Social Media News Update May 13

With 1.4 Million Users, Taobao Launches Hong Kong official site

Taobao announced the launch of its Hong Kong official site last Friday. The e-marketing platform is expanding rapidly in Chinese-speaking regions including Hong Kong and Taiwan. The official Hong Kong Taobao website offers functions tailored specifically for Hong Kong users. Outside of its native country, Taobao now has more than 1.2 million registered users worldwide. (Read More)

Indonesian Telco Enters the Battleground of Chat Apps

Indonesian Telco Indosat is building a chat app that bridges the gap between smartphone and feature phone. Unlike its competitors – WeChat (China), LINE (Japan) or Kakao (Korea) – Indosat’s chat app allows chats to go out from a smart device to a feature phone (in SMS format). The app is set to launch in the third quarter of 2013 at the earliest. (Read More)

Facebook Helps You With Their New Security Feature

Facebook has introduced a new security feature for when users lose access to both their email and Facebook accounts. Three separate codes are sent to three assigned contacts and users need to acquire all three codes to regain access into their Facebook account. The trusted contacts account recovery feature is another option for Facebook users if they encounter a virus on their computer. (Read More)