E-Commerce Gathers Steam in India: AMZN, WMT, BABA in Focus

India’s e-commerce market is being raided by multiple players like Amazon.com AMZN, Walmart WMT, eBay EBAY and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba BABA. India’s tech savvy young demography and improving economic strength have been the primary catalysts fueling the e-commerce boom. Per a report from India Brand Equity Foundation, the Internet economy of the country is […]

China is using social media to try to change your mind about Hong Kong

As pro-Democracy protests continue to gain steam in Hong Kong, the Chinese military has moved into the semi-independent state in order to bolster the efforts of the Hong Kong police. With allegations of police brutality against protestors already levied by U.N. officials, many fear that China’s military presence may lead to more brutal crackdowns. In […]

Govt names its e-commerce portal Bharat Craft; plans to do what Alibaba did in China to benefit MSMEs

Delaying payments to MSMEs beyond 45 days would have legal ramifications, said MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari. (Source: IE photo) Taking a cue from e-commerce giant Alibaba’s success in China, the Ministry of MSME said that its e-commerce portal in the offing, to be known as Bharat Craft and to function on the lines of Alibaba […]

Facebook admits it's still being exploited to incite ethnic violence in Myanmar

From drones to social media, big data helps confront more complex disasters in Asia

The new Rega-Drone of Swiss air rescue company Rega flies during a media presentation in Duebendorf April 12, 2019. — Reuters pic BANGKOK, Aug 22 — Technological innovations — from unique digital identies for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media — can better predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific […]

Facebook removes fake accounts linked to Myanmar military

 Facebook has removed dozens of fake accounts and pages linked to the Myanmar military ahead of the upcoming general elections in Myanmar next year. These included 89 Facebook accounts, 107 Facebook pages, 15 Facebook groups and five Instagram accounts. Facebook said it removed these pages, groups and accounts as they engaged in what it calls […]

China Hits Back After Twitter and Facebook Block Pro-Beijing Content

Chinese state media have begun to hit back at Twitter and Facebook for decisions to remove content and accounts that the social media giants believe are part of a coordinated propaganda push led by Beijing to discredit the protests in Hong Kong. “Twitter and Facebook abused the freedom ofthe press when they chose to crack […]

Ease up on e-commerce restriction to revive Indian economy: Amazon's Anil Agarwal

India needs to encourage ecommerce and reduce red tape to help small businesses sell online and export goods to help revive sagging domestic economic growth, a senior Amazon.com executive said on Wednesday. “There is so much opportunity to just let ecommerce thrive versus trying to define every single guard rail under which it should operate,” […]

China uses global social media to decry Hong Kong protests

Thursday, 22 August 2019 (3 hours ago)SHANGHAI–Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay Zhang. Recently, the 17-year-old also started describing herself as a patriot who supports China’s stance on Hong Kong. The high school student from Shanghai is among the Chinese citizens who […]

Facebook Shuts Scores Of Myanmar Social Media Accounts

Facebook said today (Thursday) it had shut 216 social media pages, groups, and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it said […]

“All The Forces”: China's Global Social Media Push In Hong Kong Protests

SHANGHAI:  Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay Zhang. Recently, the 17-year-old also started describing herself as a patriot who supports China’s stance on Hong Kong. The high school student from Shanghai is among the Chinese citizens who in recent weeks have […]

‘All The Forces’: China’s Global Social Media Push Over Hong Kong Protests

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay Zhang. Recently, the 17-year-old also started describing herself as a patriot who supports China’s stance on Hong Kong. The high school student from Shanghai is among the Chinese citizens who in recent […]

'All the forces': China's global social media push over Hong Kong protests

SHANGHAI: Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay Zhang. Recently, the 17-year-old also started describing herself as a patriot who supports China’s stance on Hong Kong. The high school student from Shanghai is among the Chinese citizens who in recent weeks have […]

Facebook Shuts Dozens of Myanmar Accounts Over 'Inauthentic Behaviour'

Facebook said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it said in a […]

Fast-growing pet food sales in China led by e-commerce

Online sales will account for 25% of China’s world-leading U.S.$5.69 trillion retail market by 2020, and on one of the country’s leading e-commerce platforms, Tmall Global, the pet category is the fastest growing, said Melody Shu Tmall Global pet category leader. She was the opening speaker for Petfood Forum China 2019, held August 20 in […]

Facebook Finally Launches Its ‘Clear History’ Tool, Starting in Ireland, South Korea and Spain

It’s been a long time coming, but Facebook has finally announced the initial rollout of its promised ‘clear history’ tool, which will enable users to see the websites and apps which send Facebook information when they use them, remove that information from th…Read Full Article Here

Digital: ‘Facebook for Creators’ Launched in Manila with a Workshop Gathering 80 Local Creators Including Bo Sanchez, Robi Domingo, and More

Manila’s finest creators and influencers gathered in the first Facebook for Creators Philippines workshop. 80 creators including the Guerrero siblings Ranz Kyle and Niana; inspirational guru, author, and lay preacher Bo Sanchez; actor-TV host Robi Domingo; and vlogger and Viva recording artist behind the hit song “Kakaibabe” Donnalyn Bartolome joined the event.   The workshop helped […]

China is copying Russia's Internet attacks; it's good that Twitter and Facebook responded

This editorial appears in The Washington Post. – – – A lesson learned from Russia’s use of disinformation and weaponized social media in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign is how it can be both invidious and insinuating, creeping up where it is least expected. Millions of people saw the Russian posts – and did not […]

Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over “inauthentic behaviour”

YANGON: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, […]

Memphis EDGE board approves tax breaks for Chinese based e-commerce company – FOX13

Memphis EDGE board approves tax breaks for Chinese based e-commerce company MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Chinese based e-commerce company is one step closer to bringing its newest distribution center to Memphis. The EDGE board approved a 10-year fast track PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) to encourage Cherry Tree International, Corporation to expand at 3955 East Holmes Road. The […]

Facebook Shuts Dozens Of Myanmar Social Media Accounts Over ‘Inauthentic Behavior’

YANGON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands […]

Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over 'inauthentic behavior'

Asia ilhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of the Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken on Mar 28, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo) 22 Aug 2019 02:26PM(Updated: 22 Aug 2019 02:31PM) Share this content Bookmark YANGON: Facebook said on Thursday (Aug 22) it had shut 216 social media pages, groups […]

Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over ‘inauthentic behaviour’

YANGON: Facebook Inc said on Aug 22 it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of […]

Social Humour: Chidambaram's arrest floods Twitter with jokes – The Times of India

Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it […]

Facebook shutters 216 pages, groups, accounts in Myanmar, some linked to army

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate.”The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it said […]

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong…

Pro-China supporters take a selfie with a Chinese national flag to support police during a rally at a park in Hong Kong. (AP photo) WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. […]

Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar accounts

Facebook says it has shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar – some tied to the army – to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it said […]