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Korean quick review : remote control and $30 mobile phone

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 30, 2012 0 comment
infraware

Samsung Electronics and Peel Technologies announce asian expansion of second screen remote app / Infraware wants to launch a US $30 Android Smartphone

Samsung Electronics and Peel Technologies announce asian expansion of second screen remote app Samsung Electronics, Inc., the Korean consumer electronics specialist, today announced the international expansion of Smart Remote app from Peel. This launch... > Read more

Recreating the interface between blind people and mobile phone

By Renaud Edouard-Baraud November 30, 2012 0 comment
rolex award

Five pioneers, aged between 25 and 30, have been named as Young Laureates of the Rolex Awards. And one of the winner is Sumit Dagar. She receives 50,000 Swiss francs to implement her project : an affordable and brand new Braille phone

Here is what Rolex communication and Richard Lane say on the project :  India has the largest visually impaired population in the world : around 62.7 million people who are either blind or sight-impaired. They have been left out of the smartphone... > Read more

China quick review : Youku Tudou & Acorn Q32012

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 30, 2012 0 comment
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Youku Tudou third Quarter 2012 unaudited financial results : content cost are rising / Acorn International Q32012 : -60% for the sales of mobile phones

Youku Tudou Q32012 Unaudited Financial Results : bandwidth costs are decreasing Youku Tudou Inc., the main Chinese Internet television company, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter 2012. Consolidated net revenues were... > Read more

China quick review : ooh, china export, hosting, logistic, content Marketing

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 29, 2012 0 comment
In a box

China exporters project moderate growth in 2013, prepare for challenges / Savvis unveils virtual hosting services for China / Focus Media reports Q32012 Results / 360buy Opens its Last Mile Delivery Service to Third Parties / PR Newswire Survey Reveals Content Marketing Trends, Challenges and New Media Adoption by Companies in China

China exporters project moderate growth in 2013, prepare for challenges -- Global Sources survey China exporters foresee a tough business environment in 2013, but remain hopeful for growth in overseas orders. This is highlighted in the latest survey of 1... > Read more

India quick review : M2M, industrial ecommerce, election DB, Bollywood ratings, mobile trends

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 29, 2012 89 comments
mobisparks

WebNMS Forays into the Machine-to-Machine solutions Space With the launch of ATM Site Manager / Niti Digital launches IndiaVotes.com, India's largest elections database / Smesauda.com - India's First SME supermarket of Industrial Products / BAAP Ratings - India's Bollywood ratings launched / Mobisparks Conference identifies key mobile trends in India

WebNMS Forays Into the Machine-to-Machine Solutions Space With the Launch of ATM Site Manager WebNMS, a division of Zoho Corp. and a global provider of network and element management solutions, announced the launch of ATM Site Manager, a M2M product... > Read more

Vertical Pinterest clones for maternity and baby care in China, will they work?

By Cécilia Wu November 27, 2012 1 comment
Pinterest clone

Recently I noticed Pinterest-esque maternity & baby care social sharing and shopping sites have sprouted out in China. Some began to wonder whether this arena can be the “blue ocean” and nurture successful startups. After all fashion & beauty oriented Pinterest copycats Mogujie and Meilishuo have gained great amount of users and reputation. And why not in maternity & baby care? Sounds cheerful, but my opinion is rather pessimistic.

I have written several posts regarding online maternity & baby care lately because L’Atelier Shanghai just nailed down a huge project for client pertinent to this sector of business. The whole research process naturally pushed me to look deeper... > Read more

NetDragon Websoft : mobile gaming is booming

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 26, 2012 0 comment
netdragon

NetDragon Websoft, a Hong Kong based developer and operator of online games and mobile internet platforms in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Total Revenues for Netdragon were RMB 290.1 million, an increase of 43.8% over the third quarter of 2011 ("YoY"). Revenue from Online Games was RM B204.0 million(+ 11.2%).  Peak concurrent users for online games were 525,000, a decrease of... > Read more

Indian Car = popularity / German car = engagement

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 23, 2012 0 comment
Honda

Unmetric, the social media analysis specialist, released a report on how 16 car manufacturers in India are using Facebook. The report examines the brands social media strategy from July 1st to September 30th.

Despite being a new entrant in the market compared to the other manufacturers, Audi tops the performance table with an Unmetric Score of 53. Number two is India based Tata Motors with an Unmetric Score of 52. BMW comes in the third place with an Unmetric... > Read more

China quick review : Tenpay virtual pay / Baidu wants US$1,5 billion / Q32012 for Taomee & Jiayuan & Phoenix New Media

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 21, 2012 1 comment
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The Official Launch of Tenpay American Express Virtual Pay for Chinese consumers / Taomee Q32012 Financial Results / Phoenix New Media Q32012 Financial Results / Jiayuan Q32012 financial results / Baidu announces pricing of US$1,500,000,000 notes offering

The Official Launch of Tenpay American Express Virtual Pay Tenpay, the third-party online payment platform based in Beijing and owned by Tencent, announced the launch of "Tenpay American Express Virtual Pay". This virtual pay product has... > Read more

China quick review : financial results for V Media, VisionChina, Pactera, Perfect World, Qihoo, Charm

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 21, 2012 0 comment
Going reading

Out of home agencies financial results : V Media & VisionChina / Pactera Q32012 Financial Results : Europe in crisis iSoftStone Q32012 : Greater China is going well / Perfect World Q32012 Financial Results : no new games, no revenues / Qihoo 360: online advertising is up / Charm Communications Results: waiting for the Baidu effect

V Media Q12013 Financial Results: costly revenues V Media Corp, an advertising media company, announces its financial results for the fiscal year 2013 first quarter ended September 30, 2012. Total revenue was $5.5 million, increased 20.1% compared with... > Read more

Wechat (Weixin) food romance

By Cécilia Wu November 20, 2012 0 comment
wechat

Over more than 200 million users in China, the number speaks all the success of Wechat (Weixin) at this moment. Though just an extended idea of SMS, because it is multi-media, social, LBS etc, Chinese people have been blown away by it. And I discovered lately that food related online companies have given lot of thoughts into Wechat.

Again for background knowledge of Wechat, you can check my previous post here. Well, Chinese people are reputable foodies, and life is mostly centered about what to eat and where to eat. That is why I have seen the spawn of numerous food Apps here (... > Read more

China quick review : Sina & DangDang & eLong Q3 2012 results, USA & China Investment

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 16, 2012 1 comment
Montagnes pourpres

U.S. to Attract Up to $400 Billion in China Investment by 2020 / Dangdang Q32012 Results: the marketplace effect / SINA reports Q32012 Results: the weibo monetization is beginning / eLong Q32012 Unaudited Financial Results: +24% in hotel revenues

U.S. to Attract Up to $400 Billion in China Investment by 2020 A new report published today by the Asia Society predicts that the U.S. will attract up to $400 billion new direct investment from China by 2020 and that the State of California in... > Read more

PepsiCo opens R & D center in Shanghai to stimulate innovation and growth across Asia

By Ramzi Chaabane November 15, 2012 0 comment
PepsiCo opens R & D center in Shanghai to stimulate innovation and growth across

PepsiCo announced officially on 13 November 2012, the opening of an innovation center in Shanghai. The Innovation Centre is the second largest research center after the PepsiCo North America's one. The company has invested $ 40 million in this new structure.

  The facility will serve as a hub in the pursuit of product innovation, packaging and equipment for PepsiCo businesses across Asia. PepsiCo it's 22 brands (the main ones: Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito Lay's and Pepsi-Cola) that... > Read more

China quick review : Tencent Q3 2012 results, UTStarcom and aioTV

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 15, 2012 0 comment
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Tencent Announces 2012 Third Quarter Results / UTStarcom invests in next generation video platform aioTV

Tencent Q32012 results: online advertising superstar The internet services provider announces 2012 Third Quarter Results. Total revenues were RMB 11,565.6 million (USD 1,823.9 million), an increase of 54.3% over Q32011. The larger increase in revenues... > Read more

Underwater speech : Casio develops pocket-sized transceiver for scuba diving use

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 14, 2012 0 comment
Logosease

Yamagata Casio, a manufacturing subsidiary of Casio Computer announced Logosease, an underwater transceiver that lets users enjoy spoken conversation when scuba diving.

The Logosease is a transceiver that allows users to have spoken conversations underwater, changing the diving experience by solving the problem of communication limited to written signs and basic hand signals. With the Logosease, which is small enough to... > Read more

China quick review : Q32012 for RenRen - GiantInteractive - VIPshop, Agnitio sets up Asia HQ

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 14, 2012 0 comment
Neon

Renren's brand advertising business faces challenges / Giant Interactive Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results / Vipshop Q32012: active customers increased by 173.6% / Agnitio sets up Asia HQ in Shanghai to sell marketing and E-learning to the pharmaceutical industry

Renren's brand advertising business faces challenges Renren a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Total net revenues were US... > Read more

India quick review : banks & UX, Evernote & Tencent

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 12, 2012 0 comment
HDFC Bank

First-ever syndicated UX research report in India that quantitatively benchmarks online user experience of financial institutions / Integration of the Evernote application with Tencent's ONE Browser for Android mobile users in India

Sub-Standard User Experience of Online Car Loans Plague Indian Banks Websites Out of 32 Prominent Banks in India, Only 1 Offers Decent User Experience to Customers Seeking Car Loans Online. Customers Actually Turn Away From Other Websites Due to Poor... > Read more

China quick review : Pactera & VanceInfo, Angry Birds & mobile marketing, Peninsula & Intelity, Evernote & Tencent

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 12, 2012 0 comment
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Pactera Technology merges with VanceInfo Technologies / Rovio and Madhouse announce partnership in mobile marketing / Peninsula and Intelity announce an evolution of interactivity / Evernote Launches Mobile Integration With Tencent's ONE Browser

Pactera Technology and VanceInfo Technologies announce completion of merger Effective as of today, the name of the combined company is "Wensi Haihui Jishu Youxian Gongsi" in Chinese Pinyin and "Pactera Technology International Ltd.... > Read more

Is appvertising that magically effective?

By Cécilia Wu November 09, 2012 0 comment
adwo

In-app advertising (or simply called “appvertising”) has been gaining traction in China. Recently I detected a PR-ish news of how Adow, a mobile advertising agency in China helped Friso (premium baby nutrition brand from Royal FrieslandCampina), successfully accomplish one In-app advertisng campaign. I was propelled to contact Adow to scoop out more details, and as usual here comes my little story.

Begin with Adow’s background: Adow is a local Chinese company setup in August 2010, specialized in mobile advertising. This startup claimed it already secured USD 20 million series B fundraising from various Venture Capitals, and has served clients... > Read more

China quick review : CTrip and Sohu.com Q3 2012, Youku and Sony Pictures Television

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 06, 2012 1 comment
Vendeur de rue

Ctrip Q3 2012 Financial Results : year over year net income is down by 40% / Youku Tudou partners with Sony Pictures Television / Sohu.com Q3 2012 : year-over-year Brand advertising revenues are up up 2%

Ctrip Q3 2012 Financial Results : year over year net income is down by 40% The travel service provider - hotel accommodations, airline tickets, packaged tours and corporate travel management - in China, announced its unaudited financial results... > Read more

China quick review : Baidu & Online video, Bitauto and AutoTrader

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 05, 2012 0 comment
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Baidu acquires Providence Equity Partners' stake in iQiyi / Bitauto announces strategic investment from AutoTrader Group

Baidu acquires Providence Equity Partners' stake in iQiyi Baidu, the Chinese language Internet search provider, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to which Baidu will purchase shares of iQiyi.com held by Providence Equity Partners... > Read more

Korea - Japan - Singapore quick review : SocialLink & Weber Shandwick, KDDI & Twillio, Unilever Eurovaganza, NTT & SaaS

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 02, 2012 0 comment
Tower

SocialLink merges with Weber Shandwick / KDDI Web Communications has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with US Based Twilio for its Communications API in Japan / Unilever Partners With Vserv.mobi for Mobile Campaign "CLEAR Eurovaganza" / NTT Communications chooses Cloudian S3 compatible object storage platform for Storage as a Service

  Korean Digital Firm SocialLink  merges with Weber Shandwick Weber Shandwick, a public relations firm announced that Korean digital and social media communications agency, SocialLink, owned and led by digital communications specialist ... > Read more

India quick overview : 55DSL and Twitter, IT employer survey, NOTCH on Kindle, 4G World

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 02, 2012 2 comments
Tubes

Fashion brand 55DSL launches with a twitter trend / Rolta retains 2nd Rank in the DQ-CMR Best employer survey / NOTCH entertainment & lifestyle magazine releases its second issue / 4G World expanding to India

Fashion Brand 55DSL Launches With a Twitter Trend 55DSL is the fresh, young spin-off of the iconic Italian fashion brand Diesel. The brand launched its presence in India with the campaign "Paint Your Town" recently. To unleash its... > Read more

China quick overview : Online dating / L'Oreal and GRP / Children mobile app / Logistic / Mobility in rural areas

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 02, 2012 2 comments
Nap time

Jiayuan Announces Launch of New Vertical Website / L'Oreal wins Effie Award for multi-screen gross rating point practice / Multinational Logistics invest in Liangjiang new area / Altai Technologies unwires rural areas of Liaoning province in China

Jiayuan announces Launch of new vertical website Jiayuan.com International, operator of an online dating platform in China, launch izhenxin.com, a new dating website designed to satisfy China's marriage-minded singles. Based on Jiayuan... > Read more

Quick overview : Ku6 Media partners with NetEase

By L'Atelier - Shanghai November 02, 2012 0 comment
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The Netease web portal will use the video hosting technology form Ku6

Ku6 Media Co, an internet video company in China, focused on User Generated Content ("UGC"), today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Chinese Internet company NetEase. Ku6 will provide technology support to video related... > Read more

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