Recent Stories Round-Up: Telcos in Myanmar; InMobi, Snapdeal, Facebook in India

It’s been a busy week or so. Here are links to some recent stories I’ve worked on with colleagues, both here in Singapore and in India. Myanmar Tests Foreign Telecom Entrants (March 10): YANGON, Myanmar—When Myanmar’s first foreign telecommunications companies, Qatar’s Ooredoo QSC and Norway’s Telenor ASA, arrived last year, customers lined up for blocks […]

By Me Today: Facebook Denies ‘Lizard Squad’ Hacking Claim

The story begins: Facebook Inc. on Tuesday denied being the victim of a hacking attack and said its site and photo-sharing app Instagram had suffered an outage after it introduced a configuration change. The disruption “was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our […]

By Me Yesterday: The World Leader in Mobile Facebook Access? Indonesia

My WSJ Digits post begins: Indonesia leads the world in terms of the percentage of its Facebook users who access the social network on their mobile devices. That’s according to research firm eMarketer, which said Thursday that some 92.4% of Facebook users in the country — 62.6 million people — tap into the social network […]

My Q&A with Dan Neary, Facebook’s Asia-Pacific VP

It begins: Dan Neary oversees Facebook Inc. ’s advertising operations across Asia-Pacific, a fast-growing region that is home to some of the social network’s biggest markets. Nearly all of Facebook’s revenue—some $3.2 billion as of the third quarter—comes from fees companies pay to show users ads. As the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company continues to add […]

‘Hunger Games’ Salute, Facebook outage and more: a Belated Roundup of Thai Coup Stories

As I mentioned in my previous post, I traveled to Bangkok to help out with our coverage following the May 22 military coup. Here are links to a few of the stories I worked on: Turmoil Costing Thailand Conference Business Thailand Sees Widespread Facebook Outage Social-Media Companies Skip Meeting With Thai Junta Thai Junta Says […]

Self-Promotion: New WSJ Southeast Asia Real Time Story about Facebook’s Popularity in Bangkok

The story is here, and begins: There are more Facebook users in Bangkok than in any other world city. That is the somewhat surprising finding of a global ranking of the social networking behemoth’s users based on their metropolitan areas. Bangkok has some 8.68 million Facebook users, followed by Jakarta (7.43 million) and Istanbul (7.07 […]

A Facebook feud between Korn and Nattawud

Today’s Bangkok Post on a Facebook feud between Thailand’s Finance Minister, Korn Chatikavanij, and Nattawut Saikua, a red shirt leader: It all started simply enough with a post on Facebook by the finance minister after taking his wife out to an innocent dinner at at unnamed restaurant on Thong Lor. He was told that he […]

Around the web: August 25th to August 30th

Some links that have caught my eye of late: Facebook Exodus [NYTimes.com] — "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. Facebook, the online social grid, could not command loyalty forever…" Bumpy Pitch — retro US soccer shirts. — Very cool. Love the Beth Steel FC tee, especially. The Chart of Fantasy Art [The Publisher Files] […]