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PayPal forms alliance with Softbank to launch PayPal Here in Japan
China’s online encyclopedia Hudong.com raising $50M round
Meet Intel’s Newest Smartphone, A Low-Cost Device Designed For Orange In Europe

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MeeGo, reloaded: new smartphone OS set to be unveiled next month

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The spectre of a new MeeGo phone is beginning to take solid form: a startup resurrecting the OS has received $200 million in funding and its flagship phone is set to be unveiled next month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Companies funding the venture include at least one telecom...
MeeGo, reloaded: new smartphone OS set to be unveiled next month

WhatsApp now making more money from Google Play than iOS in some key markets

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The new Distimo report on mobile app spending patterns offers some interesting regional tidbits. Globally, Google Play continues steadily chipping away at the huge lead Apple has built in mobile app revenue generation. In April 2013, the Google Play vs. iOS app revenue balance stood at 27% to 73%. One year...
WhatsApp now making more money from Google Play than iOS in some key markets

The aggressively priced Lumia 620 is Nokia's make or break model

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Nokia (NOK) has started pricing the Lumia 620 in Asia nearly 20% below the rival Windows mid-market model, the HTC (2498) 8S. This is remarkably aggressive considering the 620 has a higher pixel density and twice as much internal memory. The 620 is the keystone phone for Nokia. It is...
The aggressively priced Lumia 620 is Nokia's make or break model
The 5 Things You Need To Know In Mobile
Mobile price war torches Spain as iPhone 5 drops to free on contract
Mochi Media says 86 percent of Flash game developers are expanding into mobile (exclusive)

China may have most active iOS, Android devices by early 2013

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China’s increasingly large appetite for smartphones is well-known. Since early 2012 it has been the leading source of new iOS and Android device activations in the world. But while the U.S. has long had the greater number of those devices in use, it’s about to be overtaken by China, according...
China may have most active iOS, Android devices by early 2013

Windows Phone Head Myerson: Android "Still Kind of a Mess"

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comIn an interview at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference today, the leader of Microsoft’s Windows Phone division, Terry Myerson, said that the software giant’s mobile effort continued to cast it as a “challenger,” but that Google’s Android market was “still kind of a mess.” Noting that...
Windows Phone Head Myerson: Android "Still Kind of a Mess"

Telefónica eyes the fast-growing mobile markets in Brazil and Chile with plans for LTE services

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Spanish giant telco Telefónica is planning to bid for LTE frequencies in Brazil and Chile during the second half of the year, BusinessWeek reported. As we reported, smartphone sales seem to be taking off in Latin America, boosting data use. The announcement was made in Barcelona by the company’s CTO Enrique Blanco,...
Telefónica eyes the fast-growing mobile markets in Brazil and Chile with plans for LTE services

Exclusive: China's Hudong.com raising $50 million

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Chinese encyclopedia wiki returns to VC market. FORTUNE -- Hudong.com, a Chinese-language encyclopedia wiki, is raising up to $50 million in Series C funding, Fortune has learned. The money is being raised, at least in part, via Xpert Financial, an online trading platform that helps private companies raise later-stage funding. Venture...
Exclusive: China's Hudong.com raising $50 million

WildTangent expands mobile presence, launches games for Xperia phones and tablets

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WildTangent continues to make 2013 the year it makes a serious push into mobile markets. Today, the company announced it’s bringing its games to various Sony Xperia smartphones and tablets. The deal comes as a continuation of the partnership between Sony and WildTangent, which originally was established in September 2011...
WildTangent expands mobile presence, launches games for Xperia phones and tablets

BenQ: We're not going back to cellphones and laptops, but check out our luxury lamps!

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There was a time when the BenQ brand could be seen on laptops and mobile phones, but nowadays you'd have to turn your eyes to projectors, LCD monitors and cameras (in select markets) in order to spot it. If you're in China, you might have even come across the...
BenQ: We're not going back to cellphones and laptops, but check out our luxury lamps!

Google, Facebook Sued Over Mobile Social Networking Patent

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According to BusinessWeek, internet giants Google and Facebook have been sued by a New York-based company called Wireless Ink Corp.The legal challenge is reportedly over a patent relating to software the allows people to interact with a social network using a mobile phone.Wireless Ink Corp., the owner of a site...
Google, Facebook Sued Over Mobile Social Networking Patent
Rambus names new CEO in quest to ratchet up electronic communications speed

Windows Phone’s market share jumps in February

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We use data from NetMarketShare (NMS) on a regular basis, as it tends to be accurate and unbiased. We compare it with other data, of course, but it’s one of our favorite places to head when we need a look at how browsers, operating systems, and mobile platforms are performing. Usually,...
Windows Phone’s market share jumps in February

Google Play is really big in Japan -- and bringing in record revenue too

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Getting users to pay for Android apps has been a struggle since its launch: the data has shown that Android device users prefer to download free apps. But that has been shifting over the last year or so. A good example of this shift is what’s happening right now in...
Google Play is really big in Japan -- and bringing in record revenue too
Nvidia CEO: Consumers realize a great tablet is better than a cheap PC

What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

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Within hours of making their merger plans official on Wednesday, T-Mobile and MetroPCS started selling their grand plan to investors, customers, the media and the world. On a conference call with analysts and press, T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere painted a picture of a new hyper-competitive carrier that would dominate...
What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

Crowdstar moves further from Facebook, partners with Tencent and Gamevil for expansion into China and Korea

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It Girl developer CrowdStar is bringing its games to China and Korea’s mobile markets, courtesy of new partnerships with Tencent and Gamevil. Chinese games portal Tencent will release localized versions of Top Girl and Happy Peeps: Tower Town for iOS devices, while Gamevil will localize and distribute Top Girl Android...
Crowdstar moves further from Facebook, partners with Tencent and Gamevil for expansion into China and Korea

A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

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Imagine a wireless market that has the characteristics of both the developed world and the developing world. That’s exactly what Russia is, and it’s what Michael Hecker, vice president of strategy, M&A and corporate development for Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Russia’s largest wireless carrier, deals with every day. MTS sells iPhones...
A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

Movile Invests $2.6 Million In Food Delivery Startup iFood To Build A GrubHub For Brazil

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In the U.S., when we’re hungry and feeling lazy and don’t want to cook, we’ve got GrubHub and Seamless to order food from online and on mobile apps, and to have that food delivered to us. In Brazil, they have iFood. The online food delivery service, which also has mobile...
Movile Invests $2.6 Million In Food Delivery Startup iFood To Build A GrubHub For Brazil

Social Music Player TuneWiki Gets An Infusion From NTT Docomo

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Social music player TuneWiki is on a funding roll. The startup just raised $7 million in Series B funding from Motorola Ventures, Intellect Capital Ventures, HillsVen Capital, Novel TMT and Benchmark Israel. Today, TuneWiki is announcing that NOCOMO Capital, the venture arm of Japanese mobile giant NTT DOCOMO, has made...
Social Music Player TuneWiki Gets An Infusion From NTT Docomo

Zombie Minesweeper arrives on Android

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Frogtoss Game’s tongue-in-cheek survival horror game Zombie Minesweeper has officially launched for Android, approximately 16 months after it launched for iOS. Zombie Minesweeper is a twist on the classic Minesweeper game. The game is broken up into sprawling levels, the landscape of which is divided up via a Minesweeper grid....
Zombie Minesweeper arrives on Android

Intel's First Steps Into Mainstream Mobile Begin With Moto

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Mammoth chipmaker Intel continues to struggle with its expansion into mobile markets. Its x86 standard chips have not been well-suited for smartphones and tablets, and device makers are moving to ARM Holding's more power and efficient chip. Intel's latest effort to gain traction is a partnership with Motorola on a...
Intel's First Steps Into Mainstream Mobile Begin With Moto

Bubble Witch Saga now playable on iOS

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King.com’s popular Facebook game Bubble Witch Saga is now available on iOS devices. The developer announced the iOS version of Bubble Witch Saga back in June, but we were able to spend some time with the game both on iPhone and iPad this week. Although King.com spent some time re-mapping...
Bubble Witch Saga now playable on iOS
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