Malaysia’s MobileAds nabs strategic investment, eyes US market

Penang-based rich media mobile ad creator startup, MobileAds (previously known as RichMobileAds) has a received an undisclosed strategic investment from Seattle-headquartered HasOffers. CEO and founder Alvin Koay couldn’t share the exact figure but did say it is a bridge round to its series A. The investment sum is six figures.

Sony steps up competition for local market

TAIPEI — Japan’s Sony Mobile Communications launched its first handset supporting the new 700 MHz frequency band in Taiwan Tuesday, in a bid to narrow the gap with its rivals in the country’s 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) market. The Sony Xperia Z2a sports a 5-inch 1080p full-HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 20.7-megapixel rear camera, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a 3,000 mAh battery and full support of Taiwan’s LTE bands.

Docomo’s new gadget separates the SIM card from your mobile device, but why?

NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier by subscriber base, will show off a prototype of what the company is calling the world’s first SIM-based authentication device tomorrow at Mobile Asia Expo 2014 in Shanghai. Tech in Asia was given a preview demonstration of the new gadget, named Portable SIM, at Docomo’s corporate headquarters in Tokyo. The company hopes that it will someday be downsized and incorporated into a wearable gadget with multiple functions beyond just SIM activation.

Over 55 Bitcoin Experts to Speak at Inside Bitcoins Conference & Expo in Hong Kong June 24-25

Mediabistro Inc. (OTCQX:MBIS) announced that more speakers are added to the lineup of the upcoming Inside Bitcoins Conference & Expo in Hong Kong on June 24-25 at the SkyCity Marriott Hotel. Current speakers include Ron Cao, co-founder and managing director at Lightspeed, Jehan Chu, founder of Ethereum HK Meetup Group & co-founder of Rise: Bitcoin, Bobby Lee, CEO & co-founder of BTC China, and Leon Li, CEO of

TELEHOUSE Global and KDDI to Exhibit Cloud Solutions at Cloud Expo New York 2014

NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 06/10/14 — TELEHOUSE, the global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, alongside its parent company KDDI, the Japanese telecommunications and systems integration provider, announces its upcoming exhibition at the 2014 Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City. As part of Telehouse’s commitment to facilitating the growth of businesses worldwide, the company has diversified its portfolio of services through a data centric solution approach.

Hon Hai chief calls for creation of ‘smart society’

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) The founder and chairman of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world’s largest contract maker of electronic goods, urged Tuesday the establishment of a “smart society” that incorporates devices with services. Addressing the Global Device Summit as part of the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, Terry Gou said people need a smart and connected society because devices alone cannot meet people’s demands.

Foxconn chief talks up ecosystem beyond devices

LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Terry Gou (pictured), founder and CEO of device manufacturer Foxconn, used today’s Global Device Summit to talk up the importance of the wider ecosystem, noting that “terminals alone cannot meet our needs. We need to create a smart society”.“Devices are terminals. Cloud computing, cloud storage and transmission through the internet have to be integrated,” the executive said in his keynote presentation.