Posts Categorized: Social Media


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Tencent’s WeChat Markets Strongly on Facebook

Weixin, which recently adopted the English name, WeChat, is marketing strongly on Facebook. I’m seeing ads on every other refresh on m...

  • May 23, 2012
  • at 10:58 pm
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Comparing Revenue from China’s Major Internet Portals: Tencent Kicking Ass, Sina Not So Much

Ask any Chinese net user to name the sites they spend their time on and you’ll probably come across a few — perhaps all — ...

  • May 23, 2012
  • at 5:45 pm
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Moke App for Weibo: Dawn of the Tweetbot Replicants

China’s most vibrant Twitter-esque service, Sina Weibo, has a stylish new third-party iPhone app in the form of Moke (pronounced ̵...

  • May 22, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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Sandbox Global to Expand ‘Stylista’ Facebook Game Around Asia

Bangkok-based gaming company Sandbox Global is in the process of launching an English language version of their Facebook fashion game Stylis...

  • May 21, 2012
  • at 10:25 am
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Bangkok Overtakes Jakarta as World’s Top City on Facebook

Thanks to our Thailand contributor Byron for the tip-off that we now have a new number one city on Facebook. Bangkok, Thailand has overtaken...

  • May 17, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Sina Weibo’s User Contract is Not a Big Deal

There’s been an awful lot of hubbub about Sina Weibo’s planned introduction of a user contract. The terms will reportedly be imp...

  • May 11, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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GMIC 2012: Using Social Media to Help Society

Late this morning, the GMIC main stage hosted what I’m pretty sure is going to be my favorite discussion of the conference: the one wh...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 1:48 pm
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Citizen Journalism: Will Asia Get the Signal?

Last week, I read about Signal, an iPhone app designed to facilitate citizen journalism, on Mashable. I don’t have an iPhone, but it s...

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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Social Food Journal Burpple Launches iPhone App, Just in Time to Photograph Your Lunch

Mixing photo-sharing with foodie fanaticism, the Singapore-based social food journal Burpple.com has launched its iPhone app after a few wee...

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Kaifu Lee Explains the Social Network Stock Price Drops

Facebook isn’t the only social network with stock that’s performing below expectations right now. In fact, most publicly listed ...

  • May 23, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Plants vs Zombies Great Wall Edition Hits China, Shakes You Down For Small Change

The new Chinese-themed Plants vs Zombies Great Wall Edition has arrived, bringing new scenes and levels to PopCap’s popular gaming tit...

  • May 23, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Chinese Third-Party Android App Store Sees 900 Million Downloads in Q1

New download stats compiled by Chinese app store 91 Mobile show that, in 2012 Q1, it saw the rate of Android app downloads more than double ...

  • May 21, 2012
  • at 10:21 pm
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After a Record Quarter, China’s Tencent Reorganizes Business Structure

There’s been talk of this happening for a few days now, but we finally received official word from Tencent (HKG:0700) today to confirm...

  • May 18, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Censorship Alert: Two Provinces Suddenly Vanish from Baidu’s Tieba

We spend a lot of time talking about Sina Weibo these days, but Baidu has its own social platform in the BBS-like Baidu Tieba, a massive col...

  • May 11, 2012
  • at 3:36 pm
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Thai User Numbers on Instagram and the Celebrities They Follow [INFOGRAPHIC]

We know that Thais love Instagram – and, for some reason, using the photo-sharing app to photograph Suvarnabhumi airport more than any oth...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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GMIC 2012: Lei Jun and Pony Ma Talk Mobile

The opening sessions of GMIC 2012 were, unsurprisingly, all about mobile. Tencent CEO Pony Ma and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun are both men with exten...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 12:08 pm
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Facebook Adds 20 Million New Users Across Asia as Social Media Grows Apace [INFOGRAPHIC]

A fresh snapshot of Asia’s social media landscape reveals which service dominates in each country – and it’s especially good news for ...

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 2:47 pm
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Meizu Reaches Out, Hand-Delivers Free Phones to Some Weibo Followers [VIDEO]

Chinese phone-maker Meizu has just wrapped up a social media marketing campaign that saw it literally reaching out to new fans – and h...

  • May 6, 2012
  • at 12:46 pm
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