Posts Categorized: Social Media

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

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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Tencent CEO Pony Ma

Tencent CEO Pony Ma Talks WeChat, Competition, Going Mobile and Global

This afternoon at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) event in Beijing, Tencent’s ‘Pony’ Ma Huateng was on stage speaking abo...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 8:31 pm
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jack ma

How Alibaba Saved Weibo and Chinese Society (Maybe)

Jack Ma may have officially retired as Alibaba CEO, but he’s still the guy to talk to when it comes to all things Ali. This weekend at...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 10:00 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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Visualead makes QR codes fit in

Visualead Wins GMIC Growth Stage Competition, Wants to Bring Cutesy QR Code Creation to Asia

Earlier we announced the winner of the Seed Stage G-Startup contest at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) here in Beijing, and now...

  • May 8, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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xiaomi founder lei jun at gmic 2013

Lei Jun: WeChat Has Done a Great Job

On stage at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing this morning, Lei Jun (pictured), CEO and founder at Xiaomi, was posed a...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 11:58 am
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WeChat mobile gaming

Not Only on WeChat: Tencent Hints at Integrated Mobile Gaming Platform

We know that Tencent is developing a social gaming platform for WeChat, its popular messaging app, but so far we’ve not heard about its mo...

  • May 6, 2013
  • at 6:32 pm
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