|By Kevin Benedict||
|July 28, 2013 02:46 PM EDT||
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According to IDC, China's mobile phone shipments registered at 97 million units in Q1 2013, up 15 percent compared with the same period in 2012, while China's smartphone shipments totaled 78 million units in Q1 2013, with a growth of 117 percent compared with the same period in 2012. Read Original Content
As high-end smartphone growth shifts to emerging markets, primarily in Asia, International Telecommunications Union found the number of mobile internet users in the developing world will overtake those in the developed world this year for the first time - growing 27 times since 2007, compared to the developed world's fourfold growth. Read Original Content
In June more than 261 million smartphones and tablets were operational in China, according to new estimates from Flurry Analytics. That represented a staggering 24 percent of the total global market for Web-connected mobile devices. Read Original Content
AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.
Thailand's smartphone market is set to surge by 70 percent in volume this year as Thailand migrates from second to third generation mobile broadband service, says the global research firm GfK. Read Original Content
According to a new security report released by NQ Mobile, 51,000 new mobile malware threats were identified in the first half of 2013, infecting an estimated 21 million mobile devices. The top five most infected markets in 2013 along with their respective share of the world's mobile infected devices were China at 31.71 percent, Russia, India, USA, and Thailand. Read Original Content
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Hang Seng Bank has launched a new mobile payment service offering customers the convenience of using designated near-field communication enabled mobile phones to make payments at about 1000 outlets in Hong Kong. Read Original Content
Successful Japanese mobile health apps generated 1.79 million downloads in the Apple App Store. The iOS platform offers significantly better business opportunities for health and fitness apps in Japan than the Android store. Read Original Content
Accoring to a GSMA Intelligence report, only two out of five people in Bangladesh have subscribed to a mobile service. Read Original Content
Chinese search engine giant Baidu plans to buy the entire share capital of online game development and mobile internet business NetDragon Websoft’s subsidiary 91 Wireless for $1.9 billion, making it the biggest acquisition deal in China’s internet industry if it succeeds. Read Original Content
Entrepreneurs in India are improving telecom networks and innovating with smart technology, which is reshaping the telecom sector. Read Original Content
Thirty-eight percent of developers are targeting BlackBerry 10 as a lead platform for their mobile apps. Join the movement at BlackBerry Jam Asia. Registration is now open for BlackBerry Jam Asia, 26-27 September 2013 in Hong Kong. Read Original Content
Despite enthusiasm for the flexibility and diverse price-points of Android devices, many in China hate being trapped in Google’s ecosystem. That has created a huge industry in China for alternative Android app stores. Wandoujia claims to be the biggest of these. Wandoujia is now seeing 500,000 new users a day opening up its third-party Android app store, which amounts to about half of all new Android activations in China. Read Original Content
Wikipedia Zero, a project launched by the Wikimedia Foundation to offer free mobile access to Wikipedia in emerging countries, has officially arrived in India via a partnership with Aircel, India’s seventh largest mobile network operator. Read Original Content
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In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
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