Posts Categorized: Social Media



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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Renren Users: Change Your Passwords!

Net rumors today continue to suggest that the massive hacks we reported on yesterday may also have affected social networking sites like Ren...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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Tencent Weibo to Join in Real-Name Requirement for Microblogs

After the announcement that Beijing authorities had mandated real-name registration for Beijing microblogs, there was some speculation that ...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 11:25 am
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Sina Weibo Adds LBS Features to Mobile Apps, Feels Like an Invasion of Privacy

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has added some location-based services (LBS) to the mobile apps for its microblogging platform, Weibo. A new update to bo...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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New Microblog Regulations Not All Bad for Chinese Netizens

Many Internet analysts view the new regulations in a negative light. They feel that as a result of the new regulations, the number of microb...

  • December 19, 2011
  • at 10:55 pm
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Youku Files Lawsuit Against Tudou, Shows It Has Been Keeping a Naughty List

China’s largest video-streaming site, Youku.com (NYSE:YOKU) has just confirmed its lawsuit against its smaller rival, Tudou.com (NASDA...

  • December 19, 2011
  • at 4:21 pm
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The Tudou vs Youku Copyright Clash Continues, as Tudou Wields Evidence

Today’s quickly escalating war of words between the two Chinese video-streaming sites Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO) and Youku (NYSE:YOKU) –...

  • December 16, 2011
  • at 9:45 pm
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Greenpeace Gameifies Its Genetically Enhanced Food Campaign in China With iPhone App

Greenpeace has released a Chinese-language app aimed at educating folks in China on the creeping presence of genetically enhanced (GE) food ...

  • December 16, 2011
  • at 7:30 pm
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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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Hello Boy Scouts: Foursquare Introduces Lion City Badge For Singapore

Finally, right? Singaporeans love Foursquare so much that the location-based network now has a dedicated badge for them. It’s simple to ge...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 1:54 pm
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Japan and Korea Rule the Internet, Facebook Taking Full Advantage

Singapore’s WeAreSocial has whipped up two new reports on the internet in Asia, this time featuring Japan and Korea. For anyone lookin...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 10:40 am
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Web, Smartphones, and Social Media are Thriving in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Across Asia, countries seem to...

  • December 20, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Momo: Yet Another Chinese Find-and-Flirt Mobile App

One of this year’s most prevalent trends among startups in China has been for sexy-looking location-based apps that help you chat R...

  • December 19, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Ku6 Closes Shanghai Office, as its NASDAQ Shares Dip Below $1

It has never been a smooth ride for Ku6.com (NASDAQ:KUTV), which is currently China’s fifth-largest video-streaming and sharing site. ...

  • December 19, 2011
  • at 1:15 pm
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South China Morning Post is Jumping Into Group Buying, With Help From Lokaly

Yesterday we told you about how Hong Kong-based Lokaly Network Limited (which operates Lokaly) was acquired by group buying service platform...

  • December 16, 2011
  • at 9:15 pm
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Beijing Says Real Names to Be Required for Microblogs

Well, we all knew something was coming. After months of rumblings about stronger controls on microblogging sites, China’s official med...

  • December 16, 2011
  • at 1:06 pm
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