While the company is looking to open offices in South Korea and China next, it’s more concerned about getting a jump on the competition in Japan for now.
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.
Following messaging app crackdown, Viber appears to be inaccessible for some Chinese users [UPDATED]
Has another messaging app bit the dust in the Middle Kingdom?
Facebook’s MAUs for US, Canada, and Europe grew by only 13.6 percent in the past two years, but the number rocketed by 53.8 percent in Asia.
Tencent has made a new social play in the same vein as Snapchat to appease China’s “post-90s” youths with a fresh US$20 million series A investment into Blink.
With the prospect of the country's favorite photo sharing app never making a comeback, what will fill the void?
Messaging app Line now has 30 million registered users in India- but it's still way behind WhatsApp.
Chinese web giant Tencent has bought a 7.53 percent stake in lottery technology and equipment provider China LotSynergy Holdings for up to $87 million.
Local telco Telkomsel boasted the top Twitter engagement in Indonesia last month, according to a pair of reports from social media analytics firm Sotrender. Poland-based Sotrender aims to help busines...
Line, the popular messaging app, moves into battle on many fronts with several new opponents.
HaiVL is one of Vietnam's most promising media startups. It cloned the 9gag funny image model and achieved 4 million uniqe visits per day within 2 years.
IFTTT adds support for Weibo, which makes it a little easier for Chinese to scale the Great Firewall
IFTTT, the useful service that lets you connect your web accounts and automate cross-posting, has just added support for China’s Weibo.
The iPhone 6 won’t be officially available in China until October 17. But some lucky individuals in the Middle Kingdom are already showing off their gold, custom-engraved iPhone 6s online. Needless to...
As Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests continue to gather momentum and attention, Hong Kong’s denizens are sharing photos of the moment on social media. But apparently, photos of the protests posted t...
According to Twitter, Hong Kong's protests have so far generated over 1.3 million tweets from participants, eyewitnesses, and supporters from around the globe.
WeChat gets a v6.0 update today – only on iOS so far – that adds in two useful new features. But, as often happens with WeChat, one of these is restricted to its China-based users.
It’s no secret that Chinese flirty chat app Momo has been flirting with the idea of a US IPO for some time now. Back in May there were reports that the company was planning for an IPO sometime before ...
Status updates made by users in Japan now support Pusheen, Meep, and other stickers in the comments.