Posts Categorized: Mobile


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Despite WhatsApp’s dominance in India, investors still bet on local chat apps like Hike

Indian instant messaging app Hike just received $14 million in funding from Bharti Softbank, according to the Economic Times. The app repo...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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After a stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

After stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is spewing out more numbers than the Count in Sesame Street today. After saying that Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm
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5 things you need to know about Southeast Asia’s mobile game industry

At the Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing earlier this week, I was invited to moderate a panel on a subject I admittedly was not an expe...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing's Haidian district

Looking to future growth, Xiaomi will build its own campus

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed today that it’ll build its own campus in Beijing’s top Silicon Valley area. The company sign...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Line Game hits 300 million downloads as social gaming takes off

Check out our graph below where we chart the growth of Line and its companion app Line Game.

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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Goldman Sachs eyes China’s mobile content market with investment in Wandoujia

Chinese mobile content search engine and Android app store Wandoujia today announced it closed its series B round of financing with a follow...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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Philippine telco launches iOS app for fledgling music streaming service

Philippine telco Smart now has an iPhone app to go with its music streaming service. Called Spinnr, it allows users to download or stream mu...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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World’s most popular mobile browser from China soars past the half billion user mark as it picks up steam overseas

UC Browser, the world’s most popular third-party mobile browser made by China’s UCWeb, announced today it passed the 500 millio...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Kiddies rejoice, Japan’s Line messenger will launch an app for streaming family movies

Popular Japanese messenger Line has announced it will soon launch an app that streams family-friendly movies, reports The Bridge. According ...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Unblockable? Unstoppable? FireChat messaging app unites China and Taiwan in free speech… and it’s not pretty

Over a week ago a messaging app for the iPhone called FireChat launched and quickly attracted attention from the international tech media. C...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Xiaomi wants to sell 100 million phones in 2015, tall task to equal Lenovo

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year, according to Sina Tech. Founder and CEO Lei Jun commented on the number at the recen...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in Sundaytoz

A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in casual gaming company

Smilegate, Korea-based maker of hardcore online games such as Crossfire, this morning announced a $112 million buyout of 20 percent of socia...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm
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Line now has 390 million users with Japan and Thailand as top countries

Today, along with the opening of a new Bangkok office, the makers of Line messaging app revealed its latest user numbers – 390 million...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Japan’s smartphone games market now worth $5.4 billion, half of total gaming industry

According to a new report, Japan’s domestic smartphone gaming market was worth JPY 546.8 billion (US$5.4 billion) in 2013, up a staggering...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Tencent just unleashed a secret weapon for WeChat that will terrify China’s Android app stores

China’s WeChat messenger (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically) comes packed with more tools than a Swiss army knife, and it...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm
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China’s OnePlus leaks specs for upcoming smartphone, but can it stand out?

New Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus slipped us some new specs for its upcoming OnePlus One flagship device this week. The One is slated to ...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 5:13 pm
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Indobooks offers Netflix for magazines through Telkomsel partnership

Telkomsel users can pay for their subscriptions via carrier billing for IDR 2,000 (17 cents) daily, IDR 5,000 (44 cents) weekly, and IDR 15,...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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China Mobile says most of its 4G subscribers are using iPhones

“Most of our 1.34 million 4G users are using an iPhone,” said China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua today. He was speaking in the post...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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