Posts Categorized: Social Media

Social media keeps on growing in Asia. Besides the perpetual growth of mainstream sites such as Facebook, up-and-coming startups are also jumping on the bandwagon, aiming to become leaders in their respective markets. With tough competition in the region, social media is becoming a numbers game, driven by compelling new features. At Tech in Asia, we aim to uncover all these goings-on in Asia’s social scene.

Tencent’s Group Messaging App WeChat Talks Its Way Into India

As if 100 million users isn’t enough for the world’s biggest group messaging app, now Tencent (HKG:0700) is pushing its WeChat i...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 4:43 pm
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Kompas Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with Facebook Timeline

Kompas, the biggest and the most successful newspaper in Indonesia, celebrates the four-year anniversary of its online news portal with a ne...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 3:50 pm
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The Rise of Social Media in China, With All-New User Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Here’s a useful infograp...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 4:21 pm
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Sina Weibo’s New Credit System is Just a Number-Crunching Way to Ban Loose-Lipped Users

Sina Weibo’s new points-based ‘credit’ system is now live, representing a new sort of user contract in which microbloggers...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Beijing Subway Launches Weibo Account

I wonder what kind of identification a subway system has to present to Sina in order to pass real-name registration. Whatever is needed, Bei...

  • May 28, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
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Tencent’s Online Gaming Dominance Grows as Market Expands to $1.78 Billion

A seasonal survey of China’s online gaming market by Analysys International reveals some stellar growth up to the end of 2012 Q1 ̵...

  • May 25, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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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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Bentley Asks China’s Weibo Users: Is Our SUV Hot or Not?

Whether legendary British automaker Bentley decides to make its first ever SUV could rest in the hands – or mouse-clicks – of Ch...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Sina Weibo’s User Contract: Let’s All Just Calm Down

At the risk of repeating myself, I think it needs to be said: Sina Weibo’s new user contract and credits system is not a big deal. It&...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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India Continues to be LinkedIn’s Asia Stronghold, Passes 15 Million Users

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) has been making a strong push into Asia of late, showing impressive growth over the past year and establishing new regi...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 3:36 pm
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Miyoo: A Social Fashion App to Snap, Tag, and Share What You Wear

The Chinese-made Miyoo app touts itself as a social fashion experience for women that’s more private than microblogging on Weibo ̵...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Weiku Brings Its Video-Sharing App to Android

The Chinese video-sharing app Weiku has launched a version for Android, bringing the app to the country’s most popular smartphone plat...

  • May 25, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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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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