Sunday, May 27, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of May 27, 2012

Welcome to the Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.

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New research from site monitoring firm Pingdom reveals that mobile web traffic in Asia grew over 192 percent from 2010 to May of 2012, from 6.1 percent to 17.8 percent.  Read Original Content

Vodaphone India has launched a “Customer Experience Center” for business customers, enabling them to explore communication solutions.  Read Original Content

According to executives at PayPal, mobile commerce in Singapore is predicted to grow ten-fold, to $2.4 billion, over the next three years. It has already grown 660 percent, from $33 million in 2010 to $259 million by the end of 2011.  Read Original Content


Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten is leading a $100 million investment in image-based social network Pinterest.  With 25 percent of all Rakuten sales in Japan on a mobile device, the company would like to see more development in mobile commerce.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software www.antennasoftware.com

According to Microsoft’s Greater China COO, the Windows Phone has edged out the iPhone claiming seven percent of the Chinese market.  Read Original Content

With the condition that Android for mobile devices remains free for at least five years, Chinese authorities have approved Google’s plan to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.  Read Original Content and Read More Original Content

Mobile internet company Spice has announced that they are developing the first “secure Android” in India, which will offer pre-embedded security solutions to its users in their upcoming range of mobile internet smartphones.  Read Original Content and Read More Original Content

Pixatel Systems’ Android Productivity Suite has been selected for the 2012 Asia Pacific Mobile Learning Initiatives Recognition Award by the APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Advisory Panel.  Read Original Content

Chinese internet company Tencent is expanding services for smartphone and social networking users, splitting operations into six businesses including mobile internet and social networks, and will also set up an e-commerce subsidiary.  Read Original Content

According to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the country had 152 million 3G cellphone users in March 2012, and total mobile online users exceed 370 million.  Read Original Content

South Korea’s Samsung was the top mobile phone seller for the first quarter of 2012, overtaking Nokia and selling 86.6 million mobile phones, an increase of 25.9 percent from 2011.  Read Original Content

In an effort to help Singapore’s e-merchants gain momentum in the mobile shopping market, PayPal has upgraded its platform to deliver a mobile-optimized checkout process for Singapore’s online retailers.  Read Original Content

The results of a survey by eBay indicate that over 94 percent of smartphone users in India access the internet on a mobile device, and 68 percent have made an online purchase using their smartphone.  Read Original Content

In a bid to become India’s largest digital media company, enterprise mobility firm ValueFirst Messaging has acquired Way2Online Interactive.  Read Original Content

Indian online classifieds firm Quickr has received $32 million from investors, which it plans to use to expand across online and mobile platforms.  Read Original Content

MonsterIndia has announced the launch of their Monster mobile application for iPhones and iPads.  MonsterIndia.com is now available on all mobile platforms including Android, Blackberry, Windows and iPhone.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.