Posts Categorized: Social Media


Censored by Weibo

What has been seen can be unseen: a catalog of photos censored by China’s Sina Weibo

There’s a lot that cannot be said on China’s internet. And there’s much that cannot be shown as well. That’s why US-...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
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Sina Weibo punishes or deletes over 100,000 accounts that violated new government rules

Sina Weibo punishes or deletes over 100,000 accounts that violated new government rules

Authorities in China issued new rules this summer in order to tidy up online discourse in the country. These new guidelines are called the S...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Weibo active users

Sina Weibo: we’re still seeing growth, now up to 60.2 million daily active users

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) released its Q3 earnings report overnight, revealing that its Twitter-like Weibo saw growing revenues. In the post-earnin...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Sina Weibo does banking

Sina Weibo making more money than ever, ad revenue up 125%

Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social network, posted more big gains in Sina‘s (NASDAQ:SINA) Q3 2013 report (article in Chi...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 12:49 pm
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Viber goes Asian, adds a sticker store to compete with Line, KakaoTalk, and WeChat

Viber goes to war with KakaoTalk, Line, and WeChat with a new sticker store. In other words, they wanna make money off of stickers like thei...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 7:01 pm
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In Thailand, it’s time to stop online anonymity in political activism

Over the past several weeks in Thailand, there has been no news hotter than the ongoing public protests against a recent proposed bill in Pa...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Google, government and netizens use the internet as tool against super typhoon Yolanda

Super typhoon Yolanda is possibly the world’s biggest storm ever, and it landed in the Philippines this morning. TV broadcasts are full o...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 3:41 pm
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Singapore movie actor disses Anonymous, gets hacked on Twitter

For all the bluster about waging war on the Singapore government, November 5 — designated a global protest day by hacker collective An...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 6:34 pm
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Why the Anonymous call for a “million mask march” could succeed in the Philippines

Anonymous is on the offensive this week in the Philippines – and not for the first time. The Anonymous group has previously exposed th...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Singapore ‘Hijab Movement’ Facebook page mysteriously disappears

The Singapore Hijab Movement Facebook page, which garnered over 26,000 likes in the span of a few weeks, has been removed from Facebook for ...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 12:31 pm
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WeChat active users

Tencent: WeChat now has 271.9 million monthly active users around the world

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed its Q3 2013 earnings report this evening. The figure that everyone is looking for pertains to ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 6:08 pm
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China’s flirty Momo app quickly doubles user-base, now chats up 80 million people

China’s flirty Momo app quickly doubles user-base, now chats up 80 million people

The China-made find-and-flirt app Momo has reached 80 million registered users. It’s another big milestone for the app since it launch...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 4:01 pm
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Mobage Chat- DeNA Rolls Out Another Chat Service

Second time lucky? DeNA launches another gaming-oriented messaging app

Social media in Japan never really put much emphasis on chatting; even the biggest homegrown social network, the Facebook-like Mixi (TYO:212...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 12:06 pm
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Pinterest pins down pan-Pacific plans with launch of Japanese site

US-based Pinterest will launch a Japanese version of its pinboard-style photo-sharing site, according to the company blog. The move has b...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:39 pm
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Extra-marital dating site Ashley Madison blocked in Singapore

The Singapore government has acted on strong objections by its citizens against Ashley Madison, a dating site for married people to find ext...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 7:22 pm
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Line reaches 10 million users in India, Katrina Kaif advertises Line app

Line app is still growing, brings in $194 million in revenue in Q3

Messaging app Line, which now has 280 million registered users around the world, brought in JPY 19.1 billion in revenue – which is $19...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 5:46 pm
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Momo dating app adds social gaming

On China’s Momo, you can now play games as you flirt

Chinese dating app Momo is the country’s biggest flirting app with over 50 million users. Now its users have one more way to bond with som...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 9:01 pm
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Path to get BlackBerry app next year, hopes for boost to 4 million users in Indonesia

Path to get BlackBerry app next year, hopes for boost to 4M users in Indonesia (UPDATE: or maybe not)

(UPDATE: Representatives from Path have clarified to Tech in Asia that they have no plans for a Blackberry app at this time. On TV, Morin sa...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 1:25 pm
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