Posts Tagged: Facebook

Thai political unrest: Don’t be used, think before you share

Thailand is dealing with another bout of political unrest right now. So far, at least three people have been killed during violent clashes b...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Did Twitter just get blocked in Vietnam?

Twitter is showing hints of being blocked in Vietnam, and most people are just going to ignore it. There are barely any users there anyway.

  • November 20, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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‘Facebook for singles’ app Avalable adds 15 languages, ready for global expansion

Thailand-based social dating app Avalable, which is known as a Facebook for Thai singles, just came out with its v2.0 today. The app helps s...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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15 big stats in Asia’s tech world for October (INFOGRAPHIC)

Here's 15 data points from October that will give you a comprehensive idea of what is happening in Asia in terms of internet growth.

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 5:15 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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Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook, adding street cred to WeChat

We’ve heard about how Facebook is losing its street cred and its teenage audience as more and more baby boomers (their parents) join the p...

  • November 25, 2013
  • at 8:09 pm
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5 reasons why the fight between WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Line matters

Are you tired of tech blogs covering messaging apps that you’ve never used, which are popular in countries that you’ve never been to? Do...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 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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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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