Apple TV getting ready for prime time

Apple TV getting ready for prime time

The next-generation miniature set-top-box, which could be unveiled as early as this June, looks…

  • Pakistan startup hopes for a global hit with xGear, brings ‘quantified …
    Pakistan startup hopes for a global hit with xGear, brings ‘quantified … Tech in Asia - 6 hours ago

    Pakistan-based startup xGear is preparing to go global with a gadget that gives drivers detailed data about their journey and their vehicle. It’s like Fitbit, one of the best ‘quantified self’ gizmos, ... More »

  • No to 4G price hike for existing customers, IDA tells StarHub, SingTel, …
    No to 4G price hike for existing customers, IDA tells StarHub, SingTel, … Tech in Asia - 6 hours ago

    No price change for existing telco customers using 4G. More »

  • I’m a mobile monetization whiz at Millennial Media. Ask me anything
    I’m a mobile monetization whiz at Millennial Media. Ask me anything Tech in Asia - 7 hours ago

    How can you successfully deploy mobile advertising as part of your monetization strategy? What do advertisers want and how do you take advantage of that? Sponsored post. More »

  • Cracking Japan’s insular consumer tech and startup scene (Startup Asia …
    Cracking Japan’s insular consumer tech and startup scene (Startup Asia … Tech in Asia - 7 hours ago

    The Japan tech and startup scene has a reputation for being insular, but that doesn’t mean it’s a market worth shying away from. Not only are Japanese consumers well-wired to extremely fast internet speeds, ... More »

  • Crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd expands to Philippines, aims to woo …
    Crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd expands to Philippines, aims to woo … Tech in Asia - 9 hours ago

    DesignCrowd has opened an office in the Philippines and launched the DesignCrowd Philippines site. More »

  • International tourism: China’s next multibillion-dollar ecommerce indu …
    International tourism: China’s next multibillion-dollar ecommerce indu … Tech in Asia - 10 hours ago

    China’s travel booking market has consolidated down to a few major players, but what travelers do once they arrive is a sector that’s still up for grabs. More »

  • Mark Zuckerberg visits his psychotherapist in this bizarre TV ad for W … Tech in Asia - 10 hours ago

    WeChat has come out with a bizarre new ad that features Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visiting his psychotherapist. Sorta. More »

  • Foxconn, SingTel invest $3.2M in smart video surveillance by Singapore …
    Foxconn, SingTel invest $3.2M in smart video surveillance by Singapore … Tech in Asia - 10 hours ago

    The startup has developed tech which matches facial features to a database to establish identities. More »

  • Apple’s greater China revenues approach a record $10 billion, flagship …
    Apple’s greater China revenues approach a record $10 billion, flagship … Tech in Asia - 11 hours ago

    Apple convened with shareholders for its latest quarterly earnings call last night, during which the company revealed it generated revenues of $45.6 billion over the three month period – the company’s ... More »

  • Facebook still unstoppable as it grows to 390 million active users in  …
    Facebook still unstoppable as it grows to 390 million active users in  … Tech in Asia - 11 hours ago

    Facebook now has 390 million monthly active users (MAUs) in Asia, from a grand total of 1.276 billion around the world. More »

  • Apple to boost share buyback and split stock
    Apple to boost share buyback and split stock AFP News - 18 hours ago

    Apple on Wednesday said that it plans to buy back an additional $30 billion worth of shares and split its stock. The moves backed by the Apple board were announced as the California company reported a profit of $10.2 billion on $45.6 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year. The earnings figures came with Apple chief Tim Cook hinting that new products are on the way from the maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macintosh computers. "We’re eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market." Apple will spend an additional $30 billion to buy back shares of the company's stock, raising to $130 billion the value of shares it intends to repurchase by the end of next year. More »

  • Facebook earnings jump to $642 mn on 72% revenue gain
    Facebook earnings jump to $642 mn on 72% revenue gain AFP News - 19 hours ago

    Facebook profits jumped to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72 percent surge in revenues, helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising, the company reported Wednesday. More »

  • Google online maps go back in time
    Google online maps go back in time AFP News - 19 hours ago

    Google on Wednesday added virtual time travel to its Internet offerings. The technology titan began letting people turn back the clock on Street View images to show how places have changed over the seven years it has been collecting pictures for its free online map service. "If you've ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now is your chance," Street View product manager Vinay Shet said in a blog post, referring to a character from the 1985 comic fiction film 'Back to the Future.' Historical images from Street View archives dating back to 2007 can be explored at Google Maps on desktop computers in what Shet depicted as a "digital time capsule of the world." Examples displayed included the 2014 World Cup Stadium taking shape in Brazil and reconstruction in Japan after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011. More »

  • Brazil hosts meeting to craft Internet governance rules
    Brazil hosts meeting to craft Internet governance rules AFP News - 22 hours ago

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took aim at US dominance of the Internet Wednesday, appealing at an international meeting for global governance that would give no state greater weight than others. Rousseff called the two-day NetMundial meeting in a bid to curb abuses following the furore sparked by allegations of US spying revealed in documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Rousseff's own Internet communications were targeted by NSA surveillance, prompting the Brazilian leader to call on the United Nations last year to oversee a new global legal system to govern the Internet. "Internet governance should be multipartite, transparent and open to all," she said in a speech opening the meeting, attended by officials from 80 countries. More »

  • Are you a mobile addict?
    Are you a mobile addict? AFP Relax - 23 hours ago

    But what is a mobile addict? According to Flurry Analytics, it's someone who launches and uses smartphone or tablet apps at least six times more than the global average which, according to its data drawn from 500,000 apps installed on 1.3 billion devices, currently stands at 10 times a day. Only 12 months ago, 79 million people fell into the same addict category meaning that there has been a 123 percent jump in addiction since 2013 and those on the edge -- i.e., using apps between 16 and 60 times a day -- are also growing in number: 440 million people fall into this category (up from 283 million in 2013). And, with so much data to draw from, Flurry has been able to build a picture of the typical app addict. More »

  • Amazon Prime wins deal with HBO
    Amazon Prime wins deal with HBO AFP News - 23 hours ago

    Amazon scored a deal Wednesday to distribute old shows from premium cable TV channel HBO to its monthly Prime subscribers, landing a blow on rival Netflix in the streaming video battle. Amazon said the multi-year deal would allow it to stream top HBO shows from past years like "The Sopranos", "The Wire" and others to Prime Instant Video service customers, who pay a monthly fee for unlimited viewing. Until now HBO had distributed its shows via streaming to customers of its own HBO GO service. The shows could also be watched on a pay-per-view basis via Amazon and other redistributors. More »

  • Uber now in 100 cities worldwide as limo service rolls into Beijing
    Uber now in 100 cities worldwide as limo service rolls into Beijing Tech in Asia - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Eight months after first launching in the Chinese city of Shanghai, Uber has now rolled into Beijing. More »

  • Amazon woos merchants in India, helps deliver items faster to shoppers
    Amazon woos merchants in India, helps deliver items faster to shoppers Tech in Asia - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    In a bid to reach out to more online merchants in India, Amazon India today announced two initiatives that will help make life easier for its third-party sellers. More »

  • Samsung apps a turn-off according to report
    Samsung apps a turn-off according to report AFP Relax - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The company might well be the world's most popular Android handset maker, but when it comes to offering its consumers apps they value, Samsung still has some way to go. Samsung's flagship phones come pre-installed with a host of in-house developed apps offering everything from social messaging to voice-activated search. And while ChatOn, the company's competitor to WhatsApp currently boasts 100 million active users, according to US research firm, Strategy Analytics, those users are accessing it on average for 0.1 minutes a month -- that's six seconds. The company studied how more than 250 US Galaxy SIII and Galaxy SIV owners used their handsets over a single month and found that Samsung's entire app suite, including its dedicated apps store (Samsung Apps) account for seven minutes of app interaction, whereas Facebook alone accounted for 664.1 minutes (11 hours). More »

  • Rocket Internet and Qatar’s Ooredoo team up to create an ecommerce empire …
    Rocket Internet and Qatar’s Ooredoo team up to create an ecommerce empire … Tech in Asia - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The two companies will join forces to create Asia Internet Holding, which will cover Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Australia. More »

  • The Samsung Galaxy S5, a smartphone for the one percent?
    The Samsung Galaxy S5, a smartphone for the one percent? AFP Relax - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    In its first week on sale the latest Samsung flagship smartphone accounts for almost one percent of all Android phones in use globally. And then there's the fact that the Galaxy S5 is yet to launch globally and that in its home country, carriers are unable to take on new customers during the month of April. In fact to find a worthy comparison one has to look beyond Android entirely and towards Apple. It sold 10 million iPhone 5S and 5C handsets in just two days and in Localytics's report, published on Tuesday, it compares adoption figures for the iPhone 5S with the Galaxy S5 during the first seven days of availability and finds that over the same time period the iPhone 5S had secured a 1.1% share of the global iOS smartphone market. More »

  • OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 16 countries next mon …
    OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 16 countries next mon … Tech in Asia - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB 2,000 (US$330). More »

  • Rakuten Tarad founder predicts this is the year of m-commerce in Thail …
    Rakuten Tarad founder predicts this is the year of m-commerce in Thail … Tech in Asia - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    According to Rakuten Tarad, the Thai branch of the Japanese eshopping titan, the site saw that over 53 percent of its viewers in Thailand are on mobile. More »

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  • The other side of Palawan Ellen Tordesillas, Contributor - The Inbox
    The other side of Palawan

    By Ellen T. Tordesillas Mention Palawan and what comes to mind are  Underground River and El Nido in the northern side of this richly-blessed province from its capital, Puerto Princesa. Three  weeks ago, we went to the southern side- in … Continue reading → …

  • What can void a new car warranty? James Deakin - Wheel Power
    What can void a new car warranty?

    "I was denied warranty once for changing my horn!" One very annoyed reader wrote. "I was told that placing a backup camera will void my warranty" said another. The others are best left in my private inbox as Yahoo! have a swear jar in the office that I do not feel like donating this week's pay to. Continue reading → …

  • Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files "Gutom (hunger)," Sen. Loren Legarda said is what’s in store for the Filipino people if destruction of the country's marine resources is not stopped. Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Environment and Natural … Continue reading → …

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