China's UC Web has teamed up with Facebook to offer real-time Facebook notifications to Indian users of its mobile browser.
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.
Qork blends Reddit and Yik Yak to make a hyperlocal social network that’s useful and (hopefully) friendly
Highly localized social networks have a very bad reputation right now due to things like online abuse. This new startup is doing things differently.
CliponYu has been live since August, but kept a low profile despite sharing an office with and receiving technical support from Chinese internet behemoth Baidu.
Not unlike Buffer and Hootsuite, this Chrome browser extension allows users to schedule and publish web content on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Indosat has issued a public apology and taken down the ad. It was meant as a joke, but nobody’s laughing.
Shenzhen-based startup KnewOne might make you rethink everything you thought you knew about how ecommerce is supposed to work.
Customer care software maker Freshdesk tracked the top 100 global brands for a week and found they responded to just 22 percent of the tweets directed at them.
After months of litigation, an Indonesian woman is found not guilty of defamation on social media. The verdict challenges a local law that limits free speech.
Momo, the Chinese location-based social network for meeting strangers with similar interests, has backed a new venture in the US – Blupe.
As the world of mobile payments integrates with social media, the lines between communication and commerce will continue to blur.
Thailand government listens in on entire country’s 33 million Line users, says ICT minister (UPDATE: Line denies)
Thailand's ICT Minister said Thai authorities “can monitor all of the nearly 40 million Line messages sent by people in Thailand each day.”
Samsung's ChatOn hit 100 million registered users last year, but it never came close to challenging Viber, Line, WeChat or WhatsApp.
Nice, an up-and-coming Instagram replacement for China, just closed a US$36 million series C round of financing from Tiger Global Fund and Vy Capital.
This US-based startup founded by overseas Chinese aims to solve the "marriage problem" for the millions of other overseas Chinese who want to find a mate from the same culture.
The launch lineup consists of a suite of seen-it-before lookalikes from developers Storm8 and Playtika, including a Candy Crush Saga knockoff, bubble shooter, and casino game.
Momo, the popular dating app turned social network from China, lists on the US markets in a few hours’ time.
Netease, a local internet giant in China, confronted Momo CEO Tang Yan about his alleged misconduct while he worked for Netease, prior to starting the app.
This viral marketing push is taking a page from some Japanese models.