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Step aside China, India is the go-to market for mobile payments

The number of consumers in APAC making purchases via their smartphones is surging and will continue to accelerate in the coming years 

Tech Helping Tech: Veems has new tricks up its sleeve for the emoji generation

The Israeli social messaging app uses unique stickers and predictive texting to take engagement to the next level 

South Korea's Kakao to comply with monitoring warrants

State prosecutors to access records of conversations of criminal suspects in a move that sparks fresh concerns over user privacy 

KakaoTalk introduces in-chat search feature KakaoTalk #search

Both the KakaoTalk #Search and Channel features are currently only available in Korea, for users on Android or iOS phones 

KakaoTalk in talks to buy Path as Indonesia grows

KakaoTalk and LINE have been spending huge amounts of money on marketing trying to acquire marketshare in Indonesia, according to Re/code 

After getting US$280M from Alibaba, Tango wants to be the next LINE

How? By opening up a global game fund that looks like a good opportunity for game developers in Southeast Asia 

Kakao Lab lets you test new app features pre-launch

Android version out now; iOS version is still in the works 

South Korea's Swizzle streams music with YouTube

The startup Swizzle helps soar K-pop fever across Southeast Asia through videos with its social music streaming service 

Kakao and Daum to merge up via equity swap

South Korean chat app and internet portal/game publisher merger will create a company worth US$2.9 billion in market capitalisation 

KakaoTalk nets a whopping 500 million downloads on iOS and Android

Korean app company accumulated US$1 billion in sales and 145 million monthly active users in January 2014