Posts Categorized: Social Media



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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Tencent CEO: Weixin Group Messaging App Hits 100 Million Users

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) CEO, Ma Hua Teng – also known as Pony Ma – has said on his microblog page [1] that his company’...

  • March 29, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Fonetwish Allows Users To Access Facebook on Mobiles Without a Data Plan, Reaches 300 Million Users

Fonetwish is a solution for users to access Facebook without a mobile data plan. It uses a “USSD-based interactive solution” to allow us...

  • March 28, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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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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Cacoo Gives You a Virtual Whiteboard for Google+ Hangouts

We’ve written about Japanese startups Cacoo a few times before. You may recall that they operate a collaborative web service that can ...

  • March 29, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Mark Zuckerberg is in China…Who Cares?

Mark Zuckerberg, I’m sure you’re aware, has been spotted in China. Whenever this happens — and it has happened before R...

  • March 29, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Nokia and China Telecom to Launch Lumia 800C March 31st, WP7 Marketplace Now Live in China

Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) has just wrapped up a launch event for its WP7-powered phones in Beijing. With an emphasis on localized features...

  • March 28, 2012
  • at 5:15 pm
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