Posts Tagged: Social Media

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Spottly launches video sharing as it tries to grow its social network for travellers

Spottly, a Pinterest-esque social network for the wanderlust-prone, has been active for over a year. Tech in Asia caught up with the Hong Ko...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 am
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Renren invests $40 million in Chinese stock market social network

The Chinese government hopes to boost local stocks with foreign cash, so investors and prospective investors will be keen to seek out a serv...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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CatchChat: China's coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

Forget WeChat: China’s coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

The strength of China’s web giants and the diversity of its startups usually means that no one service dominates to the extent that, s...

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
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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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Spread the news: BBC takes to popular messaging app Line

The BBC has just started using the popular messaging app Line to share news.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 9:05 pm
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This new messaging app wants to be Xbox Live for your phone

Singaporean startup Moomee wants to reinvent social gaming on mobile devices, but does the new company have what it takes to go against Line...

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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KakaoTalk goes into the mobile payment business with KakaoPay

KakaoTalk adds in epayments to its messaging app. But at the moment this is just for South Korea and for Android users.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 7:48 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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