Posts Categorized: Social Media


DeNA Groovy

Groovy, Baby: DeNA Launches Social Music App for Japan

When the Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) rebranded a couple of months ago, it also teased an upcoming social music service. Tod...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Why KakaoTalk Will Win the TV Ad Battlefield in Indonesia

TV advertisements have proven to work very well for chat apps in Indonesia. China-based WeChat and Japan’s Line have been propelled to the...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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QQ, China’s Top IM, Launches As a Facebook App

With 798 million monthly active users, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) QQ instant messenger is far and away China’s most-used social networ...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 1:25 pm
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Thailand’s Chang Allows Followers To Order Home Deliveries on WeChat

Last week, Chang, the largest beverage producer in Thailand (most famous for its beer) joined Tencent’s WeChat with an official accoun...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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China Mobile: Let the Market Decide How to Charge Tencent for WeChat

We’re writing a lot about Tencent’s WeChat these days as it continues to grow in popularity. But the bigger it gets, the more us...

  • March 23, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Before Death, Man In Vietnam Posts Suicide Note On Facebook

As Facebook has increased its reach in Vietnam, the types of uses for the social network has diversified – and, sadly, sometimes it...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Tencent Plans Three-Pronged Attack to Monetize WeChat

Tencent’s WeChat mobile chat application has been taking the world — especially China — by storm. But as Tencent knows fro...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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India’s Zomato Launches Restaurant Listings in Manila (and Singapore Might be Next)

Not long after expanding to Europe with restaurant listings for London, now India’s Zomato has launched for foodies in Manila, capital of ...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
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Tencent: Mobile Gaming Platform For WeChat to Begin Testing Soon

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) full-year 2012 financials came out this evening, showing that the web giant’s mobile services grew a mere 1...

  • March 20, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Jongla Pushes into Asia, Focuses on Content in Messaging App Battle

The world’s top messaging apps might have over half a billion users between them, but plenty of startups still see room for growth ...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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China’s Renren Looks to Emulate the Sexting Success of Snapchat

China’s Facebook-like Renren (NYSE:RENN) looks set to be the first major Chinese web company to launch a Snapchat clone. Called FeiFei...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 3:53 pm
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Time For Southeast Asia to Get Flirty: WeChat Adds ‘Look Around’ Feature on BlackBerry

The China-made messaging app WeChat launched on BlackBerry late last year, taking aim at potential users in Southeast Asia and other BB-lovi...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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Social Recruitment Startup TribeHired Raises $560,000 Led By TNF Ventures

Social recruitment startup TribeHired has concluded a US$560,000 seed funding round led by TNF Ventures through the Technology Incubation Sc...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 12:01 am
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Chinese social sites go dark for Earth Hour 2013

6 Chinese Social Sites Will Turn Off the Lights Tomorrow for ‘Earth Hour’

Tomorrow, as 8:30pm rolls around the globe, lots of landmark buildings will turn off their lights to observe Earth Hour and remind the world...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 8:35 pm
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China’s Online Clothing Sales Hit $50 Billion, But Luxury Fashion Brands Lack Commitment

China’s online sales of clothing were worth $50 billion in 2012, but only 41 percent of luxury fashion brands have any e-commerce offering...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Facebook Now Has Over 12 Million Users in Vietnam

In October 2012, WeAreSocial calculated that Facebook had hit 8.5 million users in Vietnam to overtake local rival Zing as the top social ne...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 5:03 pm
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Social media in Asia shifts to messaging apps

Messaging Apps Invade Asia, Now the Most Active Social Networks in Japan and Korea (Infographic)

We’ve been following the rapid progress of messaging apps very closely across Asia, and we’ve even noted that they might be a th...

  • March 21, 2013
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Hailing WeChat and Mobile Progress, Tencent Posts $7 Billion in 2012 Revenues

Hong Kong markets have just closed, and Tencent (HKG:0700), China’s biggest web company, has released its 2012 full-year and Q4 financials...

  • March 20, 2013
  • at 5:48 pm
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