Posts Categorized: Social Media


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Japan’s GREE Has Big Plans for America in 2012

Furthering its already very broad expansion, Japan’s GREE (TYO:3632) announced over the weekend that it would be setting up new office...

  • February 13, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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Jeremy Lin Brings the ‘Linsanity’ to China’s Weibo

American-Chinese basketball player Jeremy Lin has shot to stardom in the past few days after an astonishing run of performances for the New ...

  • February 10, 2012
  • at 4:15 pm
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Twitmusic Wants to Disrupt Music Distribution Through Twitter

Good content goes viral on Twitter. The 2009 Hudson River plane crash news that went viral on the microblog has inspired Philippines-based T...

  • February 9, 2012
  • at 11:27 am
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Strange Censorship on Sina Weibo: Bug or Conspiracy?

Crazy rumors are swirling this morning about Wang Lijun, a Chongqing vice-mayor who may or may not have attempted to enter the US embassy in...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Startup Helps You Create A Customized Facebook Cover in Minutes

Ever wonder how some of your friends have created gorgeous Facebook Timeline cover images? You probably need some design skills to create a ...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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FC2 Continues to Expand Web Services to Big Markets

We’ve recently told you about Nevada-based web services company FC2, which offers what could be the top blogging service in Japan [1],...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 9:21 am
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Sina Weibo Holds Tudou’s Hands, Youku Still on its Own For Now

Last Friday, Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO) announced that they will be integrating on a deeper level with Sina Weibo. From now on, Sina Weibo users wh...

  • February 6, 2012
  • at 8:08 pm
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Coffee Chat: Running LinkedIn Singapore like a Startup

This post is a part of our coverage of Startups in Asia (Singapore), Penn Olson’s first tech conference. Our full coverage of the event c...

  • February 3, 2012
  • at 9:52 am
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Which are the Top Twitter Nations?

We recently took a look at Eric Fischer’s Twitter visualization which showed that Asia is a very chatty region when it comes to microb...

  • February 1, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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LinkedIn Records 25 Million Users in APAC, Grew By 25 Percent

20 million was the number of LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) users in Asia Pacific (APAC) last publicly announced. Just four months later, today, the f...

  • February 10, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Lexulous Launches On Ibibo, Get Ready to Cheat With a Dictionary

India’s largest online social gaming site, Ibibo, today has another attraction for its users – the popular word game Lexulous. S...

  • February 9, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Japan’s Social Giants: Trends in User Numbers [CHART]

There have been a flurry of financial reports over the past week, giving us insight not only into whether or not companies are profiting, bu...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Real Name Deadline for China’s Microblogs is Looming, New Users Already Way Down

We’ve known since the first week of January that real-name registration was going to be a government-mandated requirement on Chinese T...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 10:34 pm
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As Japan Uses Bloggers For Tourism Bump, Numbers Show Korea and China are Key

A Kyodo report today gives a brief update on the Japan Foreign Ministry’s invitation to overseas bloggers to come see the parts of the...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Facebook Still Looking at China as it Files for IPO

Facebook’s IPO filing this past week notes that the company is still indeed looking at China as a possible market for its popular soci...

  • February 6, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Social Marketing With Discounts Hits the Gspot

Marketing promos, especially social ones, are practically de rigeur for clued-in businesses these days, but they can be tough to implement. ...

  • February 3, 2012
  • at 3:11 pm
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Coffee Chat: Social Gaming Startups in Southeast Asia, the DeNA Perspective [LIVEBLOG]

This post is a part of our coverage of Startups in Asia (Singapore), Penn Olson’s first tech conference. Our full coverage of the event c...

  • February 2, 2012
  • at 1:36 pm
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Indonesia No Longer World’s Second Largest Facebook Nation

According to new statistics from SocialBakers.com, the hierarchy of the world’s top Facebook nations has just experienced a shift near...

  • January 31, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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