Posts Categorized: Mobile


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NHN Japan’s Line Camera Gets 5 Million Downloads in Less than a Month

NHN Japan has seen its VoIP application Line skyrocket to dizzying popularity with more than 30 million users to date. And now the company a...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 3:55 pm
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HalfBrick, Maker of Fruit Ninja, and its Future Plans in China

HalfBrick Studios’ Fruit Ninja has been really hot since slicing its way into the Chinese market last year. It has since made it to over 1...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 1:08 pm
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GMIC 2012: Lei Jun and Pony Ma Talk Mobile

The opening sessions of GMIC 2012 were, unsurprisingly, all about mobile. Tencent CEO Pony Ma and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun are both men with exten...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 12:08 pm
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Nielsen: Men and Women in India Have Different Smartphone Habits

A report last year from Nielsen India showed that there was a seismic shift happening in the way the country’s smartphone users were s...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 9:40 am
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China Unicom to Rollout HSPA+ 3G For Phones Next Week

In good news for lots of iPhone, iPad, and Android users, China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762) – the country’s second-largest mobil...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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Softbank and PayPal to Form Joint Venture, Brings Card Reader to Smartphone Users

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank (TYO:9984) has just announced that it will form a joint venture with online payments solution PayPal. The j...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Following PayPal’s Lead, China’s 99Bill Launches Smartphone Card Reader

A few weeks back there was news from PayPal about its new PayPal Here service that uses a card reader that can be attached to a smartphone v...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 9:35 am
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Citizen Journalism: Will Asia Get the Signal?

Last week, I read about Signal, an iPhone app designed to facilitate citizen journalism, on Mashable. I don’t have an iPhone, but it s...

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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Social Food Journal Burpple Launches iPhone App, Just in Time to Photograph Your Lunch

Mixing photo-sharing with foodie fanaticism, the Singapore-based social food journal Burpple.com has launched its iPhone app after a few wee...

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Phewtick Matchmakes People Through Gamification and LBS (And a Lot More)

Japanese startup, Phewtick, is the pitch that has caught my attention – and confused me the most – this morning at the G-Startup...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 1:40 pm
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Evernote Launches in China With Separate Service, Yinxiang Biji

Evernote, the American note sync service, has today launched a separate Chinese service called Yinxiang Biji. Avoiding the usual ‘clou...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 12:28 pm
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Singapore tops Mobile Payments Readiness Index, Philippines second in Southeast Asia

Singapore is the most mobile payment-ready nation in the world, according to the Mobile Payments Readiness Index by MasterCard. Philippines ...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 11:43 am
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Making Sense of Japan’s Social Gaming Drama

The Japanese mobile social gaming space has experienced quite a rollercoaster ride over the past week or so. It was one week ago today that ...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Beepmo aims to make networking at Next Bank Asia more productive

Exchanging namecards at conferences like Next Bank Asia is highly inefficient. Power networkers find themselves inundated with dozens of bus...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 2:35 pm
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Leaked Screenshots Suggest a Foxconn-Made Baidu Phone With Voice-Based Assistant

Screenshots have emerged (pictured above) of a purported new budget phone from Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s search engine giant. Rumor...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 11:40 am
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Amobee Acquires 3D Mobile Advertising Business Adjitsu

It was just a couple of months ago when California-based ad company Amobee was acquired by SingTel for $321 million. Now today there’s...

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 6:08 pm
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Perx dumped daily deals business to focus on loyalty card app, has no regrets

This startup is rewriting the rules of the daily deals and advertising industries.

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 9:54 am
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Picture Rally Challenges You to Complete Themed Photo Assignments

We received word this afternoon from The Windward, Inc., based out of Tokyo, that it has just released an iPhone photo app called Picture Ra...

  • May 7, 2012
  • at 9:12 pm
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