Google’s Korea Office Raided By Police

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The business of collecting user data continues to be a very dangerous one, as news today tells of Google in hot water with South Korean police on the suspicion that it unlawfully collected […] Related posts: China Police Tweets with the Public We have a list of 18 really interesting ways people are… iPad 2 Available in Hong Kong, Korea and …

Facebook doesn’t allow Brands to Rebrand

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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 […] Related posts: Facebook is …

China’s Twitter sites Censor ‘Egypt’ Search

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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 […] Related posts: China’s Twitter …

Facebook Places coming to Singapore and Hong Kong next week

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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 […] Related posts: China’s Twitter …

Groupon HK’s Local Strategy: Now partners with China’s Foursquare, Jiepang

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This is when group buying fusions with location-based service (LBS) in Asia: Groupon Hong Kong has made the initiative to partner with Chinese location-based service, Jiepang (loosely translated as street side). For those who don’t know, Jiepang is a location-based service founded by David Liu. Liu tried Foursquare in the U.S and felt that this […] Related posts: Groupon, Tencent, …

The State of China’s Twitter, Sina Weibo

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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. […] Related posts: What Twitter …