Posts Categorized: Mobile

There’s an app for that. It’s become less of a company slogan and more of the mobile generation’s mantra. Dozens, even hundreds of new apps are released every day, and only a very small percentage ever see the daylight of success. Still, we continue to see the innovation of mobile apps infiltrate our daily lives, replacing tedious tasks and entire industries alike.

Chinese mobile phone startup Smartisan planning a retail store

Chinese mobile phone startup Smartisan has been making big moves this year. This past spring, its launch event for its T1 smartphone became ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:05 am
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Intel spends $1.5 billion to take 20% stake in Chinese chip-maker

Intel partners with China’s Spreadtrum to make new chips in $1.5 billion deal

Intel confirmed today that it’s paying RMB 9 billion (US$1.47 billion) to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese chip-maker Spreadtrum.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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Oops. Vietnam likely has 22 million smartphone users, not 33 million

It looks like the actual number of smartphone users in Vietnam may be smaller than we thought. It's 22 million, not 33 million.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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MyChat: a chat app to conquer Myanmar?

Myanmar's tech landscape is still undecided and it's possible that getting in early now is the right moment. MyChat is seizing this opportun...

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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The game that saved Mixi, Japan’s Facebook rival, is coming to the US

The game saved Mixi. Can it make it big in America?

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Apple needs to improve its App Store review process now

The Apple App Store's review process is in need of an urgent overhaul. Here are 3 suggestions how.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 12:18 pm
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Download YouTube videos and watch them offline – if you’re in India

YouTube offline will resolve one of the main pain-points for budget smartphone users in India - unreliable and unaffordable downloads.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 10:28 am
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5 reasons why Google’s Android One is a game-changer in budget smartphones

The budget smartphone market has just got shaken up again with the unveiling of Google's Android One in India at $105. Here are 5 ways in wh...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 7:40 pm
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Line has 30 million users in Indonesia, now 2nd biggest market

Line is perhaps Indonesia’s most popular chatting app now.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 7:19 pm
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Japanese telco Docomo to tackle machine translation with new joint venture

The international partnership will start from October.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in 140 countries at end of October 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 beats iPhone 6 to stores in China and South Korea, launching September 26

Samsung today confirmed that its newest flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, will launch in China and South Korea this week.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Missed the boat on a Xiaomi flash sale? Take heart, Finland’s Jolla just sailed into India

Jolla is priced just a bit more than Mi 3. But then all those frustrated by Xiaomi flash sales might find the smartphone from the land of No...

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 8:35 pm
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Vietnam’s mobile frontiers are only about games, can it grow beyond?

Flappy Bird put Vietnam on the map. It underlined a little known fact about Vietnam, it has a burgeoning gaming market.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Meet the foot soldiers in the massive iPhone 6 grey market (video)

For a bit of extra income, these people form the frontlines in the massive iPhone 6 grey market.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 9:50 am
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36 percent of Vietnam’s population owns a smartphone

Vietnam’s smartphone penetration recently hit 36 percent. That’s over 33 million people in 2014. What could this mean for the budding So...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 12:40 pm
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UberTaxi launches in Singapore to do battle against GrabTaxi, Easy Taxi

Another taxi app enters the cab booking arena in Singapore. This time it's Uber, which previously only allowed users to book private vehicle...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 12:34 am
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China’s WeChat introduces in-store payments for Dairy Queen and 8 other chains

The popular social app wants to take your money, now.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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Line releases regional breakdowns for its 490 million registered users

Its biggest markets by user count are now Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand - but that's not necessarily where its money is coming from.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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