KakaoTalk, Line, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp numbers of users, September 2012

By , September 21, 2012 6:30 pm

KakaoTalk http://technode.com/2012/05/17/tencent-invests-us63m-into-kakaotalk-the-korean-wechat/

Line http://www.insidemobileapps.com/2012/09/13/hands-on-with-line-the-55-million-user-strong-mobile-social-network-from-japan/

Viber http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57510236-94/viber-hits-100-million-users-partners-with-nokia-on-wp7/

WeChat http://www.techinasia.com/wechat-200-million-users/

WhatsApp: estimation

Pulse

By , September 20, 2012 5:44 am

When I first look at Pulse, I immediately think of Netvibes.

Pulse is buzzier than Netvibes was. Can it be mobile is a more suitable environment for such content arrangement?

NhomMua runs data mining

By , September 15, 2012 5:21 pm

Because MJ Group is having the biggest customer database among Vietnam e-commerce players.

Multivariate models, finding daily correlation between factors and revenue.

Android mobile messaging apps brief review

By , September 8, 2012 6:49 am

Icon Name Pros Cons
WhatsApp
  • Best for messaging
  • Quick
  • Stable
  • Auto-attempt to resend failed messages
  • Best interface
  • Good for sending photos
N/A
Viber Best for free call
  • Extremely heavy & sluggish
  • Some users find it hard to setup
  • Retrieve the whole phone contact list by default and fail to handle thousands of records
LINE Stickers
  • Frequent message failure
  • Slow compared to WhatsApp
  • Calls are more unstable than Viber
  • Photo sending is sluggish
WeChat
  • Hold to talk
  • Best for audio messages
Unsolicited messages from Chinese users
Zalo Flow & interface very similar to WeChat thus lower learning curve Spam friend requests from teenage strangers with incomprehensible language
Wala N/A Boring interface
TalkBox Hold to talk Old & boring interface
KakaoTalk N/A Uninspiring interface

What product(s) are you using? How can I add you on that service?

Samsung losing the law suit against Apple

By , August 27, 2012 6:53 pm
  • Share price drops.
  • The ban is only on legacy products. Galaxy S3 unaffected.
  • $1b fine is too cheap to secure #2 position and #1 in China & Asia-Pacific.
  • $1b fine is too cheap compared to $25b profit from copying since 2007.
  • Good publicity: Samsung is set in consumers’ mind as #2 smart phone maker.

Chart from Reuters

Why Facebook still needs Mark Zuckerberg as leader

By , August 26, 2012 9:28 am

A comment on criticism by Carly Fiorina and Gordon Bethune.

The biggest challenge to Facebook right now is going mobile.

Effectively, Facebook is still in product development phase. It needs a war-time leader, a geek not a slick businessman.

The mobile app, mobile ecosystem industry is still growing without an emergence of a dominant giant. How many business CEO are there who are experienced to run a mobile company?

Mark would do well to take the advice of people who have done it before…

Carly Fiorina

I like Microsoft’s new logo

By , August 24, 2012 10:59 am

Which one is your favorite?

McDonald’s visits Vietnam to explore opportunities

By , August 22, 2012 4:45 am

Over 4 years after I speculated that it was unlikely McDonald’s would come to Vietnam, the giant fast food chain visited Vietnam to explore opportunities.

McDonald’s will find itself competing with:

  1. Approximately 90 KFC stores
  2. Approximately 90 Lotteria stores
  3. Approximately 60 Pho 24 stores
  4. Approximately 22 Jollibee stores, which owns 50% Highlands Food which owns Pho 24
  5. Countless street food bread, sticky rice stalls and local noodle houses

This comes after Starbucks.

Photo credit: razzlyberry

HNX:ACB 21 August 2012

By , August 21, 2012 8:48 am

Why Intel Capital invests in Reebonz

By , August 20, 2012 1:30 am

  1. Luxury products: prospect for high margin
  2. Fashion products are not standard thus allow for better margin
  3. With the investment Reebonz can afford a price war until competitors die off
  4. Aims at building brand loyalty

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