Posts Categorized: Mobile


Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp doubles its numbers in India in past 6 months, now has 50 million active users

WhatsApp now has 48 million monthly active users in India. Rounding that up to 50 million, that’s double the 25 million it had in India fi...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aimi...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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Get ready for India’s smartphone explosion (INFOGRAPHIC)

Jana, the Boston-based marketing and market intelligence firm, released an infographic yesterday on India’s smartphone market. It̵...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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China has 10 times more people, but Japan still outspends on iOS apps

In Q1 2014, China's revenue growth was stronger than download growth for the first time. Games accounted for the majority of that rise.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Reinventing four wheels - 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

Reinventing four wheels: 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

We’re all used to tapping on an app to help us find our way or book tickets for a trip, but the newest wave of transportation apps go far ...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra lays out international expansion roadmap, next stop: Malaysia

Barra said the company wants to pull a significant portion of Southeast Asia under its belt as a platform before jumping into India.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Got swag? These 2 photo apps from China help you tag it, flaunt it

Want a photo app for selfies and showing off the stuff you own? China’s way ahead of you

Last year was the year of the selfie, and it’s clear to see that a lot of people like showing off what they have in photos – and so thes...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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Oppo Find 7 arrives in Philippines, 2nd market in Asia for the 2k screen phone

Oppo launched its flagship 2k HD screen phone, the Find 7, in the Philippines.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

Bad news for Samsung: 85% of people in Philippines willing to buy homegrown smartphone brands

Smartphone growth is being fueled not by big names like Samsung but by the increasing demand of homegrown smartphone brands in the country.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Facing competition from WeChat, Alibaba’s chat app has turned its focus away from messaging

Last week, Chinese tech giant Alibaba released an updated version of Laiwang, the company’s bid for a mobile messaging app in the vein of ...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:22 pm
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Candy Crush Saga hits China with upcoming tie-in on Tencent’s WeChat

Fasten your seatbelts and get out your toothbrushes, because an avalanche of hard candy is about to hit China. The Wall Street Journal just ...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 7:18 pm
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Pakistan 3G and 4G

As Pakistan prepares 3G and 4G roll-out, country expects up to 45 million high-speed data subscribers by 2020

Pakistan will soon be holding its spectrum auction for 3G and 4G networks - and some telcos are ready to offer high-speed mobile internet in...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 2:02 pm
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How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

Stickers are certainly not frivolous. They're a multi-million-dollar industry, and this founder plans to take advantage of it with 'stickers...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Appota, Vietnamese mobile content platform, secures series B funding

Appota, one of Vietnam's leading mobile platforms, just received a series B funding from undisclosed investors. The deal will help Appota bu...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

The battle between Globe vs. Smart in Samsung Galaxy S5 plan prices

Here are the available postpaid plans in the Philippines for the Samsung Galaxy S5.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

Baby photo app InstaB adds in Q&A section to become Quora for parents

Being a new parent must be terrifying - that’s why the baby photo app InstaB has added in a Q&A section that’s kind of like Quora for pa...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
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