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Mobile Asia holds key to Facebook’s future growth

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As Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday, one of its biggest challenges is to tap the mobile market in emerging Asian economies, where it can drive expansion after growth in the West tapers off.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Asia snaps up Apple’s first gold-coloured iPhone

People purchase the Apple iPhone 5 at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue September 20, 2013 in New York. Some people waited as long as fifteen days in line outside the store to be the first to buy the phone. AFP

Asian consumers have snapped up Apple’s first gold-coloured iPhone, but many were left disappointed and frustrated at missing out during Friday’s highly anticipated global launch of the 5S.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

N. Korea unveils ‘secure, homemade’ smartphone

North Korea file photo dated July 27, 2013. AP

North Korea, one of the most isolated and censored societies on the planet, has unveiled what it says is a domestically-produced smartphone.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Mobiles offer financial lifeline to Asian migrants—study

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Asia’s mobile revolution is set to transform the region’s financial services industry, offering a cheap way for millions of migrant workers to send money home to their families, a report said on Monday.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sales of web-ready digital cameras up in Asia—survey

Tourists take photos with their digital cameras and smartphones at the Merlion park in Singapore on April 4, 2013. Tourists, using digital cameras that enable users to immediately post pictures on the web, have risen sharply in Asia despite stiff competition from smartphones, an industry survey showed April 4. AFP

Sales of digital cameras that enable users to immediately post pictures on the web have risen sharply in Asia despite stiff competition from smartphones, an industry survey showed Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Internet ‘floggers’ cash in on food-mad Asia

This picture taken on January 5, 2013, shows a worker walking past a pork burger advertisement poster inside a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. As a Hindu who cannot eat beef, Tashny Sukumaran satisfies her meat cravings with pork burgers, a new food passion she discovered via her native Malaysia's vibrant food-blogging, or "flogging," scene.  AFP /MOHD RASFAN

As a Hindu who does not eat beef but craves other meat, Tashny Sukumaran discovered her new passion for pork burgers through her native Malaysia’s vibrant food-blogging, or “flogging,” scene.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Internet use in emerging markets seen ‘exploding’

Apple iPad. AP FILE PHOTO

At least 500 million new users of the Internet are expected to come from emerging markets such as the Philippines from 2012 to 2015, according to Internet giant Google.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple opens biggest Asian store in Beijing

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Apple on Saturday opened its biggest Asian store yet in Beijing, with hordes of shoppers descending on the three-floor complex that highlights the growing importance of China to the US tech giant.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Online universities blossom in Asia

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Thousands of kilometers from Kuala Lumpur in Cameroon, doctoral student Michael Nkwenti Ndongfack attends his Open University Malaysia classes online and hopes to defend his final thesis by Skype.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Mobiles surge in Asia, to overtake PCs—Google

A Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone is shown at the Huawei exhibition pavilion at the CommunicAsia in Singapore on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.  Asia-Pacific is leading a surge in the use of mobile devices, which are on track to replace conventional computers, a top Google executive said Wednesday. AP/WONG MAYE-E

Asia-Pacific is leading a surge in the use of mobile devices as they play a more central role in people’s lives and are on track to replace conventional computers, a top Google executive said Wednesday.

Posted: June 20th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Panasonic’s first Android-based ‘Toughpad’ unveiled in Asia

Panasonic's employee displays its new Toughpad, boasting to be the first fully rugged Andriod-powered tablet, which is waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, during the CommunicAsia, an annual international communications and information technology exhibition, Tuesday June 19, 2012, in Singapore.  AP PHOTO/WONG MAYE-E

Panasonic’s first Android-based computer tablet designed for tough environments such as battlefields was unveiled Tuesday at a major regional telecom fair in Singapore.

Posted: June 19th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia helps drive Facebook’s 1-billion goal

Screens outside the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. advertise for people to "Become a Fan" of the Theatre on Facebook is seen at the Los Angeles premiere of the film "What to Expect When You're Expecting," Monday in Los Angeles. The social network's stock is expected to start trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange later this week after it's initial public offering. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

As Facebook nears saturation levels in some Western countries, Asian users are helping drive the social-networking leader’s march on the one-billion-user milestone and beyond.

Posted: May 16th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Asia software piracy cost $21B in lost sales

Students use computers to perform research during an Advanced Placement government class at the Academy for College and Career Exploration in Baltimore. The United States is set to be overtaken by China, which has the second-highest commercial losses from software piracy—at $9 billion—even as the legal US software market remains many times bigger than in China.  AP FILE PHOTO

Illegal copying of computer programs in Asia cost businesses $21 billion in lost sales last year and China was on course to set a dubious new record—overtaking the US in losses caused by software piracy.

Posted: May 16th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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