The app provides mobile phone users free access to basic internet services related to education, health, employment, communication, and information and news.
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.
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.
WeChat, the most popular messaging app and social network in China with 468 million monthly active users, yesterday set in stone 10 rules for users posting to the app’s news feed, called Moments in En...
Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social network, continues to grow – albeit slowly. Weibo ended 2014 with 175.7 million monthly active users (MAUs).
The social network will wave to the mainland from its perch in the fragrant harbour.
What matters on social media is not just the number of followers but the level of engagement. That’s why an app like Crowdfire has more than 10 million users.
WeChat, Weibo ordered to crack down on viral pollution film ‘Under the Dome,’ but discussion continues
After Chai Jing's pollution documentary went viral in China, authorities have ordered discussion of it be censored, but as usual, that hasn't stopped China's web users.
After months of testing the waters and operating in Indonesia, Twitter has finally opened its doors in Jakarta, the social media capital of the world.
Techweb reports Sina removed 5,500 "misleading" accounts, while Tencent purged nearly 26,000 from QQ, WeChat, and Tencent Weibo.
Social Media Week Jakarta is a hot spot for the industry this month. Here’s what we learned from BuzzFeed’s VP of international, Scott Lamb.
Jakarta is a megacity with a bad rep for underserving its inhabitants. Regular floods, fires, record-breaking traffic gridlocks, and pollution make life in Indonesia’s capital a daily stress test. But...
Bitcoin enthusiasts in China exchanged a total of RMB 10 million (US$1.6 million) in Chinese New Year gifts using the cryptocurrency.
Cheers adds a new dimension to social messaging: aside from texts and multimedia content, users can send ‘gifts’ - or their equivalent amount - right into a friend’s digital wallet.
It's officially the year of the sheep, and as usual, Sina Weibo exploded on the eve of the holiday.
Amidst all the other Chinese New Year festivities, China’s WeChat users sent each other an astonishing 1.01 billion red envelopes.
China’s state TV extravaganza for Chinese New Year’s Eve is getting a social media twist this year – and also a pile of cash.
Alibaba has launched its enterprise chat app Ding Ding, which it hopes will be able to find a niche in China's crowded social media market.