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.
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.
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.
“Twitter’s primary objective in India and emerging markets is growth,” says Jaitly. And now it has a weapon that will help a lot.
While Tumblr has somehow managed to elude China's censors, the free ride might not last much longer if a Chinese version becomes available.
China's UC Web has teamed up with Facebook to offer real-time Facebook notifications to Indian users of its mobile browser.
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 t...