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Aug 20, 2014

U.S. Company Acquires African Mobile Messaging Startup Saya

New Jersey-based Kirusa, a developer of Voice SMS based Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) for emerging markets, has acquired Saya, a Ghana-based developer of mobile messaging apps for feature phones...

Aug 19, 2014

Uber Hires The Man Who Put Obama In The White House For Its 'Campaign'

Uber's biggest challenge often isn't technology or convincing riders to try its service. Instead, its politics. To that end, the company has hired the architect of President Obama's 2008 campaign, David Plouffe, as its head of policy and strategy. He... #Barack Obama #David Plouffe

Aug 13, 2014

Telegram not dead STOP Alive, evolving in Japan STOP

Throughout Japan, an army of workers stands ready to ensure important messages are delivered as quickly as possible. But they don’t work in data centers maintaining email servers. They deliver telegrams. Staff from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp... #Barack Obama #David Plouffe

Aug 11, 2014

China's Xiaomi faces privacy hurdles ahead of international expansion

China’s Xiaomi has apologized for causing privacy concerns, after the fledgling smartphone maker faced scrutiny over whether it can be trusted with users’ personal data. Last week, red flags were raised when security firm F-Secure tested a Xiaomi pho... #China #Taiwan

Aug 12, 2014

Content Marketing Funnel: 5 Steps to Customer Acquisition

With all the hype surrounding the phrase “content marketing” these days, it’s easy to forget what content marketing actually is - namely, using various forms of (mostly) digital content to educate and entertain an audience in order to increase awaren... #China #Taiwan

Aug 07, 2014

China Cracks Down on Popular Mobile Messaging Services

New rules, widely believed to be aimed at WeChat, are intended to curb the sharing of unauthorized political news and information... #China #Taiwan

Aug 07, 2014

China Cracks Down on Popular Mobile Messaging Services

New rules, widely believed to be aimed at WeChat, are intended to curb the sharing of unauthorized political news and information... #China #Taiwan

Aug 07, 2014

China aims to rein in mobile messaging apps with new regulations

China is tightening control over mobile messaging services with new rules that limit their role in spreading news. The regulations will affect WeChat, a messaging service with close to 400 million active users that is one of China’s most popular apps... #China #Taiwan

Aug 09, 2014

China Message Rules May Aid Tencent

New restrictions on messaging services in China may cast a chill over political discourse, but they could open up potential advertising opportunities for Tencent and its popular messaging application... #China #Taiwan

Aug 05, 2014

Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten

A security feature offered by PayPal to help prevent accounts from being taken over by hackers can be easily circumvented, an Australian security researcher has found. PayPal users can elect to receive a six-digit passcode via text message in order t... #Google Inc. #PayPal