After a lackluster morning session, Asian stocks mostly advanced on Friday, with Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney markets finishing the week at new highs.» Read More
Apple's new mobile payment system is to set to take the U.S. e-commerce sector by storm but its launch in Asia remains far off, analysts said.
Tens of millions of users have made China Apple's third-largest market for software sales, and a huge chunk of that comes through WeChat.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Most Asian equities traded higher on the last trading day of the week, taking cues from a firm finish on Wall Street overnight.
In a fairly muted earnings release California-based Apple delivered a mixed set of results on Tuesday that underlined a shift in fortunes.
Despite having about one-fifth the worldwide total of Internet users, China is notoriously tough for U.S. venture capital firms.
Asia stocks ended mostly higher on Tuesday following a pick up in Chinese consumer inflation, but Japanese shares fell on profit-taking.
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China will overtake the U.S. as the world's largest mobile phone market this year for the first-time ever, according to research out on Wednesday.
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China has overtaken Europe by building hundreds of thousands of masts to carry superfast 4G mobile signals. The FT reports.
China's domestic 4G smartphone market is set for 1,500 percent growth in shipments this year, according to IHS Technology.
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Weixin is China's killer app, a highly addictive social networking tool. In the United States, a similar version is known as WeChat. The NYT reports.
Will iPhone sales in China likely give Apple a boost? Ina Fried, Re/code senior editor, weighs in. The iPhone is still very expensive, Fried points out.
Apple is launching the iPhone 5S and cheaper 5C in China today. "We have long waited for this day to come," says Apple CEO Tim Cook. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
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CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports Apple's iPhones go on sale through China Mobile today as customer rush to buy the smartphone.