Here are some of Indonesia’s most memorable tweets in 2014

Indonesians are some of the most frequent users of social media websites, including Twitter. With about 20 million monthly active users, Twitter has become one of the main tools for Indonesians to communicate online, and today the social media giant reveals (via ADdiction) just how significant the tweets coming from Indonesia are. The report showcases the most popular retweets, hashtags, conversations, and accounts in Indonesia.

https://www.techinasia.com/twitter-year-in-review-2014-indonesia/

45 fake social networking accounts cases reported till October: Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI: The number of fake and duplicate social networking accounts is on the rise with 45 cases being registered till October this year, Parliament was informed today.  A total number of 3, 45, 37, 41 and 45 cases of fake/duplicate accounts/profiles on various social networking websites were reported to Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in the year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (till October) respectively by various law enforcement agencies, Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/45-fake-social-networking-accounts-cases-reported-till-october-ravi-shankar-prasad/articleshow/45361190.cms

SEA companies will invest more in 2015 to create and build awareness: LinkedIn #cloud #cloudcomputing

More than half of companies (56 percent) in South East Asia (SEA) are spending more to raise general awareness of their company to establish a strong employer brand. With the view that competition for top talent is increasing (54 percent), coupled with a planned increase in hiring (53 percent), companies have said that spending on the employer brand will increase.

http://mis-asia.com/mgmt/careers/sea-companies-will-invest-more-in-2015-to-create-and-build-awareness-linkedin/

Whatsapp most used messaging app in India, followed by Facebook Messenger: Study

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is the top messaging application in India with 52% market share, followed by Facebook Messenger with 42%, Skype with 37% and WeChat with 26% share, according to GlobalWebIndex (GWI) study. Viber stood at fifth spot with 18% share and Line stood at sixth position with 12%.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/whatsapp-most-used-messaging-app-in-india-followed-by-facebook-messenger-study/articleshow/45298895.cms

Line crowns Creators Market Award winners, reveals $30M revenue from user-created stickers

Last night in Tokyo, blockbuster messaging app Line held its first ever Creators Market Award ceremony. The Line Creators Market allows ordinary users to design and sell original stickers. The 40-sticker sets cost 100 yen each (US$0.85), with the creator keeping 50 percent of each sale. Line CEO Akira Morikawa took the stage before the awards were presented to reveal some impressive data about the Creators Market’s success.

https://www.techinasia.com/line-creators-market-awards-30m-revenue/

When will Twitter’s Indonesia office open up?

In general, Indonesians are pretty proud of their social media usage. Perhaps Jakarta’s congested rush hour traffic gives locals more time to play with their smartphones and send out status updates. In June, Twitter confirmed that it has around 20 million active users in Indonesia. Globally, the company has close to 255 million active users, but Jakarta is the most active city on the social network, and 15 percent of the world’s tweets are brewed up in the archipelago.

https://www.techinasia.com/indonesia-startup-asia-jakarta-2014-twitter/

Trai examining Bharti Airtel’s special deals on Facebook and WhatsApp

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel’s data packages offering access to Facebook and WhatsApp for fixed but nominal amounts are being examined by the telecom regulator to determine whether they amount to “preferential access” for such services, an issue at the heart of the debate on net neutrality, a concept recently backed by US President Barack Obama.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/trai-examining-bharti-airtels-special-deals-on-facebook-and-whatsapp/articleshow/45265212.cms

India is one of our fastest growing market: Twitter

NEW DELHI: Buoyed by the rising penetration of Internet in the country, a top official from Twitter today said India is one of the fastest growing market for the micro-blogging site. The US-based social networking platform said it will be investing more in India, which industry body IAMAI has predicted will surpass the US by December this year in terms of Internet users.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/india-is-one-of-our-fastest-growing-market-twitter/articleshow/45240255.cms

Tech Mahindra build enterprise social network platform; to roll out to clients

MUMBAI: Tech Mahindra has launched an internal social networking site, to aid communication and collaboration with its nearly 1 lakh employees, and is looking to pitch the platform to customers in the next few months.  Enterprise social networking has boomed over the last few years, as companies look to gain the benefits of internal collaboration without the danger of proprietary information being leaked onto public social networking platforms.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/tech-mahindra-build-enterprise-social-network-platform-to-roll-out-to-clients/articleshow/45177402.cms

Who decides the dos and don’ts of Facebook use? from VN

The students in question had expressed themselves on the social networking site too freely, using vulgar words, curses and insults against others, including their own parents and teachers, and speaking ill of, isolating and threatening friends. “Living with our children in the virtual world is not easy at all,” admitted Nguyen Thu Hang, a mother residing in Ha Noi. “I used to know nothing about information technology. While all of my colleagues have accounts in Facebook, I didn’t care about it,” she said. “But after my daughter, a fifth grade student, joined Facebook, I had to join too.”

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/116227/who-decides-the-dos-and-don-ts-of-facebook-use-.html

Weibo reports user, revenue growth

Leading Chinese social media platform, Sina Weibo, posted a higher-than-expected financial report on Friday, saying its net revenues increased 58 percent year-on-year to US$84.1 million in the third quarter. Weibo stock was up 4 percent in after-hours trading after the company released the results. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected Weibo’s revenues at US$81.5 million. The company also forecasted its fourth-quarter revenues between US$102 million to US$105 million, edging above Wall Street’s expectations of US$100.55 million.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/11/17/421972/Weibo-reports.htm

NetEase Closes Chinese Blog Services

Chinese Internet portal NetEase.com announced that the company will officially close its blog services and recommends users to move their blogs to LOFTER, a microblog service at NetEase. According to NetEase, the blogs moving to LOFTER will maintain the same contents. Meanwhile, the company will completely shut down its blog services in the coming weeks.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/11/14/21123-netease-closes-chinese-blog-services

VN has 10th-largest number of Facebook users

GWI actively collects data from 32 countries by asking Internet users which sites they visited during a period via any device. The survey revealed that the United States has the largest share of Facebook users with 15 per cent, followed by India and China with 13 per cent each. Viet Nam is in the 10th position with 3 per cent. Meanwhile, Similar Web, which does IP-based analysis, released very different results, saying that India is the only Asian country in the top 10 for Facebook traffic.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/116272/vn-has-10th-largest-number-of-facebook-users.html

Hike and WeChat fill TVs with commercials, but WhatsApp stays on top with 70 million active users in India

Asian messaging apps like Hike of India, Line from Japan, and WeChat from China have been making big inroads into a growing smartphone crowd – but the big daddy of them all WhatsApp remains comfortably perched on top in India. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) -owned WhatsApp now has 70 million active users (MAUs) in India, out of a total global user base of 600 million. WhatsApp’s business head Neeraj Arora announced the latest figures at the INK Conference in Mumbai, PTI reported.

https://www.techinasia.com/whatsapp-stays-on-top-70-million-active-users-india/

Tencent owns 3 of the world’s 5 biggest social networks

The number of internet users on Earth recently surpassed three billion, and nearly half of them – 1.35 billion – are on Facebook, according to social media agency WeAreSocial. That’s roughly equal to the entire population of China. Ironically, very few of Facebook’s users actually live in China, where the government has blocked the behemoth social network for several years. Tencent reigns supreme instead, taking up three of the top five spots for social platforms with the most monthly active users in the world.

https://www.techinasia.com/tencent-owns-3-worlds-5-biggest-social-networks/

Facebook sets up India Client Council to offer a forum to brands

NEW DELHI: World’s largest social networking site Facebook has set up the India Client Council to offer a forum to brands to share ideas about the future of marketing. The Council includes companies like Tata Motors, Flipkart, Airtel, P&G, Madison World, ICICI Bank, HUL, Micromax and Future Group among others.  Apart from India, Facebook has global, EMEA, Brazil and UK councils.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/facebook-sets-up-india-client-council-to-offer-a-forum-to-brands/articleshow/44994891.cms

Asia once again central to Facebook growth as region reaches 426 million monthly active users

Facebook’s newest earnings report (for Q3 2014) reveals yet more strong growth in user numbers across Asia. While Europe and the US and Canada edged up only slightly in terms of monthly active users (MAUs) in the past quarter, Asia spurted from 410 million MAUs in Q2 to a new high of 426 million. Growth in the region’s numbers slipped a bit, but there have been fluctuations before.

https://www.techinasia.com/facebook-asia-growth-426-million-monthly-active-users/

Tencent makes a play for China’s Snapchat generation with $20M investment in Blink

Tencent has made a new social play in the same vein as Snapchat to appease China’s “post-90s” youths. The web giant made a fresh US$20 million series A investment into Blink, a new photo sharing and messaging app out of China. Sequoia Capital, H Capital, ZhenFund, and Innovation Works also participated in the round, according to Techweb.

https://www.techinasia.com/tencent-play-chinas-snapchat-generation-20m-investment-blink/

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg makes first public appearance speaking in Mandarin

BEIJING: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg impressed during a 30-minute Q&A session at Tsinghua University on Wednesday (Oct 22) when he addressed the crowd and fielded questions in Mandarin. According to a post on his Facebook page, topics discussed during the session included “connecting the world, Internet.org, innovation and the early days of Facebook”.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/facebook-s-mark/1430208.html

Line reaches 30 million users in India, up from 10 million a year ago

Messaging app Line now has 30 million registered users in India, according to the Japan-based company that runs the popular service. That’s up from 10 million Indian users this time last year. The app first rolled out in the country, backed by an expensive TV ad campaign, in June 2013. Line has over 600 million registered users around the world, of whom 170 million are monthly active users.

https://www.techinasia.com/line-30-million-users-india/