Posts Categorized: Mobile


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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Line Movie

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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Mobile addiction

Public service announcement: this is why we need to concentrate on what’s around us

A man in Thailand was run over and killed today because he was busy playing a game on his mobile phone. According to Thai newspaper Khaosod,...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Alibaba Tango

Why did Alibaba invest $215 million in Tango when no one in China uses Tango?

In yet another boon to the mobile messaging race, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has led a $280 million investment round in the Mountain Vi...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 1:53 pm
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Line now has 400 million registered users

WeChat sees resurgent growth, now has 355 million active users

Chinese web titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has just put out its Q4 2013 earnings report. Amidst the financial figures is the one number everyone w...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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Line Bangkok Office

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 market for mobile gaming

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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WeChat

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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Shanghai 4G

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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China Mobile's telco in Pakistan reaches new milestone with 25 million subscribers

China Mobile’s telco in Pakistan reaches 25 million subscribers, but still an also-ran

Zong is Pakistan’s fourth biggest mobile telco. While that’s not remarkable in itself, it’s notable that it’s actual...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:53 pm
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Tencent earnings report

Tencent: $3.15 billion in profit in 2013 as company shifts focus to mobile, ecommerce

China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has just published its Q4 and full-year 2013 earnings report, full of financial details and user numbers fo...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:59 pm
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Moto X makes India debut exclusively on Flipkart

Moto X makes India debut exclusively on Flipkart

Six weeks after launching the Moto G in India, now it’s the turn of the higher-end Moto X to make its debut in India in exactly the sa...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 4:01 pm
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