Posts Tagged: LBS



You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platform. But is it an awkward fit?

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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On the hunt for a hat: find the fashion bargains nearest you with this app from China

The app taps into the Baidu Maps API to let users who still prefer to shop for clothes in person aggregate the stores and deals nearest them...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Beacon-In startup

Banking on iBeacon, this new startup helps businesses send alerts to passersby

Apple's iBeacon tech is largely untested and its realistic potential is unknown, but that’s not stopping a number of startups from trying...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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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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Cool new app alert: Jink wants to prevent friends from getting lost and arriving late

Ever find yourself waiting for a friend who’s late? It stinks. As impatience mounts, you call his cellphone, but there’s no ans...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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百度疾病预测 (2)

Baidu’s new interactive map predicts the spread of influenza, hepatitis, and STIs all across China

Baidu Trends, China’s nearest equivalent to Google Trends, has launched an interactive nationwide map that predicts the spread of dise...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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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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