Posts Categorized: Social Media


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March 16 Deadline is Here, Unregistered Accounts Still Posting on Weibo

Today is March 16. In other words, this is zero hour for microblog real-name registration in China, or at least it was supposed to be. Turns...

  • March 16, 2012
  • at 1:08 pm
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Weipocalypse Now: With Real-Name Deadline Looming, the Numbers Don’t Look Great

Tomorrow is March 16, the deadline imposed by the Beijing government for the implementation of real-name registration on microblogs like Sin...

  • March 15, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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China’s Social Media and Web Landscape in 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

  • March 15, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Momo App Reaches 2 Million Flirty Users, Says Some of its Couples Have Married

The location-based flirting app Momo, which we reviewed last December, has hit an impressive milestone – its user numbers have shot pa...

  • March 13, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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Youku and Tudou Shares Sky-Rocket After Yesterday’s $1.1 Billion Merger

Markets in the US reacted positively to the Youku Tudou merger as shares in both firms sky-rocketed. Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO), the smaller of the...

  • March 13, 2012
  • at 11:53 am
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The Challenge of Digital Remembrance

As you most likely know, Japan marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic March 11th earthquake and tsunami yesterday. For me, living in ...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Alibaba Targets Female Shoppers With Pinterest-Like Social Commerce Site

Alibaba’s product search engine, eTao, now has a Pinterest-like site of its own that’s designed to help with the shopping proces...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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TrafficDito Provides You Crowdsourced Metro Manila Traffic Updates

Those of you who drive would agree that traffic jams can really be a pain in the ass (metaphorically and literally), especially for manual-c...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
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The Social Credit Card, Will You Get One?

Everything has to be somehow social nowadays —- websites, learning, and uh… credit cards?! Citibank Singapore recently launched a credit...

  • March 9, 2012
  • at 9:46 am
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JWT Acquires Magnivate Group Through XM Asia

XM Asia Pacific Pte Ltd announced that it has acquired PT Magnivate Group, one of Indonesia’s most successful (if not the most success...

  • March 15, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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MyLuxBox, in New Subscription E-Commerce Craze, Brings Luxury to Your Doorstep

In the booming world of e-commerce, a new trend is emerging: so-called subscription e-commerce, whereby users get a regular box of goodies &...

  • March 15, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Sina Weibo Allows ‘Real Name’ Registration Via SMS, Can Be Cheated

China’s top microblog services, such as Sina Weibo, are just two days away from enacting new ‘real name’ regulations that ...

  • March 14, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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InvestLab Secures Funding from Citi and VantagePoint, Plans Financial App Community [INTERVIEW]

InvestLab is a Hong Kong-based financial tech startup that hasn’t been around long but has been making big waves in Asia. Recently, we...

  • March 13, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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LinkedIn Hits a Milestone in the Philippines

We’ve been watching LinkedIn’s (NYSE:LNKD) growth in Asia over the past year or so. Just last month the network announced it had...

  • March 13, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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In a Huge Deal For the Chinese Web, Youku and Tudou Merge

Stop the presses! It has been announced moments ago that China’s two largest video-streaming sites, Youku (NYSE:YOKU) and Tudou (NASDAQ:TU...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 5:44 pm
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DeNA Recruits Another Mobage China Partner in Sina Weibo

Continuing its recruitment drive of China Mobage partners, Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) just announced what may very well be...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 3:20 pm
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Customer Service Fail: More Than 40% of Group Buy Complaints Unresolved

In the spirit of the upcoming Consumer Rights Day (March 15), group buy tracking site Tuan 800 has published a report about customer complai...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Weiku Wants You to Tweet Videos, Keep ‘Em Brief

If last year was all about social photo-sharing, 2012 looks set to see a boom in video-sharing. And there’s yet another Chinese startu...

  • March 8, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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