Posts Tagged: Social Networking


Japan’s Mixi Acquires Tokyo-based Barter/Curation Site Developer Kamado

Tokyo-based startup Kamado Inc., which is running several web services including auction site Livlis and a photo curation site Clipie, was t...

  • December 27, 2012
  • at 3:24 pm
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So, Uh, I Got a Condom in the Invitation Parcel from ‘Buy Me A Drink’ App

People are getting creative with their marketing tactics, because essentially you need to be different to stand out from the crowd. Some ado...

  • April 3, 2012
  • at 7:16 pm
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5 Ways Twitter’s New Redesign Makes It More Like Sina Weibo

Twitter’s slick new redesign has brought it – visually and practically – closer to China’s most dynamic microbloggin...

  • December 9, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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CheWen, Renren’s Social Network for Car Fanatics, Revs Up to 4 Million Users is the Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) owned, car-oriented social network that’s a mix of Quora, microblogging, and automotive news...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 3:45 pm
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Alphatown, China’s Hippest Virtual City and Social Game

Alphatown is a social network and virtual community created in real-time by its users. It was developed by Douban – now China’s ...

  • October 12, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Japan’s Mixi Takes a Page From Facebook

Japanese social networking site Mixi followed the lead of Facebook today by launching public pages for companies and individuals. ‘Pub...

  • August 31, 2011
  • at 3:57 pm
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As Social Network Kaixin Loses 65% of Traffic, How Did it Lose its Groove?

The web traffic stats site Alexa reveals that China's former top social networking site has lost 65 percent of its traffic in ...

  • August 3, 2011
  • at 6:33 pm
Read More, in First Results Since IPO, Shows a Net Loss in 2011 Q1, China’s biggest Facebook-style social network, has released its 2011 Q1 financial results. Being the first such results si...

  • June 21, 2011
  • at 4:59 pm
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Going Out, Checking-in, and Being Seen: a Look at Jiepang [REVIEW]

With over 100,000 people making check-ins every week, the indie is China’s biggest location-based service (LBS) – a ...

  • June 19, 2011
  • at 12:51 am
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Mixi Denies Nikkei Report that CEO Wants to Sell 55% Stake

There’s much discussion going on today about a Nikkei Business Daily report that says Mixi’s founder and CEO, Kenji Kasahara, is...

  • May 15, 2012
  • at 1:08 pm
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Indonesia No Longer World’s Second Largest Facebook Nation

According to new statistics from, the hierarchy of the world’s top Facebook nations has just experienced a shift near...

  • January 31, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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Better Late Than Never, Kaixin Gets Its Own Stylish Photo-Sharing App

Oh, great… another photo-sharing app with lots of filters. We haven’t reviewed one of those for, like, 24 hours. Yes, Kaixin001,...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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McKinsey: Japan ‘Downright Slow’ Adopting New Technologies

Research firm McKinsey published an interesting report recently summarizing a survey that showed the digital habits of 5000 people across ei...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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“Are You Human or Devil?” Teases China’s Weirdest Social Network

“Are you a human or a devil? Let people know your other side.” That’s the suggestive tagline of a brand-new, somewhat twisted,...

  • October 12, 2011
  • at 1:02 pm
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Zazzer Mixes Social, Group Messaging, and LBS – But Will It Blend?

A Chinese start-up is going very ‘elastic’ by mixing location (LBS), social, and IM/group messaging into its Zazzer service, whi...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 2:44 pm
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Sina Weibo Teases a Beta Update, With Photo and Music Albums

Today Sina is giving a glimpse into an update to Weibo, its smash-hit microblogging platform. It’s not just a cosmetic facelift, howev...

  • June 23, 2011
  • at 1:03 pm
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The Problem with Facebook in Japan

Adam is a dedicated researcher about new media trends. He has been researching about online social networks since 2005. The Japanese online ...

  • June 20, 2011
  • at 9:18 am
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Intel Launches a Very Creative YouTube Campaign in Asia

Here’s some great stuff we just caught here on an early Friday morning. It’s a pretty awesome YouTube campaign launched by Intel...

  • June 17, 2011
  • at 10:18 am
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