China's top flirting app released version 5.0 this week, adding a new user rating system that lets users rank their peers based on a 5-star, six-tier system.
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.
Senti can understand social media mentions in both English and Filipino.
Viral video fans across Asia have a new site to turn to for a curated batch of the latest lulz-worthy vids. It's called LOL Lah.
This is what happens when one of Twitter’s most chatty nations is celebrating election year.
WeChat is used by celebrities, media outlets, small companies, and major brands to reach out to people. Trouble is, it has a huge problem with fake brand accounts.
A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. LMBang already has 20 million registered users.
Tencent says advertisers can target audiences by gender, age, and region, and will get feedback about exposure, number of clicks, and click-through rate.
Does clicking on the 'Accept' button of Facebook's data use policy, which it tweaks from time to time, constitute 'informed consent'?
Indian Prime Minister overtakes Indonesian President to become Twitter’s third most followed world leader
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just become the third most followed world leader on Twitter.
While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web empire it’s building up.
Satoshi Citadel Industries, an umbrella company in the Philippines for various Bitcoin-based ventures, has launched its quirkiest product to date: Bitstars. Users upload selfies to the Bitstars site, ...
India now has 243.2 million internet users and 106 million active social media users, according to the newest numbers available for mid-way through 2014.
Have Chinese authorities added Japanese chat app Line to its internet blacklist? [See bottom for updates] Today our colleagues in mainland China fired up Line, where Tech in Asia houses its non-urgent...
Unfollowers, created by brothers Tushar and Rishabh Mahajan has become a very popular service for tracking Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram followers.
Could the collective voice of a nation’s music fans, amplified by the internet, persuade a musician or band to fly halfway around the world to put on a concert?
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) launched an election tracker called Facebook Suara Indonesia for one of its biggest nation user-bases on the planet.
Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messaging apps.
WeChat got a minor update on iOS overnight that adds in the ability for users to transfer money to each other.