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Tencent just unleashed a secret weapon for WeChat that will terrify China’s Android app stores

China’s WeChat messenger (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically) comes packed with more tools than a Swiss army knife, and it’s just introduced a new …

10 must-follow Twitter accounts for understanding tech and startups across Asia

Within the uber-hip technology scene, Twitter is a way of life. For its most active users, voices emanating from the little blue bird icon can pepper …

How Different Colors Are Convincing You To Buy Things

Have you ever thought about the effect the color of your landing page has on your users? With the average time on page decreasing from year to year (now 2.4 seconds), we have a limited amount of time to "convince" users to stay on our site. Images and colors are processed much quicker than words …

Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook’s newest earnings report reveals that it now has 368 million monthly active users across Asia. Despite strong competition from full-featured …

Thailand sees huge boost in online shopping as Bangkok hit by shutdown

The Bangkok shutdown has been going on for a week already and it doesn’t seem like it will end anytime soon. However, even before the shutdown, there …

Social Media Increasingly Important for B-to-B Marketers: Study

B-to-b marketers have traditionally used a steady diet of white papers and nurturing initiatives to form relationships with prospects. But a new …

What’s the Endgame for Social Media?

Social media has come a long way. When my co-founder Steve and I originally pitched Hearsay Social to venture capital firms in Silicon Valley in 2009, many passed because they thought Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn were passing fads headed for the same fate as MySpace and Friendster. Today, 77% of …

Thailand’s Twitter users tweeted 1.7 billion messages in 2013, up 45%

The people of Thailand are addicted to social networks. There are 24 million users on Facebook in the country, and a mall in Bangkok is the most …

Why a huge user base built around profitable messaging apps has Tencent poised for a big year

When it comes to Chinese internet giants, Baidu and Alibaba are familiar names to many in the U.S. But, Tencent may not ring a bell outside of China. …

Marketers Learn to Play by Facebook's Changing Rules

When Sim Partners, a provider of local and social marketing technology, stopped buying Facebook ads, Jay Hawkinson anticipated a drop in how often …

2013 was a year of booming social e-commerce in Thailand

2013 was a year of booming e-commerce in Thailand. Thanks to more 3G coverage, the 131 percent mobile penetration rate, and about 52 million internet …

Telkomsel’s Video 500 wants its 100 million feature phone users to stream more videos

While the smartphone business is the sexiest market right now, there’s still lots of money to be made in from people who are still using feature …

Best Western Uses Google's Street View Photos To Let You Peek Inside Hotel Rooms

You know that part of Google maps that can show you the front door of your neighbor's house (or your own)? It's called Street View. Google deploys armies of vehicles equipped with special cameras that take 360 panoramic shots for Street View. They looked like this:<p>It is perhaps, one of Google's …

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Wired's LED-powered Moto X ad lets you try custom colors before you buy

Designing compelling interactive ads for web is hardly a challenge for experienced marketers, but engaging print magazine readers in a similar way requires significant creativity. One method is through technology -- <i>Esquire</i> stood out at newsstands with its attention-grabbing E Ink cover in October …

Top 5 Reasons to Market Your Business on Pinterest

The key to social media success is to understand the platforms that best sync with your business. You must first be aware of the different platforms …

Mobile Myth-Busters: 5 Common Myths About Marketing on Mobile Devices

If "following the money" gives a pretty good indication of where an industry is trending, then mobile marketing has more than just "arrived." Mobile …

Advertising - Oath

Oath surveyed 304 U.S. advertising decision makers for their thoughts on brand safety and uncovered the issue is only gaining importance.<p>The struggle …

CPG, auto mobile ads drive highest interaction rates: report

Consumer packaged good brands and automakers are averaging some of the highest click-through and engagement rates in the industry by focusing on …

3 Social Media Metrics Your Business Should Track

How do you measure and manage your social media marketing?<p>Most marketers and website owners are familiar with the classic Peter Drucker phrase, “What …

O2 launches ‘first’ Twitter self-service platform

en_GB<p>article<p>O2 is launching what it claims is a “world first” Twitter self-service platform, allowing customers access to their account information …

The Facts and Figures on the Power of Visual Content Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

As the social web has allowed us all to become publishers and marketers the importance of content for search and social media marketing has exploded. …

Click.Click.Click on Twitter: "These are the most-used languages on Twitter http://t.co/OtOCh9Ew7w http://t.co/oHRCMBExxY"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>clickclickclick</b><p>русского нет в 10-ке “@<b>mashsocialmedia</b>: These are the most-used languages on Twitter …

Chat app Line raises over $500,000 for Philippines typhoon victims by selling stickers

From Facebook to Path, downloadable stickers are the big thing in mobile messaging right now. But Line, the Japanese app that started the trend, has used the revenue-generating potential for good; it's just announced that a charity sticker pack has raised ¥57.4 million (about $552,000) for victims …