Posts Categorized: Mobile


Waygo app

After scanning 1 million Chinese phrases last year, visual translator app Waygo adds support for Japanese

Waygo, the visual translator app that impressed us back in 2012, has undergone a major update so that it supports scanning and converting Ja...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 11:27 am
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Can’t get the perfect angle for your selfies? Worry not, the selfie stick is here

This month we noted that Asia is a selfie hotspot with the Philippines and Malaysia leading the race. This social media trend is now evolvin...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
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China's central bank considering tough regulations on online payments

After last week’s clampdown, China reportedly considering tough regulations on online payments

Late last week, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) moved to curb the rapid growth of online payments by banning in-person payments made usi...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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Art of Click, a marketing agency and ad network that doesn’t charge for clicks

Founded by Emmanuel Allix, Singapore-based Art of Click, is a mobile marketing agency and ad network that insists on charging clients based ...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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XL Axiata launches an Android app store

Indonesian telco XL Axiata has been planning to launch its own app store for some time, and today it is revealed to be Gudang App (which mea...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Japanese news reader app pulls in millions in funding because it can sell ads

Popular Japanese news reader app Gunosy has closed a funding round led by local telco KDDI, according to The Bridge. The amount was not di...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Pugo

Pugo, a Flappy Bird clone, gets over 100,000 players in the Philippines

Just a month back, Vietnamese Dong Nguyen created Flappy Bird, which became a global hit. Following its success, two Filipino developers cr...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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What you need to know about China’s 700 million smartphones and tablets

By the end of 2013, China had 700 million active smart devices, according to the latest report from Umeng, the country’s largest app ...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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Buqo.ph

Thailand’s Ookbee ebookstore expands to Philippines, calls itself Buqo

After starting in Thailand, ebookstore startup Ookbee has grown quickly. It has captured 85 percent of the ebook market in Thailand and then...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Shanghai 4G

China Unicom finally rolls out 4G, but confusion reigns over dual LTE strategy

China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762) punched above its weight in the 3G era, closely challenging the behemoth China Mobile in terms of 3G subsc...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Hugo Barra visits Foxconn, teases Xiaomi launches across Latin America

Hugo Barra, the former Googler who moved to Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi, has just teased Xiaomi’s launch in a whole new area – La...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 1:52 pm
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You can now call cell phones and landlines using Line, but only on Android

The latest update to Japan’s top social messaging app Line comes with a Viber- and Skype-like voice call feature (hat-tip to @WhatT...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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Compared to the iPhone 5s, this chart shows the iPhone 5c has bombed in China

Compared to the iPhone 5s, this chart shows the iPhone 5c has bombed in China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) isn’t going to tell everyone precisely how much of each model it sold in every country, so we need to find an alte...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 10:01 pm
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speech recognition software

India-based speech recognition experts get funding to add more languages

Speech recognition experts Uniphore have secured an undisclosed amount of funding, reports the Economic Times today. The investment comes fr...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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WeChat and Alibaba hit as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

WeChat and Alibaba hit roadbumps as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued an edict late yesterday that bans two particular things: epayments made via QR codes, and onl...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 2:10 pm
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Do you like to drive fast and furious? This Taiwan startup gives hardcore drivers the data they crave

There’s a subset of people out there that aren’t just “car enthusiasts,” they’re “driving enthusiasts.&#...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 4:05 pm
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 Nostra bangkok traffic report

Norstra Map crowdsources to create more accurate traffic reports

Bangkok’s traffic is notoriously bad. The whole world knows it. Even with the Skytrain and subway, some people in the city still prefer to...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Thailand mobile subscribers

Thai mobile subscriptions up 17 percent, AIS still leads despite political boycott

Back in December of last year, the total number of Thailand’s mobile telephone subscriptions reached 80 million. Three months have passed...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 7:40 pm
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