Posts Tagged: around asia

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Why KakaoTalk Will Win the TV Ad Battlefield in Indonesia

TV advertisements have proven to work very well for chat apps in Indonesia. China-based WeChat and Japan’s Line have been propelled to the...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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The Founding Story of Wanchat Padungrat’s Pantip

Founded in 1997, Pantip.com is the largest online discussion forum in Thailand with 30 million unique visitors a month. The man who founded ...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 2:58 pm
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Angry Smartfren Users Still Mad Due to Company’s Very Late Explanation

Yesterday, the fiasco made by Indonesian telco and handset manufacturer Smartfren made news all over Indonesia as the company’s internet c...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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No More 3G in North Korea for Tourists

Well, that was fast. Just weeks after allowing tourists to North Korea to purchase SIM cards with 3G data capabilities and uncensored web ac...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 7:59 am
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Kreditmart Lets Indonesians Purchase Goods in Installments Without Credit Cards

Credit card adoption in Indonesia is still very slow, with only 13.4 million credit cards issued up until 2012, which makes up a 4.5 percent...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Japan’s Metaps Teams Up With Appota To Monetize Apps in Vietnam

Metaps, the Android monetization platform out of Japan that just secured $11 million in series B funding, is today teaming up with Vietnam...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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Samsung Pours Another $3.2 Billion Into Vietnam

Samsung (005930:KS) built its first manufacturing plant in Vietnam in 2009, pumping in US$700 million to build it. In 2012, the value of the...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Connection Error: Indonesian Telco Smartfren Under Fire Amidst Prolonged Internet Problems

Indonesian telco and handset manufacturer Smartfren is in hot water right now as there are a huge number of complaints being thrown onto the...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Time For Southeast Asia to Get Flirty: WeChat Adds ‘Look Around’ Feature on BlackBerry

The China-made messaging app WeChat launched on BlackBerry late last year, taking aim at potential users in Southeast Asia and other BB-lovi...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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Not A Basement Studio Releases KeepShot: iPad App For Photo Editing and Delivery Service

Vietnamese app developer team Not A Basement Studio, whom I interviewed earlier this month, has released a new iPad app on the US App Store ...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Gungho’s ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Probably Made Up to $86 Million In Sales Last Month

The crazy Puzzle and Dragons boom in Japan continues – and it gets even crazier. Maker GungHo (3765.OS) posted a new financial document...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 2:05 pm
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Scoop Partners With Major Publishers in India, Singapore, and the Philippines

Scoop, the e-reader newsstand app, continues to expand its publisher partnerships in India, Singapore, and the Philippines. Willson Cuaca, t...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 10:08 am
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CheckInTonight Books Your Hotels at the Very Last Minute

Cambodia’s CheckInTonight is a mobile app that helps users find hotels and book them quickly and cheaply on the very day you need a pl...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 8:12 pm
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SoftBank to Take Majority Stake In ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Maker GungHo

With the investment, the telco’s stake in the Puzzle and Dragons game maker increases from 33.6 to 58.5 percent.

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 5:18 pm
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LoveByte: 100,000 Downloads, 3 Million Messages Sent

About eight months after LoveByte was first launched, the couples’ messaging app today has more than 100,000 downloads in 96 countries. In...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 2:33 pm
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AdzCentral’s Story and How it Connects the Dots in Ad Tech

Ad tech is quite a confusing arena for most folks. There are a number of stakeholders in the game ranging from agencies, demand-side platfor...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 10:08 am
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Keewi’s Story and and Some Tips on How To Run a Startup in Vietnam

At Startup Asia, Mike Tran will swing by to give us all an introduction to the Vietnamese startup and technology scene. So I thought I’d t...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 5:39 pm
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FPT Hopes to Ship 600,000 Own-Brand Android Smartphones in Vietnam in 2013

There are 1.4 mobiles for every person in Vietnam, so there’s obviously a thirst for mobile. And in the status-hungry country, the smartph...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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