Posts Categorized: Social Media



London Mayor Fails at Weibo, Copy-and-Pasting Random Messages From Twitter

Surely the key element of social media marketing is to keep it relevant. And so London Mayor, Boris Johnson, seems to be failing at reaching...

  • April 19, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Cooliris Redesigns LiveShare for Mobile and Web

A few days ago Cooliris announced the launch of its redesigned LiveShare service. With the LiveShare app, users can send messages, post phot...

  • April 18, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Qihoo Takes Tencent to Court Tomorrow, Accuses It of Being Monopolistic

Towards the end of 2010 there was a very public, 10-week long battle between two Chinese web companies, Tencent and Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU), t...

  • April 17, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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As Facebook and Twitter Grow, Google+ Wants to Be in Japan’s Social Circle Too

Much has been written about Facebook’s impressive growth in Japan recenty, and Twitter too appears to be doing well there too, with CE...

  • April 16, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Viadeo Secures $32 Million Investment, China’s Tianji to Get Significant Chunk

Viadeo, a network of professional social networking sites that includes China’s Tianji, has just closed a round of series D fundraisin...

  • April 12, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Photocus App Puts Your Photo-Sharing Exploits Into Groups

Photo-sharing apps are hot right now – as seen by Facebook’s perhaps surprising acquisition of Instagram – but the photos ...

  • April 11, 2012
  • at 4:31 pm
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Mei.fm: Avos Forks Delicous to Suit Chinese Tastes

Many of you might recall that Avos, the California-based internet company of YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, acquired social...

  • April 10, 2012
  • at 6:25 pm
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Taobao Launches Pinterest Clone Wantu

Everybody in China seems to be getting into the Pinterest clone business these days, so perhaps it was only a matter of time. This morning, ...

  • April 9, 2012
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China’s Attempt to Banish Online Rumors is as Vague as the War On Terror

The ‘Internet Society of China’ (ISC) has today released a paper entitled Written Proposal on Resisting Internet Rumors that aim...

  • April 9, 2012
  • at 2:20 pm
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Did Sina Just Introduce — and then Kill — an Anonymous News Reporting Platform?

Another day, another weird thing happening with Sina Weibo. This morning, we came across this story on China Internet Watch about a new weib...

  • April 19, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Kickstarter Project Funds Film About Chinese Citizen Journalists

We write a lot about startups who create apps and web services, but we don’t often get a chance to write about people who are making w...

  • April 18, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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The Warm and Fuzzy Foursquare Day in Jakarta, Indonesia

I’m loving it here in Jakarta. And I’m also sort of addicted to crashing all types of random networking events and meeting different...

  • April 17, 2012
  • at 12:26 am
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Voice Blogging Service, Bubbly, Up By 1 Million Users Since Last Month

Bubbly, which recently just launched an iOS app for its Twitter Voice service, has yesterday launched its Android app. That’s not quit...

  • April 13, 2012
  • at 9:18 am
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Right After Instagram, Japan’s FxCamera Gets Acquired Too

The Japanese-made Android app FxCamera has been snapped up by compatriot web company Bitcellar in a deal announced this evening in Tokyo. Fx...

  • April 11, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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Gnip Now Providing Access to Social Data from Sina Weibo

Social data platform Gnip says its data is already being used by 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies to monitor social data from assorted se...

  • April 10, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Baidu Now Has an Instagram of Its Own, Ready For Its Close-Up

Chinese search engine Baidu acquired the photo-sharing app PhotoSola last November – and now, finally, the Instagram-like app has been...

  • April 9, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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Japan is the Latest Country to Get Branded Twitter Pages

Twitter announced today that it has rolled out brand pages for companies in Japan, following up on the feature’s initial launch in the...

  • April 9, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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eBuddy XMS-SMS Rolls Out iMessage-Like Feature, Targets Indonesia and India Telcos First

Group messaging – or so-called over-the-top (OTT) messaging – apps have been featured a lot in the news of late, with big plans ...

  • April 6, 2012
  • at 9:05 pm
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