Posts Categorized: Mobile

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 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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Not as big as Alibaba, but upcoming IPO for rival JD could value it at up to $24.6 billion

One week after its IPO, Chinese ecommerce firm JD hops on the WeChat train

About two months after Tencent (HKG: 0700) purchased an 18 percent stake in it, Chinese ecommerce site JD (NASDAQ: JD) has finally been inte...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
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Video portal and smart TV maker LeTV adds its name to list of new Chinese smartphone makers

LeTV plans to reveal not just one, but as many as three new devices next quarter and put them on the market in the fourth quarter of this ye...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Thailand coup (and no TV) causes surge in mobile internet usage

Big surge in mobile data usage as Thailand goes into day 2 of military coup

This afternoon, Thailand’s second biggest mobile telco company, Dtac, revealed that it saw a big surge in mobile data usage as the coup en...

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 6:44 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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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, “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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Local phone maker Micromax poaches top exec from Samsung India as new CEO

Vineet Taneja, who was heading Samsung's IT and Mobile businesses until recently, has been appointed as a new CEO by Delhi-based Micromax.

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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4 alternative Android app stores in Indonesia

Many players are looking to launch their own Android app stores in order to feed download-hungry users in Indonesia.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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GrabTaxi’s limo service, GrabCar, enters first new country as it speeds into Manila

Only a week after GrabCar first launched in Malaysia, the service is now available in Manila

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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