Posts Categorized: Social Media


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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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Spreading rumors on WeChat is a crime, say Chinese internet police

Recently we’ve seen a couple stories about police cracking down on Sina Weibo rumor-spreaders. But Weibo isn’t the only platform...

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Shanghai police have investigated 170 suspects for creating 380 online rumors

Just last week we ran a quick story about several Chinese black PR operatives getting arrested for starting online rumors about, among other...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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First impressions: Sina releases WeChat competitor, WeMeet

WeMeet rolls your Weibo feed, RSS feeds, and a chat app all into one. The defining characteristic is the app's focus on groups.

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 10:39 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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Qraving food? Find the tastiest food in Jakarta with Qraved

Find a good place to eat in Indonesia’s capital and share the pictures of your favourite foods – that’s the idea behind Qraved, a ...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 12:50 pm
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Sina’s WeChat competitor WeMeet might have a fatal flaw

Everyone in China seems in a hurry to rush after WeChat now for some reason. Why they waited until the app had more than 200 million active ...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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.CN websites come under attack, cripples Sina Weibo, Amazon.cn, and Bank of China

China’s national registry of websites ending in “.cn” was hit by a denial-of-service attack yesterday. Several websites with the...

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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