Posts Categorized: Mobile


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WeChat Squashes Rumor: We’re Free To Use!

WeChat sent an official update to all of its users in China that the mobile messaging app will remain free for users.

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 6:37 pm
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Dropbox Expands in Asia, Now Available in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian

Dropbox is seeing stellar 537 percent annual growth in users in Indonesia already. Now available in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian.

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 3:09 pm
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Chinese Law Proposes Real Name Requirements for All Phone and Mobile Network Connections

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is very enthusiastic about real-name registration. The rest of the coun...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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WeChat Outage

WeChat Experiences Short Service Outage, Blames Hardware Problems as Users Complain

Tencent’s WeChat has gotten very big in China (and pretty big outside China, too). But even a mighty social network is vulnerable to h...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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India’s Zomato Goes Jozi, Launches in South Africa’s Largest City

Just a few weeks after expanding to the Philippines to shake up the restaurant listings market there, India’s Zomato has now launched ...

  • April 10, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Xiaomi Revamps Flagship Phone Ahead of Hong Kong and Taiwan Launches

There’s a Xiaomi fan festival going on right now in Beijing. It turned into a surprise product launch with the startup Chinese phone-m...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 4:46 pm
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KakaoTalk Hits Number 1 Spot in Indonesia’s App Stores and is Looking for Local Partners

Sirgoo Lee (pictured right) is a very nice guy. He’s the co-CEO of Korea-based chat app KakaoTalk. When he went onstage at our Startup Asi...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Qlubbr is the Nightlife App for Singapore’s Party People

Here’s an app definitely not designed for me: a new social nightlife app called Qlubbr. Made by a Singapore startup who launched the a...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Line’s Kawaii Characters Become Animated TV Series in Japan

NHN Japan’s Line mobile messaging app has hit over 120 million users so far. You may or may not agree but I do think its cutesy charac...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 9:32 am
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Soccer Ticker App is a Hit With Blackberry 10 Sports Fans

Indonesia’s Soccer Ticker app, which was the overall winner of the Blackberry JamHack Asia competition recently, is proving to be popular ...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Kuaidi Dache app

Chinese Taxi Booking App Flags Down Funding, Alibaba Rumored to be Along For the Ride

Chinese startup Kuaidi Dache (meaning “fast taxis”) has flagged down seed funding to help the taxi-finding service grow. Centered around...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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ImpulseFlyer Launches iOS App

Singapore’s VIP membership online luxury travel site ImpulseFlyer has launched its iOS app, available to download for free now.

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 8:38 am
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Vistamobi Helps Businesses Build Mobile Sites in Emerging Markets

Vistaprint has launched Vistamobi, a tool that helps small businesses build responsive design mobile sites.

  • April 10, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Line Enters E-book Business With Line Manga

Line Corporation popular messaging app, Line, has launched Line Manga yesterday.

  • April 10, 2013
  • at 10:02 am
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A Sneak Peek at Some Games on WeChat’s Social Gaming Platform

As confirmed by Tencent (HKG:0700) during its most recent earnings call, a WeChat social gaming platform is in the works. Now leaked picture...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Taiwan’s Cubie Hits 6.5 Million Users, Now in 9 Languages

Taiwanese mobile messaging app Cubie recently rolled out four additional languages — Indonesian, German, Italian, and Portuguese ̵...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 2:10 pm
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Out of 300 Million Total, Tencent’s WeChat Has 40 Million Overseas Users

Tencent’s President Martin Lau revealed on stage that WeChat has over 40 million overseas users.

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 10:46 am
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Official: WeChat Will “Definitely” Have to Pay Fees in China

The battle has been raging for several months now over how Chinese telecoms should be compensated, if at all, for the losses they incur as O...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 11:52 pm
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