Posts Categorized: Mobile

In the Last 4 Months, Thailand Sold Almost 3 Million Smartphones

In the Last 4 Months, Thailand Sold Almost 3 Million Smartphones

Like the rest of Southeast Asia, Thailand is spending oodles of money on smartphones. Couple this with Thai telco moves and it's the perfect...

  • June 26, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Youku mobile

Youku Revamps Homepage for Smaller Screens In Response to “Exponential” Mobile Traffic

As we explained last month, China’s top video site has 150 million daily mobile users. In order to cater to all those mobile viewers, Youk...

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 5:17 pm
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Uber Kicks Off Korea Expansion with Gangnam Celebrity Pickup

Today, Uber kicked off its testing phase in style in Seoul’s Gangnam district with celebrity passenger Koo Ja-cheol.

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Pakistan’s Mobile Users Are Being Taxed to Death

Pakistan’s Mobile Users Are Being Taxed to Death

Imagine, for a moment, that you live in Pakistan. You want to top up your mobile phone, so you buy a 100 Rs. ($1) card to add the credit to ...

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Why Qihoo 360 Launched a News App and Then Quickly Deleted It

Why Qihoo 360 Launched a News App and Then Quickly Deleted It

Well that was fast. Just a few days after Qihoo 360 quietly launched a news app (pictured on the right), the app has been taken back down ag...

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Line Opens Sponsored Channels for Third-Party Apps; Will Rivals KakaoTalk and WeChat Follow Suit?

Japan-based chat app Line yesterday announced a new feature that enables sponsored promotions of third-party apps in its platform called “...

  • June 22, 2013
  • at 1:51 am
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Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor

Telenor Will Invest Over $1 Billion in Pakistan 3G

Norwegian telecom group Telenor will invest $1.7 billion in Pakistan after acquiring a 3G spectrum, reports Propakistani. The massive invest...

  • June 21, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Android in India

Google to Bring ‘Android Nation’ Stores to India This Year, Starting With New Delhi

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is partnering up with one Indian telco to give a big boost in visibility to its mobile OS, Android. The move will see S...

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 7:45 pm
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Kakao Talk

KakaoTalk Releases PC Version To Compete with Line, Viber, and Skype

KakaoTalk is now entering the desktop chatting battle with KakaoTalk PC. We'll see how it fares against an already crowded space.

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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Samsung tablet sales in India

IDC: Samsung Leads Tablet Market in India Despite Deluge of “Fly-By-Night” Chinese Imports

Research firm IDC has done some more number crunching and come up with some interesting statistics for tablet shipments in India last year. ...

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 10:10 pm
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Is the Future of M-Banking in the Philippines and Asia?

Is the Future of M-Banking in the Philippines and Asia?

Are banks in Asia heading to m-commerce? Let's take a look.

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Nepal’s Mobile Networks Are Growing Fast, With 18 Million Subscribers and Counting

Nepal’s Mobile Networks Are Growing Fast, With 18 Million Subscribers and Counting

No matter where in Asia you look, mobile networks are growing like weeds. Case in point: Nepal’s mobile subscriber base increased to 1...

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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EasyTaxi Asia

Rocket Internet’s EasyTaxi Gets $15 Million in Funding, Preps More Asian Expansion

Rocket Internet’s taxi booking service EasyTaxi has secured $15 million in funding for its global expansion. EasyTaxi operates in nine cou...

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 10:58 am
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Pakistan web and mobile stats 2013

This is Pakistan’s Web in 2013: Mobile Will Be Huge (STATS)

The team at Ansr.io has released a superb slide deck on Pakistan’s online, mobile, and social landscape. Some highlights to look out f...

  • June 24, 2013
  • at 2:33 pm
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Camera360 audio

China-Made Camera360 App Gets Songful, Adds Audio to Your Photos

Camera360 app has been updated by its Chinese startup team this week to allow audio clips to be attached to a photo. The feature (on both An...

  • June 21, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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China 3G user-base

China Now Has Over 300 Million 3G Subscribers

All three of China’s mobile telcos have just released their May figures, which includes those of 3G subscribers. I notice that the hug...

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 9:45 pm
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Hike app stickers

Hike App Gets More Expressive, Updated With Stickers and Voice Messaging

India’s top contender in the global messaging app battle is Hike, which launched back in September last year. Today Hike has been updated ...

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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mLab East Asia Preps the Last Hackathon for June in Vietnam

mLab East Asia Preps the Last Hackathon for June in Vietnam

The third and final hackathon in Vietnam is being put on by Unicef, mLab, and the World Bank. Focused mainly on the theme of innovation for ...

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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