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Samsung’s Move Towards its Automotive Ambitions

Starting small on its automotive dreams Samsung, through its smartphone-to-chipmaker Samsung Electronics, is investing in BYD an electric car maker in China. In a bid to diversify and reduce its dependency on mobile handsets, Samsung is looking towards the automotive...

Three major industry trends identified at MWC Shanghai 2016

The Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS), is reckoned to be Asia’s largest and most influential mobile industry event. The 2016 event took place from June 29th to July 1st at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The theme of the year was “Mobile is...

Softbank’s To Buy ARM For $32 Billion

The global leader in smartphone chip design, UK-based ARM confirmed on Monday it agreed to a $32 billion acquisition offer from Japan's tech giant SoftBank Group Corp, an almost 43% premium over the share price. This comes at a perfect time when the sterling pound has...

Success of LINE- Story of platform stickiness & beyond

Tapping the untapped: South East Asian (SEA) countries became a growth engine for LINE’s business in the last two years. Monthly Active Users (MAU) in Taiwan, Thailand & Indonesia together more than doubled in the same period, reached 91 million combined in...

Wearables for Athletic Performance

This is the latest in a series of blogs where I discuss the learnings obtained from trying various wearable devices to aid my training for a significant sporting event. On July 2nd I participated in a 44km SwimRun event (http://www.brecaswimrun.com/breca-buttermere)....

China Approaching 600 Million LTE Subs

We have discussed before (here) on how 4G LTE has been leapfrogging 3G adoption in China and the key reasons which have driven this ramping adoption. China has more than 1.3 billion subscriptions out of which LTE subscriptions have crossed 500 Million mark at the end...

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