Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger in face of competition from WeChat, Line

  Facebook is following the lead of Asian competitors WeChat and Line in opening its Messenger service to developers, as well as allowing businesses to use the app to handle customer support queries. The new features mark Facebook’s latest effort to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same pull with [...]

Skype vs WeChat vs Line – Why is Skype losing out against new players in the market

Skype has been one of the leading players in the VoIP markets for over a decade. Being the first player in the market, Skype has had the advantage of being the first name that people recall when they think of VoIP and voice calling over the internet. When Skype was first introduced I was in [...]

China tightens rules on Internet use

  By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING — China announced Wednesday that users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise in writing to avoid challenging the Communist political system, further tightening control over Internet use. The announcement follows what technology companies say are official efforts [...]

China’s Renren Invests in U.S. Startup FiscalNote

Renren has led a $10 million investment in a Washington, D.C.-based startup that uses big data to forecast legislation, the latest move by the Chinese social network to fund innovative companies that could further the company’s growth. FiscalNote, founded in 2013, uses data-mining software and artificial intelligence to predict legislators’ votes and the success or [...]

Chinese Users Despair Over WeChat’s New Targeted Ads

  In the west we often find advertising on the internet, social media, and mobile apps, to be annoying and intrusive. Particularly when the ads target us specifically. When you browse Facebook and see an advert for a product you were recently searching for, you begin to wonder whether your privacy is being violated. In [...]

China’s Xiaomi Plans to Give IPhone Cool at Half Price

Lei Jun, CEO of Beijing Xiaomi Technology Co., speaks at the Beijing International Convention Center in Beijing on Sept. 5, 2013. Photographer: Imaginechina via AP Photo As China’s Xiaomi Corp. began selling smartphones in Singapore this year, each batch sold out in just a few minutes. So when the company asked people on Facebook to [...]

Glogou’s Research on SoLoMo was Quoted on Website Magazine

An Unconventional Guide to SoLoMo on the Web [Mastering Search] Consumers might not actually be buying yet, but they are certainly researching, reviewing and sharing from their smartphones. This makes social (So), local (Lo) and mobile (Mo) vital to the success of today’s digital-minded enterprises. Despite this, many enterprises have yet to begin optimizing their [...]

Glogou Inc. Announces SoLoMo Solutions for Destination Marketing

Social Location Mobile Solutions Adapt Travel Websites for Mobile Devices and Social Media SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwired – July 17, 2013) – Glogou Inc, a Silicon Valley technology marketing company that specializes in digital marketing, today announced the availability of Social Location Mobile (SoLoMo) solution suite for destination marketing. The solutions provide easy migration tools for [...]

Social Media and China Consumption Trends 2013

New consumption trends, both on a macro and micro level, are appearing, colliding, converging, and even disappearing, in real time and at lightning speed. Marketers are working from scripts that are constantly being re-written. Some of these trends are comprehensive in scope, affecting and altering many aspects of consumption. For some marketers, these trends will [...]