Posts Categorized: Mobile



Filipino Globe Telecom subscriber charged with a shocking $68,000 bill, what went wrong?

A subscriber of Philippine telco Globe Telecom was surprised to see that his phone bill went up to a whopping Php 3 million ($67,970) for a ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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This app for reporting civic issues aims to fill the world’s potholes, clean up its litter, and fix its broken streetlights

When I see litter accumulating on a street corner or a pothole in the road, it annoys me, but rarely do anything about it. I have to choose ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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How big is Line in Taiwan? Big enough to have its own museum exhibit

In most markets, Japan-based messaging service Line is but one mobile chat app among many others, all of whom are competing for eyeballs in ...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Fortumo now lets developers monetize through Indonesian telcos

Fortumo, a global company that helps developers monetize their products via phone bill, today announced the launch of its services in Indone...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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5 startups that let you get freebies and discounts in the Philippines

Filipinos love shopping. As a matter of fact, five of the malls in the Philippines are considered some of the world’s coolest malls. But a...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Line ventures deeper into m-commerce with make-up flash sale

Today, messaging app Line announced a partnership with all-in-one e-commerce logistics firm aCommerce and L’Oreal’s Maybelline New York ...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Korean web giant Naver acquires makers of Whoscall

Korean web giant Naver has acquired Gogolook, the Taiwan-based startup behind Whoscall, a popular app in East Asia that identifies the origi...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:55 pm
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Thais can now buy Line stickers without credit cards

After Line brought its Web Store to Taiwan in October, Line finally introduced it to the Thai market. This makes Thailand the third country ...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Line built a “pop-up” store at a mall in Indonesia. It’s adorable, and we took pictures.

Chat application Line just opened a “pop-up store” in a Jakarta Mall as part of a Christmas-themed promotion. The Line team, in lieu of ...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 10:12 pm
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Yay! Indonesia’s taxis now have internet

Express Group has free wi-fi installed in 400 of its taxis in Jakarta, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi areas.

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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UC Browser update adds useful gestures and more new features for Android tablets

UCWeb has updated its UC Browser HD, which is made for Android tablets, to add in useful gestures for dealing with tabs. Now you can swipe b...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Thailand’s mobile internet usage nearly doubles this year

It’s almost the end of the year, so many organizations are coming out with data observed throughout the year. Last week, Telenor released ...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy Note 3 smartphones in two months

More than 10 million Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smarphones have shipped since the device launched in September, according to the South Korean pho...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 3:21 pm
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Nokia India tax dispute

Nokia offers $369 million to resolve Indian tax tussle that could scupper Microsoft buy-out

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) offer to acquire Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) phone business set off a major tax dispute in India. Wi...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
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UCWeb aims to spread its mobile browser to iOS with acquisition of PP Assistant

UCWeb, the Chinese company best known for its mobile web browser, announced over the weekend that it has acquired Teiron Network, the Guang...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 1:34 pm
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In its first flash sale outside China, Xiaomi sold 10,000 smartphones in under 10 minutes

Today Xiaomi held its latest online flash sale, this time doling out 10,000 of its Hongmi devices to customers based in Taiwan for NT$ 3,999...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:42 pm
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Xiaomi sets its sights on Southeast Asia with plans to open Singapore office “as quickly as possible”

UPDATE (9 December 2013): We’ve double-checked and confirmed with Xiaomi Taiwan, and the company would like to clarify: although nothi...

  • December 8, 2013
  • at 12:56 am
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One-quarter of Thai mobile subscribers on 3G, while 4G inches closer to reality

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) revealed that there are over 20.5 million mobile numbers that ha...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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