Posts Categorized: Mobile


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iPhone 5S and 5C expected to arrive in Indonesia on November 15th? (UPDATED: Nope!)

(Update: MakeMac pointed out that iPhone 5S and 5C will not be arriving in Indonesia this week as seen on Apple’s website.) Kompas tod...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aimi...

  • October 30, 2013
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Sina Weibo gets personal, now lets brands and celebrities offer subscriptions to followers

Sina Weibo, China’s hottest Twitter-like social network, is making a big move to revamp its celebrity and brand pages. Starting this w...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Chess and poker app maker Boyaa to snag $133 million in IPO

Shenzhen-based mobile games developer Boyaa Interactive announced it will start an initial public offering Thursday on the Hong Kong stock...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 9:59 am
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Say hello to the world’s first Tibetan smartphone

Yesterday China Telecom unveiled the world’s first dual Tibetan-Chinese language smartphone in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonom...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 7:51 pm
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Line now has 280 million registered users, up 50 million in 2 months

Today, Japan-made messaging app Line revealed a rise in its registered users to 280 million. That is a 50 million increase in just two month...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:26 pm
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Chinese anti-virus maker NQ loses over $700 million in value amidst concerns of “a massive fraud”

Chinese anti-virus maker NQ Mobile (NYSE:NQ) has lost over $700 million in value in the past week as concerns mount about the veracity of it...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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Is Thailand’s top e-bookstore Ookbee competing with its own partners?

If you follow the Thai tech startup scene, there’s no way you’ve never heard of Ookbee, Thailand’s largest e-bookstore. It’s held up...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Report: only 13% of Chinese consumers will buy smartphones priced over $330

Today Sina released a report on consumer preferences for Chinese smartphone brands and pricing, and while Sina isn’t a market research...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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Line taps fans of the messaging app for new TV commercials in Thailand

Today Line, the popular chat platform, launched its first TV commercial specifically for the Thai market. According to Line, the TV commerci...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Dropmysite gets new CEO, to launch smartphone backup service Dropmymobile

Former Google business development head of Southeast Asia Charif El Ansari has taken over as CEO of Dropmysite, a company with cloud backup ...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 11:25 am
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Tencent’s WeChat messaging app fights counterfeit goods with paid verified accounts

Yesterday WeChat, the leading mobile messenger in China, officially announced the launch of  paid verified accounts, bolstering the credibi...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 10:39 am
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Yahoo: tablet owners in Indonesia prefer local news to celebrity gossip

Yahoo and global media network Mindshare released a study about the behavior of smartphone and tablet users in Indonesia. The results can be...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Apple’s iPhone hits record high in Japan with 34% share of market

Apple’s share of smartphone sales in Japan has leapt to a record and unprecedented 34 percent. That’s according to a new report from Cou...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:35 pm
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Huawei is 3rd in global smartphone shipments, LG grows, Apple slows, Samsung leads

A new report by research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics outlined global smartphone shipments for Q3 2013. Total smartphone shipmen...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Apple’s China revenues for Q4 2013 bounce back 24% at $5.7B, but nothing gold can stay

Yesterday, while Asia was asleep, Tim Cook announced Apple’s earnings for the fourth quarter 2013 and revealed that sales in China had...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 11:32 am
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LG gets curvy with new G Flex

LG gets curvy with new G Flex phone

Whilst flexible screens are a research lab reality, the consumer market is going to have to make do with rigid screens for a while longer. L...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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Why are there so many acquisitions happening in mobile gaming?

So on the heels of the news about two week ago of Softbank and Gung Ho’s acquisition of Finland’s Supercell, we have news just l...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 10:28 am
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