Posts Categorized: Social Media

Tencent Q1 2014

Tencent pulls in $2.95 billion in revenue in Q1 as WeChat gaming takes off

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) had a blockbuster Q1, according to its new financial report today.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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Check out this social network for China’s pampered pets

About 33 million households in China have a cat or a dog. China’s pet owners now even have their own social networking app.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Shooting the messenger: China’s state broadcaster rails against WeChat public accounts for rumors and false ads

"A hotbed of rumors and false advertising." That's how China's state-run CCTV described WeChat's public accounts in a recent episode of its ...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 4:35 pm
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China's top flirting app reportedly prepping US IPO as value rises to $2 billion

China’s top flirting app reportedly prepping US IPO as value rises to $2 billion

China-made Momo is reportedly preparing a US IPO that could happen later this year.

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 5:19 pm
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Lovebirds, meet Weddingku, Indonesia’s biggest online wedding directory

Covering a wedding planner, online directory, forum, and ecommerce, Weddingku is looking to be a one-stop solution for all wedding ceremonie...

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 10:19 am
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Yes, you’ve heard of Ask.fm, but did you know it’s quite big in Asia?

Ask.fm, which allows people to anonymously ask questions to others, has become ridiculously popular in Thailand the past week.

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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The evolving role of social media apps in Asia (Startup Asia preview)

Apart from Facebook, chat apps and other social media sites have also earned success in the region.

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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Facebook numbers in Asia

Facebook still unstoppable as it grows to 390 million active users in Asia

Facebook now has 390 million monthly active users (MAUs) in Asia, from a grand total of 1.276 billion around the world.

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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KakaoTalk reveals it has 140 million users, made $203 million in revenue last year

Korean chat app company, Kakao, has disclosed that its 2013 revenue hit $203 million, netting $59 million in profits.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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WeChat grows to 396 million active users

WeChat grows to 396 million active users

WeChat has now grown to 396 million monthly active users, says the messaging app's maker, Tencent.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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Amid online porn crackdown, Vimeo, Reddit and Imgur are blocked in Indonesia

With Vimeo now joining Imgur and Reddit on the blacklist, is this the start of Indonesia’s version of China’s Great Firewall?

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Facebook’s business grows in China despite block, now preps to open an office in Beijing

In as little as a year, Facebook could have boots on the ground for the first time in China, even though the site they represent will remain...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 12:27 pm
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The real reason why Facebook dominates Vietnam but Twitter could never make it

Here's a theory that will help you understand why Facebook dominates Vietnam while Twitter is basically ignored. It doesn't look like the ti...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 2:35 pm
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Guanxi 2.0: how WeChat groups are changing the game in China’s tech and startup scene

Tencent's flagship app is blurring the lines between professional and social, taking the place of conference rooms, expert forums, recruitme...

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Ecommerce titan Alibaba goes multimedia with $1.22 billion investment in video site Youku

Ecommerce titan Alibaba goes multimedia with $1.22 billion investment in video site Youku

Ecommerce titan Alibaba is ploughing US$1.22 billion into Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU), which runs the Youku and Tudou video sites.

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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Mark Zuckerberg visits his psychotherapist in this bizarre TV ad for WeChat

Mark Zuckerberg visits his psychotherapist in this bizarre TV ad for WeChat

WeChat has come out with a bizarre new ad that features Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visiting his psychotherapist. Sorta.

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 1:10 pm
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Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp doubles its numbers in India in past 6 months, now has 50 million active users

WhatsApp now has 48 million monthly active users in India. Rounding that up to 50 million, that’s double the 25 million it had in India fi...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Momo app linked to prostitution in China

Linked to prostitution, China’s favorite flirty chat app slammed by state media

Momo is China’s top chat-and-flirt app for connecting with people in your area. But some workers in the sex industry find it to be a great...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:34 pm
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