Posts Categorized: Social Media


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Following CEO Shake-Up, Mixi Ploughs Seed Funding into Two Startups

Japan’s Facebook-like site Mixi has been struggling for a couple of years with stagnant user numbers and an apparent lack of direction. La...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Does Path Have a Future in Indonesia?

Path, a social network that is only accessible through iPhone and Android devices, has been growing in popularity in Indonesia for its more-...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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who owns your wechat posts

Who Owns Your WeChat Posts?

It’s an issue that seems to pop up for every developing social platform that doesn’t spell things out clearly at first: who owns...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Woozin RFID

Wooz.in Connects the Offline and Online World, Both Locally and Abroad

In this day and age when a lot of people are connected online through popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter, one might ask if th...

  • May 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Youku Tudou web piracy

How China’s Top Video Site Battles the Pirates

After merging into one company last year, Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) further established itself as China’s top online video business with...

  • May 16, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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Wechat user numbers

Tencent Posts Rocketing Profits, Sees 195 Million Active Users on WeChat

China’s biggest web company by revenue has just posted its Q1 2013 financial report. Tencent (HKG:0700) reports rocketing revenues and pro...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 6:39 pm
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KakaoHome launch

Kakao Launches KakaoHome, A Social Android Launcher For Your Smartphone

Kakao, the maker of Korean mobile chat app, KakaoTalk, has launched KakaoHome a launcher for Android users. At first glance, it feels a litt...

  • May 14, 2013
  • at 7:18 pm
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Thailand on social media

Thailand Now Has 18 Million Social Media Users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Our ZocialInc buddies in Bangkok always keep a close eye on Thailand’s social media scene. In their newest infographic report, the cre...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 3:56 pm
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Nhac Cua Tui

Nhac Cua Tui’s Game Sharing Debacle Underlines Vietnam’s New Piracy Obsession

There’s been some buzz on the Vietnamese internet lately concerning Nhac Cua Tui, one of Vietnam’s premier music listening servi...

  • May 9, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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WeChat users outside China reach 50 million

WeChat Now Has 50 Million Users Outside of China

Early last month we mentioned that WeChat, the China-made messaging app, had 40 million users outside of the country. Today Tencent (HKG:070...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 7:57 pm
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Line app censors Chinese words

Line App is Primed and Ready to Censor Politically Sensitive Chinese Words

A few months ago we spotted that Tencent’s WeChat app was censoring certain ‘sensitive’ political words. That turned out to be tempora...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 11:28 am
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Viss

With 2.8 Million Monthly Visitors, Social Fashion Site Viss Gets Seed Funding

Hong Kong-based social fashion and commerce platform Viss has received a round of strategic seed investment from Clive Ng and Christian Remr...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Is Online Content in Vietnam Actually a Wasteland? Let’s Look Deeper

Is Online Content in Vietnam Actually a Wasteland? Let’s Look Deeper.

Since I posted an article on HaiVL on Tuesday, it has raised eyebrows for two big reasons. First, the 9gag-like HaiVL community caught wind ...

  • May 17, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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HaiVL: Vietnam’s Funniest Website Gets 2 Million Hits Per Day After Just 1 Year

Content in Vietnam is a wasteland. Most of the nation’s users are flocking to forums where most of the content is being generated. For the...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Zoolook fashion app

Zoolook Brings Together Fashionistas, Fashion Bloggers, and Brands – All in One App

We’ve seen all kinds of social fashion startups crop up in Asia in the past couple of years. One of the newest is Zoolook, created by a te...

  • May 14, 2013
  • at 10:03 pm
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QQ WeChat

China’s Top Chat App Gets a WeChat-Like Makeover, But Everyone Hates It

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) chat service QQ is used by over half a billion people and is China’s top app for iPhone and Android. When the QQ mo...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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renren layoff

Report: More Layoffs at Renren, Signs of a Strategic Shift?

Renren, ‘the Facebook of China’, has been struggling a bit over the last few years as its users spend more time on hipper (and m...

  • May 11, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Wechat user numbers

WeChat Now Has 190 Million Active Users, Close to Passing Whatsapp

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) deputy general manager Hou Xiaonan has revealed that the company’s social messaging app WeChat now has 190 million ...

  • May 9, 2013
  • at 11:33 am
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