Posts Tagged: Social Media


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10 must-follow Twitter accounts for understanding tech and startups across Asia

Within the uber-hip technology scene, Twitter is a way of life. For its most active users, voices emanating from the little blue bird icon c...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 8:45 am
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WeChat will soon allow celebrities and media to rake in money from ads

WeChat is popular because it has a lot of features besides messaging. In China especially, the app has evolved to include things like mobile...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 9:37 pm
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Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China

China’s top gay flirting app gets funding, picks up 3 million users

Blued, a Grindr-style gay chat and hook-up app for Chinese guys, has secured series A funding to help it hire new staff and grow its user-ba...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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Miss Indonesia pageant crowns beauties for being savvy with WeChat, YouTube, and social media

The Miss Online category was first introduced in 2011 by organizer MNC Media, while the other two titles were introduced this year.

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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DearLove app

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, DearLove is a new messaging and diary app for couples

Some early birds will be preparing a gift for their partner for Valentine’s Day on Friday. If you want to do something extra and techy, th...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Line adds a new theme store

Line gets colorful, adds new theme store in updated Android app

Messaging app Line has updated to v4.0 on Android, but it hasn’t resulted in a much-needed visual update for the old-looking app. Inst...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Chinese New Year welcomed in with 13.6 billion messages in 1 day on China's top social network

Chinese New Year welcomed in with 13.6 billion messages in 1 day on China’s top social network

While everyone’s talking about WeChat, it’s easy to forget that Tencent makes another social network that’s even more popular.

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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It looks like there really has been a mass exodus of Sina Weibo users, but it’s still not clear why

As Tencent’s WeChat messenger grows in popularity across China, many followers of Chinese consumer technology have kept their eyes glued t...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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Line's emoticons get a bit less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

Line’s emoticons get less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

The oversized stickers on messaging apps like Line have been central to their success. But the stickers are usually of the cutesy-cartoony v...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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Japanese telco rumored to be chatting up Line, seeking stake in popular messaging app

The messaging app landgrab is on. Less than a week after Facebook bought out WhatsApp, and shortly after Rakuten acquired Viber, a report in...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Hike messaging app in India

Battling WhatsApp in India, Hike grows to 15 million users

There’s even more focus on messaging apps this week after Facebook’s buy-up of WhatsApp. The acquisition has also highlighted th...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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Even with WhatsApp acquisition, Facebook doesn’t quite own Asia (yet)

News broke this morning that Facebook has acquired Whatsapp for a whopping $19 billion. What does this deal means to Asia, a continent fille...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
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After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

Earlier today, the popular messaging app Viber revealed it has been acquired by Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce titan. The $900 million dea...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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MomentCam emoticons

MomentCam adds GIF maker that animates your face, turns you into a WeChat emoticon

MomentCam, the China-made photo app that went viral around the world a few months ago, has come out with a major update. MomentCam users can...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Line messaging app racks up $338 million in revenue in 2013

The company behind the messaging app Line has today revealed some financial figures for Q4 (October and December) and the whole of 2013. Acc...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Apple silences FaceTime Audio for iPhone and iPad buyers in China

Apple silences FaceTime Audio for iPhone and iPad buyers in China

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) FaceTime was updated with audio support in iOS 7, but a growing number of iPhone and iPad owners in China are re...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 4:41 pm
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11Beep app

Now a startup in Nepal has made an app like Snapchat that erases your digital footprint

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about erasable social media. Snapchat is taking the lead, and it has spawned imitators around the world....

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook’s newest earnings report reveals that it now has 368 million monthly active users across Asia. Despite strong competition fro...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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