Posts Categorized: Social Media



Sina Weibo Testing New, WeChat-Like Public Platform

A couple weeks ago, Sina admitted its flagship product Weibo is threatened by WeChat. Then last week, I wrote about why the Weibo vs. WeChat...

  • March 8, 2013
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Line app monetization

From Line to Puzzles and Dragons, Japan Rocks the World at App Monetization [STATS]

Regular readers will know that Japanese smartphone owners are great for spending money on apps. Now we have new data from AppAnnie, released...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 9:28 pm
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Sina Weibo read censored posts

Censorship Alert! Academic Study Shows Sina Weibo’s Human Censors Are Pretty Darn Fast

If you wanted to learn more about Sina Weibo’s censorship patterns, today is your lucky day. A group of computer scientists from Bowdo...

  • March 7, 2013
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Tianji Acquires Business Networking App as Battle Rages to be China’s Top LinkedIn Site

It’s all too rare that a Chinese startup gets the satisfaction of an exit in which it’s snapped up for its userbase or expertise...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
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Youku Tudou financials

Youku Tudou Sees Narrowing Losses in First-Ever Post-Merger Financials

It’s over six months since the merger between China’s top two video-streaming sites was approved by shareholders, so the newest ...

  • March 1, 2013
  • at 10:20 pm
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Indian Startup DepartedLife is a Social Network for Dead People

As time goes on, it becomes clear that this whole internet thing isn’t just a passing fad. Yet somehow, as popular as social networkin...

  • February 27, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Tencent WeChat America office

China’s Tencent to Open Office in US Devoted to WeChat App

Tencent (HKG:0700), makers of the popular WeChat messaging app, is to open an office in America this year as the Chinese company focuses on ...

  • February 25, 2013
  • at 5:53 pm
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Why the WeChat vs. Weibo War Will Be the Year’s Biggest Story, and Why Weibo Needs to Win

When it comes to Chinese social media, it’s increasingly clear that there are two real players: Sina Weibo and Tencent’s WeChat....

  • February 25, 2013
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Sina Weibo 450 million zombie users

Of Sina Weibo’s 500 Million Registered Users, Are 90% Actually Zombies?

As we explained way back in 2011, if someone wants to boost their popularity on Sina Weibo, they can buy new followers. But those will be zo...

  • February 22, 2013
  • at 9:55 pm
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Apart From WeChat, Chinese Developers Are a No-Show in Latest Global App Data

AppAnnie just released its latest report on app monetization; after looking at some amazing performances by Japanese and Korean developers, ...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 10:23 pm
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Taobao search on WeChat app

China’s Top E-Commerce Site to Launch Product Searches Inside WeChat App

The 300-plus million users of China-made messaging app WeChat can already use it for video calls, finding dates, or following brands and cel...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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Paishouba China app store

With E-Books, Music, and Apps, Paishouba Aims to be the iTunes Store of China

Despite the abundance of third-party app stores in China, we know that content creators and developers in China are not getting paid. What w...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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WeChat for BB10

Makers of WeChat App Promise That BlackBerry 10 Version is Coming Soon

The Chinese-made messaging app WeChat got a version for older Blackberry models late last year. But now the makers of WeChat have promised t...

  • March 4, 2013
  • at 9:58 pm
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Chinese Celebrity Blogger Han Han Talks Weibo, WeChat, and Why User Numbers Are Bullshit

It’s been quite a while since we talked about Han Han. The Chinese writer/blogger/race car driver has long been known as one of China&...

  • March 1, 2013
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Line app monetization

Line App to Hit Nokia Asha Phones in March, Keen to Chat Up Emerging Markets

Japan-made messaging app Line is keen to chat up users in emerging markets by launching a version of its app for the budget Nokia Asha phone...

  • February 26, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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VIP Travel Site Privepass Wins Thai Pitching Contest

Thai tech blog Thumbsup wrapped up its third ever Start it Up, Power it Up earlier this month. Over 200 participants listened to points of v...

  • February 25, 2013
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China tech news

9 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This week’s China tech news is made up of a mix of corruption, scandal, huge numbers, and beer. Business as usual, then. 1. A shocking...

  • February 24, 2013
  • at 6:48 pm
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‘Link Hay’ Digs Digg’s Style: The Story Of Vietnam’s Top Social News Site

Today, Vietnam’s online landscape is dominated by forums and social media. In Vietnam, the places that people go to talk about niche t...

  • February 21, 2013
  • at 11:02 am
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