Posts Categorized: Mobile


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Breaking down Pakistan’s mobile Facebook users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Facebook is big in Pakistan. And as a the smartphone revolution continues, more and more of the country’s 10-million-plus Facebook use...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Report: Xiaomi is developing its own mobile OS

Chinese mobile upstart Xiaomi has been making big waves this summer, beating Apple, grabbing Google’s Hugo Barra, and launching a new ...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 3:11 am
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Philippine telco Smart provides network coverage for cruise ship workers out at sea

In 2011, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency reported around 400,000 Filipino seafarers were deployed on various vessels globally. Ta...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Baidu unveils Singapore-developed music search tech to challenge Shazam, Tencent

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s largest search company, has released a new music recognition feature for its Baidu Music Android and iPh...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 2:15 pm
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Battery pack

Singaporean kickstarts wafer-thin wireless battery booster for your smartphone

Battery packs for your phone usually come in the form of bulky cases or are attached perilously to your phone by a USB cable. But new batter...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 10:40 am
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BRTI: Instant messaging players in Indonesia should be more responsible

It is no secret that the Indonesia’s Telecommunications Regulatory Body (BRTI) has been trying to get BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) to pay more...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Facebook users in Thailand grew by 33% in 3 months to 24 million users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Bangkok-based digital agency EdgeAsia has come up with an infographic on the number and behavior of Thai people online. There’s a strong...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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China Labor Watch alleges iPhone 5C factory violations

The iPhone 5C hasn't even been officially announced yet, but Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the American-owned factory that makes it is already und...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 12:58 pm
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Stream movies and TV from Dtac Watchever, a new app by a Thai telco

Nine months after a soft launch at the end of last year, Dtac Watchever officially launched yesterday by Thai telco Dtac and Dreambase Inter...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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How the iPhone is losing China to Xiaomi, and why tomorrow’s new phone won’t help

In a few hours, Apple’s going to release some new phones. Since China Telecom spoiled the surprise, we know that we’ll be seeing...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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China’s online travel bookings to double by 2015

Web sales currently account for only 15 percent of overall travel sales in China, but that number is rapidly growing. A new study by trave...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 10:11 pm
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Soundcloud blocked in China, but there’s a workaround UPDATED: it’s back!

UPDATE: As of Monday night, Soundcloud is no longer blocked. We received tips last Friday that music and audio sharing website Soundcloud ...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 3:37 pm
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China gets 4G

Coolpad to launch up to 6 LTE phones as China readies 4G switch-on

It seems very likely that China Mobile, the nation’s top telco, will roll out its 4G network by the end of the year. Inevitably, Chinese p...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 12:55 pm
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The next generation of chat apps will be group-centric

WeMeet and KakaoGroup are just the beginning. We'll see several more of these in-between group messaging apps pop up from the big players an...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Why wi-fi in Manila’s waiting sheds won’t work

We’ve repeatedly cited in the past that people in the Philippines, especially those in Metro Manila, are huge adopters of new gadgets suc...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Affle Group & MMA launch $3.3 million fund for mobile ads & entrepreneurs in South Asia

In a move that could give up further push to the mobile ecosystem, a Singapore based smart media firm Affle Group along with the Mobile Mark...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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How Huawei is building a platform for Chinese tech companies to expand globally

To succeed in today’s digital world, the telcos need content, both local and global content providers. Huawei is providing that.

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 10:38 am
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BREAKING: China Telecom reveals iPhone 5S and 5C are real, and they’re coming to China early

There has been a lot of speculation about Apple’s next iterations of the iPhone in the run-up to the company’s scheduled launch ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 11:33 pm
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