughs

And now here’s the Chinese version of Yo. It’s called Hehe, which is the sound of laughter in Chinese (just as it is in English).

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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