Internet.org presents itself as an altruistic effort to get more people connected. But its telco partner isn't shy about its hopes to use the app for profit.
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.
Meet the anti-Snapchat. It's a video diary that stores your memories for later viewing.
While Facebook’s revenue from Asia is growing, the vast majority of that is from advertising. So what about in-app purchases and stickers...?
In Asia, the headline number is that Facebook now has 471 million monthly active users (MAUs) in Q1 2015. In terms of daily active users, it's 270 million.
Internet.org just launched in Indonesia. The app makes access to certain services free, but which? And will it soon be met with criticism, like in India?
Internet.org is a somewhat elusive initiative launched by Facebook, aimed to give more people in developing nations access to the internet.
An anonymous angel investor is helping SociaBuzz to grow its influencer marketing platform.
Now based in Seattle, the Chinese entrepreneurs have created Pixotale as a way for people to tell a story with a bunch of photos.
Qingchifan, a location-based app for meeting up with strangers for dinner dates, has raised a series B round of funding from Vertex Ventures and Sequoia Capital
Wifigen allows customers to access public wifi hotspots for free in exchange for a Facebook like.
Facebook isn’t up to the task of local events, so this startup wants to make it easier for people to find things happening nearby.
Twitter’s office in Jakarta is now officially opened. CEO Dick Costolo and country head Rick Mulia shed light onto the strategy behind Twitter’s move.
Post and sell do-it-yourself projects on the app. You can also earn more from the sale of materials used in your projects.
On social media, trending jokes and topics are always in flux. Indonesia’s Cupslice captures and brings them to life in its custom photo editing app.
Also, Tencent's profits reached RMB 23.9 billion (US$3.9 billion), up 53 percent year-on-year.
The app provides mobile phone users free access to basic internet services related to education, health, employment, communication, and information and news.
Frilp - a combo of ‘friends’ and ‘help’ - uses advanced algorithms to suggest the shops or services you need, based on recommendations from friends on your social networks.