Posts Categorized: Mobile


China startup Meitu makes Pomelo photo app

With new Pomelo photo app, successful Chinese startup goes after a global audience

You've already got over 200 million downloads and 10 million active users in China. What to do next? This Chinese startup is now trying to e...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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The one-man show that carried Smartisan to stardom in China

To a tech savvy Chinese person, the release of Smartisan T1 wasn’t really about another Android smartphone.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:07 am
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Here are 17 emoney options Indonesians can use for shopping, travel, and ecommerce

The Bank of Indonesia defines electronic money as the kind of money that is stored on a system like a server or chip. They are used by consu...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Myanmar Viber Facebook usage

Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messagin...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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WeChat is crushing text messaging, people in China now only send about 1 SMS per day

New figures from China's MIIT show that people in China now send an average of 39.8 text messages per month – which is barely more than on...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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2014 World Cup app

Pakistan startup hopes for a global win with 2014 World Cup scoring and text commentary app

This new scoring and text commentary app for the 2014 World Cup touts itself as the best and most useful football app. Perhaps surprisingly,...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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HotelQuickly adds an extra 24 hours to last-minute hotel booking app

Last-minute hotel booking app HotelQuickly is no longer so last minute

Users of HotelQuickly, a popular last-minute hotel booking app, can now book one day ahead. The change comes in a major app update rolling o...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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Is the Moto G the perfect contender to bring Motorola back into Asia? (REVIEW)

It's becoming increasingly easier to get a great phone at a low price, but can Motorola conquer Asia with the Moto G? Here's our review.

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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This startup claims to have the fastest image recognition technology on the market now

This startup claims to have the fastest image recognition technology on the market now

The thing about image recognition as a feature is that it needs to be lightning quick.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Pakistan startup Flashcall ready to mobilize the power of missed calls

Pakistan startup Flashcall ready to mobilize the power of the missed call phenomenon

Deliberate missed calls are a curious phenomenon particular to several developing nations in Asia as well as across Africa.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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In a rather slow launch in the Philippines, Xiaomi sells 3,000 Mi3 phones after an hour

Xiaomi’s first sale of Mi3 smartphones in the Philippines today marks its slowest sell-out ever.

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Unlimited mobile data plan? MyRepublic wants to make it happen, if Singapore government allows

Competition is stiff in Singapore's mobile operator space. But MyRepublic argues a 4th operator could liven things up more.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 7:38 pm
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WeChat transfer money to friends

WeChat users in China can now transfer money to each other

WeChat got a minor update on iOS overnight that adds in the ability for users to transfer money to each other.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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Weibo Payment

Weibo’s mobile wallet will soon allow friends to send money to each other

More than six months after China’s Twitter-esque Sina Weibo launched a mobile wallet, the social network is about to roll out user-to-user...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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After global success with clever photo app, Pakistan startup Groopic gets funding

After global success with clever photo app, Pakistan startup Groopic gets funding

The startup team behind Groopic, the clever photo app that puts the photographer back into the picture, has secured funding to help it build...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 9:49 pm
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Xiaomi reveals Mi3 sale date and price in the Philippines

Xiaomi has revealed that 3,000 Mi3 smartphones will be on sale in the country on June 26 at 12 noon.

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Japanese gaming giant GREE announces new hotel booking service

GREE (TYO: 3632), the Japanese internet services company best known for its games, revealed a new hotel booking service today. Known as Toni...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Homegrown Indian messenger Hike launches ‘hidden’ chats to take on WhatsApp

Teens in India just got another tool to keep their chats hidden from the prying eyes of parents, or anybody else for that matter. Free messa...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 9:29 pm
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