Posts Categorized: Social Media


Gay flirting app Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Gay social network Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Moovz, a location-based social app for gay guys, has secured a new round of funding worth $1.4 million to help it grow.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

China's Weibo pulled in $67.5 million in revenue in Q1 2014. This is the first earnings report since its IPO.

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 10:54 am
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Under martial law: tanks hit streets of Thailand while people take selfies and post pics of hot soldiers

It’s been less than 24 hours since the kingdom of Thailand fell under martial law, but it seems Thais are used to it already.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Chinese app Mimi is like Secret

China’s “blatant copy” of Secret vanishes from iOS App Store

The China-made Secret doppelganger app is no longer in the iOS App Store.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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How to make your favorite animated GIFs into custom stickers on WeChat

Most of these spread virally through friend groups, but if you really want to stand out from the crowd, you’ll have to make your own.

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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China, WeComics app

China’s WeComics app gets $1.5 million funding to emulate the success of Bitstrips

WeComics is like China’s answer to Bitstrips. Not only is it the same idea – user-created comics shareable over social media – but WeC...

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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WeChat grows to 396 million active users

WeChat grows to 396 million active users

WeChat has now grown to 396 million monthly active users, says the messaging app's maker, Tencent.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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Amid online porn crackdown, Vimeo, Reddit and Imgur are blocked in Indonesia

With Vimeo now joining Imgur and Reddit on the blacklist, is this the start of Indonesia’s version of China’s Great Firewall?

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Facebook’s business grows in China despite block, now preps to open an office in Beijing

In as little as a year, Facebook could have boots on the ground for the first time in China, even though the site they represent will remain...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 12:27 pm
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Secret clone made in China cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

China’s top Secret clone cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

Earlier this week, the pixel-perfect Secret clone vanished from the iOS App Store in mysterious circumstances. Now it’s heading back with ...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

The new funding for Whisper was led by Shasta Ventures, along with participation from Chinese web giant Tencent and several others.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Thailand Martial Law troops

As Thailand falls under martial law, here’s how Thais keep up to date on the web and social media

As of 3 a.m. local time last night, Thailand’s army declared martial law across the country after over half a year of political unrest.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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Narendra Modi's first tweet as new prime minister sets Twitter record in India

Narendra Modi’s first tweet after general election victory sets Twitter record in India

The next Indian Prime Minister, Modi’s celebratory tweet has accumulated 40,000 retweets and 24,500 favorites in the 45 minutes since it w...

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 4:23 pm
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This startup converts small merchants’ Facebook pages into estores

Uniqly’s do-it-yourself website service allows merchants to create their own estore on multiple platforms.

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 9:30 pm
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Tencent Q1 2014

Tencent pulls in $2.95 billion in revenue in Q1 as WeChat gaming takes off

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) had a blockbuster Q1, according to its new financial report today.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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Check out this social network for China’s pampered pets

About 33 million households in China have a cat or a dog. China’s pet owners now even have their own social networking app.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Shooting the messenger: China’s state broadcaster rails against WeChat public accounts for rumors and false ads

"A hotbed of rumors and false advertising." That's how China's state-run CCTV described WeChat's public accounts in a recent episode of its ...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 4:35 pm
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China's top flirting app reportedly prepping US IPO as value rises to $2 billion

China’s top flirting app reportedly prepping US IPO as value rises to $2 billion

China-made Momo is reportedly preparing a US IPO that could happen later this year.

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 5:19 pm
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