Posts Categorized: Social Media



Indian Startup Wants to Find Your Facebook PairBuddy (So Maybe You’ll Bang With Friends Tonight)

It’s Valentine’s Day, so those without an object of affection might be looking for a new way to find a date. That’s why an...

  • February 14, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode funding

Tokyo Otaku Mode Attracts Funding for Its Manga-Mad Portal

We’ve seen the niche community called Tokyo Otaku Mode pass 10 million Facebook ‘likes’ and launch the awesome Manga Camer...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 9:33 pm
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asia messaging apps 2013

11 Hot Mobile Messaging Apps from Asia and How They’re Super-Innovative

With the numbers Rick released on mobile messaging apps growth, and Willis’ post on how heated the mobile messaging battle is getting, I t...

  • February 12, 2013
  • at 12:09 pm
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Sina Weibo Chinese New Year 2013

Sina Weibo Clocks 34,977 Posts in First SECOND of Chinese New Year

Yesterday saw the ushering in of the Chinese New Year. It seems that everyone who wasn’t busy setting off fireworks at the exact moment th...

  • February 11, 2013
  • at 1:20 pm
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Vida PM2.5 pollution photo filter

Chinese Photo App Adds PM2.5 Image Filter, As If Air Isn’t Already Polluted Enough

This week I noticed that the Chinese photo-sharing app Vida had joined in the national discussion about China’s polluted skies by adding a...

  • February 8, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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Line spin-off as Line Corp

NHN Japan Focuses on its Chat App With “Line Corp” Spin-Off Company

Regular readers will know that the messaging app Line now has over 100 million registered users. That makes it hugely important to its maker...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 2:15 pm
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Baidu mobile apps

Baidu Reaches 80 Million Mobile Apps Users, Reveals Full 2012 Financials

China’s top search engine Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) cranked out its full-year and Q4 2012 financial report yesterday. Before looking at the ...

  • February 5, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
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KakaoTalk social gaming launch iOS and Japan

KakaoTalk Launches Social Gaming Platform on iOS and in Japan

Korean-made messaging app KakaoTalk launched its Game Platform on Android in its home country last July – and today that social gaming...

  • February 2, 2013
  • at 12:15 am
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HootSuite Korean

HootSuite Owl Learns to Speak Korean

The HootSuite owl has been learning Korean, and now the social media dashboard is fully localized for its users in Korea. This morning, Hoot...

  • January 31, 2013
  • at 11:27 am
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WeChat Moves Towards Monetization, Beta-Testing ‘Custom Menu’ Feature for Brands

Tencent’s WeChat (known as Weixin in China) is big — like 300 million users big. But Chinese tech companies have learned from we...

  • February 14, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Crazy Weibo Rumors Report Tencent CEO Pony Ma’s Death (But He’s Totally Fine)

Perhaps some wires got crossed, or perhaps someone on weibo got even more tired of the spring festival news lull than I am and decided to dr...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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China Sends 1.1 Billion Holiday Greeting Texts, But Texting is Losing Ground to WeChat

We already saw that Sina Weibo had a bang-up morning this past holiday weekend, with over 34,000 posts in a single second commemorating the ...

  • February 12, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Hollywood stars using WeChat in China

Hollywood Celebrities Get Chatty with Chinese Fans on WeChat

Last summer we noted how Western brands like Starbucks and Buick were quick to jump on the messaging app WeChat as a way of reaching out to ...

  • February 11, 2013
  • at 12:03 pm
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HolidayIQ and Wego de-merge

India’s HolidayIQ Raises Series C Funding, De-Merges From Singapore’s Wego

Bangalore-based online travel community HolidayIQ has announced today that it has raised series C financing from Tiger Global Management and...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 7:45 pm
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China's 450 million online video viewers watch 5.7 billion hours of vids every month - INFOGRAPHIC

China’s Top Video Site Adds QR Codes to Help Viewers Go Mobile

China’s top video site, Youku (NYSE:YOKU), has added QR codes to every video on its desktop website so as to help users continue viewing w...

  • February 6, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Burpple Android app

Get a Taste of Burpple’s Brand-New Android App

It has been nine months since I first wrote about the foodie app Burpple, and in that time the Singapore-based startup has had a rapid and c...

  • February 5, 2013
  • at 12:50 pm
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Pocket supports Sina Weibo

Pocket App for iOS Gets Native Sharing to Sina Weibo

The ‘read it later’ app Pocket has looked to China for some inspiration for its newest update, and added the ability to share ar...

  • February 1, 2013
  • at 12:49 pm
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Skunkworks Isn’t Shutting Down, It’s Rebooting

There are a lot of rumors flying around Saigon right now about Skunkworks, and I thought I’d try to get to the bottom of things since I ha...

  • January 30, 2013
  • at 9:01 pm
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