Posts Tagged: LBS

Call Me Maybe: Chinese E-Commerce Site Debuts a Group Messaging App

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has always had a chat app – but this week it has been completely revamped, metamorphosing from ...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 8:50 pm
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Momo App Hits 10 Million Users, A Whole Lot of Flirting Going On

For a startup to go from zero to ten million users in the space of a year, and to have done so very organically, is impressive. And so Beiji...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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How Tencent’s Qute is Chatting Up Indonesia

So Tencent’s made-for-Indonesia Qute messaging app has more than a million users. That makes me curious to find out what is it all abo...

  • July 25, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Game Publisher Qeon Interactive Acquires Bouncity

Bouncity, the location-based gaming platform, has been acquired by the Indonesia game publisher Qeon Interactive for an undisclosed amount. ...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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Hit the Road With Sina’s New App for Chinese Drivers

China’s love affair with the car and the open road (traffic jams permitting) has only just begun, and so it’s a good time for lo...

  • July 9, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Jiepang Makes a New Friend, Can Now Share Check-Ins to WeChat

Jiepang, one of China’s biggest check-in social networks, has a new buddy in the form of Tencent (HKG:0700), the country’s socia...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 9:41 pm
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Eyeland is a Location Messaging App with 500,000 Users in Japan

Eyeland ( is an app that allows users to leave their comments and messages at a specific location, where other users can then...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Focusing on Mobile and Local Discounts, DDMap Bags $40 Million in Funding

Chinese online city listings company DDMap has today revealed a new and sizable round of funding. CEO Xu Longjiang, talking to Chinese media...

  • April 30, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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So, Uh, I Got a Condom in the Invitation Parcel from ‘Buy Me A Drink’ App

People are getting creative with their marketing tactics, because essentially you need to be different to stand out from the crowd. Some ado...

  • April 3, 2012
  • at 7:16 pm
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Yotomo App to Add QR and NFC Next Week, Daily Deals in Future

Indonesian location-based app Yotomo plans to release a new QR and NFC scan feature in its mobile app on August 10, and the startup also dis...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 12:10 pm
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Urbanesia’s Location-Based API is Open for Developers

Indonesian city lifestyle directory website Urbanesia yesterday announced that its API is now open for third-party developers. The API will ...

  • July 26, 2012
  • at 2:40 pm
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Pulkam Makes Use of Waze App to Help Indonesians Return Home

@Pulkam, the Twitter account in which travellers can share their pulkam or mudik experience and discover new places to eat, is making use of...

  • July 21, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Most China Check-ins: Starbucks Tops on Jiepang for Second Year Running

Here’s a pretty graphic that came our way on this Friday afternoon. It’s not the usual infographic about the Chinese social media or...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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Can You Measure Happiness? Freehap App Aims to Do So

Wanna be happy? There’s an app for that. Well not exactly, but an app with the ambitious goal of making the world a happier place has ...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 9:15 pm
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Where is the Money in Location-based Services?

I was delighted to write about the news of YFind’s funding. But truth be told, few if any location-based services have turned a real p...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 6:08 pm
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Phewtick Matchmakes People Through Gamification and LBS (And a Lot More)

Japanese startup, Phewtick, is the pitch that has caught my attention – and confused me the most – this morning at the G-Startup...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 1:40 pm
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Sina Weibo Launches Location Platform ‘Weibo Places’

In a move that, in retrospect, we’re surprised didn’t happen way sooner, Sina Weibo launched a new location service today. It...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 5:06 pm
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C2: The Social Network That Transports You to a Stranger’s Life

For all the power that the internet has to enable us to explore, poke, and pry, it is rarely done in a way that is positive and culturally e...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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