Posts Tagged: Social Media

xi jinping peng liyuan

Wife of Chinese president sends out an Instagram post on the same day China blocks Instagram

This is what industry analysts refer to as "crappy timing."

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 11:12 am
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you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

China got the internet in 1994. But soon after, the government started working on ways to restrict it. Here's a list of all the major sites ...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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10 more must-follow Twitter accounts for all things Asia tech

Wanna get chummy with the best and brightest in Asia's tech world? Follow these accounts on twitter.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 3:14 pm
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BBC delivering news in Line app

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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Travel back in time with Rwnd, a Vine-like app where all the videos play backwards

The app allows you to take a short video of four seconds in length, upload it to the app and play it back - but it's all looped in reverse!

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to  become China’s answer to Vine

Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to become China’s answer to Vine

10-second video app Miaopai has secured US$50 million in series C funding.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:59 pm
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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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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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