Despite a temporary ban related to the recent elections, and a potential threat (still relatively slight) on the horizon in the form of rising brand Telegram, Facebook and Instagram are still beloved brands in Indonesia.
GLOBAL - Mobile advertising should be mainstream in the next two to five years, predicts research firm Gartner in a report advising marketers to keep an eye on bar code marketing, mobile coupons and augmented reality.
KUALA LUMPUR – comScore, Inc’s latest report on Internet usage in Malaysia includes insights into the top online destinations, content categories and video viewing behaviour.
BEIJING - MSN China and Renren have announced a strategic cooperation to share applications, including unified account log-ins, content synchronisation, and friend-finding.
Gary Klugman, strategic planning director for TBWA Hakuhodo Japan, says the recent earthquake disaster in Japan has highlighted the value of online social networking, sending Facebook's numbers in the country skyrocketing.
FRANCE - France has banned local journalists from referring to specific social networking sites at the end of programming. The government says closing programmes with phrases such as 'follow us on Twitter', represent unfair endorsement of private profit-making entities.
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