Posts Categorized: Social Media

Viber app

Rakuten wants to see Viber getting a million new users per day

Last month, Rakuten (JSD:4755) acquired Viber messaging app in a $900 million deal as the Japanese ecommerce titan tries to diversify and be...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 2:50 pm
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India elections 2014 debated on Facebook

Facebook creates election tracker as a guide for India’s 814 million eligible voters

India has 814 million eligible voters for the upcoming national election, Indian authorities revealed today. As with any election, the choic...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Mxit app

Mxit is betting on feature phones and social change to help it battle other messaging apps in India

More and more people in developing nations are turning to mobile messaging apps instead of SMS. As they do so, they’ll find that there...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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WeChat app for Mac launches

WeChat ventures onto your desktop with new Mac app

WeChat, the China-made messaging app that’s trying to chat up new users around the world, now has a Mac app as a complement to its mob...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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Moovz gay social media platform

Moovz is a flirty app for gay guys, looking to seduce new users across Asia

“My love my love my love. She keeps me warm. She keeps me warm”. Yes, I just quoted Same Love by Grammy Award winner Macklemore. This so...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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Boosted by WeChat sharing, Tencent’s video app hit 160 million views on Valentine’s Day

Boosted by WeChat sharing, Tencent’s fun video app hit 160 million views on Valentine’s Day

After seeing hundreds of millions of people start using the WeChat messaging app, Tencent (HKG:0700) decided to expand upon it last year wit...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Sina Weibo adds 2.5 million daily active users, growth cut in half

Update February 25, 2014 @21:26 – The original headline for this post read 3.5 million DAU instead of 2.5 million. The headline has be...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 5:22 pm
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LinkedIn launches beta in mainland China, but many social features missing

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) has officially launched a Chinese beta version of its professional social network under the name 领英, or Lingying. ...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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Only in Indonesia: Twitter votes come at a price on popular TV show

In previous seasons of the show fans did have to pay for SMS votes, but this is the first time Twitter has been included in the voting syste...

  • February 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Thailand continues Instagram love affair as it reaches 1.5 million users (INFOGRAPHIC)

We love social media in Thailand. There are 24 million users on Facebook. The country’s Twitter activity increased last year. On Instagram...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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You can now pay for your coffee inside WeChat as brands get permission to do purchases in the app

Starting today, Chinese consumers will be able to buy almost anything inside WeChat

WeChat, the popular messaging app made by Tencent, is pushing even further into mobile commerce territory. Today Tencent (HKG:0700) added su...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 1:36 pm
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How one game saved ‘Japan’s Facebook’ from the brink

How one game brought ‘Japan’s Facebook’ back from the brink of disaster

Mixi, once Japan’s largest social network, is back from the dead. In September 2006, Mixi was the first so-called web 2.0 startup ever to ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm
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YouTube in Pakistan

As controversial anti-Islamic film is pulled from YouTube, it’s time for it to be unblocked in Pakistan

Earlier today, a US federal appeals court ordered Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to remove the controversial anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims fr...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 10:23 pm
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China’s social media landscape in 2014

China’s social media landscape in 2014 (INFOGRAPHIC)

For every leading social site or app in Silicon Valley and the West, China has a few – sometimes a dozen – comparable web servic...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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10 must-follow Twitter accounts for understanding tech and startups across Asia

Within the uber-hip technology scene, Twitter is a way of life. For its most active users, voices emanating from the little blue bird icon c...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 8:45 am
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Sina posts big profits ahead of potential Weibo IPO, but we wouldn’t invest in it

Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) latest quarterly earnings report shows the Chinese web giant upping revenues by 42 percent to $197 million, with $1...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Japanese telco rumored to be chatting up Line, seeking stake in popular messaging app

The messaging app landgrab is on. Less than a week after Facebook bought out WhatsApp, and shortly after Rakuten acquired Viber, a report in...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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WeChat has over 2 million

WeChat will soon allow celebrities and media to rake in money from ads

WeChat is popular because it has a lot of features besides messaging. In China especially, the app has evolved to include things like mobile...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 9:37 pm
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