Posts Categorized: Mobile

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Lenovo tests out a news and messaging app exclusive to Vibe X owners in Indonesia

Indonesia is a test market for the Dragon app, and it will be rolled out to Lenovo’s other models and markets pending a positive reception...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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Battling WhatsApp in India, Hike grows to 15 million users

There’s even more focus on messaging apps this week after Facebook’s buy-up of WhatsApp. The acquisition has also highlighted th...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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GupShup changes to Teamchat app

One Indian messaging app gives up, pivots to focus on team collaboration

Today’s not a good day to be a messaging app. With everyone talking about the big bucks Facebook-WhatsApp deal, it’s even more p...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 10:09 pm
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Even with WhatsApp acquisition, Facebook doesn’t quite own Asia (yet)

News broke this morning that Facebook has acquired Whatsapp for a whopping $19 billion. What does this deal means to Asia, a continent fille...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
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China aims at 50 million 4G users by end of year

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is hoping to see up to 50 million subscribers to the nation’s rel...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Super casual mobile games are meant to be accessible – and that often means big numbers. That’s the case with Hong Kong’s Animoca,...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 1:09 pm
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IDC: Samsung continues to take the lead for smartphone shipments in China

IDC has released its latest findings for smartphone shipments to China during Q4 2013. While results remain consistent with trends from the ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add local listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Chinese web and social media titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has revealed this afternoon that it has taken a 20 percent stake in Dianping, a Yelp-s...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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Xiaomi to sell Mi3 flagship phone in Singapore starting March 7

At an event in Singapore this morning, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed that it’ll launch its flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi3, in Si...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Online resources aim to help Thailand’s farmers during ‘rice pledging’ crisis

Thailand’s embattled government, swamped by months of intense protests, recently came in for even more attacks due to it rice pledging sch...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China

China’s top gay flirting app gets funding, picks up 3 million users

Blued, a Grindr-style gay chat and hook-up app for Chinese guys, has secured series A funding to help it hire new staff and grow its user-ba...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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Xend to launch a mobile booking app for its 90,000 registered users

Philippine logistics company Xend is not only a courier service. It’s also a technology company. After around eight years of using the w...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Trip38 wants to be your personal, paper-free travel assistant

Travel booking apps are a dime a dozen, and most of them do the same thing – they guarantee you the lowest airfare, sometimes help you...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Universal search app Phlo is now available for free

Last October, India-based Cynapse launched Phlo, an application that helps people access different search engines and websites all in one...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 3:34 pm
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The future of the mobile internet is in Asia

Asia’s mobile usage was already the world’s largest in 2010. But what happened next – to use the Upworthy trope – wi...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 10:52 am
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Japan and South Korea spend the most money per capita on apps

Japan and South Korea led growth in money spent on mobile apps last year, according to the latest joint report from mobile analytics firm A...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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China’s Xiaomi is working on phone launches in India, Indonesia, and other Asian markets

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi held an event in Singapore this morning. Aside from launching the Redmi and Mi3 phones in Singapore, Xiaomi’...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:28 pm
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Airtel ushers in new era of telco deals by acquiring Loop Mobile

In a sign that 2014 will be a year of consolidation and change in the Indian telecoms industry, Bharti Airtel (BOM:532454) has announced it ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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