Posts Categorized: Mobile


Alibaba wants to acquire all of Autonavi

Alibaba offers a premium to acquire 100% of online mapping company Autonavi

E-commerce titan Alibaba forked out $294 million to take a 28 percent stake in Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) in May last year. Today, in a letter t...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 10:30 pm
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Discover old Taipei with this cool new mobile app

Taipei ought to rank as one of the world’s most walkable cities. Sidewalks are wide, crosswalks are plentiful, crowds are manageable, ...

  • February 10, 2014
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HTC financials Q4 2013

HTC’s Q4 revenues down to $1.41 billion, expects even bleaker start to 2014

HTC (TPE:2498) has outed its Q4 earnings report this afternoon, showing yet another tough quarter for the embattled Taiwanese phone-maker. H...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 6:12 pm
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Xiaomi vs Qihoo battle

Xiaomi payments could be the next step toward a web empire

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun registered an electronic payment company in Beijing late in December last year, according to the Beijing Municipal A...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 4:32 pm
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Beijing startup unifies your photo streams, focuses on snapping up US users

“More than half of the content on the internet is photos,” says Yue Zhuge, co-founder of social gallery app Ivy. In the age of digital ...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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An open letter to Dong Nguyen, creator of Flappy Bird

"You can't get unfamous, you can get infamous, but you can't get unfamous." - Words of advice that ring so true for Flappy Bird's creator to...

  • February 9, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Cubie sticks it to rival messaging apps, lets you make stickers with your cat

Taiwan-based Cubie has always been ahead of the game when it comes to making messaging a little more fun and personalized, and it’s contin...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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A win for Asia at Seedstars World event thanks to Korea-made app Flitto

A win for Asia at Seedstars World event thanks to Korea-made app Flitto

Seedstars World, a global startup competition that focuses on emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has crowned its newest winne...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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5 ways China’s WeChat is more innovative than you think

Tech in Asia has been covering WeChat, China’s most popular mobile message app, before it even had an English name. Meanwhile, internation...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 8:30 am
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Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

Philippine TV networks to compete for airtime on smartphones

Last December, Philippine television network ABS-CBN announced its foray into mobile. Through ABS-CBNmobile, the new telco has launched a ...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Line pulled in 5.5 million interested shoppers for its flash sales in Thailand (INFOGRAPHIC)

2013 was a year of social e-commerce in Thailand, with growth in online sales on Facebook, Instagram, and via smartphones. In Thailand, the ...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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MomentCam emoticons

MomentCam adds GIF maker that animates your face, turns you into a WeChat emoticon

MomentCam, the China-made photo app that went viral around the world a few months ago, has come out with a major update. MomentCam users can...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Flirty Chinese chat app Momo passes 100 million registered users

Momo, the Chinese mobile social network, announced over the weekend that it has amassed over 100 million registered users. Of that group, 40...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 2:18 pm
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China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

China was quiet this week as people took most of the week off for lunar new year celebrations. Thankfully there were plenty of big numbers r...

  • February 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Years after being abducted, this startup founder created an app that helps parents monitor their children

250,000 children reported missing every year in Europe. There’s no official number for how many people went missing in Asia last year, but...

  • February 7, 2014
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Line adds a new theme store

Line gets colorful, adds new theme store in updated Android app

Messaging app Line has updated to v4.0 on Android, but it hasn’t resulted in a much-needed visual update for the old-looking app. Inst...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Now developers in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand can start earning money from Google Play

The Google Play Stores in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand now show the app prices in localized currencies.

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Brave Frontier developer Gumi gets second investment in 2 months for regional expansion

Less than two months after closing a $19 million funding round, Tokyo-based mobile game developer Gumi has just accepted an undisclosed su...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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