Posts Categorized: Social Media


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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Asia tech news this week

Staff Picks: 6 Top News Stories this Week in Tech in Asia

This was a week dominated by big money, big user numbers, and major monetization moves. And those are the six hottest Asia tech stories that...

  • May 4, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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Next Version of WeChat Rumored to Have Mobile Payments and Paid Publishing Platform

We know that Tencent (HKG:0700) is working on a social gaming platform for WeChat, its popular social messaging app, but what else is in the...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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top footballers weibo mailman infographic thumb

Chinese Netizens and Their Love Affair With European Footballers on Weibo (INFOGRAPHIC)

Mailman Group has come back with another infographic about how popular European footballers are on Twitter-esque services Sina Weibo and Ten...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 8:00 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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Weibo and Jingdong

SnapWeibo: This Weibo Post Will Self-Destruct in 10 Seconds

If you’re a fan of Sina Weibo but don’t like the idea of your posts swirling around the web for all of eternity, you might like ...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 8:45 pm
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Youku Tudou, iQiyi mobile viewers

China’s Top Video Sites Reveal Hundreds of Millions of Mobile Users, Start Race to Monetize Them

We know that Chinese netizens watch billions of hours worth of online videos each month, but how many of them are doing so from a mobile dev...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 11:34 pm
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KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

Game On: KakaoTalk Brings Social Gaming Platform to Indonesia and Vietnam

After months of testing it out in South Korea and Japan, the messaging app KakaoTalk is today launching its social gaming platform for users...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 6:33 pm
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