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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of January 27, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.

E-commerce entrepreneur Minh Bui shares his recent interview and findings about the future of e-commerce in Indonesia in this article featured in e27.  Read Original Content

Vodafone India is launching a new campaign that will show off mobile apps that are “fun and interesting”.  The goal of the campaign is to shift traditional mobile Internet usage patterns and enable users to see the Internet as a source of fun and convenience.  Read Original Content

China’s Baidu is working with France Telecom to develop a browser for Android-based smartphones sold in Africa and the Middle East.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

The Asia Pacific region is predicted to be the fastest growing online gaming market within the next five years.  The region currently accounts for over 60 percent of the global market for mobile games.  Read Original Content

Taiwan’s Eastern Multimedia Group is negotiating with mobile carriers to enable viewers in China and Taiwan who watch television on mobile phones to pay for products via their devices.  Read Original Content

M-commerce startup Carousell and Singapore Press Holdings’ STClassifieds have formed a partnership to “create a better mobile experience for users”, enabling Carousell users to reach a wider audience.  Read Original Content

Julia Q. Zhu shares “3 E-commerce Trends to Watch in China in 2013” in this article featured in Tech in Asia.  Read Original Content

According to an iResearch analyst, the Internet search market share for China will likely remain constant in 2013.  At the end of 2012, the top five Chinese Internet search players were Baidu, Qihoo 360, Sogou, Google and Soso.  Read Original Content

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology predicted China’s Internet population would reach approximately 800 million users by 2015. Online shopping in the country via mobile devices increased 6.6 percent from 2011 to 2012.  Read Original Content

Telecom operators in China and Taiwan have completed an undersea fiber optic data transmission cable enabling voice calls, mobile data and Internet connections to become stronger and faster.  Read Original Content

This article featured in TechNode highlights three successful mobile commerce cases in rural China.  Read Original Content

Data, voice and mobile services in the Australian healthcare industry have generated revenue worth A$370 million in 2012, not including revenue generated from the sale of mobile apps and devices.  Read Original Content

India’s Times Internet has launched mobile iOS, Android, BlackBerry and J2ME apps for its Gaana music streaming service.  Read Original Content

Since China’s new Beidou Navigation Satellite System currently only covers the Asia Pacific region, companies requiring worldwide navigation coverage for business operations may choose to stay with GPS.  Industry watchers, however, think adoption for the Beidou system will gain traction due to the importance of the Chinese market for smartphone and global navigation satellite system manufacturers.  Read Original Content

Founder and CEO of MassiveImpact Sephi Shapira feels the United States can learn from Japan about optimizing mobile advertising.  Mobile Web penetration in Japan is at 98 percent compared to 50 percent in the U.S.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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