Posts Categorized: Social Media


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iamtrend: Taking Social Interest Groups Beyond Language Barriers

I’m a fan of alternative music. But to share that passion, I’m effectively limited in most social media to communicating with th...

  • May 2, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Pitapat, Now a CyberAgent Subsidiary, Helps You Find Your Match on Facebook

Japanese online entertainment company CyberAgent (TYO:4751) has announced today that it has made Facematch Inc. a subsidiary, and that the s...

  • May 1, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Sina Admits to Investors It Has Failed to Implement Real Name Policy on Weibo

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA), which runs the popular Twitter-like Weibo.com, has publicly admitted that it has not fully implemented the government-ma...

  • April 30, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Don’t Call it a Comeback: Friendster Reinvents Itself with Social Gaming

Well, here’s a fun surprise. Remember Friendster? The social network that used to be the social network before it was eventually acqui...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 10:35 pm
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In Wake of March Merger, Youku and Tudou Connect User Accounts

Chinese video website Youku (NYSE:YOKU) quietly announced late last week that it had made a move to integrate Youku and Tudou accounts, afte...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Youku Makes Deal with CBS for Two Seasons of ‘Survivor’ & ‘America’s Next Top Model’

Chinese video streaming Youku.com has just announced that it has signed an exclusive content deal with CBS Studios International for the tel...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 11:05 pm
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Rumor: Baidu and Other Search Engines Will Have to Stop Indexing Weibo Content

Chinese web researcher Hu Yanping has indicated there are rumors that authorities will ban Chinese search engines such as Baidu from indexin...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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Google+ Targets Emerging Markets with SMS Functionality

There’s good news for Google+ users around the world today, particularly for those in emerging mobile markets. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is...

  • April 20, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Tencent’s Group Messaging App Gets English Name, WeChat, Support for More Languages

Just as we’d heard was about to happen, Chinese social media giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has renamed its group messaging app, Weixin, as ...

  • April 19, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Sina’s Softer Censorship: A Case Study of Search Smothering

This afternoon, the blind lawyer/dissident Chen Guangcheng left the US Embassy, where he had sought refuge after escaping illegal detention ...

  • May 2, 2012
  • at 6:01 pm
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Japan’s Price Comparison Site, Kakaku, Opens Section for Android Apps

I’ve been a fan of Japanese price-comparison engine Kakaku.com (TYO:2371) for a long time. For nearly every major purchase I make, I c...

  • April 30, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Stilomo and Ifetcha Raise Angel Funding

Stilomo and Ifetcha Raise Angel Funding, Both Launching Soon

Stilomo and Ifetcha have both successfully raised funding from angel investors. There hasn’t been a figure attached to the investments...

  • April 28, 2012
  • at 6:15 pm
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RIM Launches Blackberry Curve 9220, Targets Teens, Feature Phone Users

At the X2 Club in Jakarta this afternoon, RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) officially unveiled its latest addition to the Curve series, the Blackberry Curv...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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LinkedIn Announces Latest Asia Push, a New Office in Hong Kong

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) today announced the opening of a new office in Hong Kong, the company’s ninth office in the Asia Pacific region a...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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Sina Weibo Launches Location Platform ‘Weibo Places’

In a move that, in retrospect, we’re surprised didn’t happen way sooner, Sina Weibo launched a new location service today. It...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 5:06 pm
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Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Joins Sina Weibo

Over the past few weeks we have noted how more individuals and companies are flocking to Chinese microblogs in an effort to reach out to Chi...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Welcome to Facebook and Twitter, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

I’m not into politics but I know social media has played a huge part in Singapore’s last election. It looks like Singapore’s P...

  • April 20, 2012
  • at 4:33 pm
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Mig33 Scores in India, App Preloaded on G’Five, Intex, and Zen

Mobile social network mig33 is betting big on emerging markets still using feature and/or Android-based phones. Previously, we learned that ...

  • April 19, 2012
  • at 8:38 pm
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