Posts Tagged: Facebook



Malaysian government ponders whether to ‘shut down’ Facebook on account of 2,000 reports of abuse

A nasty prank on Facebook was the tipping point for the Malaysian government, who is now considering banning the social media website

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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The next industry ripe for disruption in the Philippines: ed-tech

Ed-tech startup Quipper thinks a freemium model will allow it to capture the Philippine educational market.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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In Singapore, tech-savvy gang members use Facebook to find new blood

In Singapore, tech-savvy gang members use Facebook to find new blood

The research showed that youths who socialise with peers who are friends with, or who are themselves, gang members are highly susceptible to...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:33 pm
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Facebook Asia ARPU is $1

Facebook hits new milestone, now makes an average of $1 from each of its 410 million active users in Asia

The newest Q2 2014 earnings release from Facebook shows yet more strong growth for the social network in Asia.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns that you could adopt

7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns

QR codes are a bridge between offline and online in the smartphone age. Here are seven great QR code marketing examples from across Asia.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 10:55 am
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This new chat app promises anonymous and untraceable free speech for people living under oppressive regimes

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, is one of the world’s richest men and has a reputation not just for his luxurious lifestyle and hi...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Facebook interactions more than double tweets during Indonesian presidential elections

These days, everyone is curious to know the impact that the world’s social networking behemoths have on political campaigns. Earlier this ...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 8:41 pm
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A dating app for calling total strangers in your area? That's a real thing in China

In India, you can respond to Facebook ads with a ‘missed call’

The missed call is a lucrative business in India. Facebook now wants to tap on that by working with Bangalore startup Zipdial.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 3:33 pm
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Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messagin...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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New study predicts smartphone penetration in the Philippines will triple by next year

Smartphone penetration in the Philippines is rising fast, so enterprising entrepreneurs should take note.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 2:21 pm
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Noticed this yet? Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon

Facebook is now showing a different notification icon to users in the eastern hemisphere. Facebookers in Asia and Africa now see their own c...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Are you sexist and you don’t know it? Why you should ask yourself that if you’re in tech

Startup hubs like to portray themselves as meritocracies but sexism is pervasive. To a man it may not be apparent. To a woman it can feel li...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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Line launches ‘hidden chat’ to do what Facebook couldn’t – kill Snapchat

“Hidden Chat” allows the user to have private chats with friends which will be automatically deleted within one minute.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:02 pm
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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Habi Footwear co-founding team. (L-R) Bernadee Uy, Janine Chiong, and Paola Savillo,

Can Habi Footwear become the Philippine answer to TOMS Shoes?

We take a closer look at the life and times of social entrepreneur, Janine Chiong.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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A look at the privacy storm Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg kicked up

Does clicking on the 'Accept' button of Facebook's data use policy, which it tweaks from time to time, constitute 'informed consent'?

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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Facebook has 69 million active users in Indonesia, launches election tracker

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) launched an election tracker called Facebook Suara Indonesia for one of its biggest nation user-bases on the planet.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 10:32 am
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One telco in Thailand just confirmed the military forced it briefly to block Facebook

What exactly happened when Facebook was blocked in Thailand? Now we have an answer, but it's still a murky issue.

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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