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Israel’s Emu is one app to be integrated into Facebook Messenger

Israel’s Emu is one app to be integrated into Facebook Messenger

At Facebook’s F8 developers’ conference, the company announced 40 app developers that will be integrated with Messenger. Emu, a two-week old app, is one of the lucky few At Facebook’s F8 developers’ conference last Wednesday, the company made a dramatic announcement. Facebook is transforming its Messenger app into a platform, enabling “developers to easily build apps


Singapore’s Zopim to power Facebook Messenger’s Business platform

Similar to WeChat and Line, Zopim will enable retailers to communicate with customers in real time via its chat product Singapore-based live chat app Zopim and customer service platform Zendesk has announced their partnership with Facebook to power its new Businesses on Messenger platform. The company reports that online retailers zulily and Everlane will be the first two businesses to integrate Zendesk’s platform to

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TrulyMadly has built a social network exclusively for Indian singles

40 per cent users of TrulyMadly’s users are women, who feel safer as the app has 100 per cent verified profiles, claims the startup TrulyMadly is an India-based online dating app and a social network for singles. Launched in 2014, the startup recently scored over US$5.5 million in Series A funding from Helion Venture Partners and Kae Capital. With


Indonesians consider Facebook more popular than the Internet

In a study, Indonesian respondents perceived that Internet doesn’t exist, while Facebook does! People need Internet to access Facebook, that’s the basic law that we know. Interestingly, some, or I may say, many, people still perceive Facebook and Internet are two different things. Based on Helani Galpaya’s research in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand, numerous

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99.co secures funding from Facebook Co-founder and Sequoia Capital

This brings the total amount invested into the Singaporean online property portal to US$2 million Singaporean online property portal 99.co has announced a new round of funding from Facebook Founder Eduardo Saverin and VC firm Sequoia Capital. The announcement, which took place at the company’s official launch today, brings its total investment amount to US$2 million


Passionate about social media? Check out these marketing jobs!

Digital marketing has made it easier for brands to reach out to relevant customers. Check out these jobs if spreading the word excites you The Internet has given companies new opportunities to market to relevant customers. First came search engine marketing, where firms compete for placing in Google and other search engines using various SEO


[Thailand] Social Media for Business

Are you also looking for the no.1 social media approach to drive traffic to your business? Check out this event organised by the BSD academy Synopsis: This hands-on workshop is designed to learn how to enhance online presence through search engine marketing (SEM), increase engagement and exposure for the fictional company’s brand, launch a marketing

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Mobile ad analytics startup AppsFlyer raises US$20M in Series B funding

The round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, with participation from existing investors Magma Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital AppsFlyer, an Israel-based mobile advertising analytics measurement platform, announced that it has raised US$20 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe (FGPE), the venture and growth capital

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Eduardo Saverin, Velos Partners invest US$11M in Indian firm Hopscotch

The e-commerce website will use the funds to build operational capacity and technology, to support growth initiatives and expand its product and service offering Hit The Mark, the parent company behind Hopscotch, a Mumbai-based babycare and kids products e-tailer has raised US$11 million in Series B round led by Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin and Los Angeles

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Data intelligence startup Tookitaki raises US$1M in seed funding

The funding round was led by Jungle Ventures; it also saw participation from Rebright Partners and existing investor Blume Ventures Singapore- and India-based data intelligence startup Tookitaki announced today that it has raised US$1 million in seed funding led by Singapore-based Jungle Ventures. The round was also joined by Japan- and Singapore- based Rebright Partners and


Weekly Cornerplay: Do we need private social networks?

Jeffrey Yuwono reviews Peep, a private social network, and concludes it doesn’t offer much beyond chat I was a guest on the Tech-Know show on Channel News Asia last week and asked to comment about privacy in social networks, and specifically, about an app called Peep. Peep is like a structured group chat, and in a way  like Path. The big


Weekly Cornerplay: What will make Facebook at Work successful?

In this edition of Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono talks about how marketing is a key factor for Facebook at Work to hit the bull’s eye I had dinner with a friend a few months ago. He is the head of a 500-people company, and he was telling me how he wished there was an off-the-shelf mobile app they could


Facebook launches Facebook Groups to make sharing easier

With the app, the different Facebook groups users are in will all be in one place. Most active groups will be at the top and switching between groups will be easy Facebook has launched new app Facebook Groups  to help ‘people share faster and more easily with all the groups in their life’. The Groups function is already available on the desktop version, which is

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How Indonesia’s new Prez leveraged the most viral political Facebook page

She was behind the ‘The Jokowi Effect’. Farina Situmorang talks about her role in the digital campaign, the selfie the President took, and much more   Towards the end of 2013, Farina Situmorang had a hunch that the digital marketing skills she had honed in Silicon Valley could help the outcome of elections in Indonesia. Having