11:39 pm on Mar 5, 2015 by C. Custer
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.
7:15 pm on Mar 5, 2015 by Nadine Freischlad
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.
12:30 pm on Feb 27, 2015 by Paul Bischoff
Techweb reports Sina removed 5,500 "misleading" accounts, while Tencent purged nearly 26,000 from QQ, WeChat, and Tencent Weibo.
5:20 pm on Feb 26, 2015 by Nadine Freischlad
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.
8:45 pm on Feb 25, 2015 by Nadine Freischlad
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...
8:30 pm on Feb 25, 2015 by Steven Millward
Bitcoin enthusiasts in China exchanged a total of RMB 10 million (US$1.6 million) in Chinese New Year gifts using the cryptocurrency.
3:12 pm on Feb 25, 2015 by Judith Balea
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.
10:41 pm on Feb 19, 2015 by C. Custer
It's officially the year of the sheep, and as usual, Sina Weibo exploded on the eve of the holiday.
6:27 pm on Feb 19, 2015 by Steven Millward
Amidst all the other Chinese New Year festivities, China’s WeChat users sent each other an astonishing 1.01 billion red envelopes.
10:02 pm on Feb 18, 2015 by Steven Millward
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.
10:00 am on Feb 12, 2015 by C. Custer
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.
9:00 am on Feb 11, 2015 by Daniel Tay
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.
12:23 pm on Feb 10, 2015 by Steven Millward
By opting in to WeChat Sports, the app can read motion tracking data from your phone that’s pulled in from gadgets like a Fitbit, Nike Fuel, or a Xiaomi MiBand.
9:00 am on Feb 10, 2015 by C. Custer
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.
9:44 pm on Feb 9, 2015 by Paul Bischoff
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.
9:00 am on Feb 7, 2015 by C. Custer
Remember Yyets? Once China’s top subtitles site, it was taken down by authorities in November, ostensibly for copyright violations. Last month, the creators mysteriously announced the was coming back ...
10:44 pm on Feb 6, 2015 by Malavika Velayanikal
BuzzFeed VP Scott Lamb explains there’s more to making content go viral than one-liners, listicles, and hyperbolic headlines.
6:48 pm on Feb 5, 2015 by Paul Bischoff
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.