Posts Categorized: Social Media



Weyup: for China’s Day-Trippers to Compare Notes, Ask Questions [UPDATED: It's a Clone]

[UPDATE, 12/02: I've been emailed by the folks at Gogobot.com who point out that Weyup is a pretty shameless, pixel-by-pixel rip-off of its ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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New Weibo Games Stats Reveal How Sina Cracked Social Gaming

New stats reveal the astonishing and meteoric rise of Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) Weibo service from a simple, Twitter-like microblogging pla...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Social Gaming Veterans SNS+ Raise $12.2 Million For Its Asia-Focused Titles

The social gaming publisher and distributor SNSplus – aka SNS+ – has wrapped up a round of funding worth US$12.2 million that wa...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 10:38 pm
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How Asia is Going Social, Mobile, on the Web [INFOGRAPHIC]

Branding and PR agency We Are Social has created a vital and up-to-date overview of all that’s happening in social, digital, and mobile in...

  • November 29, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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Japan’s Virtual Star Hatsune Miku Invades CyberAgent’s Pico World

CyberAgent America’s (a subsidiary of Tokyo-based CyberAgent) Pico World is already going strong over on Facebook, and today the virtual ...

  • November 25, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Social Games Big in Asia, But How are They Doing in India?

We’ve written much here on this blog about social gaming in Asia, particularly in China and Japan. But we don’t hear too much about the ...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 11:20 pm
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DeNA Taps Vietnamese Game Studio VNG to Make Mobile Social Games for Mobage

The Japanese company DeNA (TYO:2432) has announced this afternoon that it is tapping a Vietnamese games studio called VNG to bring new socia...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 3:10 pm
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Yahoo Koprol, in Major App Update, Now Integrates With BBM6

Yahoo Koprol, the first location-based social network in Indonesia, has announced that a major update to the Koprol app for BlackBerry has i...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 11:45 am
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Sina Weibo Lauches Propaganda Platform for Beijing, and Probably Other Cities Soon

Probably in connection with last month’s announcement of a government edition of Sina Weibo, Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) microblogging ...

  • November 17, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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LinkedIn Now in 3 New Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, and Korean

Update: We asked why LinkedIn has decided to go with Indonesian, Bahasa Malaysia, and Korean first. And here’s the team’s take: ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 4:11 pm
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A Portrait of Indonesia’s Very Young, Social, Mobile Web Users [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Indonesia’s web users ar...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 12:48 pm
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Add Circles to Your Sina Weibo Experience With This ‘Interesting’ New App

A sweet-looking new app from a Chinese startup lets you ‘circle’ and categorize the people you follow on Sina’s (NASDAQ:SI...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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Sina Launches a Chat/Messaging App Built On Top of Weibo

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has unveiled its brand-new chat/messaging mobile service called, Weiyou – aka Weibo Messenger – to the publi...

  • November 26, 2011
  • at 10:18 pm
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Ogilvy’s Sina Weibo Policy in a Video – Way Cool

Social media policy, with all policies, can be a very dull thing to communicate to staff. But Ogilvy China has made it fun and even localize...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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3 Alternative Weibo Mobile Apps For iPhone and Android That Have More Eye-Candy

Like with Twitter, the best mobile apps for firing off Weibo missives are not the official ones that the respective companies – such a...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Why China’s Coolest Blogger Doesn’t Use Microblogs

Han Han might be China’s biggest celebrity blogger, which is a pretty impressive title for an infrequently-updated traditional blog to...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 2:19 pm
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Social Media Innovation Flourishes During Thailand Floods

Byron Perry is the founder of hyperlocal and user-generated city website Coconuts Bangkok. A wise man once said that necessity is the mother...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Jay Chou Invests in Ucan, Developing “3D Interactive Game Social Network”

Most people, when they think of Jay Chou, probably think of his music or his movies. But the dude is also into tech startups (his first was ...

  • November 16, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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