Posts Tagged: LBS


Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China

China’s top gay flirting app gets funding, picks up 3 million users

Blued, a Grindr-style gay chat and hook-up app for Chinese guys, has secured series A funding to help it hire new staff and grow its user-ba...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China, picks up 2 million users

Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China, picks up 2 million users and plans lesbian app next

Blued, a gay chat and hook-up app for Chinese guys, launched in August 2012. This weekend the startup behind the app revealed that it has no...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 11:53 am
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Who needs Uber? This Chinese startup lets you connect with a designated driver

Who needs Uber? This Chinese startup lets you connect with a designated driver

Pricey car chauffeur service Uber has launched in China, and the country is home to plenty of taxi-hailing apps, but one Chinese startup has...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 11:47 am
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Wlocate funding

Singapore’s W-Locate gets series A funding, takes location-tracking tools to Southeast Asia

Earlier this year we looked into Singapore startup W-Locate, which makes location-based service (LBS) tools for businesses. Today, W-Locate ...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Uber Launches in Taiwan

Jobs listings show Uber prepping launches in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong

A new job posting on a Shanghai-based site shows that the American online car booking service Uber is hiring in China ahead of a launch in t...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Perx and American Express

Singapore’s Perx Teams Up With American Express For More Shopping Bonuses

Mobile loyalty program Perx is keen to reward users even more for frequenting Singaporean retailers and is today partnering with American Ex...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Ruckus Wireless Acquires Singapore’s Location-based Startup YFind

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS), has just announced that it has fully acquired Singapore’s loca...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 12:17 am
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Uber in China

5 Reasons China is Crying Out For Uber

Bans, new regulations, public-sector challengers. China’s fledgling taxi app startups have had a hell of a lot thrown at them in the p...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 1:49 pm
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Momo stickers

Momo: With 40 Million Users, China’s Top Flirting App Adds Stickers, Virtual Currency, and VIPs

Momo, China’s top flirting and hook-up app, has updated to v4.0 on both iPhone and Android and added a bunch of new features – all o...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 10:41 am
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Chinese New Year a missed opportunity for retailers and advertisers: location data

Chinese New Year is typically a retail graveyard in countries with a significant Chinese population as shops close for the holidays. However...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 1:23 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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Baidu in talks to acquire China’s most popular food review site Dianping for $2 billion UPDATE: Denied

UPDATE 10/24/2013 16:08 - Dianping has denied reports saying it is in acquisition negotiations with Baidu. Chinese search giant Baidu (NA...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
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KakaoTalk's KakaoPlace app

To find the best Korean food in LA, forget Yelp or Foursquare

In keeping with my theme of diaspora studies using Asia-made messaging apps, today I’m venturing into Korean territory with KakaoPlace (pi...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Weibo LBS

China’s Weibo could transform into an awesome hyperlocal network

In my previous article, I briefly touched upon Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo’s mobile ‘look around’ feature while examining Asian diasp...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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How AdNear Does Location-Based Advertising Differently

Founded in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Anil Mathews, AdNear is a location-based advertising network that’s approaching the game differentl...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 10:08 am
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China bus app

This Bus App From China is So Good It Makes Me Actually Want To Ride The Bus

I prefer the subway to the bus – there’s more chance of getting a seat, the AC is never broken, and I’m less likely to get elbowed...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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A Whole Lot of Flirtin’ Going On: Momo Reaches 50 Million Users

The China-made find-and-flirt app Momo has reached 50 million users. As revealed on Momo’s official Weibo page, the huge milestone com...

  • July 8, 2013
  • at 3:13 pm
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Save22 search

Screw Barcodes! Save22 Pivots to a Location-Based Promo Search

Scanning barcodes in-store and comparing the best prices sounds like a winning strategy for consumers and retailers. But in reality that isn...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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