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.
People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country.
Renren, the social network once lauded as “China’s Facebook”, is on a slow and agonizing path towards its own vanishing point.
Xingyun, a Chinese niche social network, has just raised an RMB 40 million (US$6.5 million) series A round of funding led by Shenzhen Capital Group
Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship
You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as long as you don’t say it in unison with a collective group.
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The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnings.
The app, which describes itself as a "work version of WeChat", reports 800,000 registered users.
WeChat is now at 438.2 million monthly active users (MAUs). The messaging app helped Tencent pull in over US$480 million from social gaming in Q2.
The refreshed LoveByte app adds in a lot of sharing between couples - of your battery level, your location, and the local weather.
Authorities in China today issued interim provisions that crack down on WeChat and other messaging apps.
They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps integrate with the country’s top social networks.
Gaming, dating, and chatting: former Zynga exec has created China’s most promising new social network
Tech in Asia sat down with founder Andy Tian to discuss Pengpeng, which he says already has 300,000 daily active users just two months after launch.
The hotly anticipated WeChat edition of Candy Crush Saga is now out on Android.
Smartphone penetration in the Philippines is rising fast, so enterprising entrepreneurs should take note.
“We think it’s a ridiculous accusation,” says one of the guys behind Oi, which is made by an Australian startup.
Viber is claiming an early lead ahead of all its messaging app rivals in the newly opened up country of Myanmar.