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Opera Mobile Store passes 100 million users

The Opera Mobile Store, the fifth-largest mobile app store in the world, announced that it has reached a new milestone of 105 million monthly visitors at the end of Q4 2013. As the world’s largest cross-platform app store, the Opera claims that its Mobile Store saw exponential growth in its user base over the 12 last months, increasing by 172% ...

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XOX-Voopee out of Beta, an App based mobile service that offers free calls & IM

XOX Berhad, a Malaysia-based Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) announced that its XOX-Voopee smartphone application is no longer in Beta. [Goh V Shem, Malaysian double team badminton player, Datuk Eddie Chai, Group Managing Director, XOX Berhad, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, world no 1 badminton player, Lim Khim Wah, Malaysian double team badminton player, Ng Kok Heng, Group CEO, XOX Berhad] ...

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MACROKIOSK to support TNB’s Mobile Services for Customers & its employees

Macro Kiosk Berhad (MACROKIOSK) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) have signed a partnership agreement that will see them continue to work together to “revolutionise” TNB’s nationwide mobile customer engagement and enhance overall efficiency. Through the partnership, MACROKIOSK will customise mobile technology that will support TNB across a range of mobile services that will impact both customers and its employees. [EC ...

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Lazada launches mobile shopping app for iPhone & iPad

Lazada, an online shopping mall in South East Asia, announced its new mobile shopping app for iPhone and iPad across the region. The company said that this launch follows Lazada’s recent investment round of approximately US$ 250 million from investors including retail giant Tesco. Fully optimized for iOS 7, the app allows on-the-go shoppers to seamlessly navigate Southeast Asia’s broadest ...

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Uber is in Malaysia, get Luxury Car service via your smartphone

Uber, the software company that connects drivers and riders has made available its service in Malaysia. Known as Uber Black, Malaysian can now call for a limousine and enjoy a luxurious ride in Kuala Lumpur via the mobile app. When a rider orders a car, they will receive the driver and vehicle information immediately and watch real time on the ...

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Maybank offers Cardless ATM Withdrawal to Everyone

Maybank has just launched a new service called Cardless Withdrawal. The service allows Maybank customers with Internet banking service to send money to any mobile phone users in Malaysia. The recipients don’t have to be a Maybank customer and they can withdraw cash without an ATM card at any 2,800 Maybank ATM machine nationwide. The service is open to Maybank2u ...

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WeChat gets TRUSTe Certification for Privacy & Security

WeChat, a mobile social communication application for smartphones, announced that its website and mobile apps have been certified by TRUSTe, a leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company that provides privacy assessments, certifications, monitoring tools, and compliance controls. The certification covers WeChat in five different mobile operating systems (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone).

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BBM to come preinstalled on LG Smartphones

BBM will soon come preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite from LG Electronics Inc. in markets around the world. BlackBerry announced a bundling agreement with LG Electronics involving both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager) and confirmed that BBM will also continue to be available as a free download from Android app stores, including Google Play. ...

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Opera takes a closer look at local mobile-surfing habits globally

In the latest Opera State of the Mobile Web report, the browser company took a closer look at what local content users in the ten most active Opera Mini countries prefer. The report was created using anonymous and aggregated data from the Opera Mini servers in November, and the top-ten local domains across 11 categories. In November, the top-ten Opera ...

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Spotify now offers free access to Music on Mobile & Tablet

Digital music service, Spotify is now extending its free, ad supported music service to mobile users. iOS & Android users can now access to millions of songs across their mobile devices for free. Previously only available on desktop for free, users can now listen to all their playlists, discover new music, or simply sit back and dig into their favourite ...

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Lower call rates with Viber Out, available in Malaysia

Popular mobile messaging app, Viber has announced the release of Viber 4.1 for Android and iPhone which includes the full global launch of Viber Out, a new feature that allows users to make low-cost calls to any mobile or landline phone number. Also available in Malaysia, Viber Out cost about 7sen/min for calls to landline and 22sen/min to mobile numbers.

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BBM Channels now available in BlackBerry World

BBM Channels is now available for BlackBerry users on BlackBerry OS 5 and above and BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry World. According to BlackBerry, BBM Channels is a forum for active, real conversations between people, brands and communities, will be made. Users can now simply download the update of the newest BBM version to have access to the BBM Channels. The ...

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Spotify Premium at RM10 per month via Maxis

Maxis has partnered with Spotify(Malaysia) to offer Spotify Premium services to Maxis customers at a special rate of RM10 per month. [At the Maxis-Spotfy Media Launch yesterday] Both Maxis prepaid and postpaid customers can now have access to the Spotify Premium service, along with 150MB of Internet data to access Spotify’s massive catalogue of over 20 million tracks – available ...

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BBM for Android & iOS are now available for Download [Apps]

The official BBM for Android and BBM for iOS are now available for download. BlackBerry released the popular messaging app about 1am Malaysia time today. BlackBerry Messenger, better known as BBM was an exclusive social messaging application only available on BlackBerry devices, till yesterday. There are 60 million BBM for BlackBerry users worldwide and the BlackBerry infrastructure handled approximately 30 ...

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WeChat partners with Chatime

Mobile social application WeChat, has recently partnered with Chatime, a lifestyle tea provider in Malaysia. Via this partnership. WeChat users will get an opportunity to redeem and purchase 1 million cups of Chatime, worth over RM6 million through digital coupons made available via the WeChat platform. [Louis Song, Country Manager of Singapore and Malaysia for International Business Group at Tencent ...

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