Posts Categorized: Social Media


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 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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Only in Indonesia: Twitter votes come at a price on popular TV show

In previous seasons of the show fans did have to pay for SMS votes, but this is the first time Twitter has been included in the voting syste...

  • February 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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5 reasons why WhatsApp can’t be number one in Indonesia

1. No free calls, 2. No fun features, 3. No marketing impact, 4...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China

China’s top gay flirting app gets funding, picks up 3 million users

Blued, a Grindr-style gay chat and hook-up app for Chinese guys, has secured series A funding to help it hire new staff and grow its user-ba...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add local listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Chinese web and social media titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has revealed this afternoon that it has taken a 20 percent stake in Dianping, a Yelp-s...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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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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Japanese telco rumored to be chatting up Line, seeking stake in popular messaging app

The messaging app landgrab is on. Less than a week after Facebook bought out WhatsApp, and shortly after Rakuten acquired Viber, a report in...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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WeChat will soon allow celebrities and media to rake in money from ads

WeChat is popular because it has a lot of features besides messaging. In China especially, the app has evolved to include things like mobile...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 9:37 pm
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Hike messaging app in India

Battling WhatsApp in India, Hike grows to 15 million users

There’s even more focus on messaging apps this week after Facebook’s buy-up of WhatsApp. The acquisition has also highlighted th...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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Even with WhatsApp acquisition, Facebook doesn’t quite own Asia (yet)

News broke this morning that Facebook has acquired Whatsapp for a whopping $19 billion. What does this deal means to Asia, a continent fille...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
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Miss Indonesia pageant crowns beauties for being savvy with WeChat, YouTube, and social media

The Miss Online category was first introduced in 2011 by organizer MNC Media, while the other two titles were introduced this year.

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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