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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly - Week of May 5, 2013

Welcome to 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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Indian innovator Sumit Dagar has developed a unique smartphone that converts text and pictures into Braille and raised patterns for the blind.  Read Original Content

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore is inviting Singapore’s mobile companies to join in a mission trip centered on the MobileBeat Conference in California in July.  Read Original Content

The Motorola Solutions Foundation will support 30 education and community-building projects in Asia Pacific in 2013.  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.

Yahoo and mobile ad network have teamed up to jump-start Yahoo’s mobile efforts in Southeast Asia.  Read Original Content

Singapore’s OCBC Bank has launched the country’s first e-banking tracking tool, enabling users to automatically track spending habits and compare financial data with peers of similar demographics.  Read Original Content
Gartner predicts India’s mobile services market will reach Rs. 1.2 trillion in 2013 and mobile connections will grow to 770 million.  Read Original Content

Technology firm AsusTek launched its new Fonepad in India.  The device is a “mobile transformation device” with the ability to make calls and perform the functions of a tablet computer.  The company is also developing the PadFone, a phone that can be plugged into a larger screen to become a tablet.  Read Original Content

South Korea’s LG Electronics reported its first quarter earnings slipped to one-tenth of last year’s first quarter, although profit from its handset business more than quadrupled from a year earlier.  Read Original Content

Fashion e-commerce site Zalora launched its iOS shopping app for users in Southeast Asia.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce and related sectors have been rising the fastest in developing countries such as India, China and Africa.  It is estimated that by 2015, the number of smartphones worldwide will have doubled, breaking the two billion mark.  Read Original Content

There are close to 60 handset manufacturers in India with a combined market share of approximately 20 percent.  These manufacturers may have to begun paying royalties for the use of patented technologies, as evidenced by the patent infringement lawsuit Ericsson brought against Indian handset maker Micromax.  Read Original Content

Malaysian e-payment firm MOL AccessPortal has partnered with Vietnam’s e-commerce group PeaceSoft Solutions to jointly operate online payments and escrow platforms together with other e-payments services in Vietnam.  Read Original Content

The India Chapter of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels has partnered with Nokia India and AppCampus to launch Appcelerate-India, an Indian startup accelerator for the mobile ecosystem.  Read Original Content

In India video is expected to comprise 40 percent of mobile data traffic by 2016, up from 15 percent at the end of 2011, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index.  Cisco and Apalya Technologies have teamed up to combine mobility and TV video delivery.  Read Original Content

According to a local tech blog, 3G cellular service in North Korea has accumulated close to two million subscribers.  Read Original Content

According to an industry study conducted by Ernst & Young and the CIO Klub, enterprise mobility is a key focus for Indian CIO’s in FY2013-2014, along with business intelligence and security measures.  Read Original Content

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