Africa is catching up to Asia Pacific in terms of booming technology usage and is set to develop as a region, logistics firm DHL claims.
 
The delivery company predicts that smartphones and tablets will account for 60% of hardware growth in Africa in 2013, and states the region is becoming as important as Asia in terms of technology growth.
 

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Michael Carroll
An overwhelming 96% of Hong Kong smartphone users access the internet through their devices at least once per day, the highest proportion in APAC, according to new research.
 
Google and Ipsos MediaCT have published a report detailing smartphone and internet usage habits in Hong Kong, as part of the

Dylan Bushell-Embling
NTT Resonant has unveiled its latest cloud-based mobile testing service for iOS developers as a beta version for free.
 
Previously, the firm’s Developers AppKitBox - Remote TestKit (Remote TestKit) cloud-based mobile testing service was presented for free to Android developers.
 
NTT Resonant has been offering the service since Nove

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Apple is due to launch its new mobile operating system, iOS 7, later in 2013.

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Social network LinkedIn is taking the bold step of opening its membership to children at a time of heightened scrutiny of social networks in the wake of several suicides.
 
LinkedIn plans to open its doors to children aged 13 and over from September 12, a shift fro

Michael Carroll
Operators must nurture fledgling smartphone users in emerging markets to ensure mobile internet services are a success, Ovum analysts believe.
 
Emerging markets are tipped to be primed for a data boom, but a lack of fixed infrastructure makes mobile networks the most l

Michael Carroll
China Telecom has teamed up with Netease to launch a new social instant messaging (IM) service that will take on WeChat, the popular and disruptive IM app from Tencent.
 
The companies ann

Fiona Chau
Recognizing the opportunity that Facebook offers to reach out and engage with potential customers in a competitive prepaid market, Telstra decided to harness the social network in cultivating its client base.
 
Telstra did this with a two-pronged goal -- to acquire new customers as well as retain the current existing market base, and to increase advocacy from fans via

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