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Grab to raise billions thanks to region’s flourishing internet economy

Value of online transactions, from retail to ride-hailing, expected to reach US$300 bil by 2025.

Warm up the engines, Mario’s coming to your phones

Mario Kart Tour to feature familiar gameplay but with controls optimised for mobile devices.

Facebook sending more fun users’ way

Ads to be interactive and playful to improve audience experience.

Huawei talks up own apps with Mate 30 challenge to Apple,...

Huawei is banking on being able to offset its inability to access Google Mobile Services by offering the best performing phone on the market.

Your smartphone can give you haemorrhoids

Prolonged use of your smartphone while on the toilet seat can contribute to haemorrhoids.

Apple may spark upgrade rush with new iPhones, tight pricing

The upgrade cycle could translate into roughly 180 million iPhone units sold in the next 12 months.

Huawei plans high-end phone launch under cloud of Google ban

Huawei is set to unveil its new Mate 30 line of phones on Sept 18 in Munich.

Samsung seeks redemption with redesigned Galaxy Fold

Samsung is now in the final stages of producing a commercial version of the Galaxy Fold.

Samsung unveils new SmartThings equipment for the smart home

Samsung introduces three new Smart Things to their existing line-up for the smart home.

China’s Huawei posts higher profit as smartphone sales hit record

The outlook for Huawei, however, has been clouded by US accusations that its telecoms network equipment could be used for spying by the Chinese government.

Sony’s entire Xperia smartphone lineup leaked before MWC debut

The Xperia 1 is the flagship of the lineup with its 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display.

Sony to beef up chip business with new engineers

Investors look for the next profit pillar as Sony's gaming business shows signs of slowing.

Samsung bends over backwards to rev smartphone desire

Principal analyst says smartphone industry has reached a saturation point and Samsung needs to innovate.

Travelling classroom bridges digital divide in Benin

Benin's internet penetration rate is just 42.2%.

Samsung expects US$4 billion in Indian sales of new smartphone range

The South Korean giant will unveil one smartphone from the Galaxy A series every month beginning in March, through June.

Turn down the volume: WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

Around 1.1 billion people risk "prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds".

Xiaomi beats Samsung to the rounded notch design

The cut-out option may be less obstructive than the pinhole-like punch of the alternatives.

While smartphone giants deliver 5G next year, 5G iPhones to arrive...

Apple's decision to release 5G supporting iPhones in 2020 gives the company a safe timeline to follow.

Smartphone sales down for fourth straight quarter

Researchers said a slowdown in China is a major factor in the slump in global sales.

Huawei launches new flagship phones in bid to keep No. 2...

The new premium phone line-up from the world's biggest telecom equipment maker includes four models, the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, with a 7.2 inch display screen, and a Porsche Design limited edition phone.

Tim Culpan: Hey Xiaomi, maybe your future is in smartphones

The Chinese technology outfit reported its first set of quarterly earnings since its Hong Kong IPO and the numbers were all over the place.

China Xiaomi’s Q2 revenue soars 68%

Xiaomi's cheap smartphones have become very popular in price-conscious countries such as India - it said its revenue from overseas markets more than doubled from the year-ago period.

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.

Chinese phone giant Xiaomi struggles to live up to IPO hype

The Beijing-based purveyor of mostly cheap smartphones has sunk 19% from its post-IPO peak despite a spate of positive ratings.

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