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According to a report from Niko Partners, China’s mobile games market is expected to reach $1.3 billion by the end of 2013, representing a compound annual growth rate of 46 percent from 2012 to 2017. Read Original Content
Three smartphone OEMs – Coolpad, Lenovo, and Xiaomi – have something special in common: all beat Apple in China’s Q2 2013 smartphone battle. While Samsung retained its leading smartphone market share of 17 percent, Lenovo took second with 13 percent, Coolpad was third with 10 percent, and Xiaomi edged out Apple with 6.5 percent share, according to new research from market intelligence firm ABI Research. Read Original Content
Windows Phone is India’s second most popular smartphone operating system, according to IDC Asia Pacific mobile phone tracker. In the quarter ending June 2013, Windows Phone had 5.6 percent market share, which is more than that of BlackBerry and iOS. Read Original Content
While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.
At 87 percent of the population, smartphone penetration the Asia market is the highest in Singapore and Hong Kong, followed by Malaysia (80 percent), Australia (75 percent) and China (71 percent), said a Nielsen report. Read Original Content
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd expects to take in more than $2 billion in revenues selling 4G gear this year as global carriers from China to Europe expand their networks, senior company executives said. Read Original Content
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China’s leading telco China Mobile is gradually losing market share to China Unicom and China Telecom in the fight for mobile internet users. Semi-annual reports show China Mobile has 138 million 3G users, but China Unicom is catching up with 100 million. Read Original Content
According to Global Times, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and China Mobile have launched a near field communication service that allows customers to use their smartphones to make mobile payments and transfer money. Read Original Content
Apple’s new iPhone 5S and 5C have officially launched in China. But while the 5S has won praise, many are less impressed by the supposedly "affordable" 5C. While a distribution deal between Apple and the world’s biggest carrier, China Mobile, is still yet to be sealed. Read Original Content
The debut of the new version of edition 5.0 WeChat, a mobile messaging communication service developed by Chinese internet company Tencent, has sparked concerns among major e-commerce companies that the mobile payment segment will now be dominated by Tencent, the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily reported. Read Original Content
Mobile payments company Fortumo has launched its mobile payment services in India. Direct carrier billing with four of the largest mobile operators enables Fortumo payments to 530 million mobile phone users, the largest coverage of any mobile payment provider in the country. Read Original Content
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