Posts Categorized: Social Media



French Coders Cook Up Tianji Web App to Win Disrupt Beijing Hackathon

Three Frenchmen caught the judges’ eyes at the TechCrunch hackacthon to scoop the prize, despite plenty of international competition a...

  • October 31, 2011
  • at 11:05 pm
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DeNA Announces Social Games Joint Venture with Grasshopper Manufacture

Japanese mobile social gaming company DeNA (TYO:2432) this afternoon announced a joint ventures with Grasshopper Manufacture, Inc. Grasshopp...

  • October 31, 2011
  • at 4:54 pm
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Social Media in Japan: In Conversation with Comnico

Facebook recently topped the 5 million user mark in Japan, and its rapid growth in the country has the attention of not only individual user...

  • October 31, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Social Media Helps Chinese Police Solve Kidnapping Cases

China has a serious problem with child kidnapping (full disclosure: I’m making a film about it from the perspective of parents whoR...

  • October 28, 2011
  • at 1:15 pm
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WoW’s New Expansion Angers Dumb Chinese Nationalists

It’s only been announced for a couple days, and it won’t be released for who-knows-how-long, but apparently some Chinese gamers ...

  • October 25, 2011
  • at 9:38 pm
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The Chinese Fitness App Start-Up That’s Chasing Smartphone Users

A Chinese start-up is trying to ride a new wave in health and fitness in the country with its multi-platform exercise app called Codoon. As ...

  • October 25, 2011
  • at 2:17 pm
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Renmo, China’s “Evil” Social Network, Revealed as a PR Stunt

When we previewed the upcoming launch of Renmo last week, which promised to be a devilish twist on social networking, we were intrigued by h...

  • October 21, 2011
  • at 5:30 pm
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LinkedIn Launches in Japan, Poised for 20 Million Users in Asia

We all knew this was coming from news earlier this year, but we were a bit taken by surprise just now to learn that LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) hel...

  • October 20, 2011
  • at 5:30 pm
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Free Social Media Monitoring Tool Zeros in on Hotel Reputation Management

Hoteliers take note — Brand Karma is offering Brand Karma Express, a social media monitoring tool at zero cost. The tool tracks social men...

  • October 20, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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TechCrunch Disrupt Start-up Battlefield Live Blog (Round 3)

This is a part of our TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 event coverage. See other rounds from Startup Battlefield here. #17:56: OK, Round 3. That was ...

  • October 31, 2011
  • at 5:57 pm
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Tianji Has 8 Million Members, with 100,000 Added Each Month [INFOGRAPHIC]

This morning Tianji released an infographic further summarizing its growth and its business.

  • October 31, 2011
  • at 11:55 am
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Talking Blogging in Indonesia: Why Content is Still King

At IDblognetwork’s blogger event, aka Kopdar Blogger Nusantara, I just spoke with a group of enthusiastic Indonesian bloggers on how our A...

  • October 29, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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J. R. Smith

NBA Player J.R. Smith Not a Fan of Chinese Net Censorship

As the NBA lockout continues on, shooting guard J.R. Smith is spending his time in China, having recently signed with Zhejiang of the China ...

  • October 27, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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Corporate Use of Social Media Across Asia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Burson Marsteller (BM) has just released its 'Asia-Pacific Corporate Social Media Study' for 2011, giving insights – and infographics – ...

  • October 25, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Group-Messaging App KakaoTalk, with 25 Mil Users, Leads the Way for Korean Start-Ups

Korea-based Kakao Corp is one of the companies who received investment from A-Fund yesterday. The app development start-up made its name wit...

  • October 22, 2011
  • at 6:50 pm
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New Social Media Insights for Retailers in Asia [REPORT]

Simon Kemp of We Are Social Singapore sent us along an interesting report on the role of social media in retail in the Asia Pacific region. ...

  • October 21, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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YouTube Officially Launches in Singapore

Thanks to the folks over at ZDNet for pointing out that YouTube has just launched a localized Singapore site (with a very sharp logo, see ri...

  • October 20, 2011
  • at 1:25 pm
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360Buy Announces its 100 Millionth Order, Thanks Social Media

360buy – also known as Jingdong Mall – is now China’s second largest B2C online market place. Yesterday afternoon, 360buy anno...

  • October 20, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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