Posts Categorized: Mobile

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Tencent tips in $100 million funding round for China’s leading taxi-hailing app – is WeChat integration next?

Chinese taxi booking app Didi Dache has started off the new year with a bang, receiving a fresh round of $100 million in funding, according ...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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Thai telco saw 175% rise in data usage on New Year’s eve compared to last year

Happy New Year everyone! I bet more than half of our readers have sent out tons of messages to loved ones wishing them a happy new year. But...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year's tally

Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year’s tally

This morning, disruptive phone-maker Xiaomi revealed its sales statistics for 2013. The Chinese startup, which first launched an Android-bas...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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How Baidu battled to diversify and stay relevant in 2013

Many Chinese tech giants continued to diversify beyond their flagship products in 2013, and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), best known for its search e...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 5:12 pm
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Dr. Wallet raises $1 million to keep your finances in good health

BearTail, the Japanese company behind finance tracking app Dr. Wallet, today revealed it received JPY 100 million (about $955,000) in fundin...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Why did Alibaba and Jingdong apply for mobile telecom licenses?

Yesterday news broke that China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the regulator of the country’s three state-own...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 2:36 pm
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Soon you’ll be able to chat with your refrigerator using Line

It’s widely known by now that messaging apps need not necessarily specialize in just messaging, and tech watchers have been tossing around...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Telkomsel’s Video 500 wants its 100 million feature phone users to stream more videos

Telkomsel, Indonesia’s largest mobile telco, launched its new premium video service for feature phone users called Video 500 this week.

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 2:34 pm
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Oh the irony... Iran blocks China-made WeChat app

Iran bans another social network, blocks WeChat messaging app

WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has joined the likes of Facebook and Twitter in being blocked by authorities in Iran. Global V...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 7:02 pm
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China’s Xiaomi confirms it will bring its smartphones to Singapore this year

Today Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker known for selling top-notch handsets at bargain bin prices, revealed via social media that itR...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 2:53 pm
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This app lets Indonesians nab their dream products by snapping a pic with their smartphones

This interesting app called Shoot Your Dream wants to help you get your dream products and make them more affordable.

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Xiaomi aims at 40 million phones sales 2014

Xiaomi aims to double smartphone sales to 40 million in 2014

We’re hours away from the start of 2014, but the founder and CEO of young Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already thinking ahead to the ...

  • December 31, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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China’s e-commerce goes mobile in 2014

On November 11, China’s largest online shopping festival – the equivalent of Cyber Monday in the US – took place. On the two largest e...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 3:38 pm
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Get ready for Oppo’s eye-shredding 2k HD phone screen in 2014

Chinese phone-maker Oppo is trying to stand out from the global smartphone crowd with some unusual hardware. After building a swiveling came...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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Leaked photo of a 7-inch Xiaomi tablet surfaces on Sina Weibo

When we interviewed Xiaomi founder Lei Jun in October 2012, he stated clearly that the startup phone-maker was not working on an Android tab...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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Uber to bring its most hated feature to India - "surge pricing"

Uber to bring its most hated feature to India: “surge pricing”

Car-booking service Uber is currently operating in three Indian cities – Delhi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Now that the US startup has ...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 5:34 pm
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The state of 4G in Southeast Asia

GSMA predicts that by the end of 2017, there will be close to 500 live LTE networks across 128 countries worldwide. Right now, territories i...

  • December 25, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Why 2014 could be a breakout year for mobile commerce in Southeast Asia

At a Christmas gathering among friends in Singapore, I was surprised to learn that a couple of them have begun selling second-hand stuff on ...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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