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Paul Bischoff / Tech in Asia:
Kamcord opens Japan office as it surges past 25 million mobile game videos shared   —  Kamcord, the US-based startup that makes an in-game video recording SDK for mobile games, has opened up shop in Japan, a company representative told Tech in Asia.  The new office comes as the number …
Oct 30, 2014, 10:10 PMIn context
Malavika Velayanikal / Tech in Asia:
Japan's Softbank invests $627M in e-commerce site Snapdeal and $210M in taxi app Ola as part of $10B earmarked for India   —  Snapdeal bags $627M funding, Ola nets $210M, as SoftBank ploughs $10B into India  —  The investments into Snapdeal and Ola are part of a whopping US$10 billion earmarked …
Oct 28, 2014, 1:50 AMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Tech in Asia:
Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests   —  Last night marked a historic moment in Hong Kong as peaceful demonstrators fell subject to police aggression.  Under the banner of Occupy Central, tens of thousands of locals (organizers say 60,000 …
Sep 29, 2014, 8:10 AMIn context
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
DuckDuckGo joins Google in being blocked in China   —  Privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo is now blocked in China.  We noticed this over the weekend, and on Sunday DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg confirmed to Tech in Asia that the team has noticed the blockage in China:
Sep 22, 2014, 10:50 AMIn context
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong   —  Two months after Uber rolled its app-connected limo service into Hong Kong, the US-based startup is today launching UberTaxi in the city.  This allows people to grab a conventional, licensed Hong Kong cab - and pay for it via a cash-less transaction - within the Uber app.
Aug 14, 2014, 1:25 AMIn context
David Corbin / Tech in Asia:
Line announces $100M fund just for mobile games, acquires 10% stake in Gumi   —  The smartphone gaming market is a fickle beast.  Hit games once elevated the revenues of DeNA (TYO:2432) and Gree (TYO:3632) to the stratosphere but neither gaming giant has truly conquered the international market.
Aug 8, 2014, 10:05 AMIn context
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014, still on target for 60 million this year   —  Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said this morning that the Chinese phone-maker has sold 26.1 million smartphones in the first half of 2014.  He pointed out that it's a leap of 271 percent …
Jul 2, 2014, 10:45 AMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Tech in Asia:
Line's DIY sticker store now goes live in the US, UK, and 7 more countries   —  Early last month popular Japanese messaging app Line officially opened up its Creators Market in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia, letting graphic designers sell their own graphics to users while splitting the fees 50-50 with the company.
Jun 27, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
iPhone 5c reportedly accounts for 2% of active iOS devices in China, compared to 12% for iPhone 5s, and 15% for iPhone 5   —  Compared to the iPhone 5s, this chart shows the iPhone 5c has bombed in China  —  Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) isn't going to tell everyone precisely how much of each model …
Mar 17, 2014, 11:30 AMIn context
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
WeChat opens payments to businesses and retailers in China   —  WeChat, the popular messaging app made by Tencent, is pushing even further into mobile commerce territory.  Today Tencent (HKG:0700) added support for any brands to allow customers to purchase items or services inside the app.
Mar 10, 2014, 6:55 AMIn context

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