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China Mobile own brand Android smartphone launches

China Mobile Launches Own Brand Android Smartphones, Starting At Just $80

There’ll be approximately 300 million Android users in China by the end of this year as Chinese co...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 5, 2013
  • at 5:52 pm
WeChat v5 update

WeChat v5.0 Update Arrives on iOS With Social Gaming, Mobile Payments, and Sticker Store

The long awaited update to WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has arrived. This morning W...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 5, 2013
  • at 11:47 am
online extortion in China

China’s Web Giants Group Together to Quash Online Extortion

China’s web giants are usually at each others’ throats. But six of them are now working ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 2, 2013
  • at 9:48 pm
Vietnam bans social news sharing

This Is Why Vietnam Plans To Ban Social Media Sharing of News

The Vietnamese government announced today a new law relating to the sharing of news online. It effec...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 2, 2013
  • at 4:56 pm
WeChat, Line, and KakaoTalk for social marketing

WeChat and Line Are Now Asia’s Fastest-Growing Platforms For Social Marketing

Facebook is not, of course, the only destination for brands looking to engage with consumers. While ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 2, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
uber korea thumb

Uber Out of Beta in Korea, Rolls Onto Streets of Seoul

After quietly launching in beta on the streets of Seoul in June, now Uber is launching officially in...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 2, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
Sony smartphone sales

Sony’s 9.6 Million Smartphone Shipments Boost Latest Quarterly Financials

Sony (NYSE:SNE) has just released its latest financial report for the quarter from April to June (co...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 1, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
GREE messenger Tellit shuts down

GREE Tells TellIt to Shut It, Gives Up on Building a Messaging App

Earlier this year, Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) got a rocket up its butt from the hu...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 1, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
FoodPanda Asia

Foodpanda Adds New Restaurant Chains in Malaysia, Preps More Cities in India

Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda is on its bike again, prepping expansion to three new cities in India ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 1, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
Taobao and Weibo

Alibaba and Sina Weibo Are Set to Jump-Start Social Commerce With New ‘Weibo Stores’

After Alibaba coughed up over half a billion dollars for a 18 percent stake in Sina Weibo, many are ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 1, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
Google India shuts music search portal

The Day The Music Died: Google India Shutters Music Search Portal

Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) music search and streaming service has shut down in India. Formerly loc...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2013
  • at 9:26 pm
Wii U sales 2013

Nintendo Reports Grim New Sales Figures, Only 160,000 Wii U Consoles Sold Last Quarter

Nintendo’s (TYO:7974) latest financial report is out, replete with some grim statistics on gaming ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2013
  • at 5:48 pm
China PLA game opens to public

Chinese Army’s Controversial ‘Call of Duty’ Clone Opens to Gamers Tomorrow

The Call of Duty style online game created by the Chinese military in 2011 is now being made availab...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
Xiaomi Red Rice phone launches

Xiaomi Buddies Up With Tencent, Launches New Budget Smartphone For Just $129

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already on course to sell 15 million smartphones this year, despite th...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2013
  • at 3:21 pm
Line Band app

Line Hunts Down Path As ‘Line Band’ App Surpasses 15 Million Downloads

Remember Line Band, the extended social network for users of the smash-hit messaging app Line? Today...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
Perx and American Express

Singapore’s Perx Teams Up With American Express For More Shopping Bonuses

Mobile loyalty program Perx is keen to reward users even more for frequenting Singaporean retailers ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
Youku redesigns homepage for smaller screens and mobile viewers

Youku Surges to 200 Million Daily Mobile Views This Month as Chinese Consumers Ditch Laptops

It’s mobile, mobile, mobile with China’s video sites these days as they chase China̵...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
Uber Launches in Taiwan

After a Month of Quiet Testing, Uber Launches Officially in Taipei

After a month of quiet testing in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, online car pick-up company Uber has no...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 30, 2013
  • at 2:59 pm