Posted by Steven Millward

Line's emoticons get a bit less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

Line’s emoticons get less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

The oversized stickers on messaging apps like Line have been central to their success. But the stick...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 30, 2014
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Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook’s newest earnings report reveals that it now has 368 million monthly active users acr...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 30, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
China's Lenovo to buy Motorola phone business from Google

China’s Lenovo to buy Motorola phone business from Google, but will regulators approve?

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has confirmed that it’s selling Motorola Mobility – the phone-maker...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 30, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
OPPO launches in India

Chinese phone-maker Oppo set to launch tomorrow in India

Chinese phone-maker Oppo is set to launch officially in India tomorrow, bringing its Android-based s...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 29, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
Blackbox Connect summer 2013

Blackbox incubator vows to take 2 Pakistani startups each year to Silicon Valley

Blackbox Connect is the Silicon Valley immersion program that’s dedicated to overseas entrepre...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 29, 2014
  • at 2:56 pm
Asia web speeds

Akamai: South Korea still leads world in web speeds, China finally speeding up

Asia is still setting the pace when it comes to average internet connections speeds, with South Kore...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 29, 2014
  • at 12:13 pm
China 3G numbers 2013 2014

China ends 2013 with a total of 417 million 3G subscribers

All three of China’s telcos have now revealed their user numbers for December, so we finally h...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 29, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
snaptee t-shirt

Snaptee looks to Asia’s hipsters who want to wear their own custom T-shirts

Back in February 2013 we looked at Snaptee, a Hong Kong-based startup with a funky app that lets you...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:37 pm
Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has revealed its financials for the quarter ending December 28, 2013 (called fis...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 28, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
Record Q4 for LG pushes it to 47.6 million smartphones shipped in 2013

Record Q4 for LG pushes it to 47.6 million smartphones shipped in 2013

South Korean gadget-maker LG (066570:KS) has released its Q4 2013 earnings report today, which shows...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 27, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
baidu-hq

Baidu launches search engine in Thailand, Brazil, and Egypt (Update: all taken offline)

Baidu, China’s top search engine, has quietly launched its search site over the weekend in Thailan...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 27, 2014
  • at 11:50 am
Samsung bloatware problem

Korean government wants to cull crapware, says all apps must be delete-able

Once a smartphone reaches the hands of a new buyer, it might be loaded with dozens of extra apps ...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 24, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
CNY 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year by putting your face into a seasonal GIF

Chinese New Year is just one week away. If you’re celebrating it, you’re probably prepar...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
Baidu acquires Nuomi

Baidu acquires remaining stake in Renren’s daily deals site

Back in August last year, Chinese search engine Baidu acquired the majority stake in Renren’s (NYS...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 24, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
JD acquires HotelVP

Chinese e-commerce giant JD boosts travel offerings with acquisition of hotel booking app

Chinese e-commerce company JD – the closest rival to Alibaba’s Tmall in China – ha...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
messaging app users

It’s time for messaging apps to quit the bullshit numbers and tell us how many users are active

One of the biggest trends of the last few years is messaging apps. Dozens of startups and major web ...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
QFPay funding

Square-like Chinese startup QFPay swipes $16.5 million in series B funding

QFPay, maker of a Square-like gadget for taking e-payments via a smartphone, has secured series B fu...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 22, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
Guardian blocked in China again

Bombshell story gets the Guardian blocked in China – AGAIN

UK-based newspaper The Guardian seems to be really pushing someone’s button in China as its we...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 22, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm