Posts Categorized: Mobile


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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Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Pocket is now aiming at an ever bigger swathe of new users by adding in Chinese and Korean to its mobile apps and website.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raked in $242 million in 12 hours during its day-long sales blitz

By now, most followers of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi are familiar with its weekly flash sales. Yesterday, however, the company held what mig...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:56 am
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Thai postal apps

Thailand Post drags itself into the 21st-century with these 4 useful apps

Thailand Post has developed four apps that allow customers to access some services on their smartphones instead of visiting a post office br...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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As India's election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

As India’s election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

When India last held a general election in 2009, the country had fewer than 50 million internet users – a mere four percent of the populat...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 6:54 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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Here are the Asian startups heading to Silicon Valley with Blackbox Connect

Korean makers of cutesy AlarmMon app get $1.9 million funding to make it even cuter

Seoul-based Malang Studio, maker of the cutesy AlarmMon app, revealed today that the startup has secured KRW 2 billion, which is US$1.9 mill...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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Spotify

Spotify launches officially in the Philippines, teams up with local telco for promo

The music streaming service has secured a partnership with Globe, a local telco, to provide its subscribers access to Spotify through Globe...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 5:59 pm
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It turns out that North Korea's homegrown smartphone is made in China

It turns out that North Korea’s ‘homegrown’ smartphone is made in China

What a surprise! The North Korean Arirang AS1201 that was shown off last summer is actually, it now turns out, a made-in-China smartphone. H...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Two Xiaomi phones crack top 10 rankings for global smartphone sales in February: report

Xiaomi, China’s golden boy smartphone maker, is rolling with the big dogs – according to a study from Hong Kong-based Counterpoi...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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