Android Market Expands to 131 Countries – But Not China

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China is conspicuous by its absence in the long list of countries that will soon get paid apps support in Google’s Android Market. It highlights that the Google versus China battle is far […] Related posts: GREE Expands Aggressively To Overseas Mobile Market In the last couple of months, we have seen several… Sina Holds 56% of Microblog Market Share …

500 Million Facebook Friends to Sina Weibo [VIDEO]

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The movie, The Social Network, a.k.a Facebook movie has a lot of spoofs. If you thought you have seen it all, wait till you see this video which is spreading virally on Sina […] Related posts: Sina Weibo Hits 140 Million Users In its Q1 2011 financial results announcement, Sina revealed that… China’s Microblog, Sina Weibo is Approaching 100 million …

China’s Zhongguancun One Step Closer to Silicon Valley

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Last week posted about our recent visit to Zhongguancun while we were in Beijing. Commonly referred to as China’s Silicon Valley, this high tech area houses big name companies like Baidu, Sina, Tencent, […] Related posts: China could be the New Silicon Valley Every tech start-up wants to be in Silicon Valley. It’s… Beijing, the Best City to be China’s …

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Holds Launch Parties Across Indonesia

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Mozilla Indonesia Community, supported by Mozilla Foundation, has held several launch parties across major cities in Indonesia. One of the events was held in Bandung just 2 days ago. More than a hundred […] Related posts: Multiply to launch office in Indonesia Multiply is set to open its Jakarta office in March… P&G and Yahoo launch Brand Style Website in …

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 …

Nokia, Tencent and Sina to launch new Location-based Service in China

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Nokia’s Ovi Map is widely popular in China and the mobile maker giant is eyeing to provide location-based service in China through its partnership with local Internet giants Tencent and Sina. The new location-based service will be built on top of Ovi Map and set to launch during the first quarter of this year, according […] Related posts: Tencent to …

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 …

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 …

Alibaba Invests $4 Billion and May Surpass Walmart in Sales

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Alibaba Group and its financing partners plan to invest 30 billion yuan ($4.5 billion USD) to build warehouses across China. The reason? Alibaba wants to meet a 10-year goal of delivering any online order in China within eight hours. It’s an ambitious goal. The warehouses will occupy 3 million square meters (560 American football fields) […] Related posts: Phishing websites …

There are 300,000 Facebook users in China but they still prefer Renren

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Facebook is blocked in China but that didn’t stop them from using Facebook, even though it is just a small group on it. There are a total of 295,400 people using Facebook in China, according to Facebook statistics. In other words, 7 out of every 10,000 Chinese online users are on the world’s largest social […] Related posts: Facebook, RenRen …

China Police Tweets with the Public

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We have a list of 18 really interesting ways people are using Twitter and that includes stopping bicycle thieves in Boston. We’re seeing a similar use in China’s micro-blog, Sina Weibo (????). The police department in Beijing has found micro-blogging a useful way to connect with the public. Peace Beijing (????) is the official Sina Weibo micro-blog account […] Related posts: …

Facebook wants to Dominate Russia and then China

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When the social network map was presented, there are two big pieces, which aren’t colored blue: Russia and China. Both countries have proved to be tough markets for western companies such as Google and Twitter but Facebook is determined to solve the riddle. Facebook officially launched its Russian site in April this year and is currently […] Related posts: Facebook …