Posts Categorized: Mobile

There’s an app for that. It’s become less of a company slogan and more of the mobile generation’s mantra. Dozens, even hundreds of new apps are released every day, and only a very small percentage ever see the daylight of success. Still, we continue to see the innovation of mobile apps infiltrate our daily lives, replacing tedious tasks and entire industries alike.

Zuckerberg says Philippine telco’s initiative is a model for more connected communities

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stated that the number of people in the Philippines us...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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This startup puts you on a club’s guestlist in a snap

A Philippine social night life app Guestlist  is proving that there’s a technology gap to be bridged when it comes to clubbing. The app ...

  • February 25, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives with refinements, but still full of bloatware

The next generation of Samsung’s flagship, big-selling smartphone is here. While the hardware design is still conservative, looking a ...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:03 am
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iTunes Gift Cards now available in Singapore

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has made iTunes Gift Cards available in Singapore. According to reliable sources, the cards can be bought from today w...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 7:31 pm
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IDC: 351 million new smartphones shipped in China in 2013

351 million new smartphones shipped in China in 2013: IDC

351 million new smartphones shipped to stores across China in 2013, according to data from market intelligence firm IDC. That means China ac...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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WeChat has over 2 million

WeChat will soon allow celebrities and media to rake in money from ads

WeChat is popular because it has a lot of features besides messaging. In China especially, the app has evolved to include things like mobile...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 9:37 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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Nokia X+ rivals in Asia

Nokia’s Androids are cute, but they’re not strong enough for Asia

Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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aCommerce Delivery Bear LINE Sticker

Japanese telco rumored to be chatting up Line, seeking stake in popular messaging app

The messaging app landgrab is on. Less than a week after Facebook bought out WhatsApp, and shortly after Rakuten acquired Viber, a report in...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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KakaoTalk to allow cash gifting between users

Sirgoo Lee, the co-CEO of KakaoTalk, today announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that his company is creating a feature that w...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 10:25 pm
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Jingdong Nokia X

Learning from Xiaomi, Nokia’s new Android phone will only sell online in China

Online retailer Jingdong (a.k.a. JD.com) will be the exclusive seller of the Nokia X series in China, the Finnish company’s first An...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Mobile World Congress 2014 kicked off in Barcelona yesterday. One of the first revelations at the conference was from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 8:55 am
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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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Hike messaging app in India

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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