Posts Tagged: Facebook

Facebook numbers in Asia

Facebook now has 351 million active users in Asia

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) newest figures for Q3 2013 are out, showing strong numbers that beat expectations with $2.02 billion in total r...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 3:39 pm
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Open letter to Thai social media influencers: stop hiding your conflicts of interest

Dear Thai social media mavens, we need to talk. I have been watching this industry for as long as I can remember and there’s something tha...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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India’s Komli Media raises $30 million to grow its Asian online ad market

Today Mumbai-based digital media and ad platform Komli Media has announced that the company has raised a round of funding from its new inves...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Gush Media

Gush Media marketplace lets social media elites sell their tweets (and their credibility)

Singapore-based social media marketing startup Gushcloud has partnered with global branded content provider Newcast to launch Gush Media...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Ubox has created a new way to chat online using memes

Ubox, a new startup out of Vietnam, is testing the boundaries on how to use memes on social networks. Instead of having them as the focus, h...

  • October 14, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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In a growing Asian trend, Samsung wants to acquire Valley companies

Samsung is now on a path to investing in startups in the Silicon Valley. It underlines an even bigger trend, Asia is waking up to what it ne...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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No, China is NOT unblocking Facebook (or anything else) in Shanghai free trade zone

Recently, rumor had it that China’s plans for a “free trade zone” in Shanghai would lead to the unblocking of Facebook and...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 12:43 am
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China’s Facebook ban to be removed in Shanghai’s free-trade zone

China will lift its ban on sensitive international websites like Facebook, Twitter, and the New York Times within the perimeters of Shanghai...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Facebook COO in China

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in Beijing, meets Chinese web official

While everyone’s been busy drooling/pontificating over the new iPhones, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg has been busy in Beij...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Vietnamese man receives 15-month sentence for Facebook posts

A Vietnamese man just received a 15 month suspended sentence for his posts on Facebook. This may set a new precedent for Vietnam's online po...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 7:52 pm
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Government officials, watch out: Filipinos have the social media power

This week there are two incidents that have caught the attention of netizens in the Philippines: airport employees were caught playing Candy...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 9:46 am
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As an early Christmas gift, Philippine telco Globe gives free Facebook access to subscribers

Last year, Philippine telco Globe Telecom launched a free Google search feature for its users. Now it announces another freebie: Globe users...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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How a Facebook profile picture has become a political tool in Vietnam

With General Giap’s passing, Vietnam’s internet has lit up with eulogies and homages to the man who orchestrated the victory of the Vie...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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India’s startup and internship ecosystems mutually benefit from job platform Internshala

Every year in India, more than 10,000 colleges and universities graduate up to three million graduates. Only one in five leave school with a...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Despite Facebook’s current lead in Southeast Asia, the real question is: how long will it last?

With smartphone usage growing in Southeast Asia, it’s safe to say that people are now growing more dependent on mobile apps. Of all apps,,...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Vietnam’s Facebook penetration hits over 70%, adding 14 million users in one year

Facebook penetration across Asia is staggering, and arguably the most staggering is Vietnam. It's the leader in the region.

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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How Asia’s messaging apps will blossom as mobile platforms

Joshua Kevin is a former blogger at Tech in Asia and former community manager at KakaoTalk Indonesia. Now, he’s working on his own startup...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Pakistan startups

Breaking down Pakistan’s mobile Facebook users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Facebook is big in Pakistan. And as a the smartphone revolution continues, more and more of the country’s 10-million-plus Facebook use...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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