Posts Categorized: Social Media


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Sina Weibo users tweet a record 860,000 posts in first minute of Chinese New Year

Sina Weibo users tweeted 863,408 posts within the first minute of the year of the horse last night, breaking the previous record set on ...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 1:13 pm
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Line's emoticons get a bit less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

Line’s emoticons get less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

The oversized stickers on messaging apps like Line have been central to their success. But the stickers are usually of the cutesy-cartoony v...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook’s newest earnings report reveals that it now has 368 million monthly active users across Asia. Despite strong competition fro...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Mxit India launch

Popular South African messaging app Mxit to take on WhatsApp and WeChat in India

The popular South African mobile messaging app Mxit has launched in India today. Mxit (pronounced as ‘Mix it’) has apps for iOS, Android...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 pm
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Celebrate Chinese New Year by putting your face into a seasonal GIF

Chinese New Year is just one week away. If you’re celebrating it, you’re probably preparing things like food and fireworks. You ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
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Mig33 is now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange

In a stunning move, Singapore and Indonesia-based mobile social networking company mig33 is now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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Hootsuite Thai

The Hootsuite Owl now speaks Thai

Thailand is the country of the social media addicted. There are over 24 million Facebook users, and Twitter users grew by 35 percent last ye...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz intensifies presence in the Philippines

In 2012, Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz expanded to the Philippines. And following its September acquisition by India-based digital...

  • January 18, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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How are Asia’s 1.2 billion web users spread out across the continent? (SLIDESHOW)

The talented team at We Are Social, the Singapore-based social media and strategy consulting firm, has come out with yet another massive rep...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Now a startup in Nepal has made an app like Snapchat that erases your digital footprint

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about erasable social media. Snapchat is taking the lead, and it has spawned imitators around the world....

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Philippines’ Babble Messenger set to compete with other Asian chat apps

The Philippines now has a chat app to call its own amidst the global messenger craze, now that Voyager Innovations, a subsidiary of telco S...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Bakrie’s CDMA business offers free Path usage in Indonesia

The free Path usage is only available for Esia’s MaxFun and MaxPic smartphone users.

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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WeChat has a viral hit in China as users gift Chinese New Year cash to their buddies

Gifting cash via mobile payments is going viral right now on WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app. It’s the social media equi...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 12:52 pm
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It’s time for messaging apps to quit the bullshit numbers and tell us how many users are active

One of the biggest trends of the last few years is messaging apps. Dozens of startups and major web companies have leapt into this social sp...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Screenshots of next WeChat update show LinkedIn integration and a makeover for Android

China’s most popular messaging app and social network WeChat’s upcoming version 5.2 update will likely come with LinkedIn integr...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

This ‘Instagram for babies’ app helps parents make the ultimate child photo album

Lots of new parents want to share images of their bundle of joy, but Facebook can feel unsafe, and photo albums are so 20th-century. That...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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Sina Weibo, you’re getting ugly and annoying and I’m starting to hate you

Sina Weibo, it’s not me, it’s you. My friends agree. You’re getting kinda erratic these days. You’re trying to do to...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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China's biggest dating site now has 100 million lovelorn users

China’s biggest dating site now has 100 million users, but you’ll be surprised how few are active

China’s biggest dating website, Jiayuan (NASDAQ:DATE), has revealed today that it now has 100 million registered users. The site claim...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 5:09 pm
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