Posts Categorized: Mobile


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The new frontiers of Vietnam’s premier chat app: VNG’s Zalo

VNG has made millions off of its desktop gaming platform, but now it faces the challenge of transitioning everything to mobile. How will thi...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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Chinese startup developer of Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

The Chinese developer of Dolphin, a popular web browser for Android and iOS, has sold a 51 percent stake for US$91 million.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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Why 7 of the 11 Fortune 100 auto companies are AdNear clients

What Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and BMW have in common, apart from being Fortune 100 auto majors, is that they...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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Android apps connected to Japan’s Metaps have been downloaded 1 billion times – find out what the firm is working on now

Metaps is taking its online payment solution to the US and EU. Afterwards, it wants to create an ecommerce system that does not require conv...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Hike grabs no. 1 spot from WhatsApp on Google Play, iOS App Store in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat, has hit number one on the Google Play Store in India, toppling Wha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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Line seeks to emulate Hello Kitty with an empire of cute

A look at how one chat app could provide a blueprint for Japan's cultural resurgence.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Can Japan’s KLab prove it is capable of competing with DeNA and Gree?

Japanese gaming company KLab is trying to recover from a disastrous 2014. Will the market allow it?

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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A snapshot of smartphone usage in Pakistan in 2014

A snapshot of smartphone usage in Pakistan in 2014 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Pakistan's smartphone adoption has reached between 7 and 10 percent of the population. And Android is top. See more data for 2014 in this in...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
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7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns that you could adopt

7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns

QR codes are a bridge between offline and online in the smartphone age. Here are seven great QR code marketing examples from across Asia.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 10:55 am
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China spends more money on mobile ads than the rest of the world combined

Asia accounted for 27 percent of all Android app installs in the world in Q2 2014. Most money spent on ads comes from China, the majority o...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Hours after Typhoon Rammasun slams into Philippines, bitcoin fundraising campaign begins

Hours after Typhoon Rammasun slams into Philippines, bitcoin fundraising campaign begins

People can donate in bitcoin to the typhoon relief operation by scanning a QR code on this donations microsite.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 3:43 pm
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This new chat app promises anonymous and untraceable free speech for people living under oppressive regimes

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, is one of the world’s richest men and has a reputation not just for his luxurious lifestyle and hi...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Why is Xiaomi slow at Android updates? (Updated chart)

Despite scooping up Hugo Barra, Google’s former Android VP, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is still slower than some rivals at Android updates...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
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Xiaomi wants to thrash Samsung in India with 3 budget smartphones

Xiaomi Mi3 is priced at INR 13,999 (US$232) in India. That makes it far cheaper than Samsung’s top-selling phones with similar specificati...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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Airloyal pays consumers to engage with brands like Flipkart, Goibibo, Vodafone

Mobile reward platform Airloyal boasts of a million instances of brand engagement in 90 days and has given away rewards worth US$50,000 to i...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Facebook interactions more than double tweets during Indonesian presidential elections

These days, everyone is curious to know the impact that the world’s social networking behemoths have on political campaigns. Earlier this ...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 8:41 pm
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How deliberately crippling its 4G rollout will help China bust a global monopoly and make billions

Hundreds of millions of people in China still have no 4G thanks to blatant protectionism. This is why the rest of the world should care.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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