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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.
A few weeks ago Tech in Asia covered the series A funding round of social app Yogrt. It raised US$3 million from Centurion Private Equity and Linear Venture. I ...
Tan Siok Siok, CEO of Kinetic One and a notable documentary film-maker who made Twittamentary in 2012 entirely with social media and crowdsourcing, joined us fo...
In Singapore, only 14.3% of 5.5 million are Muslims. But despite the small Halal market, it did not deter Singaporean entrepreneur Miss Nursyazanna Syaira from ...
The first phase of a start-up often involves finding ways of getting the early adopters on-board and generating feedback to iterate the idea.
China’s Twitter-esque Weibo now has 212 million monthly active users (MAUs), the company said today in its Q2 2015 earnings report.
Julius Koehler and his business partner very nearly didn't run into each other, which means their new startup almost didn't happen.
China now has 668 million active internet users, but that's not growing much. All the spectacular growth is now in mobile.
Social media discussions of the Tianjin explosion are already being censored in China.
Dating apps usually aren’t so attractive to investors. Yogrt, which mixes dating with gaming, is an outlier.
Video curation site Vidinterest is still rolling after overcoming an earthquake or two.
"It's like Meetup.com for mobile," says the startup’s founder. It’s all about groups of up to six people connecting to do an activity together.
Line is dominating Asia, but how does CEO Takeshi Idezawa think they can push into the rest of the world?
A new report from Citizen Lab dives deeper into what gets censored on WeChat, and why.
When you see a pair of beautiful shoes in a shop window, your heart can’t help but skip a beat. You go into the store and take a peek at the price tag. You know...