Digital India: Google to focus on local-language content

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Engaged in various initiatives under the government’s ‘Digital India’ campaign, global tech giant Google is focussing on key areas like bringing more Indic language content online and helping 20 million small and medium enterprises set up internet presence by 2017.  Though India is now the second-largest internet market in the world, there is still a great deal of work to be done, Google VP and managing director, South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan told PTI.

HTC’s new phone targets China market

TaiwanTAIPEI, Taiwan — A new model of HTC is reportedly registered in the database of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, indicative of the phone maker’s attempt to make headway in China’s mobile payment market. The said model HTC One M9ew has specifications similar to those of HTC’s M9+, which was unveiled in early April in Beijing.  The phone is compatible with 4G LTE and has a 5.2-inch screen with a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

Tech in Asia meetup: Opera to help support internet accessibility in Myanmar

MyanmarIn Yangon, Myanmar, it’s been a few years since the military made the decision to let citizens govern themselves. The city’s infrastructure is still not well-developed, and the residents remain quite traditional. One thing that is noticeable, however, is that a lot of people use smartphones in Yangon. Opera, an active player in the global web browser business, came to Yangon last weekend to share an initiative with the emerging market.

Philippines’ Xurpas enters Indonesia, acquires stake in mobile content provider

PhilippinesPhilippine tech company Xurpas has announced yet another acquisition, this time of a mobile content provider in Indonesia, marking its first foray into the country. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Xurpas said it bought 49 percent of PT Sembilan Digital Investama, parent of Ninelives Interactive, for US$245,000. The Indonesian companies are engaged in mobile content development and distribution, the same business as Xurpas’. They have existing contracts with top carriers such as Telkomsel, as well as XL Axiata and Indosat.