Posts Categorized: Social Media


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Air China’s Facebook Marketing Campaign Takes Off

We’re always on the lookout for creative online marketing campaigns from companies here in Asia. But we were somewhat surprised to hea...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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Report: Half of All Retweets on Sina Weibo are Spam

We’ve long been concerned about just how many of the 250 million users of Sina Weibo are real, and not spam or zombie accounts. Now a ...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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After Entering Indonesia with Video Service, FC2 Says Adult Section Soon Coming

Last week we told you about FC2’s plans to launch its video service in Indonesia. The company claims that its video service is pretty ...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Chinese New Year Sets Microblog Message Milestone, But It’s Not the First Time

China’s Sina Weibo is making lots of headlines today having broken the unofficial tweets-per-second record with 32,312 messages during...

  • January 23, 2012
  • at 9:25 pm
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Attack of the Pinterest Clones, as Qihoo Rolls Out Its Own

Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU), the Chinese anti-virus vendor, has made yet another move into social media with its launch today of a Pinterest clone...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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Rumor Suggests Sina Weibo Phone Being Prepped for 2012 Launch

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) is prepping a ‘Weibo phone’ that runs a customized version of Android, according to rumors in the Chinese med...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Mig33 Adds Miniblog to its Arsenal in Push for Emerging Markets

With over 55 million users to date, Singapore-based mobile social network mig33 is looking to further expand its horizons, today announcing ...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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3 Bangkok Locations Make Instagram’s Top 15

Photo-sharing iPhone app Instagram recently revealed the top 15 most popular places where Instagram photos were taken in 2011 and, surprisin...

  • January 16, 2012
  • at 10:35 am
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Twitter Ain’t No Thang: KakaoTalk Sends a Billion Messages in a Day

At the end of 2012 Naver Line, a free mobile messaging service, announced it reached 10 million downloads. Now, just two weeks later, the ap...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Angry Birds Coming to Facebook on Valentine’s Day [EXCLUSIVE]

Speaking exclusively to Penn Olson today in Jakarta, Peter Vesterbacka, the ‘Mighty Eagle’ of Rovio, and Henri Holm, the SVP of Rovio As...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 11:50 pm
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China Anoints a New Most-Followed Celebrity, Way Ahead of Liu Xiang, Lady Gaga

With the huge rise in popularity of microblogging in China, it’s sometimes overlooked that there isn’t just one Twitter-like ser...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 8:45 pm
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PlayCez Android App Hits the Streets, Helps You Find Places to Go

When we chatted with the Indian startup PlayCez last summer, one co-founder promised that the social venue recommendation service would soon...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Alipay Enables ‘Red Envelope’ Gifting Via Social QR Codes For Chinese New Year

‘Red envelopes’ – or ‘red packets’ – are a long-standing fixture of Chinese New Year celebrations whereb...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 8:34 pm
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Douban Launches Ebook Store, Reading is the New Rock ‘n’ Roll

Douban.com, the Chinese social media site that’s focused around hobbies such as music, movies and reading, has today launched an ebook sto...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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Tokyo’s Voyage Group Helps You Make Your Face a Mosaic

Tokyo’s web service juggernauts Voyage Group (previously known as EC Navi) has announced it has set up a new division exclusively for ...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Kantar Media Acquires CIC, Wants to Hear More Word-of-Mouth Insights From China

CIC, the Chinese social business analysts, has been acquired by a British market research company called Kantar Media. It’s a signific...

  • January 17, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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India High Court on Google, Facebook: Like China, We Will Block All Such Websites

Back in December we told you about India’s intent to ban offensive online material, and how internet companies like Google and Faceboo...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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MediaPop App-ifies Facebook Pages With Its Social Marketing Dashboard

Singaporean startup Media Pop has launched a new service that makes it easier for brands, either big or small, to set up a social media camp...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 4:20 pm
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