CyberAgent Ventures Invests $1 Million in Taiwan’s iPeen

Japanese investment firm, CyberAgent Ventures has recently invested $1 million in Taiwan’s iPeen for 20 percent stake, valuing iPeen at $5 million. iPeen is one of the largest user generated restaurant review websites […] Related posts: Japan’s DOCOMO Invests $175 Million In Tata Teleservices of India NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s mobile operator giant, has announced today […]

China’s E-commerce hits 560 million Online Orders

A recent data from iResearch shows that the number of online orders in China’s e-commerce market reached a whopping 560 million in Q4 2010, up 45.8% from Q3 2010. The quarter-to-quarter growth is […] Related posts: 1 Million Facebook Fans = $3.6 Million In Media Value Ever wonder how much your Facebook fan page is […]

Steam Media’s Founder Talks about Mobile Trend in Asia

Steam Media, a Singapore-based mobile technology start-up, was founded in March 2009 by Chua Zi Yong. The start-up has recently raised US $780,000 in a Series A funding led by Stream Global and […] Related posts: Facebook Talks about Marketing in Southeast Asia [EVENT] If you’re free this Wednesday (26 January), join us at… Freesia […]

Singapore’s Start-up, Stream Media Raises $780,000

Stream Media, a Singapore-based mobile start-up has raised US$780,000 in a Series A funding led by Stream Glbal Pte Ltd and Singtel Innov8. This fresh fund will provide Stream Media with enough resources to further develop and market its MoVend mobile payment product. MoVend is a mobile in-app payment platform that allows users to buy […]

Freesia City’s Co-founder on Social Gaming and 1 Million Users in Asia

Social gaming is one of the next big things. According to eMarketer, the industry is poised to be a $2 billion industry in the U.S by 2012. We are witnessing the same trend in Asia as more social gaming companies mushroomed in recent years. Dhub Digital, a Singapore and Indonesia-based social gaming start-up, is one […]

Google Celebrates 1 Million Digitized CIC Books

It seems like all’s been quiet on the Google Books front for a while.  There’s been little talk of new partners, lawsuits, or just about anything.  But that doesn’t mean nothing’s been happening, as today, Google signaled that it’s scanned (and returned) one million books from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. A quick note in […]

Smaato Raises $7 million from Singapore’s EDBI and more

Smaato, a mobile advertising start-up that helps publishers to monetize their content through mobile applications has just raised $7 million of fresh funds. The $7 million round of funding was led by Singapore’s EDBI, together with existing shareholders including Aeries Capital. The new funds will help Smaato’s expand internationally, in particular to extend its presence […]

Facebook doesn’t allow Brands to Rebrand

We admit. We are facing a Facebook page identity crisis. Our page is titled ‘Penn Olson Marketing Fanatics’. It isn’t exactly the right name for a tech blog. As a loyal reader, you would notice a huge change in our content focus. We started out as a general tech marketing blog but now have switched […]

China’s Twitter sites Censor ‘Egypt’ Search

The word ‘Egypt’ (??) was censored today by several micro-blogging sites in China, the AFP reported. I did a search on Egypt on China’s largest microblog site Sina Weibo (in Chinese of course) and got the following in return: “According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, the search results have not been shown.” It was […]

Facebook Places coming to Singapore and Hong Kong next week

During Wednesday Facebook event at Beer Market, Stephen Chun, Director of Asia Pacific, Facebook Singapore, announced that Facebook Places will be available for users in Singapore and Hong Kong starting next week. If you haven’t already known, Facebook Places is a location-based service that allows you to check-in to locations with your friends. Facebook aptly […]

The State of China’s Twitter, Sina Weibo

Sina Weibo is growing fast in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It currently has over 50 million users and is expecting to hit 100 million by the end of 2011. Gaofei Wang, Vice President of Sina Weibo shared with Mobile World Live in an Interview on its growth phase and briefly on its monetization plan. […]

Singapore start-up raises $1 million and heads to U.S

2359 Media, a Singapore-based mobile marketing provider, told Penn Olson that it has just ended its Series-A investment round with an investment sum of SGD $1 million (USD $770,000). The newly injected fund will be used for expansion to the U.S market. SingTel Innov8, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SingTel Group, led the round, making […]

2,700 Gamers Join Manga Castle per day

Manga Castle, a manga-style Facebook social game start up has launched MagicCastle just three weeks ago and is attracting 2,700 gamers each day. If this growth rate were to continue, it would rack over 1 million gamers by the end of 2011. Guess what, it will probably breakthrough the 1 million gamers figure as co-founder […]

Instagram Catapults to 1 Million Registered Users

Photo-sharing app Instagram has just hit a major milestone: 1 million registered users. The free iPhone app hit the App Store in early October, gaining an impressive 100,000 signups in its first week. Clearly, that trend has…

The Power of WordPress [INFOGRAPHIC]

WordPress has come a long way. Founded in 2003, it has grown to become the world’s favorite content-system-management (CMS) tool. According to TechKing’s infographic, 55.3% of the top 1 million websites in the world are managed through WordPress. Joomla, the runner-up, only owns 10.8% of the market share. In absolute numbers, there are over 27 […]