Posts Categorized: Mobile


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5 Reasons Why Baidu Spent Nearly $2 Billion to Acquire 91 Wireless

Last week, Baidu splashed $1.9 million on NetDragon subsidiary 91 Wireless Websoft (sort of, the deal has been agreed in principle but hasn&...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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2G Nearing Death As Taiwan Continues Rapid 3G Growth

As 3G grows and 4G prepares to take Asia by storm, 2G subscriptions are dropping almost everywhere. In Taiwan, the nation’s National C...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Facebook’s Big Push Onto Asia’s Feature Phones Nets 100 Million Users

Looks like the Asian Facebook population is united in how they want to access their Facebook accounts.

  • July 22, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Thais Are Even More Addicted to Social Media This Year, Research Shows

With 18 million Thai users on Facebook, it makes the country the 16th biggest country in the world on Facebook. Bangkok is the city with the...

  • July 22, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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This Bus App From China is So Good It Makes Me Actually Want To Ride The Bus

I prefer the subway to the bus – there’s more chance of getting a seat, the AC is never broken, and I’m less likely to get elbowed...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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NoonSwoon Helps Singles in Thailand Meet Their Match Through Facebook Friends

“All the single ladies (and gents), now put your hands up!” Alright, not to go too crazy with Beyonce’s song but if you’re single an...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Singapore Gets On-Demand Ice Cream Today via Uber

Singapore in the summer is hot. But taxi app Uber is aiming to help Singaporean citizens beat the heat, at least for a day. Today (Friday, J...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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iPhonesia is The Biggest iPhone Photography Community in Indonesia

Even with so many good mobile phones hitting the Indonesian market and showing off their high quality cameras, the iPhone still has its own ...

  • July 18, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Line News app launches

Not Content With Social Domination, Line Launches a News App

Korean-Japanese social messaging service Line is not so much a single app as it is a media empire. With Line-branded social gaming, a Line C...

  • July 18, 2013
  • at 4:52 pm
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Line Hits 200 Million Users, Adding 100 Million in Just 6 Months

Japan-based chat app Line has crossed another major milestone today, reaching 200 million users. That is huge growth considering that Line j...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 11:41 am
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Report: Chinese iTunes Accounts Apparently Compromised to Artificially Boost Domestic App Rankings

If you’ve got an iTunes account in China, you might want to log in and check out your downloaded apps section. According to this Sina ...

  • July 22, 2013
  • at 11:51 pm
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How Nokia failed in China

How Nokia Totally Missed Out on China’s Economic Miracle

As we noted last week, Nokia sold only 4.1 million phones in China in the second quarter of this year. That puts the company close to where ...

  • July 22, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Zomato new launches

Restaurant Review Site Zomato Gets More Social and Adds 5 New Cities

Restaurant review site Zomato is starting off the week by adding five new cities in three countries to its listings. This sees Zomato enteri...

  • July 22, 2013
  • at 10:10 am
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5 iOS Games from 5th Media Corporation in Vietnam

Fifth Media Corporation, a mobile gaming studio out of Vietnam, has taken a few classic offline games and put an online twist on them.

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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WeChat and China Unicom

China Unicom’s WeChat Subscription Plan is Probably a Ripoff

Yesterday, after continuing rumors that was about to happen, China Unicom finally announced its WeChat-specific subscription plan. The plan,...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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WeChat launches for BB10

WeChat Launches For BB10, Ready With Support For Indonesian

As promised earlier this year, China-made messaging app WeChat has launched for BlackBerry 10. The new BB10 release brings some of WeChat...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 9:31 am
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Struggling Nokia Sells Only 4.1M Phones in China in Q2, 20.2M Across Asia-Pacific

How low can Nokia go? Even lower, it seems. According to Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) newly released Q2 2013 financials, Greater China an...

  • July 18, 2013
  • at 6:52 pm
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WeChat and China Unicom

So It Begins: One Chinese Telco Confirms WeChat Subscription Plan to Launch August 8

We’ve heard rumbles of discontent from Chinese telcos for months about the wildly popular messaging app WeChat. WeChat’s robbing us of S...

  • July 18, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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