8:29 pm on Jan 15, 2015 by Steven Millward
Highly localized social networks have a very bad reputation right now due to things like online abuse. This new startup is doing things differently.
8:51 pm on Jan 14, 2015 by Leighton Cosseboom
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.
3:45 pm on Jan 13, 2015 by Daniel Tay
Not unlike Buffer and Hootsuite, this Chrome browser extension allows users to schedule and publish web content on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
3:00 pm on Jan 12, 2015 by Enricko Lukman
Indosat has issued a public apology and taken down the ad. It was meant as a joke, but nobody’s laughing.
12:30 pm on Jan 12, 2015 by Paul Bischoff
Shenzhen-based startup KnewOne might make you rethink everything you thought you knew about how ecommerce is supposed to work.
10:00 pm on Jan 8, 2015 by Malavika Velayanikal
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.
7:11 pm on Jan 5, 2015 by Leighton Cosseboom
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.
8:39 pm on Dec 23, 2014 by Paul Bischoff
Momo, the Chinese location-based social network for meeting strangers with similar interests, has backed a new venture in the US – Blupe.
2:30 pm on Dec 23, 2014 by Ryan Holmes
As the world of mobile payments integrates with social media, the lines between communication and commerce will continue to blur.
12:58 pm on Dec 23, 2014 by Paul Bischoff
Thailand's ICT Minister said Thai authorities “can monitor all of the nearly 40 million Line messages sent by people in Thailand each day.”
3:58 pm on Dec 19, 2014 by Steven Millward
Samsung's ChatOn hit 100 million registered users last year, but it never came close to challenging Viber, Line, WeChat or WhatsApp.
1:05 pm on Dec 19, 2014 by Paul Bischoff
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.
10:00 am on Dec 19, 2014 by C. Custer
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.
6:46 pm on Dec 15, 2014 by Paul Bischoff
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.
7:28 pm on Dec 11, 2014 by Steven Millward
Momo, the popular dating app turned social network from China, lists on the US markets in a few hours’ time.
12:13 pm on Dec 10, 2014 by Paul Bischoff
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.
4:00 pm on Dec 9, 2014 by David Corbin
This viral marketing push is taking a page from some Japanese models.
10:30 am on Dec 5, 2014 by Paul Bischoff
Weitie is a tool for creating articles, promotions, and invitations to be published on WeChat. Here's our English-language tutorial on how to do it.