Asian Social Media – Stories Of The Week (24th June – 29th June 2013)

Weekly round from Asian social media


Listing the interesting stories of Asian social media  for the week – 24th June to 29th June, 2013, though the coverage of Asian social media is in its nascent stage as we are trying to understand the market. If you think you have a story or can add value by contributing stories about Asian social media then drop us a note at connect[@]lighthouseinsights[.]in or tweet us at @lhinsights.

1. After Public Outcry, Taiwan Backs Off For SOPA Like Censorship: After public outcry and voices on online as well as offline Taiwan cancel it’s amendment to its Copyright Act, a proposal that is similar to the United States Bill, Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Read more here.


2. Korean Company Kakao Lands In controversy After Launching Free Messaging App Kakao Talk For PC: Korean Company Kakao launches PC version in the home country but lands in a controversy of collecting MAC addresses of PC users. Though the company has a given official press releases stating how they work and the claims are false. Read more here.

3. Japanese Messaging App LINE Targets New Revenue With “LINE Free Coins”: The Japan-based mobile messaging company LINE which has more than 150 million worldwide is planning to make money with the introduction of an app promotion initiative. Read more here.

4. Philippines Startup Lifebit Promises To Be Your Socially Enabled Online Diary: The Philippines based startup, Lifebit is your online journal application which claims to make your life documented on the web in a social format. Read more here.

5. How Stickers Have Become A Dominant Source Of Revenue For Mobile Messaging Apps: We take a look at how Asian mobile messaging apps are generating revenues via Stickers, rick emoticons. Now Facebook has also joined the party. Read more here.