Posts Categorized: Social Media


Line prepaid cards launch

Line to launch prepaid cards at convenience stores in Japan and Taiwan

NHN’s popular messaging app Line is having its annual conference today. The Tokyo event, which is also being live-streamed online, has jus...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 1:25 pm
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After TV ads, KakaoTalk tops the app stores in the Philippines

Korea’s KakaoTalk has just been launched in the Philippines some two weeks ago, where it rolled out a series of TV advertisements featur...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Renren new products

Life after fame: Renren, once “China’s Facebook”, tries and tries again to remain relevant

Every so often I open up Gmail’s spam folder to see if anything important has been misdirected there. Typically, I find at least one notif...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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#RescuePH uses social media and new site to crowdsource information about flood victims

Once again it’s typhoon season in the Philippines. When heavy rains and storms happen in the country, flooding is the next thing people wo...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 3:07 pm
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CTW - China tech news this week

9 must-read tech stories in China this week

This week was all about numbers. And this being China, they're going to be massive numbers. Prepare for a numbersgasm.

  • August 18, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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China’s 591 million web users, infographic

All the facts and stats on China’s 591 million web users (INFOGRAPHIC)

As we noted recently when we looked at the newest stats from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), China now has 591 millio...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 4:48 pm
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Messi helps WeChat reach 100 million users outside of China

Boosted by Messi’s endorsement, WeChat scores 100 million users outside of China

Just six weeks ago we noted that the China-made messaging app WeChat had 70 million users outside of China. But today that number has rocket...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 12:17 pm
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Thailand’s first second screen application Chatterbox brings TV addicts to brands and broadcasters

I’m one of those girls who loves to have a pajama night with my girlfriends watching our favorite shows together and judging them or just ...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Indian chat apps - Should we be watching the quiet innovation in India?

Indian chat apps: should we be watching the quiet innovation in India?

I think we're all too focused on the chat apps from East Asia, are we neglecting the quiet innovation that is happening over in India in the...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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After 4 years of veggie stealing, Renren shuts down ‘Happy Farm’

Happy Farm (and its English Zynga clone Farmville) made a big splash in the casual gaming world back in 2009, and for a few years, it was di...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Conspiracy theories swirl as WeChat suffers a service outage the day Yixin launches in China

Coincidence or conspiracy? That’s the question some Chinese mobile users are asking (mostly in jest) after popular chat app WeChat suf...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 12:33 am
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Baidu Indonesia

With a Jakarta office opening soon, here are 8 products Baidu plans to launch in Indonesia (UPDATED)

Updated on October 16th: Baidu has clarified to us that Japanese typing apps Baidu IME and Simeji are specifically for Japanese-speaking use...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 7:55 pm
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New mobile chat app Maaii focuses on voice calls, challenges Viber, Line, and WeChat

Maaii, a Hong Kong-made mobile chat app, has made a big impact in Southeast Asia recently. The app allows users to chat and make free or low...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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selfie protests

In the Philippines, selfies become a form of protest

Have you ever heard of a “selfie”? For those who haven’t, it’s a photo you might take of yourself with your smartphone, generally in...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Line? (VIDEO)

Here's our recap of our first ever Tech in Asia Meetup in Taipei, featuring Craig Chen from LINE Taiwan.

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 3:36 pm
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First look at Netease and China Telecom’s WeChat clone Yixin

I’ve written before about how Netease and China Telecom are reportedly working on a WeChat competitor and why such an endeavor is doom...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 10:50 am
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facebook users in Japan 2013

No need for alarm, Facebook is doing fine in Japan with 21 million active users

Every once in a while, I see alarmist tweets or reports that indicate the number of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) users in a certain territory has "d...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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WeChat 236 million users

Tencent posts Q2 financials, says WeChat now has 236 million active users

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) just posted its Q2 2013 financial report, with all the main numbers going up. Before looking at the mon...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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