Архив рубрики: Asia

News discovery app SmartNews nabs another $38M, now valued at $500M-$600M

 As large platforms like Facebook and Apple position themselves as the new go-to places to read news, an independent app that started in Japan has landed a new round of funding to raise its own game. SmartNews — a news aggregation app that works with some 1,500 publications and selects stories for you based on your reading activity in the app — has raised another $38 million in… Read More

News discovery app SmartNews nabs another $38M, now valued at $500M-$600M

Xiaomi inks Microsoft patent deal and agrees to pre-install Office apps on its phones

 Xiaomi is moving closer to launching its smartphones in the U.S. market. Today the Chinese company announced a partnership with Microsoft that includes a cross-license and patent transfer agreement and the pre-installation of Skype and Microsoft Office products on Xiaomi devices. Read More

Xiaomi inks Microsoft patent deal and agrees to pre-install Office apps on its phones

Asia’s mobile-first economy and how the West is feeling the effects

 Asia-Pacific leads the global digital infrastructure as home to half of the world’s mobile phone subscribers and the largest number of wireless Internet connections. However, the region also has historically attracted less than one-third of global mobile marketing spend — making its role in the digital economy largely underrepresented amongst its western counterparts. Read More

Asia’s mobile-first economy and how the West is feeling the effects

Strange sensations: HTC’s brave new virtual world

 The first thing I notice is a feeling of weight on my face. Followed by a sensation of standing in boundless space. A monochrome 360-degree vanishing point vista winks into view. I look around, blinking into the far distance and very quickly my adjusting eyes fill with grit… Welcome to the weird world of 21st century virtual reality. Read More

Strange sensations: HTC’s brave new virtual world

HTC Hints It’s Looking At Mobile VR

 Despite not unboxing a new high end smartphone at Mobile World Congress this week, embattled mobile maker HTC has told TechCrunch it’s not ready to admit premium defeat — saying it has a new flagship device coming soon… Read More

HTC Hints It’s Looking At Mobile VR