Posts Categorized: Mobile


Line messaging app

Line messaging app racks up $338 million in revenue in 2013

The company behind the messaging app Line has today revealed some financial figures for Q4 (October and December) and the whole of 2013. Acc...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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DeNA Q3 2013 revenue profit

Struggling against new gaming challengers, DeNA sees revenues and profits plunge

The team at DeNA must be wearing out the minus buttons on their calculators. The mobile social gaming company posted its Q3 financial report...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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Line

Get unlimited use of chat app Line with Singapore telco’s new prepaid plan

Singapore residents can now send messages and stickers from popular chat app Line to their friends at 40 cents a day or S$6 ($4.70) for 30 d...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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A Cambodian startup just released a superb puzzle game that'll get you thinking outside the box

Cambodian startup releases a superb puzzle game that’ll get you thinking outside the box

Most fans of puzzle games are still obsessing over Dots, the addictive game of connecting and obliterating color-coded circles. But now anot...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 12:41 pm
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PayrollHero continues platform improvement to attract more clients in Southeast Asia

Payroll solutions startup PayrollHero aims to continuously improve since we saw its team at Startup Asia Jakarta in 2012. It recently l...

  • February 3, 2014
  • at 4:30 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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SmartNews reader app in Japan

SmartNews app challenges Flipboard in Japan with over 2 million active users

There are tons of mobile news reader apps out there, though Flipboard gets most of the attention. To stand out in the crowd, an app needs to...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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China WeChat Red Envelope

Chinese WeChat users sent out 20 million cash-filled red envelopes to friends and family within two days

Last week WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app, launched a feature letting users based in China gift money to friends and family. The f...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Apple silences FaceTime Audio for iPhone and iPad buyers in China

Apple silences FaceTime Audio for iPhone and iPad buyers in China

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) FaceTime was updated with audio support in iOS 7, but a growing number of iPhone and iPad owners in China are re...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 4:41 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales to hit 10 million in under 1 month

Get ready to see the new Samsung Galaxy S5 at launch event on February 24

This morning Samsung (005930:KS) sent out invites for what looks to be the big reveal of its Galaxy S5 phone. The ‘Unpacked 5’ e...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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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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tablets

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
  • at 12:00 pm
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