Posts Categorized: Mobile


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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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Blood and schoolgirls: DeNA launches free Manga Box e-reader

Want some free manga? Japanese web giant DeNA yesterday released a new e-reader for Manga lovers, and all the content is completely free. ...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Uber in China

Uber takes its limos into third city in China

Online limo-booking service Uber is rolling out today in its third Chinese city. Now the cars are available in Guangzhou. The new city launc...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 4:59 pm
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Tornado spotting and partying: how WeChat is being used by US colleges

On November 17, the WeChat account “MSU Companion” warned overseas Chinese students about the possibility of tornadoes and severe winds ...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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New Persistent Venture Fund emerges in India, has already invested in a promising iPad app startup

New Persistent Venture Fund emerges in India, has already invested in a promising iPad app startup

Big and established tech companies have been setting up investment or venture arms of late, making for a very promising trend for startup ec...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 10:18 pm
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Zhantai dating app

Zhantai is a bizarre Chinese dating app that wants to hook you up with fellow subway commuters

The subway is a terrible place to meet people. In fact, any enclosed space makes for an uncomfortable venue to approach someone you fancy an...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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China gets 4G

China is now ready to turn on the world’s biggest 4G network

We knew that China will get 4G starting on December 18, but there remained the not so trivial matter of government-issued LTE operating lice...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 7:48 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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India’s Happiest Minds to build app store on Datawind’s UbiSlate tablet

One of India’s emerging IT firms Happiest Minds Technologies has shown keen interest in UK-based Datawind’s UbiSlate tablet...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp has 30 million active users in India, up 5 million from last month

WhatsApp is accelerating faster than ever in India, and right now has 30 million active users in the country, according to Neeraj Arora, Wha...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 3:19 pm
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Singapore firm builds 1,000 apps a month by promising a path to riches

For S$4,400 ($3,500) plus an annual S$1,000 fee, you will be told secret knowledge that, if applied faithfully, can grant you a regular sour...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 11:02 am
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Viber’s CEO insists its still ‘open season’ for messaging apps to dominate Asia

Viber, the messaging app founded in 2010 by Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, has steadily emerged from the enormous pack of mobile messeng...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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How Evercoss became Indonesia’s biggest local handset manufacturer

While handset manufacturer Evercoss doesn’t sell the kind of high-end phones that turn heads, the company can proudly say it is still the ...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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This simple exercise app wins 3 awards in 12 days in Shanghai, but can prizes correlate to success?

Pooshup, a simple exercise app that uses your phone’s proximity sensor to count push-ups, doesn’t have a typical founding story....

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
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