Path, the ailing social network that launched in 2010, has sold out to Korean tech giant Daum Kakao.
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.
Twitter’s livestreaming app is coming to Android, becoming accessible to millions of phones across Asia.
The startup, which lets women sync up their social media estores with an Andriod app, is looking to capitalize on Indonesia’s love for sales via social media.
The platform has been around since late last year, and is looking to capitalize on user-generated content combined with Emtek’s media reach in the archipelago.
Once dismissed and reviled for being a simple hook-up app, China's Momo has changed a lot in the past couple of years. And now that's finally paying off.
Meet Valencia Randa, the woman who started one of Indonesia’s longest running social media campaigns
Blood4Life connects blood donors with those in need of transfusion. This campaign exists since 2009. Now it wants to transform into an independent platform.
Weibo hit 89 million daily active users in March, up 34 percent from the same time last year.
SocialShopWave offers a full suite of social commerce features that can be easily plugged into an online store, including social login, wishlists, and reviews.
Chan started 9gag in his native Hong Kong because, at that time, “Facebook was not popular in Hong Kong,” he says.
Line earned US$236 million and increased its monthly active user count to 205 million between January and March.
WePiao is already integrated into both WeChat and QQ, the two most popular messaging apps in China. In 2014, 30% of movie tickets in China were sold online.
In the wake of the earthquake, Facebook released a feature called Safety Check that allows users in a disaster area to quickly tell loved ones that they're okay...
Internet.org presents itself as an altruistic effort to get more people connected. But its telco partner isn't shy about its hopes to use the app for profit.
Meet the anti-Snapchat. It's a video diary that stores your memories for later viewing.
While Facebook’s revenue from Asia is growing, the vast majority of that is from advertising. So what about in-app purchases and stickers...?
In Asia, the headline number is that Facebook now has 471 million monthly active users (MAUs) in Q1 2015. In terms of daily active users, it's 270 million.
Internet.org just launched in Indonesia. The app makes access to certain services free, but which? And will it soon be met with criticism, like in India?
Internet.org is a somewhat elusive initiative launched by Facebook, aimed to give more people in developing nations access to the internet.