Posts Categorized: Social Media


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KakaoTalk Games Platform Sees Massive Growth in Sales and User Counts

South Korean chat app KakaoTalk has offered its mobile gaming platform for a full year now, and statistics the company has released on the p...

  • July 17, 2013
  • at 2:15 am
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Infamous Malaysian Sex Bloggers Cause Ramadan Controversy (So Let’s Just Ignore Them Next Time)

While more than a billion Muslims all around the world are celebrating the month of Ramadan by fasting, there are bound to be a few jerks wa...

  • July 15, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Survey Finds That Sina Weibo Users Are Less Active This Year (CHARTS)

There comes a time when everything peaks – and then it’s all downhill from there. According to a tracking tool that’s moni...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 2:11 pm
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WeChat Gets Games! Tencent Launches WeChat Game, 10 More Coming Soon

We’ve known that games were coming to WeChat for a long while now, but it seems they’ve finally arrived. Late Monday evening, Te...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 1:43 am
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Sina Weibo Credit System Has Docked 200k Users, Dealt with 15 Million Complaints

Sina Weibo Credit System Has Docked 200k Users, Dealt with 15 Million Complaints

A little over a year ago, in response to mounting concerns about the spread of harmful rumors on its platform, Sina Weibo implemented a R...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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After Twitter Success, Indonesia’s President Goes Crazy for Social Media

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is famous on Twitter with his account @SBYudhoyono having more than two million followers. And...

  • July 6, 2013
  • at 2:02 am
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KakaoTalk Selects Controversial Indonesian Celebrity as New Ad Star For Ramadan

Korea-based messaging app KakaoTalk revealed today that it has rolled out a new TV ad campaign in Indonesia, this time centralized around th...

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 6:17 pm
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7 Major Challenges Holding Back Tech Ecosystems Across Asia - 2013

7 Major Challenges Holding Back Tech Ecosystems Across Asia

Despite the strength and diversity of Asia’s tech ecosystems, there are a lot of problems and peculiarities that hold back these count...

  • July 3, 2013
  • at 9:46 pm
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This Could Get Messi: WeChat Hires World’s Best Footballer as TV Ad Star

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, so if you can get the world’s best player to be the star of your TV ads, then the...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 10:09 pm
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An Open Letter to WeChat: 7 Warnings From a Social Media Marketer

Jeremy Webb is associate director at Ogilvy Public Relations, Beijing. He heads up Social@Ogilvy for Beijing, managing a team of 10 to provi...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Rumor: Tencent Partnering with Telecom to Offer WeChat Subscription Plans

Apparently, at least one of China’s telecoms is reading Tech in Asia*! On Thursday, I suggested that China’s telecoms ought to o...

  • July 13, 2013
  • at 3:43 am
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GREE Again Cuts Down On International Business With Lay-Offs and Office Closures

Just last week The Nikkei reported about sales and profit sliding significantly for GREE (TYO:3632) between April and June (ahead of the com...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 11:12 am
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A Snapshot of Pakistan’s Digital Landscape in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Despite many challenges, Pakistan’s tech sector and web usage are booming. Advertising, marketing, social interactions, and shopping are a...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 2:37 pm
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A Whole Lot of Flirtin’ Going On: Momo Reaches 50 Million Users

The China-made find-and-flirt app Momo has reached 50 million users. As revealed on Momo’s official Weibo page, the huge milestone com...

  • July 8, 2013
  • at 3:13 pm
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India’s Top 10 Facebook Games and Apps

India’s Top 10 Facebook Games and Apps

In the past, we’ve taken a look at the top mobile apps in India and who’s using them. But Indians love Facebook, too. So what ap...

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Social Voice App Bubbly Hits 30 Million Users

Singapore-headquatered Bubbly, commonly known as “Twitter for voice,” has hit 30 million users.

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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WeChat Reaches 70 Million Users Outside of China

In Just 6 Weeks, WeChat Blasts from 50 Million to 70 Million Users Outside of China

Just six weeks after hitting 50 million, China-made messaging app WeChat has now reached 70 million users outside of China. Revealed this mo...

  • July 3, 2013
  • at 1:49 pm
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In a Major Milestone, Korean-Made KakaoTalk Reaches 100 Million Users

After three years and three months in action, the Korean startup KakaoTalk has surpassed 100 million users on its social messaging app. It&#...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 10:33 am
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