Posted by Steven Millward

India now has 106 million active social media users as mobile web rises (INFOGRAPHIC)

India now has 106 million active social media users as mobile web rises (INFOGRAPHIC)

India now has 243.2 million internet users and 106 million active social media users, according to t...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 2, 2014
  • at 3:52 pm
Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014

Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014, still on target for 60 million this year

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said this morning that the Chinese phone-maker has sold 26.11 million smartph...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 2, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
TimeAway app

Cure your children’s smartphone addiction with this app that will drive them crazy

How can a parent effectively manage how their kids use a smartphone or tablet and get them to discon...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 1, 2014
  • at 6:43 pm
China sold only 6,900 domestic electric cars in 2013, subsidies and sweeteners just not sweet enough

China sold only 6,900 domestic electric cars in 2013, subsidies and sweeteners just not sweet enough

China sold only 6,900 domestic-brand electric cars in 2013. These are the many hurdles that EVs face...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 1, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
Zomato makes first ever acquisition to boost its listings of New Zealand restaurants

Zomato makes first ever acquisition to boost listings of New Zealand restaurants

India-based startup Zomato has acquired New Zealand restaurant discovery site MenuMania for an undis...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 1, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
Pocket PlayLab acquires Anino Games

After being rescued by Rovio, Juice Cubes developer Pocket PlayLab acquires Philippine gaming startup

In a big deal for two Southeast Asia gaming startups, Thailand-based Pocket PlayLab today revealed t...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 1, 2014
  • at 10:16 am
China startup Meitu makes Pomelo photo app

With new Pomelo photo app, successful Chinese startup goes after a global audience

You've already got over 200 million downloads and 10 million active users in China. What to do next?...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent announced today that it’s paying US$736 million for a 19.9 percent stake in 58.com, which ...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:30 pm
Pakistan startup Flashcall ready to mobilize the power of missed calls

Pakistan startup Flashcall ready to mobilize the power of the missed call phenomenon

Deliberate missed calls are a curious phenomenon particular to several developing nations in Asia as...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 27, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
Alibaba picks NYSE for IPO

Alibaba chooses New York Stock Exchange, not NASDAQ, for IPO

Ecommerce titan Alibaba has confirmed that it’s choosing the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for it...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:36 am
Fliplingo translates tweets

After lengthy beta and now with seed funding, Fliplingo launches Twitter translation service

After months of beta testing, today Fliplingo goes live to the public with its human-powered Twitter...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 26, 2014
  • at 11:00 pm
Indian estore Flipkart launches its own tablet

In a challenge to Samsung, Micromax, and Amazon, Indian estore Flipkart launches its own tablet

Perhaps inspired by arch-rival Amazon, India’s top ecommerce store today unveiled its own-brand ta...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 26, 2014
  • at 5:49 pm
Pakistan’s Zameen

Pakistan’s Zameen braces for growing competition from every startup’s nemesis: Rocket Internet

In the online property listings niche, Zameen started early, founded by British-Pakistani entreprene...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 26, 2014
  • at 12:55 pm
MyMusicTaste

Inspired by crowdfunding craze, MyMusicTaste wants fans to decide where concerts take place

Could the collective voice of a nation’s music fans, amplified by the internet, persuade a musicia...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 25, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A month after raising $1.78 billion in its massive US IPO, Chinese ecommerce site JD is today totall...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 24, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
Myanmar Viber Facebook usage

Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Andro...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
WeChat transfer money to friends

WeChat users in China can now transfer money to each other

WeChat got a minor update on iOS overnight that adds in the ability for users to transfer money to e...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 24, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
China messaging apps

WeChat is crushing text messaging, people in China now only send about 1 SMS per day

New figures from China's MIIT show that people in China now send an average of 39.8 text messages pe...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • June 23, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm