Posts Tagged: social

MiTalk messaging app Southeast Asia

China’s Xiaomi Aims its MiTalk Messaging App at Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea

China’s Xiaomi not only makes a range of popular Android-based smartphones (a whopping 7.19 million sold in 2012) but also its own gro...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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Just Short of 2 Years Old, WeChat App Surpasses 300 Million Users

The makers of WeChat said recently that the messaging app will likely soon surpass 300 million registered users – and now that has off...

  • January 16, 2013
  • at 11:38 am
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Rumor Alibaba acquired Xiami Music

As Alibaba Gets More Social, Rumors Swirl of Acquisition of Music Site Xiami [UPDATE: Confirmed]

Just a few hours after Alibaba boss Jack Ma detailed the restructuring of the e-commerce giant into 25 more nimble divisions, a rumor emerge...

  • January 10, 2013
  • at 9:34 pm
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DoubanFM paid music streaming

Chinese Social Network Douban Rolls Out Paid Music Streaming Subscriptions

We recently wrote about how 2013 was likely to be the year that China faced up to paid music subscriptions. And, lo and behold, yesterday Do...

  • January 8, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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New Study Proves that Twitter Users in China are Rare Birds

We recently looked at some stats compiled by a Chinese netizen that showed a mere 18,164 Twitter users active in China. That bit of number-c...

  • January 7, 2013
  • at 10:29 am
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Vietnamese Tech News Sites, Give Us More Vietnam and Less Silicon Valley

In Vietnam, if you want to read information about the technology industry, there are tons of sources. News has been on the frontlines of Vie...

  • January 4, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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7 Superb New Apps from China in 2012

With smartphone sales in China up 199 percent this year, all those phone owners will be keen to snap up some fun apps. And Chinese developer...

  • December 31, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Happy Farm, made by Five Minutes studio

The Rise and Fall of China’s First Hit Social Game (The One Zynga Ripped Off as FarmVille)

Remember FarmVille, the social game that put Zynga on the map? That was pretty much ripped off from a Chinese game named Happy Farm, made by...

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 1:33 pm
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Aiming at Indonesia and Beyond, WeChat Launches Beta BlackBerry App

We know that the China-made messaging app WeChat has global ambitions, and that’s made even more clear today with the launch of a beta ver...

  • December 21, 2012
  • at 8:55 pm
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Taiwan's Fashionguide funding from CyberAgent Ventures

Newest CyberAgent Ventures Funding Makes it a Dedicated Follower of Taiwanese Fashion

Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures has had a Taiwan office for well over a year, and now the VC firm has yet another local site on its portfo...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 12:17 pm
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China internet users stats for 2012 - web growth

CNNIC Report: China Now Has 564 Million Internet Users, More Than Half are on Weibo

China’s web registry regulator, the CNNIC, has today released a new tranche of data showing the size of the Chinese internet landscape...

  • January 15, 2013
  • at 4:18 pm
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Sina Weibo rolls out English version

Finally, China’s Sina Weibo Rolls Out Partial English Interface [UPDATE: Sina Confirms]

Sina Weibo has over 400 million registered users, though it’s hard to know how many of those are overseas. Nonetheless, we’ve noticed to...

  • January 9, 2013
  • at 2:27 pm
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PIP Camera special effects

New PIP Camera App and its Wacky Special Effects Hit 2.5 Million iPhone Downloads

If you’ve seen your friends taking some wacky photos of themselves recently – as if they’re trapped in a glass, or set as a laptop...

  • January 8, 2013
  • at 12:46 pm
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This is the Year that China’s Coolest Music Streaming Startup Should Come of Age [REVIEW] was one of the coolest new startups to emerge in China in 2012, a music-streaming service sort of like Grooveshark. But I was so hap...

  • January 4, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Study: Actually Only About 20,000 Twitter Users in China [INFOGRAPHIC]

Remember that bizarre kerfuffle over the dubious stats showing that China had tens of millions of Twitter users (the one on which we called ...

  • January 3, 2013
  • at 7:20 pm
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Sina Weibo mobile strategy

Sina CEO Battle Cry: Time to Restructure, Focus on Weibo, Go “Mobile First”

The major Chinese web portal Sina (NASDAQ:SINA), maker of the hugely popular Sina Weibo, is keen to avoid the stasis of Yahoo. And so this m...

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 2:50 pm
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10 Insane Cases of Censorship on Sina Weibo in 2012

It has been a doubleplusgood year for Sina Weibo in terms of doubling its registered user count to 400 million. But, as China’s hottes...

  • December 24, 2012
  • at 3:20 pm
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Sina Weibo read censored posts

Welcome to Purgatory: Sina Weibo Now Delaying Mentions of ‘Sensitive’ Words by 7 Days

Users of Sina Weibo that mention things somewhat more controversial than cats or food might find their posts being delayed – by seven ...

  • December 21, 2012
  • at 4:19 pm
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