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Spot.IM launches tech to turn any website into its own social network

Spot.IM launches tech to turn any website into its own social network

Website owners no longer need to rely on external social networks for user engagement. The Israel-based startup has big plans for Asia Spot.IM, an Israel-based creator of ‘distributed social network’, has launched its community-creation technology, allowing any website to become its own social network. It enables website owners and publishers to turn their websites into a social network


BlastOut wants to help event-goers make temporary connections

This Singapore-based app wants to give its users the privilege of staying private on a social network. A temporary social network, that is Two words: Ephemeral content. Or just one word: BlastOut. Like popular US-based chat application SnapChat, Singapore-based geolocation social media platform BlastOut is all about the temporal, fleeting moments. But unlike the former

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Why LinkedIn is crucial for gaining B2B leads

 LinkedIn could be the one big tool your business is not using to its fullest potential to maximize B2B leads One crucial part of your lead-generation strategy may be missing. SaaS and other B2B companies have to consider many tactical options when creating marketing strategies for lead generation through channels such as e-mail marketing, SEO,


New Chinese social media app wants to enrich your social life

Pengpeng app integrates games directly into the social experience. With 3M users in just 2 months, expanding to SEA is its immediate focus Pengpeng might be the most interesting mobile social app you have never heard of. Made by a Chinese company called Asia Innovations, it boasts having three million users. Not bad considering the app for Android and


Photo sharing app Snapeee raises US$4M in Series C funding

Mind Palette, the Tokyo-based startup behind Snapeee, has secured the investment from Global Brain and Kodansha The ‘GB-V Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership’ managed by Japanese venture capital company Global Brain Corporation, and Japanese magazine publishing giant Kodansha have together invested US$4 million into photo sharing app Snapeee‘s creator Mind Palette. The investment makes Hiroshi Mihayashi, Principal, Global Brain, a part of


Facebook has a plan to penetrate China despite being banned there

The giant social media company preps up to open an office in Beijing and plans to boost sales in Asia Facebook has conquered most of the world with its productivity-killing social network platform. Well, almost everywhere: the service is banned in China since 2009. That didn’t stop the company from using an office in Hong


Food Social wants to be the de facto app for Malaysian foodies

Combining social media nuances with a huge emphasis on local dining culture, this Android app aims to bring food lovers and restaurant owners together Food is what brings most cultures and ethnics together. And it’s arguable that no place has a huge smorgasbord of delectable delights and variable victuals than Southeast Asia, specifically Malaysia. In this


Facebook’s gaming revenue growth lessens thanks to mobile

Users are currently moving to mobile to access the networking site; the shift is significant as Facebook’s game payment revenue comes from its desktop site While Facebook recently made a technologically-sound decision to push virtual reality, it may have trouble growing its revenue from its social games under the social network platform. According to a


Is it China’s turn to be struck with the Candy Crush Saga fever?

King and Tencent team up to launch the game in China. The localised version of the game will be available on Tencent’s Mobile QQ and Weixin Game Centers Despite the recent downturn social games company King had with its traded-down IPO, the Candy Crush Saga makers are still expanding its reach. Its next stop? China. King announced


Consulus launches enterprise social network app CastleUp

CastleUp is a platform-independent app that aims to help companies to quickly share ideas and updates, and retrieve them later on Consulus, a consultancy that possesses 10 years of insights into organisational collaboration, has launched its new CastleUp social network app, which aims to help companies to quickly share ideas and updates, and retrieve them later on.

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Facebook expands Graph Search coverage. A big privacy concern?

Facebook has recently announced the inclusion of posts and status updates to its Graph Search functionality. Will this be cause for concern among privacy advocates? Facebook is making it easier for users to find content on the social network by expanding the coverage of Graph Search to include posts and status updates. Launched earlier this


The demise of fitness social network Sixreps gives rise to Beautiplan

Co-founders pivoted from Sixreps, an Indonesian fitness social network to Beautiplan. The latter startup seems to be doing rather well. Fitness site Sixreps was one of the more celebrated Indonesian social networks when it launched at the end of 2010 and when it was on track to receive a significant US partnership in 2011, the

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Beware: Your employee could be a malicious insider

According to statistics, your employee could be threatening your company security with malicious spear phishing and malware. How can you then protect the company with the biggest thread stems from the inside? In fact, only less than one percent of your employees will ever be actual malicious insiders. Yet, all of them can have the


F-commerce assistant Page 365 took 80 pitches to receive funding

Thai-based Page 365 is an assistant for your social store. 23-year-old co-founder Trumph discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie in the region. Facebook is playing an important role in Southeast Asia’s e-commerce growth. Thousands of stores promote and sell their products directly through Facebook Fanpages. Setting up a Fanpage and posting product pictures only

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Facebook ads: not only for the big guys

Small businesses can leverage on Facebook advertising campaigns to be as successful as possible. How effective is advertising on Facebook for small companies? These brands have a handful of fans, small budgets, and probably very little time to spend on social media. At a press session with Dan Levy, the director of small businesses at


Instagram-inspired fashion social network, #OOTDX takes on Asia

A lover of how Instagram made photo-sharing fun through its community and strong feedback loop, Jon Yongfook Cockle wanted to use this inspiration to create a fashion social network that married editorial and e-commerce. That was how #OOTDX got started. Also know as Outfit Of The Day, the platform is a place where fashion lovers can come and share their