Rakuten enters Malaysian e-commerce market in a unique way
Malaysia proved to be a unique challenge to Japan’s Rakuten, but was an attractive enough market for the globally successful e-commerce superstar to take risks it has never taken done before in any other country.
HTC faces tough quarter ahead as sales slow regionally
HTC Corp faces an uphill battle in its handset sales going into its third quarter, noting that sales for its devices in all regions except China are expected to decline. The Taiwanese handset giant forecasted as much as a 23% fall in its overall revenue, according to a report from Reuters.
App stores gaining ground in emerging markets: Ovum
App stores are gaining ground in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, South and Central America and Africa as smartphone penetration increases and users seek a richer experience on their mobile devices, says analyst firm Ovum.
1 in every 3 cellphones sold in the Philippines is a smartphone
Increasing affordability of smartphones has been propelling the strong growth of the sector in the Philippines, rendering the country one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the emerging South-East Asia region.
Addicted to the lap-pho-blet (laptop/phone/tablet)
Device dependency or addiction has reached new levels in the US, and we Asians are not that far behind.
Malaysia, Indonesia continue to head growth in consumer tech markets
Biggest growth seen in telco market in Malaysia IT sector records positive growth across all markets
You, the ‘police-ing’ citizen
We know what to do with our mobiles. We are also getting better at using our mobile’s multimedia capabilities to record and take shots of everyday life, and the occasional weekend rally or sit-in. And we are about to get better at it.