Posts Categorized: Mobile


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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Zomato South Africa

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 Mi2S launch

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 app

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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Not Just Another Messaging App: Hoozin Offers Richer Experience in Group Chats

There are a lot of mobile messaging apps on the market right now like Line, KakaoTalk, and WeChat, to name but a few. Nonetheless, more and ...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 6:16 pm
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PixBento iPhone app

PixBento: Facebook Albums Suck, We’re Going to Do Photo Sharing the Right Way

Quite a few startups are trying – or have tried and failed – to crack the first-world problem of how to share and transfer image...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Discussion: Mobile Gaming in Southeast Asia (Live Blog)

While Android is on the rise in Southeast Asia, it’s still a very fragmented market. There are lots of feature phone users and browser...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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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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WeChat gaming platform

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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8Villages Offers Information Hub Through Mobile for Southeast Asian Farmers

You might have heard a bit about 8Villages. Not only has the startup been interviewed by us, but also by the BBC, which is a rare feat for a...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 6:06 pm
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SocialHappen Brings Discounts and Rewards to Thai Shoppers

The shopping discounts app ShopKick has proved to be popular, and now Bangkok-based SocialHappen wants to bring the same model to Thai consu...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 5:26 pm
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Nokia Shanghai flagship store shuts

Nokia Shuts Shanghai Flagship Store, Nobody Notices

Back on April 1st, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) announced that it’d be closing its flagship Nokia store in Shanghai. But it was no Apri...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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