Posts Categorized: Social Media



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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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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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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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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