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.

grabtaxi

Cab booking app GrabTaxi now available in Indonesia

Following its recent US$15 million-series B funding led by GGV Capital, GrabTaxi, the fast-expanding taxi hailing app that’s serving users...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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This 7-year old girl created an app to help parents spend more quality time with their kids

She wants to help other children to increase their own family time.

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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India ditching feature phones faster than ever for cheap Android smartphones: IDC

First quarter smartphone shipments in India grew 186 percent year-on-year, faster than any other country in Asia.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Alibaba launches Ali Telecom

Alibaba will soon be a mobile telco, close to launching Ali Telecom in coming weeks

Before Alibaba’s long-awaited IPO hits Wall Street later this summer, the ecommerce giant will have its finger in one new pie – it’s g...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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10 alternative Android app stores in China

10 alternative Android app stores in China

There are an estimated 700 million active smartphones and tablets in China – most of them on Android. That's a huge business opportunity f...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 3:08 pm
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Huawei launches Ascend G6 in the Philippines, aims for 10% smartphone market share

China phone-maker Huawei launched the Huawei Ascend G6 in the Philippines.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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In South Korea, mobile shopping reaches $2.83 billion

A recent study shows the amount of mobile transactions in the country increased 156 percent year-on-year.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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GrabTaxi

GrabTaxi reveals growth plans after biggest ever funding round

GrabTaxi now has an extra $15 million to play with after its series B funding. We find out what's next in its battle to keep growing amidst ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:58 pm
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app annie

App Annie acquires Distimo, raises $17 million in funding

Beijing based mobile app and digital content analytics company App Annie has announced that it acquired competitor Distimo.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:39 pm
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PPZuche and iCarsClub

Car sharing startup iCarsClub raises $10 million to accelerate roll-out in Singapore and China

Car sharing app iCarsClub has secured $10 million in series A funding, the startup revealed today. The startup also operates in China as PPZ...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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Digital payments industry heats up in Singapore, major companies jump on board

Digital payments industry heats up in Singapore, major companies jump on board

Over the past few months, payment providers, banks and telcos have led the way in providing solutions in this space. Here are some of the la...

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Mobile Search Index May 2014 — China App Index

China’s high-end phone users more likely to crack wi-fi passwords, cheat on mobile games: report

These users were also far more likely to use the "white-collar stalwart Sina Weibo," as well as foreign social media apps like Facebook and ...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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This startup wants to make Singapore’s rigid, expensive education system accessible and free to everyone

This startup wants to make Singapore’s rigid, expensive education system accessible and free to everyone

Edusnap wants to make the simple act of asking questions free of charge for all students.

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 10:25 am
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apple-china

China gets key iOS 8 upgrades and QuickType love from Apple

Apple’s Tim Cook at WWDC today just announced that nearly half of China’s new iOS users switched away from Android. But this small c...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 2:40 am
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COS is China’s own mobile and smart TV OS that’s designed to oust Android

China wants to kick its Android habit in three to five years #GoodLuckWithThat

As cyber security tensions between the US and China ramp up in the wake of Snowden/NSA, the perceived need for domestic operating systems is...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Kiwi Calendar iOS app

Major gaming company branches out into apps, launches socially-connected Kiwi Calendar app

The new Kiwi Calendar app promises to help users balance work and play with useful labels, like you see in Gmail, to help you separate out ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 8:55 pm
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GrabTaxi

GrabTaxi gets $15 million funding to help in battle across Southeast Asia against EasyTaxi

Malaysia-based GrabTaxi, which runs an app-connected taxi booking service, has secured US$15 million in series B funding led by GGV Capital.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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flipboard

Flipboard, “not worried about censorship,” doubles down on China

"We're very careful with following all the right guidelines," Alexander said, "I'm not really worried about censorship."

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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