Posted by Steven Millward

MakeMyTrip revenues

India’s MakeMyTrip Books A $9 Million Loss As Costs Mount

Indian online travel booking site MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) has wheeled out its latest quarterly fina...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 8, 2013
  • at 12:55 pm
Line 300 million

Line Reveals Latest Financial Figures, 53% Of Revenue From In-Game Purchases

Popular messaging app Line was spun off as a subsidiary of NHN (KRX:035420) earlier this year, which...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 8, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
Flipboard GFW

Flipboard Is Now Blocked In China, But Chinese Edition Of App Is Left Unmolested

China’s Great Firewall has been quiet for a few months, contenting itself with its huge swathe of ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2013
  • at 6:13 pm
Asian messaging apps not really global

Reality check: Asia-made messaging apps are not taking over the world

We’ve seen Asian messaging apps rocket to acquiring over half a billion collective users in the pa...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2013
  • at 3:47 pm
Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp Still Leader Of The Pack In India With Over 20 Million Active Users

US-made messaging app Whatsapp is being chattier than usual today. Aside from adding walkie-talkie s...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2013
  • at 12:56 pm
WeChat

WeChat is Now the 5th Most Used Smartphone App In The World

The market research crew at GlobalWebIndex has compiled a list of the 10 most used smartphone apps i...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 6, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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
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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