Sunday, June 03, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 3, 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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The Chinese government has officially announced the country now has over one billion mobile phone users.  According to the CTIA Wireless Association, the U.S. trails by far with 330 million mobile phone users.  Read Original Content

Estimates by eMarketer forecast online ad spending in China will reach $7.36 billion in 2012, and by 2016 will more than double to $16.48 billion. Read Original Content

The online ad market in China reached $2.2 billion in the first quarter of 2012, a year-over-year jump of 56 percent, according to the Beijing Review.  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.

The results of the TCS GenY survey of 12,300 high school students in India reveal that 79 percent of respondents own mobile phones, and more than 40 percent use mobile phones to access the Internet.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has launched Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure in India, a program under which 10 technology startups leveraging cloud technology for verticals like e-commerce, mobile, media, social applications, gaming, education and healthcare, enterprise and telecom, will be selected for a four-month incubation program.  Read Original Content

Reports from Marbridge Consulting indicate Microsoft may be set to expand its MSN business in China, pushing into e-commerce and increasing integration with Windows phone.  Read Original Content

China’s Acorn International released its first quarter 2012 financial results, attributing the 18.9 percent decline in revenue primarily to “fewer mobile phone sales resulting from a decrease in existing phone model sales and the delayed launch of new feature phones”.  Read Original Content

Sony Mobile Communications India is phasing out its line of seven feature phones in India and will instead be focusing on smartphones.  Read Original Content

The locally made mobile OS is on the rise in China and will be instrumental in bringing traditional mobile phone users to smartphones, according to an IDC report.  Read Original Content

Bharti Airtel Limited has signed an agreement to acquire an interest in Qualcomm Asia Pacific's Indian BWA entities. Read Original Content

Yahoo will sell its 40 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba to focus on expansion of their Internet search and mobile business.  Read Original Content

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will visit the Innovation and Creative Workshop for the digital industry in Jakarta on July 17, 2012.  Tech start-ups have begun to proliferate in Indonesia, with many budding entrepreneurs developing e-commerce sites and mobile applications for operating systems such as iOS and Android.  Read Original Content

Mobile video sharing company Thwapr is expanding into the Asia Pacific region in a partnership with Asian marketing and branding company Shyalala.  Read Original Content

Australian integrated telecommunications company Optus Business, part of SingTel Group ICT, has announced plans to expand its portfolio of cloud computing and enterprise mobility solutions.  Read Original Content

China’s NetDragon Websoft, developer and operator of online games and mobile Internet platforms, reported a 9.1 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2012 (over the last quarter of 2011).  Read Original Content

Amazon will work with Japanese mobile service provider NTT Docomo to sell prepaid SIM cards in Japan.  Read Original Content

The Techcircle Mobile Entrepreneurship Forum 2012 will be held June 28, 2012, in New Delhi, India. The subject of a special panel is “How Does India Use Mobile – Interviews with Real Mainstream Users”.  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.