Pal+ receives renewed investment from partner Asiasoft and continues development of the rebadged social network.
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.
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...
New Weibo 'radar' feature just gave me a coupon for McDonalds. Apart from that, it's not very useful.
The Path acquisition by Daum Kakao was big news earlier today, but both parties have little detail to share. Here’s what we know so far.
Path, the ailing social network that launched in 2010, has sold out to Korean tech giant Daum Kakao.
Twitter’s livestreaming app is coming to Android, becoming accessible to millions of phones across Asia.
The startup, which lets women sync up their social media estores with an Andriod app, is looking to capitalize on Indonesia’s love for sales via social media.
The platform has been around since late last year, and is looking to capitalize on user-generated content combined with Emtek’s media reach in the archipelago.
Once dismissed and reviled for being a simple hook-up app, China's Momo has changed a lot in the past couple of years. And now that's finally paying off.
Meet Valencia Randa, the woman who started one of Indonesia’s longest running social media campaigns
Blood4Life connects blood donors with those in need of transfusion. This campaign exists since 2009. Now it wants to transform into an independent platform.
Weibo hit 89 million daily active users in March, up 34 percent from the same time last year.
SocialShopWave offers a full suite of social commerce features that can be easily plugged into an online store, including social login, wishlists, and reviews.
Chan started 9gag in his native Hong Kong because, at that time, “Facebook was not popular in Hong Kong,” he says.
Line earned US$236 million and increased its monthly active user count to 205 million between January and March.