Posts Categorized: Mobile


Taxi Hero app for Hong Kong

Taxi Hero app hits the streets of Hong Kong

As with London’s black cabs or New York’s yellow ones, Hong Kong’s taxis are a city landmark all unto themselves. There ar...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Barcelona and Real Madrid put rivalry to test on Line messaging app

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and chat apps seem to be trying to get a chunk of that popularity by partnering with football...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Philippine mobile users download the most games and apps in Southeast Asia

Of the one billion internet users in Asia, 623 million access the web through their mobile phones. Indeed, Asians are increasingly using th...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Drawchat app

New DrawChat app brings doodling into Facebook Messenger

Facebook opened up the API for its Messenger service to developers last year, but we’ve yet to see much being built on top of it. That cha...

  • September 2, 2013
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Mahoni launches BSE apps, providing 1,300 digital books for Indonesian students for free

At the ‘Digital Creative Indonesia’ event held by Indonesia’s biggest telco Tekomsel a few days ago, there were 68 locally made mobile...

  • August 31, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Pakistan startups

Pakistan bans voice and SMS bundles for “moral reasons.” Are chat apps next?

The decision forces Pakistanis to spend more money because they have to pay per call and per text.

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 7:52 pm
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Philippine telco bundles chat apps with phone plans for free

Chat apps are one of the biggest trends in Asia today. In the Philippines, Globe Telecom recognizes that. Last month, Globe bundled Viber...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Uber launches in India

Uber rolls into India, launches in Bangalore with lower prices and less flashy cars

Fancy car-booking service Uber has already rolled into three new Asian cities so far this summer – Taipei, Seoul, then Shanghai –...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 12:01 pm
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The pain and the passion behind building Asian language keyboard apps

This past weekend, I briefly mentioned the Perfect Tibetan Keyboard app, which allows Tibetan text input across a variety of platforms. Also...

  • August 29, 2013
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New utility app from Thailand makes QR codes to help you pay your electricity bill

  Aware that Thai app usage increased from 40 percent in 2012 to 57 percent in 2013 and to provide its customers an easier way to manage th...

  • September 3, 2013
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Meizu’s MX3 unveiled, Xiaomi’s Mi3 coming later this week

At a press event yesterday in Beijing, Chinese smartphone startup Meizu unveiled its latest handset, the MX3. The device boasts a large 5.1 ...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 12:26 am
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Getting into bed with the enemy, GREE launches first game on KakaoTalk

If you can’t beat them, join them: that’s what GREE (TYO:3632) probably thought when it allowed its subsidiary in Seoul, GREE Korea, to ...

  • September 2, 2013
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Wongnai: how Thailand’s Yelp is spending its series A investment

Back in May, we reported that Wongnai, a Thailand-based restaurant review startup, received a Series A financing round from Japan’s Recrui...

  • August 31, 2013
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Sina Weibo users in Singapore

Ahead of Southeast Asia expansion, Sina Weibo already has 1.5 million users in Singapore

It’s rare for Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, to reveal country-specific numbers. Indeed, it’s mostly just focuse...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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China's search engine market in 2013

Check out the netizens and companies behind China’s $39 billion search engine market (INFOGRAPHIC)

Now that China has 591 million web users and 460 million mobile netizens, it’s inevitable that the nation’s search engine market is a hu...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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Xiaomi app store reaches 1 billion downloads

The app store launched about 13 months ago, and is claimed to be one of the top five app stores in China (out of about 200 total).

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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Is Xiaomi going to launch a 7-inch tablet?

Around one year ago, we asked Lei Jun if his company Xiaomi was going to make a tablet, and he said no. But as Xiaomi’s September 5 pr...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Opera’s numbers on Vietnam’s mobile web (INFOGRAPHIC)

Opera just released an interesting infographic that gives us a little insight Vietnam's mobile users.

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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