The Latest from AIG
Grammy Winner Paula Abdul to Judge the Uplive WorldStage Global Singing Competition

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2021 -- Uplive,the largest independent global video social entertainment platform with more than 260 million registered users from over 150 countries, today announced its second annual global live streamed singing competition, Uplive WorldStage. Formerly known as Singing for the World, WorldStage is judged by Emmy/Grammy award winner Paula Abduland ranked by peer-voting. Last year's competition drew over 4,000 participants from 20 regions around the world, and this year's contest has expanded to over 150 participating regions. The grand prize includes a hit song and video produced by a Grammy producer, as well as a recording deal. The competition is the latest example of Uplive's commitment to empowering creators with cutting-edge technology while providing a global stage upon which to showcase their talents.

Dec 10 2021

Top Sports Stars Headline Call of Duty Tournament Exclusively on Uplive in Partnership with Roc Nation Sports and GCN

Asia Innovation Group’s Uplive (“Uplive”), which allows video social hosts to broadcast to the world, along with Roc Nation Sports, the full service management and sports agency, and GCN, Inc. (“GCN”), the Gaming Community Network, part of the GameSquare Esports Inc. group, have teamed up to produce a Pro-Am esports tournament featuring Call of Duty and some of Roc Nation Sports’ top talent.

Oct 1 2021

Uplive Partners with KDS One Studios to Find the Next Hit Boy Band

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2021 -- Asia Innovations Group (AIG) today announced its successful partnership with KDS One Studios in their search for the next hit boy band. KDS has produced over 300 million albums for some of the biggest artists in the US, and is known for cultivating some of the country's most popular acts, including NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys. It seemed only fitting to host KDS' latest search in Orlando and on August 21-22, over 14,000 people watched the audition live on Uplive. Those interested in joining the competition can continue to register and audition on Uplive. The next audition will be held in Nashville, TN on September 18th and will be live streamed exclusively on Uplive (@upliveus).

Sept 7 2021

Uplive Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary with Prize Pool and Challenge for Users

Asia Innovations Group (AIG) today announced the fifth anniversary of its pioneering live social video app, Uplive. Celebratory competitions in the Uplive app will commemorate the occasion, marking Uplive's industry innovations during the pandemic, as well as its continued dedication to supporting performers and creatives.

Jul 28 2021

Uplive Hosts Special Talent Competition to Coincide with Worldstage's One-Year Anniversary

Uplive, the global live social video app from Asia Innovations Group (AIG), today announced a special month-long League Battle talent competition through July to coincide with Worldstage's one-year anniversary. The competition is organized by Uplive USA in collaboration with Uplive's offices in Malaysia.

Jul 26 2021

Uplive Utilizes its Unique Live Streaming Capabilities to Enhance Miss Philippines 2021 Pageant

Uplive, the global live social video app from Asia Innovations Group (AIG), today announced the successful conclusion of its sponsorship of the Miss Philippines 2021 pageant. Uplive, which features a unique real-time live streaming function that is made possible by its technological innovation, also lent its live streaming expertise to this year's pageant. Uplive's live social capabilities made this year's pageant truly unprecedented, highlighting the app's consistent exploration and efforts in bringing closer the virtual and offline social experience. Uplive handled the live online voting for the "Best in Swimsuit" competition and the "Best in Long Gown" competition, both of which were met with great enthusiasm from online voters.

Jul 26 2021

Chubbs' Birthday Bash Co-Sponsored by Uplive

Uplive, a Leading Live Streaming Platform, Co-sponsored Exclusive red Carpet Event

Jul 12 2021

Uplive Discovers Music Sensation, Zandy Storm, on 1st Ever App Singing Competition

Global live social video app Uplive gives artists from around the world a global platform for discovery and creativity Duluth, Minnesota, June 1, 2021 – Asia Innovations Group’s live social video platform Uplive today announced the release of global singing competition winner Zandy Storm’s single, “Only Up From Here.” Uplive, the largest independent video-centric live social app globally, is committed to empowering inspiring streamers like Zandy to share their talents across countries, languages, and cultural boundaries.

Jun 1 2021

BOLLYWOOD STARS ARE JOINING UPLIVE, THE NEXT GENERATION OF LIVE SOCIAL IN INDIA

Uplive empowering celebrities and artists to connect with users across the globe New Delhi India, 28th May – Bollywood stars like Arshi Khan, Naina Singh, and Prince Narula are among the latest Indian celebrities who have recently joined global live social video app Uplive, part of a growing live social trend accelerated by India’s rapid digitalization and stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 28 2021

Uplive Utilizes its Unique Live Streaming Capabilities to Enhance Miss Philippines 2021 Pageant

Uplive, the global live social video app from Asia Innovations Group (AIG), today announced the successful conclusion of its sponsorship of the Miss Philippines 2021 pageant. Uplive, which features a unique real-time live streaming function that is made possible by its technological innovation, also lent its live streaming expertise to this year's pageant. Uplive's live social capabilities made this year's pageant truly unprecedented, highlighting the app's consistent exploration and efforts in bringing closer the virtual and offline social experience. Uplive handled the live online voting for the "Best in Swimsuit" competition and the "Best in Long Gown" competition, both of which were met with great enthusiasm from online voters.

Jul 26 2021

2021: The Year Emerging Markets Come of Age

In Southeast Asia, while enthusiasm over Grab’s estimated $40 billion IPO still lingers, Indonesia’s newly-minted technology powerhouse GoTo Group is reportedly exploring an equally-sized IPO, adding buzz to an already hyped market. Meanwhile, India’s Paytm has also confirmed its IPO plan, with word on the street that it’s targeting a $30 billion valuation. Dlocal, the South American payment company, listed on June 3rd with an IPO valuation of $6 billion, and has since grown to a market cap of over $9 billion.

Jul 19 2021

Emerging Markets Podcast: Why the next viral social media channel is coming from emerging markets

The Chinese founded Tiktok saw an explosion of users in its platform. Between 2019 and 2021, TikTok witnessed a 38% growth in monthly active users globally. In 2021, 689 million people used the short-form video sharing app on a monthly basis, up from 500 million in 2019.

Jul 14 2021

Chubbs' Birthday Bash Co-Sponsored by Uplive

Uplive, a Leading Live Streaming Platform, Co-sponsored Exclusive red Carpet Event

Jul 12 2021

Millions turn to livestreaming to earn a living during Covid-19 pandemic, as the gig economy takes hold

A livestreamer promotes products from a live streaming base during the Singles’ Day online shopping event in Hangzhou, China, in November 2020. Millions of people have turned to live streaming to earn a living during the pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg

Jun 25 2021

Uplive Discovers Music Sensation, Zandy Storm, on 1st Ever App Singing Competition

Global live social video app Uplive gives artists from around the world a global platform for discovery and creativity Duluth, Minnesota, June 1, 2021 – Asia Innovations Group’s live social video platform Uplive today announced the release of global singing competition winner Zandy Storm’s single, “Only Up From Here.” Uplive, the largest independent video-centric live social app globally, is committed to empowering inspiring streamers like Zandy to share their talents across countries, languages, and cultural boundaries.

Jun 1 2021

BOLLYWOOD STARS ARE JOINING UPLIVE, THE NEXT GENERATION OF LIVE SOCIAL IN INDIA

Uplive empowering celebrities and artists to connect with users across the globe New Delhi India, 28th May – Bollywood stars like Arshi Khan, Naina Singh, and Prince Narula are among the latest Indian celebrities who have recently joined global live social video app Uplive, part of a growing live social trend accelerated by India’s rapid digitalization and stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 28 2021

Emerging markets to drive global social networking market revenue to 264 billion USD by 2024 - Frost & Sullivan

New study finds emerging markets are driving rapid social networking growth and a shift to live video and voice interaction Beijing – 10 May 2021 – Demand from young populations in emerging markets is driving rapid global social networking market growth and a concurrent shift to live video and voice applications. These findings come from new research released by Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company.

May 10 2021

Why China is pioneering the next generation of social media

On a visit to Google’s Mountain View campus in 2005, Andy Tian found himself in a windowless conference room watching a PowerPoint presentation given by the co-founder of a company that had created a powerful new operating system. The company had just been acquired by the search giant, and the co-founder wanted to pitch Tian, who was then in charge of Google’s push into China’s mobile market, on the system. “I said, ‘What’s it called?’” Tian recalls. “He said ‘Android.’ And I thought, ‘That’s a terrible name.’”

Apr 21 2021

Emerging markets need dating apps with fresh flavor and flair, says Andy Tian of Asia Innovations Group

With social distancing measures still in place all over the world, many people have resorted to using mobile dating apps to explore their options. To add a much-needed human touch to the experience, video-based interactions have been developed to make dating apps a bit more appealing. Lamour is an app that makes video chats the center of its user experience.

Mar 18 2021

The Rest of the World May Not Be Ready to Bumble

Bumble—the Austin, Texas-based startup founded by CEO and ex-Tinder entrepreneur Whitney Wolfe Herd, best known for having broken new ground as the female-first dating app—is getting ready for a February listing on Nasdaq under the stock ticker “BMBL.” Herd was on the founding team at Tinder before falling out with the leadership in a big way—filing suit against her former employer for sexual harassment and discrimination—circumstances that she has since credited in part for inspiring her to build a dating app that put women at the helm of the online dating experience.

Feb 10 2021

Eastern innovators see the big picture with global connectivity

The world has been focused on live video like never before over the nine months that Covid-19 has restricted business and social activities. But what people forget is that while Western video conferencing utilities such as Zoom and Bluejeans – the generation 2.0 of livestreaming video – have enjoyed astronomical growth during the pandemic, Asia has a long history of live video innovation and is poised to continue to lead the category in the post-pandemic world.

Dec 31 2020

Uplive to Exclusively Livestream Bella's New Year's Eve 2021 Event Featuring Bella Thorne, Diplo, and Many More World-Renowned Celebrities and Influencers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Innovations Group Limited (AIG), a leading global operator of mobile social platforms and services, today announced its leading independent live social video platform Uplive, with its over 160 million global users, will be the exclusive livestreaming partner for Bella’s NYE 2021 Event, a one-of-a-kind New Year’s celebration co-organized by Wexicans and Filthy Fangs Records led by Bella Thorne and Dani Thorne, aka Com3t.

Dec 31 2020

Love in Time of Corona Virus: Lamour Takes the NO.1 Dating Spot in India

The Corona virus is now a global pandemic, and most countries in the world are heading to lock down. Social distancing is now the new buzz word, and everyone is recommended to stay at home. However, this has not stopped people from flocking to online social entertainment apps, and dating, in particular.

Dec 8 2020