Posts Categorized: Social Media


Youku Sina Weibo

With an Eye on Mobile Video Viewers, Youku and Sina Weibo Form a Partnership

With an eye to the many Sina Weibo users who access the Twitter-like service via mobile, two of China’s web giants have formed an interest...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
Read More

sogou-leak

Bing Denies Wrongdoing in Sogou Privacy Leak Mess

Microsoft’s Bing China denied responsibility yesterday for a data leak in Sogou’s mobile input method that Sogou says is ultimat...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
Read More

PPTV acquisition rumors include Alibaba

Alibaba Among 3 Suitors Vying to Make China’s Next Big Video Site Acquisition?

After last year’s billion dollar merger between Youku and Tudou, and last month’s acquisition of PPS by Baidu, the time’s now ripe for...

  • June 5, 2013
  • at 11:12 am
Read More

Sina Weibo and Alibaba

After Alibaba Investment, Sina Weibo Puts Daily Deals in the Social Stream

It’s only been about five weeks since e-commerce titan Alibaba invested nearly $600 million to take a significant stake in Sina Weibo, Chi...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 10:39 am
Read More

ri1 thumb

RI1.tv Looks to Put the Social Buzz Into Indonesia’s Next Presidential Election

Recently, the election for Jakarta’s governor used social media in quite a few interesting ways. So some might say this is a good time for...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
Read More

With 150 Million Users, Chat App Nimbuzz Dominates India and Middle East

With 150 Million Users, Chat App Nimbuzz Dominates India and Middle East

Backed by Mangrove Capital Partners and Naspers Group, Nimbuzz has more than 150 million users worldwide.

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
Read More

WeChat Nokia Asha app

WeChat Makes Push for Emerging Markets With New Nokia Asha App

China-made social messaging app WeChat is once again making a push for new users in emerging markets by launching a new version of the app f...

  • May 30, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
Read More

dena comm

DeNA Starts Integrating Casino Games Into its Chat App Comm

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • May 30, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
Read More

line-taiwan-cute

Line Hits 16 Million Users in Taiwan

In a 36kr interview with Frank (no last name was provided) who is in charge of Line expansion into the Chinese market, we got to learn that ...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 10:34 pm
Read More

Wanpai clones Vine app for China

YouTube Founders Have Made a Chinese Clone of Vine – And It’s Really Good

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are no stranger to the Chinese market having launched a localized version of social bookmarking ...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
Read More

Otaku

Manga Madness: Otaku Camera Reaches 3 Million Downloads Worldwide

Manga camera app Otaku Camera has hit three million downloads as of May 2013 (see graph below). Launched in November last year, the app help...

  • June 6, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
Read More

LIne ebooks

Line Appeals to Bookworms With New ‘Line Novel’ E-Books Portal

The Line juggernaut continues today with the app’s makers, NHN, adding free e-books within the social messaging app. While this doesn&...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 9:45 pm
Read More

China Line app emoticons

Japanese Netizens Have Fun Impersonating Line’s Cartoony Characters [PICS]

Japan-made social messaging app Line sees about 70 percent of users outside of Japan, which is a good rate of global expansion. But the most...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
Read More

MelonFriends logo

MelonFriends Targets Overseas Chinese, Combines Twitter, Facebook and Weibo in One App

If you’ve got friends all over the globe, those buddies are probably scattered across not just lots of nations but also several social med...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
Read More

China Mobile launches Jego app, 0

China Mobile Challenges Skype and WeChat With a New Globally Targeted App

China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941), the world’s biggest mobile telco by user-base, has perhaps been inspired by the worldwide success of We...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 10:33 am
Read More

Ricebook foodie app in China

Foodie App Ricebook is China’s Foodspotting

A country where the question Have you eaten? is a common greeting, China is definitely a nation of superb cultural diversity that’s ob...

  • May 30, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
Read More

CTW - China tech news this week

9 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

A bonanza of social media (WeChat, Line), e-commerce and mobile commerce, and lots more in this week's top China tech news list.

  • May 26, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
Read More

Line app censors Chinese words

Discuss: Is Line Wrong to Censor Politically Sensitive Words in China?

Is Line wrong if it were to really censor politically sensitive words in China?

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
Read More