Mobile Apps

Ramadan in SEA critical for mobile app revenue
AppsFlyer discovers travel and social apps have the fastest-growing revenue rates during this month.
Week in Review: Does Anthony Tan have the chops to win the war?
Having raised around US$325 million (RM1.12 billion) to date, Anthony Tan now has to demonstrate his management and leadership chops after proving he has among the best sales skills of any startup founder in Asia, much less South-East Asia writes Karamjit Singh.
Singapore property rental portal 99.co makes official debut
Singapore-based online rental property search portal 99.co is now open to real estate agents and rental seekers after nine months in development.
Telco Deep Dive: Ericsson report links real performance to real results
On May 26, Digital News Asia (DNA) released its first Deep Dive report, which looked at the telecommunications space in Malaysia. In this online exclusive that is not available in the PDF version DNA presents an edited version of a report commissioned by Ericsson, on whether there is a real link between investing in networks, improved network performance and satisfied customers.
Low revenue not a sign of ICON failure: MDeC
The ICON programme, now in its third iteration, was first launched in 2009. To date, the three ICON programmes have cumulatively generated RM440,000 in revenue. MDeC CEO Badlisham Ghazali shares his view on why the ICON programme is successful, despite the low revenue figure. 
GrabTaxi raises Series A for undisclosed amount
GrabTaxi (MyTeksi in Malaysia) lands a substantial Series A round, reported to be in the region of US$10 million, with existing investor Singapore venture capital firm  Vertex Venture Holdings as the lead investor. Karamjit Singh has the story.
IBM’s ‘cognitive computing’ challenge to mobile developers
IBM has launched the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, a global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by Watson.
SEA chat app war: KakaoTalk wants to be ‘the one’
Users will ultimately choose a single chat app, Korean maker wants to be the one left standing Believes in customising for individual markets beyond just providing local language content
Kurechii Studio now ready for the big leagues
With a small focused team fuelled by impressive successes, Kurechii is ready to go big Says the Malaysian game development sector has developed significantly since it started
Meltwater boosts social media monitoring with Buzz 3.5
Online intelligence solutions provider Meltwater has launched Meltwater Buzz 3.5, the latest upgrade of its social media Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
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