Posts Categorized: Social Media


InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

This ‘Instagram for babies’ app helps parents make the ultimate child photo album

Lots of new parents want to share images of their bundle of joy, but Facebook can feel unsafe, and photo albums are so 20th-century. That...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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Sina Weibo, you’re getting ugly and annoying and I’m starting to hate you

Sina Weibo, it’s not me, it’s you. My friends agree. You’re getting kinda erratic these days. You’re trying to do to...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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China's biggest dating site now has 100 million lovelorn users

China’s biggest dating site now has 100 million users, but you’ll be surprised how few are active

China’s biggest dating website, Jiayuan (NASDAQ:DATE), has revealed today that it now has 100 million registered users. The site claim...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 5:09 pm
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All you need to know about the world’s 2.5 billion web users (SLIDESHOW)

Let’s start the new year by looking at the big picture – at the world’s wired citizens and what they’re doing on the...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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More social apps, less texting – Philippine data usage on Christmas surges 173%

Philippine telco Globe Telecom has reported a 173 percent year-on-year increase in its subscribers’ data usage this past Christmas Day. Ac...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 8:35 pm
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Thailand’s Twitter users tweeted 1.7 billion messages in 2013, up 45%

The people of Thailand are addicted to social networks. There are 24 million users on Facebook in the country, and a mall in Bangkok is the ...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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This SMS-based social network now on Indonesia’s largest telco

Telkomsel - Indonesia’s biggest telco - now supports a new service dedicated to its feature phone users on Friday called KLYQME (read as ...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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WTF: Someone is selling prayers in Indonesia, gets slammed on Twitter

Indonesia is a very social country, so when there’s something funny or bizarre happening, you can expect it to go viral. The first viral s...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 7:20 pm
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Oh the irony... Iran blocks China-made WeChat app

Iran bans another social network, blocks WeChat messaging app

WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has joined the likes of Facebook and Twitter in being blocked by authorities in Iran. Global V...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 7:02 pm
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Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz intensifies presence in the Philippines

In 2012, Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz expanded to the Philippines. And following its September acquisition by India-based digital...

  • January 18, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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How are Asia’s 1.2 billion web users spread out across the continent? (SLIDESHOW)

The talented team at We Are Social, the Singapore-based social media and strategy consulting firm, has come out with yet another massive rep...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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3 reasons why Bakrie Group’s investment in Path is a good move (despite the huge controversy)

We’ll outline three reasons why we think this can be a good move for Path and Indonesia in the long run.

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Singapore Red Cross gamifies blood donations with new app

Blood donation shortages have been a problem everywhere for years. To raise awareness, typical methods include driving blood donation truc...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo P...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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What are Thai people digging on Facebook right now? Social.gg can reveal the answer

Social media is big in Thailand. Over 24 million Facebook users live in the country, and Bangkok has more Facebook users than any other city...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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This new startup wants to be both Indonesia’s LinkedIn and JobsDB

Meet KerjaDulu - meaning “work first” - which is a career social networking site. What does that mean exactly?

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Sina Weibo users tweet a record 800k posts in first minute of 2014

The first minute of 2014 brought with it a surge of posts on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo. A whopping 808,298 posts surpassed las...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Philippine telco Smart’s new PowerApp gives access to many social networks, gets bad reviews

Filipinos love social media. As of last year, 95 percent of Filipinos are already using sites like Facebook and Twitter. Tech in Asia has ...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 3:31 pm
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