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China's Internet population swells 10% to 564m in 2012, with 75% logging on from a mobile device

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China ended last year with a total Internet population of 564 million people and a penetration rate of 42.1 percent, according to a new report from the government-backed China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), as noted by Techweb. All told, 50.9 million new Internet users logged on in 2012, raising the...
China's Internet population swells 10% to 564m in 2012, with 75% logging on from a mobile device
Lenovo's profits climb 30% on strong PC shipments (but don't tell HP)

Will social media influence Senegal’s presidential election?

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Senegal is one of East Africa’s leaders in telecom infrastructure. But, with an Internet penetration rate of barely 16%, you have to wonder if online information resources and social media can make a difference in February 26th’s presidential election. Senegal’s penetration rate for fixed phones is less than 3%. For...
Will social media influence Senegal’s presidential election?

Android now accounts for half of all smartphones sold in Southeast Asia

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Android has propelled Samsung to the top of global smartphone, and overall mobile, sales and the operating system is flourishing in Southeast Asia, where it now accounts for half of all smartphone purchases. The diverse range of devices running the Google-owned platform saw its share of new smartphones sales in...
Android now accounts for half of all smartphones sold in Southeast Asia

Africa needs servers: Mobile penetration has occurred, but where’s the infrastructure?

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Emerging markets easily play one of the most important roles in the tech community — holding promise for growth and innovation, while also serving as a completely new demographic for existing tech giants and startups alike. This is exactly why keeping tabs on these markets is essential, even if you’re...
Africa needs servers: Mobile penetration has occurred, but where’s the infrastructure?

Korean messaging company Kakao partners with Yahoo Japan, eying larger Japanese profile

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Kakao, the Korean maker of mobile focused WhatsApp-like VoIP app Kakao Talk, has announced a significant deal with Yahoo Japan which sees the two firms club together to promote and market the service, which it says has 65 million global users, in Japan. Rival Line, which recently passed 60 million users...
Korean messaging company Kakao partners with Yahoo Japan, eying larger Japanese profile

Arabic may be one of the fastest growing communities on Wikipedia, but Egypt and Saudi Arabia provide half the content

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At the ArabNet conference currently taking place in Beirut, Wikimedia Foundation’s Chief Global Development Officer, Barry Newstead spoke about the state of Arabic content on Wikipedia, and on the Internet in general. With 280 languages available on Wikipedia, Arabic is ranked at number 27 in terms of volume [Arabic]. It sounds...
Arabic may be one of the fastest growing communities on Wikipedia, but Egypt and Saudi Arabia provide half the content

Tablets Passing Laptops On Black Friday, Says Analyst

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Black Friday could produce a milestone, this time in the PC market. If NPD DisplaySearch is correct, today, the super-shopping bonanza after Thanksgiving, will be the day that tablets outsell laptops in North America. The rest of the world's economies are expected to follow in 2015, when nearly 276 million...
Tablets Passing Laptops On Black Friday, Says Analyst

Internet Trends report finds online growth driven by China and India, users increasingly mobile

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You probably don't need a 112 slide PowerPoint presentation from Mary Meeker and the venture capital firm KPCB to tell you this, but the Internet, she's getting bigger. Every year more and more people sign on and, not surprisingly, many of the 663 million netizens added over the last...
Internet Trends report finds online growth driven by China and India, users increasingly mobile

Sweden is the World's Most Networked Country - U.S. Drops to Fifth Place

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In 2005, the U.S. still ranked as the most networked country in the world according to the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report. This report, which provides an extensive analysis of the economies and network infrastructures of 133 countries, has now demoted the U.S. to fifth place and ranks...
Sweden is the World's Most Networked Country - U.S. Drops to Fifth Place
Think Mobile Is Big Now? Here's Proof That It's Just Getting Started
CHART: Mobile Commerce Continues Its Massive Rise
Google Needs To Bring Emerging Markets Online To Grow Its Business Opportunities In the Next 10 years

RIM is opening its first Africa-based development centre, in an attempt to attract local developers

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Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that it will be opening its first development centre in Africa, based in Egypt’s Smart Village, just outside of Cairo, local daily Al Ahram reports. While BlackBerry lags in the smartphone department in the US, it continues to be a popular option in the...
RIM is opening its first Africa-based development centre, in an attempt to attract local developers
Kuwait hands out 7 year jail sentence in yet another Twitter-related arrest
CHART: The Massive And Continued Rise Of Mobile Commerce

CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

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The CTIA wants you to know that Americans used 123 percent more wireless data in 2011 than 2010, but the wireless industry’s lobby apparently doesn’t want you to know exactly how that translates in any way a normal person understands. Instead the folks decided to use an overly complicated real...
CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour
BII REPORT: How Brands Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce

Google launches the Nexus 7 in Japan, introduces Google Play Books and new movie content

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Ahead of rival tablet-maker Amazon, Google on Tuesday launched the Nexus 7 tablet in Japan with strong content support that includes the arrival of Books on Google Play and movies from Sony and Paramount. The 16GB Nexus 7 will be sold on Google Play for 19,800 yen ($254) starting today, and will...
Google launches the Nexus 7 in Japan, introduces Google Play Books and new movie content
Facebook: US and Canadian users are now the smallest regional group

After blocking the social network for a week, Tajikistan restores access to Facebook

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After blocking the social network for about a week, Tajik authorities have gone back on the decision and opened up access to Facebook once again, AFP reports. Last week, Facebook, along with three other websites, were blocked in Tajikistan, after authorities ordered ISPs to block access to them. Facebook, along...
After blocking the social network for a week, Tajikistan restores access to Facebook

China iPhone Projections

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Apple’s sales in China could soon reach 60 million per year, predicts Morgan Stanley. Apple sold 68.5 million iPhones worldwide in fiscal 2011, although the iPhone 4S, launched in October, sold more than half that many (37 million) in just one quarter. Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty surveyed the buying patterns...
China iPhone Projections
63% of Verizon's 9.8M smartphone sales last quarter were iPhones, 4M were iPhone 5s

Most of estimated 21M iOS devices in China concentrated in urban areas

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A new analysis estimates that there were 21 million iPhones and iPads in China by the end of 2011 and notes that Apple appears to have reached an approximately 10 percent penetration rate with iOS in the country's biggest urban centers....
Most of estimated 21M iOS devices in China concentrated in urban areas

Why India and Brazil are the next hot e-book countries

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India and Brazil are on their way to becoming e-book powerhouses, but their path there looks different from the transition in the US and the UK. Twenty-four percent of Indian adults with Internet access have bought an e-book, Bowker’s Kelly Gallagher said in a panel at the Publishers Launch BEA...
Why India and Brazil are the next hot e-book countries

China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head

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The research chief of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday (link via Google Translate) that there is still a significant gap between China’s broadband coverage and that of developed nations, and that the lag is increasing. At a panel about the future of digital technology, MIIT research...
China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head

China Plans To Expand 4M Broadband Coverage To 70% Of Its Internet Users

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) minister Miao Wei announced yesterday (link via Google Translate) that the Chinese government plans to increase the number of households with broadband access, with more than 70 percent of China’s Internet users getting 4M broadband service by the end of 2013. The initiative is...
China Plans To Expand 4M Broadband Coverage To 70% Of Its Internet Users

A New First In Mobile: Data Traffic Outstripped Voice Traffic Last Year

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Mobile data has been growing at a fast clip since the iPhone went on sale almost three years ago. But with the introduction of many more data-focused devices, the industry continues to break records. In a report released today, telecom consultant Chetan Sharma tallied up the financial statements of...
A New First In Mobile: Data Traffic Outstripped Voice Traffic Last Year

Ultra-Wired South Korea Is Battling Smartphone Addiction

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Kim Nam-Hee pulls no punches as she warns a classroom of wide-eyed South Korean 10-year-olds that they stand on the edge of an addiction that will turn them all into "mindless slaves". The grim presentation by the social campaigner follows a survey with the loaded title: "Who's your real family?"...
Ultra-Wired South Korea Is Battling Smartphone Addiction

Middle East witnessing a regional e-commerce boom, says Arab Advisors

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A recent survey conducted by Arab Advisors in Jordan has shown a significant growth in the e-commerce department, with the research firm concluding that the figures bode well for Middle Eastern e-commerce and broadband adoption. Conducted in February, the survey showed a significant increase in the number of people purchasing items online,...
Middle East witnessing a regional e-commerce boom, says Arab Advisors
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