Posts Categorized: Social Media

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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Sina Weibo appoints agent to set up office in Singapore and Indonesia for expansion

We’ve received news that Sina Weibo has officially expanded to both Singapore and Indonesia, appointing a new company called Trends Med...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 6:25 pm
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Chinese “black PR” firm controlled hundreds of verified Weibo users, raked in millions

As China’s war on rumors continues, it seems black PR firms — firms that spread rumors and false reports about competitors for c...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Foodshot, a sleek Instagram for food lovers from Vietnam

Vietnam's got a host of very sleek designers and they're finally rising up into the spotlight with cool foodie apps like Foodshot.

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 5:00 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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Philippine telco bundles chat apps with phone plans for free

Chat apps are one of the biggest trends in Asia today. In the Philippines, Globe Telecom recognizes that. Last month, Globe bundled Viber...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Frrole forays into social intelligence for marketing

Microsoft-backed Indian startup Frrole forays into social intelligence for marketing

Bangalore-based social intelligence startup Frrole has launched enterprise software for the media and entertainment (M&E) sector. Amarpr...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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China’s crackdown on rumors is making speech impossible

It should be fairly clear to everyone that China’s government is taking its crackdown on internet rumors quite seriously. Even talk on...

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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