Posts Categorized: Mobile

China Telecom teams up with Alibaba on apps, payments, and data

A Reuters report today revealed phones sold by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA; HKG:0728), the country’s third-largest telco, could come pre-ins...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 5:58 pm
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Paktor: meet your date in 15 seconds

Thailand must be a land of lonely souls. I’m judging this based solely on the fact that I’m about to introduce you to yet another dating...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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VNG’s former CEO starts Klamr, a mobile app to schedule meetings with friends

Klamr finally releases on iOS and Android. The app is designed to hit the US market, but the development team is in Vietnam.

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Why iPhones are actually cheaper in China than the US (INFOGRAPHIC)

China’s second largest telco China Unicom announced today it will offer packages for customers to receive a free iPhone 5S or 5C wit...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 10:47 pm
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Tencent buys stake in Sogou

Chinese web giant Tencent boosts its search engine, takes stake in rival for $448 million

China’s top web companies are on an acquisition blitz this year. The latest big stake grab comes in the realm of search engines, with Chin...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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7 interesting startups at Tech in Asia Surabaya meetup

Last Wednesday, we came to Surabaya to see how the tech scene has grown. Surabaya is our sixth stop for the seven-city road trip. Many devel...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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In the Philippines, iOS users can now purchase iTunes movies with mobile credit

We previously spotted how Philippine startup Apptivate has given iOS users a new way to buy apps– by ditching the need for credit ...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Kawaiit is a cutesy photo-sharing app with upvotes

Photo apps are huge in Asia. Aside from Facebook-owned Instagram, there are a number of Asian startups that have created their own photo app...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
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Sina among investors in $25 million funding for Chinese makers of Vplayer

Sina among investors in $25 million funding for Chinese makers of Vplayer

Chinese video app startup Xuanyixia has clinched $25 million in series B funding to help develop its mobile apps and services. The money com...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Fortumo rolls out carrier billing for apps and games in India

Fortumo rolls out carrier billing for apps and games in India

With the number of credit card-less and “unbanked” people in India, it can be hard for developers to make money from their apps ...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 2:08 pm
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Mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods

Animoca launches mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods, currently 2nd top grossing game on Google Play

Animoca takes Ragnarok Online to Android devices with the new mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods.

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Tencent soars past $100 billion in value after yesterday’s search engine merger

Yesterday evening, Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed it’ll take a 36.5 percent slice of search engine rival Sogou for $448 million. The deal sho...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 10:13 am
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Nielsen report: the smartphone adoption gap in Asia Pacific

Last year, a Google representative from the Asia Pacific predicted that mobile devices will slowly overtake PCs in the region. While this h...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Tencent to release another Vine clone in China to integrate with WeChat

Word leaked today that Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has a clone of Vine now in closed-beta testing. The eight-second video sharing p...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
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Korean startups at beGLOBAL 2013

Korean startups finally get all the limelight at beGLOBAL event in Silicon Valley

This past Friday, Korean startup blog beSUCCESS inaugurated its first beGLOBAL conference in Silicon Valley, bringing Korean startups togeth...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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Thai emergency assistant app adds 9 languages to assist foreigners in Thailand

Back in February, Ruam Duay Chuay Kan or “Uniting to help each other” in Thai, an organization with a mission to help develop the Thai s...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Wandoujia: a better way to find, download, and enjoy apps and video on Android

We’ve written a fair bit about Beijing-based Wandoujia over the last couple of years, but mostly concerning its status as one of the...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 4:14 pm
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Philippine telco Globe lets subscribers top-up to competitors’ SIM cards

Competition in the Philippine telco industry is stiff with only two major telecom companies battling for the lead. That’s why it’s surp...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 9:44 pm
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