Posts Categorized: Mobile


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VyprVPN slides onto iOS and Android, but can it jump China’s Great Firewall more nimbly than competitors?

Throughout my career in China, I’ve gone through a handful of different VPN services to evade the Great Firewall. Starting with a free...

  • February 3, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Xiaomi makes its annual TV appearance during China’s CCTV New Year’s Gala

Up-and-coming phonemaker Xiaomi broadcast a one-minute TV advertisement during last night’s CCTV New Year’s Gala, the annual pro...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 12:11 pm
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Line makes more money than any other non-game app in the world

Line‘s active user count might be an enigma, but the latest edition of the App Annie Index shows outside of games, Line was the top e...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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This startup lets users mix and match their favorite outfits, and is making money without selling a thing

“I’m in a business that I love. I love fashion and technology. I can’t ask for more,” said Kanayama, co-founder of iQon.

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Of the top tablet brands, only Lenovo and Samsung increased market share: IDC

IDC’s latest Q4 2013 report of global tablet shipments showed only Lenovo (HKG:0992) and Samsung (KRX:005935) increased their market...

  • January 30, 2014
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Weiguofang WeChat Spoon

These Chinese college students built a makeshift business selling fruit on WeChat

Everyone’s familiar with how businesses large and small will leverage social media to generate revenue. In Asia, high profile brands i...

  • January 30, 2014
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This new app helps Koreans and Japanese speak English like it’s their first language

Korean educational startup Smatoos, known for its BeNative apps, has just launched an iOS app called Formula for English Conversation (our t...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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5 great browsers to replace your phone’s stock browser

When it comes to smartphones, many people have their preferred selection of apps that they download when first setting up a new phone. But o...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 9:05 am
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How a barefoot Thai politician became a meme

With the Bangkok Shutdown and protests in other provinces ongoing, the political unrest has plagued Thailand for a few months now. The situa...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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On the eve of Chinese New Year, WeChat processed 10 million messages in one minute

The team behind WeChat, China’s behemoth mobile messaging app, released a short infographic yesterday reporting user activity on the eve o...

  • February 3, 2014
  • at 12:11 pm
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11Beep app

Now a startup in Nepal has made an app like Snapchat that erases your digital footprint

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about erasable social media. Snapchat is taking the lead, and it has spawned imitators around the world....

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Philippines’ Babble Messenger set to compete with other Asian chat apps

The Philippines now has a chat app to call its own amidst the global messenger craze, now that Voyager Innovations, a subsidiary of telco S...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Alibaba Alipay Kuaidi Taxi

Alibaba hops on China’s taxi-booking craze as it launches cab-hailing feature for Alipay Wallet

Alibaba, China’s leading e-commerce firm, has introduced a new feature in its Alipay Wallet mobile e-wallet app that lets users hail t...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 2:03 pm
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China's Lenovo to buy Motorola phone business from Google

China’s Lenovo to buy Motorola phone business from Google, but will regulators approve?

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has confirmed that it’s selling Motorola Mobility – the phone-maker division of Motorola that it acquired i...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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OPPO launches in India

Chinese phone-maker Oppo set to launch tomorrow in India

Chinese phone-maker Oppo is set to launch officially in India tomorrow, bringing its Android-based smartphones to a massive new audience. Op...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
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China 3G numbers 2013 2014

China ends 2013 with a total of 417 million 3G subscribers

All three of China’s telcos have now revealed their user numbers for December, so we finally have a clear picture of how many people w...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Mxit India launch

Popular South African messaging app Mxit to take on WhatsApp and WeChat in India

The popular South African mobile messaging app Mxit has launched in India today. Mxit (pronounced as ‘Mix it’) has apps for iOS, Android...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 pm
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Read for the blind app

Story time: Thailand unites to create over 2,400 audiobooks for blind people

Back in October of last year, we profiled Read for the Blind, the most-talked about app of the moment. It seems the app’s momentum hasn’...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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