Posts Categorized: Social Media

Social media keeps on growing in Asia. Besides the perpetual growth of mainstream sites such as Facebook, up-and-coming startups are also jumping on the bandwagon, aiming to become leaders in their respective markets. With tough competition in the region, social media is becoming a numbers game, driven by compelling new features. At Tech in Asia, we aim to uncover all these goings-on in Asia’s social scene.

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Baidu Launches “Share” Beta in Search Results

Earlier today, the folks at China Internet Watch spotted an interesting thing in some of Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) search results — ...

  • January 11, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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360Fashion App Knows What Chinese Women Want, Coming Soon to iPhone, Android, WP7

American model and entrepreneur Anina loves fashion, tech, mobile – and China. And that’s why the country is the focus of her 36...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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10 Predicted Trends In Indian Social Media for 2012

Indian social media grew by leaps and bounds in 2011. Indians witnessed the true power of social over the course of the year – whether...

  • January 9, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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Real Name Checks on Weibo Won’t Come Cheap for Sina, Tencent

With it now certain that China’s popular Weibo (microblogging) services – prime among them being Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) and ...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 2:40 pm
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Top 10 Fan Pages: See Who is Rocking it on Facebook in Singapore

What can we learn by looking at Singapore’s best Facebook pages? How have they managed to capture so many fans?

  • January 3, 2012
  • at 10:40 am
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Snap It, Tag It, Share It With China’s First Travel Journal App, Coming Soon

A Beijing-based startup is about to roll-out its travel journal-style service and an accompanying iPhone app – called AoYouJi – which’...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Yi Xia: Video-Sharing On-The-Move for iOS and Android

I’ve said before that mobile video-sharing apps – especially ones with lots of filters and special-effects – could be big ...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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How to See What’s Trending on Sina Weibo Without Speaking Chinese

Sina Weibo is the much-talked about Chinese microblogging platform which now has about 250 million users. But language barriers can make it ...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 7:30 pm
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Singapore’s Social, Smartphone-Luvvin’ Citizens [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Singapore has always punched a...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Rekoo Acquires HappySNS, Now Biggest Online Gaming Developer in China

Rekoo, the Chinese social game developer, has acquired its rival HappySNS in a deal that makes it the leading single game developer in both ...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Is Indonesia the World’s Chattiest Twitter Nation?

Some of you may recall earlier in the year when we looked at the Eric Fischer’s wonderful visualization of Twitter languages, and how ...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 11:08 am
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Foursquare Introduces Sakura Badge To Tokyo Users

Is Foursquare trying to become the mayor of Asia? It kinda looks like it. After introducing a special Lion City badge for Singapore users, ...

  • January 9, 2012
  • at 9:09 am
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Will Weibo and Group-Messaging Apps Replace SMS During Chinese New Year?

For some watershed moments, you know what’s coming but just can’t pin down when exactly it will come to pass. And so it is with ...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 12:55 pm
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Our 10 Most Popular Posts from 2011

I confess I was never really one for watching analytics, but the numbers are a good indication of what kind of stories people seem to enjoy....

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Japanese Voice App Hits 10 Million Users in First 6 Months, Claims Faster Start than Facebook

Back in October we told you about how Naver Japan’s mobile messenger app ‘Line’ had hit two million downloads in its first...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Tweet for McNuggets: Chinese Startup Offers Social Marketing Rewards

A Chinese startup named Guohe is getting netizens to engage in online social marketing ostensibly for no money – and giving them ̶...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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DeNA Establishes Gaming Partnership with Chinese SNS Kaixin001

The folks over at Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) just made their holidays a little bit happier by announcing a partnership wit...

  • December 26, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Softbank Pulls the Plug on Myspace Joint Venture in Japan

After originally partnering with News Corp to launch Myspace Japan back in 2006, Softbank is now giving up on that joint venture says Reuter...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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