Posts Categorized: Mobile


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Sony sells 10 million smartphones in Q3, 2 million PS3s, but cuts profit forecast for 2013

Sony (NYSE:SNE) has just rolled out its latest earnings report (called Q2, but it’s technically Q3 2013). Despite good and growing num...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 7:55 pm
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5 best free Android apps in China for all your mobile mass media

Anyone who has ever ridden the subway in Beijing knows the Chinese love to consume content on their smartphones. But because of censorship o...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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GungHo sales and profit drop, prompting stock price fall. What’s going on?

GungHo (3765.OS), the company behind Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons, has published its financial report for Q3 (July-S...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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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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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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Juice Cubes: Hong Kong-made puzzle game gets a huge boost as its published by Rovio

Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, launched the third Rovio Stars title Juice Cubes today. Juice Cubes is made by Pocket PlayLab, a develope...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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App Annie: Taiwan now ranks #5 in Google Play revenues, sits alongside Japan and Korea

Today App Annie released its App Annie Market Index for Q3 2013, summarizing and analyzing the latest market trends for mobile app downloads...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Give us this day our daily date: Korean matchmaking app goes global

The South Korean startup that made IUM, a popular Korean dating app with over a million users, is now taking its match-making skills global....

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 11:41 am
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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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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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