Bitcoin enthusiasts in China exchanged a total of RMB 10 million (US$1.6 million) in Chinese New Year gifts using the cryptocurrency.
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.
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 fri...
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.
With so much money going into the local tech scene, one wonders which Singapore-based internet companies are the grand winners in the race to get funded.
A massive infographic breaks down China's large and often confusing social media market, and what social media users are doing in the Middle Kingdom.
This year, Tencent announced plans to unleash 500 million red envelopes full of cash and another 3 billion virtual coupons to WeChat users over a 10-day period.
Remember Yyets? Once China’s top subtitles site, it was taken down by authorities in November, ostensibly for copyright violations. Last month, the creators mys...
BuzzFeed VP Scott Lamb explains there’s more to making content go viral than one-liners, listicles, and hyperbolic headlines.
A photo of a woman sitting in front of what appear to be dozens of iPhone 5Cs has gone viral in China. Her job: download, install, uninstall, repeat.
Chinese internet authorities have embarked on yet another campaign to force netizens to register online accounts using their real names.
Twitter is set to open an R&D facility in India, the company confirmed today. This is not really a surprise, since it comes weeks after Twitter acquired local s...
The new service is called Startup Essence, “a new channel for startups and SMEs to reach out to the perfect fit for their company culture."
The Surabaya-based site already features hundreds of independent content generators that serve more than one million unique monthly visitors.
Tantan is pretty much just Tinder for the Chinese market. But in the wake of Momo's massive IPO, even that is enough to attract a US$5M series A.
The pontiff, considered one of the world’s most tech-savvy leaders, ignited a social media frenzy in the Philippines.
These 15 twitterers from India share the most useful tech info, like links, news, tips, and inside information.
Line, the popular messaging app with 181 million monthly active users at the last count, is set to launch online grocery deliveries across Southeast Asia.
The social network is now larger than China but it is having trouble unlocking the cash inside Asia-Pacific.
A startup with feet in Taiwan and Singapore is hoping its social media monitoring software will take off in Asia and Latin America.
You won’t find the treasure trove of features and functions available on the mobile version, just basic messaging and file transfers.
Advertisements are now live in your WeChat feed, and among the first to take a bite out of the WeChat ad apple are BMW and Coca-Cola.
People have been asking for a web interface for the extremely popular messaging service, and it is finally here. But does it live up to the hype?
Social marketing agency, We Are Social, released a whopping 376 page report on the latest digital numbers around the world. We will focus on the major milestone...
Sadly, there’s zero growth in terms of overall active internet users in indonesia.
The adverts are in the WeChat Moments section of the app, which is a bit like the Facebook timeline.
Now that 2015 is in full swing, it’s a good time to look at the main numbers in web, mobile, and social media usage in China.