Posts Categorized: Social Media


Selfies protest in Philippines

Philippines and Malaysia took the most Instagram selfies in Asia

The act of taking a photo of yourself and posting it on social media sites, more popularly know as a “selfie”, is especially popular in ...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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In pictures: Shenzhen factory strike against Lenovo-IBM deal

Factory workers in Shenzhen have been on strike for over four days now protesting the takeover of IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) server unit by ...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Thailand continues Instagram love affair as it reaches 1.5 million users (INFOGRAPHIC)

We love social media in Thailand. There are 24 million users on Facebook. The country’s Twitter activity increased last year. On Instagram...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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You can now pay for your coffee inside WeChat as brands get permission to do purchases in the app

Starting today, Chinese consumers will be able to buy almost anything inside WeChat

WeChat, the popular messaging app made by Tencent, is pushing even further into mobile commerce territory. Today Tencent (HKG:0700) added su...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 1:36 pm
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How one game saved ‘Japan’s Facebook’ from the brink

How one game brought ‘Japan’s Facebook’ back from the brink of disaster

Mixi, once Japan’s largest social network, is back from the dead. In September 2006, Mixi was the first so-called web 2.0 startup ever to ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm
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YouTube in Pakistan

As controversial anti-Islamic film is pulled from YouTube, it’s time for it to be unblocked in Pakistan

Earlier today, a US federal appeals court ordered Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to remove the controversial anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims fr...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 10:23 pm
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China’s social media landscape in 2014

China’s social media landscape in 2014 (INFOGRAPHIC)

For every leading social site or app in Silicon Valley and the West, China has a few – sometimes a dozen – comparable web servic...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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10 must-follow Twitter accounts for understanding tech and startups across Asia

Within the uber-hip technology scene, Twitter is a way of life. For its most active users, voices emanating from the little blue bird icon c...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 8:45 am
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Sina posts big profits ahead of potential Weibo IPO, but we wouldn’t invest in it

Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) latest quarterly earnings report shows the Chinese web giant upping revenues by 42 percent to $197 million, with $1...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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MH370 Malaysian airline

As world awaits news on flight MH370, we all need to quit the bad habit of social media rumor-mongering

There’s still no official word or solid evidence of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that was en route from Kuala Lumphur to Be...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Viber app

Rakuten wants to see Viber getting a million new users per day

Last month, Rakuten (JSD:4755) acquired Viber messaging app in a $900 million deal as the Japanese ecommerce titan tries to diversify and be...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 2:50 pm
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India elections 2014 debated on Facebook

Facebook creates election tracker as a guide for India’s 814 million eligible voters

India has 814 million eligible voters for the upcoming national election, Indian authorities revealed today. As with any election, the choic...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Mxit app

Mxit is betting on feature phones and social change to help it battle other messaging apps in India

More and more people in developing nations are turning to mobile messaging apps instead of SMS. As they do so, they’ll find that there...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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WeChat app for Mac launches

WeChat ventures onto your desktop with new Mac app

WeChat, the China-made messaging app that’s trying to chat up new users around the world, now has a Mac app as a complement to its mob...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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Moovz gay social media platform

Moovz is a flirty app for gay guys, looking to seduce new users across Asia

“My love my love my love. She keeps me warm. She keeps me warm”. Yes, I just quoted Same Love by Grammy Award winner Macklemore. This so...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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Boosted by WeChat sharing, Tencent’s video app hit 160 million views on Valentine’s Day

Boosted by WeChat sharing, Tencent’s fun video app hit 160 million views on Valentine’s Day

After seeing hundreds of millions of people start using the WeChat messaging app, Tencent (HKG:0700) decided to expand upon it last year wit...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Sina Weibo adds 2.5 million daily active users, growth cut in half

Update February 25, 2014 @21:26 – The original headline for this post read 3.5 million DAU instead of 2.5 million. The headline has be...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 5:22 pm
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LinkedIn launches beta in mainland China, but many social features missing

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) has officially launched a Chinese beta version of its professional social network under the name 领英, or Lingying. ...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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