Posts Tagged: LBS

Gaming Giant Netease Decides It Needs to Be Lucky in Love

The green-eyed monster of jealousy is never an attractive thing – especially in relationships. But that’s what seems to have mot...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 1:20 pm
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China’s Baidu to Focus on Local and LBS, Says it Has 77 Million Online Maps Users

At an event in Beijing this morning, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s biggest search engine, revealed that it has set up a dedicated locat...

  • October 17, 2012
  • at 2:20 pm
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China’s WeChat Hits 200 Million Users, Generates 700 Million LBS Activities Each Day

Over at the China Internet Conference earlier today, Pony Ma, CEO and co-founder of Tencent (HKG:0700) took to the stage to talk about all t...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 12:53 pm
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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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China’s Dating App Momo Will Soon Chat-Up International Users in English [Updated]

The Beijing-based startup behind the flirty hook-up app Momo is preparing to take it international, with an English version of its iPhone ap...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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Rumor: Baidu To Spin Off LBS Division As It Focuses on Local and Maps

With so many web searches being for local things [1], China’s Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is rumored to be focusing more on location-based ser...

  • October 12, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Born This Way: China Gets its First Gay Flirting App, Blued

We’ve seen quite a few Chinese location-based apps for lads and ladies to flirt and get together – such as Mix and Momo – ...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 4:37 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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