Line is dominating Asia, but how does CEO Takeshi Idezawa think they can push into the rest of the world?
Social media keeps on growing in Asia. Besides the perpetual growth of mainstream sites such as Facebook, up-and-coming startups are also jumping on the bandwagon, aiming to become leaders in their respective markets. With tough competition in the region, social media is becoming a numbers game, driven by compelling new features. At Tech in Asia, we aim to uncover all these goings-on in Asia’s social scene.
A new report from Citizen Lab dives deeper into what gets censored on WeChat, and why.
When you see a pair of beautiful shoes in a shop window, your heart can’t help but skip a beat. You go into the store and take a peek at the price tag. You know...
This China-based startup is working on a social app that's about private moments of authenticity, not blasting the image of your "best you" to the masses.
Pal+ receives renewed investment from partner Asiasoft and continues development of the rebadged social network.
Facebook now has 125 million users in India, the company said today as it launched the Facebook Lite app.
Nice changes direction and broadens its horizon in an effort to attract more users and move beyond its homeland of China.
Rage faces, Obama’s “not bad” face, something that looks like Dick Butt - welcome to China's oddest (and most fun) new social app.
Bangalore-based Cupick raised US$120,000 from a group of angel investors using TermSheet’s platform.
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Momo, once a dating app before it morphed into a social network, has partnered with a charity to help find China’s kidnapped children.
Although Vietnam’s startup scene can seem mysterious to folks outside, it’s a teeming ecosystem on the inside. One Facebook group is at the center of it all.
The new startup lets Indonesians put their love for social commerce into a pocket-sized marketplace. It’s designed to complement Facebook and Twitter eshops.
Starting of as an iOS-only app, Addappt adapted for Android users as well.
Weeks after the ban started, Beijingers are taking to WeChat, the hugely popular messaging app, to photograph and shame indoor smokers.
“The Singapore-based team has since grown to 80 staff members in less than two years,” says Twitter’s Aliza Knox.
China's newest meme: snap a photo of yourself while reaching behind your back and around your waist so that your hand covers your belly button.
In practice, the anonymous social network sounds a lot like Whisper, Secret, or Yik Yak, but this new app instead focuses on your voice.
Once the food industry in India caught on to social media, it sparked an interesting exchange of ideas and information. Up until 10 years ago, most local foodie...