Posts Categorized: Mobile


Mobile addiction

Public service announcement: this is why we need to concentrate on what’s around us

A man in Thailand was run over and killed today because he was busy playing a game on his mobile phone. According to Thai newspaper Khaosod,...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Alibaba Tango

Why did Alibaba invest $215 million in Tango when no one in China uses Tango?

In yet another boon to the mobile messaging race, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has led a $280 million investment round in the Mountain Vi...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 1:53 pm
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Line now has 400 million registered users

WeChat sees resurgent growth, now has 355 million active users

Chinese web titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has just put out its Q4 2013 earnings report. Amidst the financial figures is the one number everyone w...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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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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China Mobile's telco in Pakistan reaches new milestone with 25 million subscribers

China Mobile’s telco in Pakistan reaches 25 million subscribers, but still an also-ran

Zong is Pakistan’s fourth biggest mobile telco. While that’s not remarkable in itself, it’s notable that it’s actual...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:53 pm
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Tencent earnings report

Tencent: $3.15 billion in profit in 2013 as company shifts focus to mobile, ecommerce

China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has just published its Q4 and full-year 2013 earnings report, full of financial details and user numbers fo...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:59 pm
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Moto X makes India debut exclusively on Flipkart

Moto X makes India debut exclusively on Flipkart

Six weeks after launching the Moto G in India, now it’s the turn of the higher-end Moto X to make its debut in India in exactly the sa...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 4:01 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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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

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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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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