Posts Tagged: social



Can Japan’s KLab prove it is capable of competing with DeNA and Gree?

Japanese gaming company KLab is trying to recover from a disastrous 2014. Will the market allow it?

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Viber was the enigma of the mobile messaging wars. Why did Rakuten buy it for $900 million?

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce firm, will purchase Viber, the Cyprus-based mobile messaging star...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 3:34 pm
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WTF: Someone is selling prayers in Indonesia, gets slammed on Twitter

Indonesia is a very social country, so when there’s something funny or bizarre happening, you can expect it to go viral. The first viral s...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 7:20 pm
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Alibaba Laiwang chat app

Struggling to steal momentum from WeChat, Alibaba pushes its own messaging app

Last summer, Chinese e-shopping behemoth Alibaba launched Laiwang, a sort of messaging app that’s the company’s big push into social med...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
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WeChat launches for BB10

WeChat Launches For BB10, Ready With Support For Indonesian

As promised earlier this year, China-made messaging app WeChat has launched for BlackBerry 10. The new BB10 release brings some of WeChat...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 9:31 am
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CASS Report: China’s Microbloggers Are Young, Under-Educated, and Poor

WeChat may be the fastest-growing social service in China right now, but microblogging is still huge. But who are the users behind the keybo...

  • June 26, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Thailand on social media

Thailand Now Has 18 Million Social Media Users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Our ZocialInc buddies in Bangkok always keep a close eye on Thailand’s social media scene. In their newest infographic report, the cre...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 3:56 pm
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The Biggest Brands on Social Media in Southeast Asia in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

The crew at Bangkok-based social analytics firm ZocialInc has fired up its ZocialRank platform to see which brands are doing the best on Fac...

  • April 24, 2013
  • at 10:05 pm
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Just.me app launch

Just.me Launches as a Messaging App to Kill Off Facebook, Looks to Asia for Big Boost

Oh great, another messaging app. But now that these are clearly ubiquitous social tools, we’ll have to get used to seeing new ones lau...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Zomato has over 500,000 monthly visitors in Indonesia, embraces social dining concept

Zomato no longer looks like the “Google for restaurant listings”, and now more closely resembles “Facebook for food lovers”.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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How are Asia’s 1.2 billion web users spread out across the continent? (SLIDESHOW)

The talented team at We Are Social, the Singapore-based social media and strategy consulting firm, has come out with yet another massive rep...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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You are not alone: Indotable will help you connect over food

Forever alone? Not anymore. Now is the time for you to mingle over food with the help of Indotable. Indotable has two main features: an onli...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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WeChat v5 Android update

Here’s a sneaky way to download WeChat v5.0 for Android right now, before Google Play gets it

WeChat got a major update to v5.0 last week on iOS, but it hasn’t rolled out the new features officially on Android. Though WeChat for And...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 10:11 pm
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Your Cheating Heart: Extra-Marital Hook-Up Site AshleyMadison Launches in Japan

I suppose that any social network can be used for dating and hooking up – even for hook-ups of the extra-marital kind. But US-based As...

  • July 1, 2013
  • at 4:22 pm
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Zank app

Zank is a Slick Chinese Friend-Finding App for Gays

If you’re looking to find friends, Zank might be able to help with that. The Chinese mobile startup app focuses on helping users find ...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Line 150 million users

Line is Growing Faster Than Ever, Now Up to 150 Million Users

Far from nearing a saturation point, the messaging app Line is actually growing faster than ever. Having previously taken nearly seven month...

  • May 1, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Renren TongXueShuo app

Remember “China’s Facebook”? It’s Fighting Back Against WeChat With a New Messaging App

Once hailed as “China’s Facebook”, Renren (NYSE:RENN) has had a rough few years. First overtaken by microblogging (with new rivals Sin...

  • April 23, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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PixBento iPhone app

PixBento: Facebook Albums Suck, We’re Going to Do Photo Sharing the Right Way

Quite a few startups are trying – or have tried and failed – to crack the first-world problem of how to share and transfer image...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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