Posts Categorized: Social Media


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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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10 Chinese Social Video-Sharing Apps to Watch in 2012

As so often happens in the Chinese web landscape, there’s already a very healthy amount of competition amongst what some people think ...

  • April 6, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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Social Music Service Beatrobo Raises $600,000 in Funding

Social music site Beatrobo has received funding from three companies: CyberAgent Ventures, KLab Ventures, and Movida Japan. The total invest...

  • April 5, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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LinkedIn Launches Japanese ‘Navi’ Site

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is continuing its strong Asia push, having passed the 25 million user mark in the APAC region back in February. The ser...

  • April 4, 2012
  • at 9:25 am
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C2: The Social Network That Transports You to a Stranger’s Life

For all the power that the internet has to enable us to explore, poke, and pry, it is rarely done in a way that is positive and culturally e...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Han Han Finally Starts Using Weibo

Han Han, one of China’s most popular bloggers and certainly its most popular author-slash-race-car-driver, has posted a new article to...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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China Not Too Bubbly

We all know that China is tough on censorship. So much so that it blocked out Sina and Tencent Weibo comments over the weekend over concerns...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 9:18 am
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As Zuckerberg Visits Japan, Dentsu Extends Facebook Ad Sales Deal

Japanese advertising giant Dentsu (TYO:4324) announced (pdf) with Facebook today that their one year partnership, which saw Dentsu act as th...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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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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Digital Garage Acquires Photozou from Zynga Japan

Tokyo-based Digital Garage today announced that it has acquired photo-sharing service Photozou, a service that has been operating since 2005...

  • April 6, 2012
  • at 6:57 pm
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LiiHo IM App: A New Way to Chat as You Draw Something and Doodle With Friends

A Taiwanese-made messaging app looks set to cash in on the craze for doodling that was stirred up by the OMGpop/Zynga game Draw Something. T...

  • April 5, 2012
  • at 4:19 pm
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Instagram for Android Arrives, But Missing Sina Weibo Support

The massively popular Instagram app has just arrived on Android – but, oddly, it is missing the support for Sina Weibo, China’s ...

  • April 4, 2012
  • at 11:02 am
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So, Uh, I Got a Condom in the Invitation Parcel from ‘Buy Me A Drink’ App

People are getting creative with their marketing tactics, because essentially you need to be different to stand out from the crowd. Some ado...

  • April 3, 2012
  • at 7:16 pm
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Guess What? Tencent Clones Zynga’s Draw Something [LEAKED PICTURES]

No sooner has the smash-hit social game Draw Something been bought up by Zynga [1] than we hear that China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has al...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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China’s Group Messaging Giant to Get English Name, WeChat, and Go Global

Weixin is already the world’s biggest group messaging app, having last week accrued 100 million users. But that was achieved mostly th...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Sina, Tencent Weibo Punished for Spreading Rumors [UPDATED: All Comments Banned]

According to a Xinhua report from late Friday evening, a spokesman from China’s National Internet Information Office has announced tha...

  • March 31, 2012
  • at 1:22 am
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How to Post to Sina Weibo Without Registering Your Real Name

Well, we’re a couple weeks into the real-name regulations at Sina Weibo, and it seems like none of the weirdness is going away. Plenty...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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