Posts Tagged: Advertising


Mobile RTB landscape in China by AppFlood

Adtech firms want to open up Asia’s advertising black box

RTB appeared about 4 years ago and has been a fast growing method led by OpenX, Google, and Yahoo in the west, but the technology has lagged...

  • April 8, 2014
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Japanese news reader app pulls in millions in funding because it can sell ads

Popular Japanese news reader app Gunosy has closed a funding round led by local telco KDDI, according to The Bridge. The amount was not di...

  • March 14, 2014
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Image recognition startup ViSenze gets $3.5 million from Rakuten Ventures and other new investors

Visuals are now at the forefront of the Internet, with Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr becoming popular sites to consume content. Yet searc...

  • February 19, 2014
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Freebie offers you 2 minutes of free calls in exchange for listening to ads

With a population of 66 million, Thailand has 90 million mobile subscriptions, which means its mobile penetration rate exceeds its populatio...

  • February 18, 2014
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India’s Micromax launches a phone that pays you to watch advertisements

In what could be described as a trendsetting move, Indian mobile device maker Micromax has launched its new Canvas Mad A94 model, which come...

  • January 20, 2014
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China spent more on mobile ads than US in Q3, targets Southeast Asia and Middle East

China spent 25 percent more than the United States on mobile ads in the third quarter of this year, according to mobile advertising platform...

  • December 19, 2013
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Taobao uses image of Martin Luther King Jr in distasteful marketing campaign UPDATE: Alibaba apologizes, removes ads

Update: Alibaba, which owns Taobao, has apologized and removed the ads. Its official statement reads, “We deeply regret the cultural ...

  • December 5, 2013
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Chinese e-commerce retailer Jingdong to acquire advertising agency MediaV for $700 million

One of Chinas biggest online retailers, Jingdong, will acquire internet Shanghai-based advertising technology and service provider MediaV...

  • November 19, 2013
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LeTV now China’s 2nd most popular video portal, posts big profits and revenue gains

Chinese video site LeTV posted a 56 percent year-on-year increase in net profits and a 122 percent rise in revenue in its Q3 report (PDF...

  • November 4, 2013
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Tencent boosts ecommerce business yet again with $180 million stake in property portal

Chinese web giant Tencent has paid US$180 million to take a 15 percent stake in a major real estate portal and ecommerce site in the country...

  • March 21, 2014
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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
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How Chinese New Year affected China’s mobile habits in 2014

Everything’s getting back to normal in China as the New Year festivities dwindle to a halt. The daily lives of Chinese people dramatic...

  • February 18, 2014
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Indonesian bloggers now have more options to earn a living with Japan’s Cyberbuzz

B Blog has ambitious target to recruit 15,000 bloggers in Indonesia by November, and earn between IDR 500 million ($41,000) to IDR 1 billion...

  • January 28, 2014
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This startup is chasing the next frontier of advertising – smartphone homescreens

Facebook is perhaps the most engaging app in the world, with 1.15 billion monthly active users and a staggering average daily usage of 20 mi...

  • January 2, 2014
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Vietnamese classifieds site Chotot gets over 150 million page views per month, but has never made a dime [EDITED]

Amongst the many e-commerce websites that are up and coming in Vietnam, Chotot.vn has been the quietest with respect to the media but loudes...

  • December 16, 2013
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The truth about “mobile advertising” in China

What do developers interested in breaking into China actually know about the mobile ad tech scene behind the Great Firewall?

  • November 27, 2013
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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
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Idblognetwork partners with Japan’s Freakout to bring new ad product to Indonesia

Indonesia’s biggest blog advertising network Idblognetwork is looking to launch a local Demand Side Platform (DSP) in Indonesia called Idb...

  • October 29, 2013
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