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Line messaging app

Line messaging app racks up $338 million in revenue in 2013

The company behind the messaging app Line has today revealed some financial figures for Q4 (October ...

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  • February 6, 2014
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SmartNews reader app in Japan

SmartNews app challenges Flipboard in Japan with over 2 million active users

There are tons of mobile news reader apps out there, though Flipboard gets most of the attention. To...

By Steven Millward

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  • February 5, 2014
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DeNA Q3 2013 revenue profit

Struggling against new gaming challengers, DeNA sees revenues and profits plunge

The team at DeNA must be wearing out the minus buttons on their calculators. The mobile social gamin...

By Steven Millward

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  • February 5, 2014
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online food delivery

Pakistan gets a new food delivery option with the launch of EatOye

In Pakistan, there’s a new challenger to Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda. It’s called EatOye, and ...

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  • February 5, 2014
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Jabong funding

Rocket Internet’s clothing e-store for India raises $100 million in funding

Jabong, one of India’s top online clothing stores, has secured $100 million (Rs 628 crore) in ...

By Steven Millward

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  • February 5, 2014
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Chinese New Year welcomed in with 13.6 billion messages in 1 day on China's top social network

Chinese New Year welcomed in with 13.6 billion messages in 1 day on China’s top social network

While everyone’s talking about WeChat, it’s easy to forget that Tencent makes another social net...

By Steven Millward

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  • February 4, 2014
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Apple silences FaceTime Audio for iPhone and iPad buyers in China

Apple silences FaceTime Audio for iPhone and iPad buyers in China

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) FaceTime was updated with audio support in iOS 7, but a growing number o...

By Steven Millward

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  • February 4, 2014
  • at 4:41 pm
A Cambodian startup just released a superb puzzle game that'll get you thinking outside the box

Cambodian startup releases a superb puzzle game that’ll get you thinking outside the box

Most fans of puzzle games are still obsessing over Dots, the addictive game of connecting and oblite...

By Steven Millward

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  • February 4, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales to hit 10 million in under 1 month

Get ready to see the new Samsung Galaxy S5 at launch event on February 24

This morning Samsung (005930:KS) sent out invites for what looks to be the big reveal of its Galaxy ...

By Steven Millward

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  • February 4, 2014
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Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

China’s second biggest e-store files for US IPO, aims to raise up to $1.5 billion

After years of speculation, one of China’s top e-stores, JD, has filed to list publicly in the...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 30, 2014
  • at 11:33 pm
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
  • at 4:33 pm
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
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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
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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
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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