Posts Tagged: social


Wooplr app social shopping

From Malls to Markets, Wooplr Brings Social Shopping to India

Most people turn to friends and online buddies for shopping recommendations of all kinds. India-based social shopping app Wooplr wants to be...

  • April 1, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Jongla

Jongla Pushes into Asia, Focuses on Content in Messaging App Battle

The world’s top messaging apps might have over half a billion users between them, but plenty of startups still see room for growth ...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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QQ, China’s Top IM, Launches As a Facebook App

With 798 million monthly active users, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) QQ instant messenger is far and away China’s most-used social networ...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 1:25 pm
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Chinese social sites go dark for Earth Hour 2013

6 Chinese Social Sites Will Turn Off the Lights Tomorrow for ‘Earth Hour’

Tomorrow, as 8:30pm rolls around the globe, lots of landmark buildings will turn off their lights to observe Earth Hour and remind the world...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 8:35 pm
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Social media in Asia shifts to messaging apps

Messaging Apps Invade Asia, Now the Most Active Social Networks in Japan and Korea (Infographic)

We’ve been following the rapid progress of messaging apps very closely across Asia, and we’ve even noted that they might be a th...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Check Out the Numbers on China’s Top 10 Social Media Sites (Infographic)

With an estimated 597 million people active on social media in China, the country’s top 10 sites actually have a staggering 3.2 billion in...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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Fuubo app for Weibo

Fuubo: Finally a Weibo App for Android That Isn’t Fugly

As much as we enjoy using the lively (though oft-gagged) Chinese social network that is Sina Weibo, the official Weibo app is a bit of a UI ...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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WeChat logo

Apart From WeChat, Chinese Developers Are a No-Show in Latest Global App Data

AppAnnie just released its latest report on app monetization; after looking at some amazing performances by Japanese and Korean developers, ...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 10:23 pm
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Taobao search on WeChat app

China’s Top E-Commerce Site to Launch Product Searches Inside WeChat App

The 300-plus million users of China-made messaging app WeChat can already use it for video calls, finding dates, or following brands and cel...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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DeNA Groovy

Groovy, Baby: DeNA Launches Social Music App for Japan

When the Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) rebranded a couple of months ago, it also teased an upcoming social music service. Tod...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Renren FeiFei app like SnapChat

China’s Renren Looks to Emulate the Sexting Success of Snapchat

China’s Facebook-like Renren (NYSE:RENN) looks set to be the first major Chinese web company to launch a Snapchat clone. Called FeiFei...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 3:53 pm
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86% of Chinese smartphones are Android

China Will Have 300 Million Android Users by the End of 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Let’s start Monday morning with some big numbers. Now that smartphones account for 73.2 percent of all mobiles sold in China, and with man...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 9:58 am
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Luxury fashion brands doing ecommerce in China

China’s Online Clothing Sales Hit $50 Billion, But Luxury Fashion Brands Lack Commitment

China’s online sales of clothing were worth $50 billion in 2012, but only 41 percent of luxury fashion brands have any e-commerce offering...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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HTML5 Gaming Inside WeChat

An Experiment in HTML5 Gaming Inside WeChat

We get the feeling that the hugely popular messaging app WeChat will eventually move into social gaming. (We asked earlier this afternoon bu...

  • March 18, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Guanxi.me dating app

For Some Reason, a Chinese Hook-Up App Has Made a Music Video About the Dangers of Hooking Up [VIDEO]

Getting tied up by a girl who’s into Fifty Shades of Grey, losing a kidney, getting an STD, ending up on the front page of a tabloid. Such...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 9:32 pm
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Shi Kaiwen, Jing.fm

15 Web Entrepreneurs Under 30 Doing Awesome Stuff in China

Forbes just put up a list of 30 young disruptors in China working across all kinds of fields. But its list gives no information about any of...

  • March 11, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Line app monetization

From Line to Puzzles and Dragons, Japan Rocks the World at App Monetization [STATS]

Regular readers will know that Japanese smartphone owners are great for spending money on apps. Now we have new data from AppAnnie, released...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 9:28 pm
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blackberry messenger problem

Why Blackberry Remains Powerful In Indonesia, and How It’s Still Going to Lose

A lot of my friends have had their fair share of complaints about the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) service in Indonesia, especially about the ...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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