Posts Tagged: Social Media


krystal choo wander

This app brings traveling singles together, says it’s not for hooking up

Wander is all about creating a trusted, friendly singles community which is under-served in the travel market.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter (UPDATE: it’s back)

People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Chinese social network for following celebs – or even becoming one – secures $6.5M funding

Xingyun, a Chinese niche social network, has just raised an RMB 40 million (US$6.5 million) series A round of funding led by Shenzhen Capita...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Is Facebook’s proposed satire tag secretly designed for Asians?

Asians are infamous for not getting satire, so the Facebook tag can help its users in the region.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Geeky Chinese video site that makes its own editing tools gets $38M funding

What makes Aipai stand out from the dozens of nerdy niche video aggregators out there? The secret sauce is Aipai’s suite of bespoke editin...

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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Malaysian government ponders whether to ‘shut down’ Facebook on account of 2,000 reports of abuse

A nasty prank on Facebook was the tipping point for the Malaysian government, who is now considering banning the social media website

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnin...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

WeChat reaches 438 million monthly active users as growth slows

WeChat is now at 438.2 million monthly active users (MAUs). The messaging app helped Tencent pull in over US$480 million from social gaming ...

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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The wizards who personalized Amazon now have a Dave McClure-backed startup offering it to etailers big and small

Gurgaon-based TargetingMantra, a 500Strong startup, has a SaaS-based tech tool to figure out what ecommerce consumers are interested in and ...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 1:11 pm
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Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

WeChat, China’s most popular mobile messaging app, has already become a handy tool for businesses in China to engage with Chinese customer...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 2:29 pm
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Renren, once hailed as China’s Facebook, is dead in the water as active user numbers drop

Renren, the social network once lauded as “China’s Facebook”, is on a slow and agonizing path towards its own vanishing point.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 3:11 pm
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Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship

You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as long as you don’t say it in unison wi...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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It turns out Bubbly’s not closing – it’s getting acquired by India’s Altruist

It has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by India-based Altruist, a mobile social networking services provider that has its presence i...

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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$12M in sales for user-generated stickers on LINE

Sales for Line’s user-created stickers are showing healthy growth.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Why fast food giant Jollibee’s IT mishap is a blessing in disguise

A look at how the largest fast food chain in the Philippines increased its brand support through the operational disaster that led to #Chick...

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm
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WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

Tencent’s profit hit RMB 5.84 billion (US$948.26 million) in Q2, up 59 percent on the same period a year ago.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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LoveByte adds new lovey-dovey features as couples messaging app reaches 700k users

LoveByte adds new lovey-dovey features as couples messaging app reaches 700k users

The refreshed LoveByte app adds in a lot of sharing between couples - of your battery level, your location, and the local weather.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
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Sina Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Today the Weibo app got an update on iOS that enables video recording, uploading, and playing those videos directly in Weibo.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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