Posts Tagged: Social Media


Tencent looks to online video streaming to boost web empire

After success with WeChat, here’s how Tencent is building up the rest of its online media empire

While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web em...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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React Messenger, the selfie messaging app, takes off in Indonesia

React Messenger has really taken off in Asia. The LA-based startup is today rolling out React Messenger (which is iOS-only) in a new market ...

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 4:57 pm
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Myanmar Viber Facebook usage

Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messagin...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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Weibo CEO: 70 percent of daily active users are on mobile

Yesterday at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei revealed that 70 percent of the company’s daily active users acce...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 1:13 pm
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Japan’s number one social recruiting service receives more than $2 million from Global Brain

Social Recruiting, a Tokyo-based startup that claims to be Japan’s number one social recruiting service, received more than $2 million in...

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 6:12 pm
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Thailand coup

5 Twitter accounts to follow for updates on Thailand’s coup

here are five Twitter users we’ve handpicked as reliable sources of information about what’s happening in Thailand as the coup rumbles o...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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WeChat social gifting

There’s now a way to gift something to a buddy inside WeChat

There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The newly-launched service is created by a Chi...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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Secret clone made in China cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

China’s top Secret clone cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

Earlier this week, the pixel-perfect Secret clone vanished from the iOS App Store in mysterious circumstances. Now it’s heading back with ...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

China's Weibo pulled in $67.5 million in revenue in Q1 2014. This is the first earnings report since its IPO.

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 10:54 am
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Indian big data innovator Mu Sigma acquires Singaporean social media analyzer Webfluenz

Big data analytics innovator Mu Sigma, based in Chicago and Bangalore, has acquired the Singapore-based social media analytics firm Webflu...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 11:13 am
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Fliplingo translates tweets

After lengthy beta and now with seed funding, Fliplingo launches Twitter translation service

After months of beta testing, today Fliplingo goes live to the public with its human-powered Twitter translation service.

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 11:00 pm
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Tech in Asia Meetup in Ho Chi Minh City: startups and the new frontiers of social media

We are bringing not one, not two, but four juggernauts of Vietnam’s social media scene to this Meetup to discuss the potential of social m...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 4:58 pm
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I ran social media campaigns for 3M, Qatar Airways, and more. Ask me anything (AMA)

Marcus Ho, the director of social media at SocialMetric, is now taking your questions on all aspects of social media ROI and strategies. Ask...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Line now has 400 million registered users

Targeted ads are coming to Line

Line has announced a partnership with Salesforce that will give big-name clients the opportunity to push targeted ads to the service’s 450...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Thai social media

Thailand social media stats: 28 million on Facebook, 4.5 million on Twitter, 1.7 million on Instagram

Thailand has 28 million Facebook users, growing 53 percent faster than the previous year. That makes Thailand Facebook’s ninth biggest cou...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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Gay flirting app Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Gay social network Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Moovz, a location-based social app for gay guys, has secured a new round of funding worth $1.4 million to help it grow.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
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Under martial law, Thailand will shut down some websites and monitor social media

Thailand's NBTC has asked for cooperation from Thai ISP operators to shut down inappropriate websites

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 1:22 pm
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Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

The new funding for Whisper was led by Shasta Ventures, along with participation from Chinese web giant Tencent and several others.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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