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Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Wassup WhatsApp? Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Viber is claiming an early lead ahead of all its messaging app rivals in the newly opened up country of Myanmar.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Indonesia’s new president seeks crowdsourced help in picking new ministers

For the very first time, Indonesian government is taking on online feedback regarding new cabinet ministers for Joko Widodo’s presidency.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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The future of online Asian travel isn’t up in the air; it’s buses, taxis, ferries, and trains

Asian travel is due for an overhaul. And it's not just about airlines and hotels.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 11:21 am
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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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The online freelancing industry in the Philippines is bullish and shows no signs of slowing

Data revealed by Elance-oDesk shows that the online freelancing industry in the Philippines is robust and only growing more.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 8:52 pm
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In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently only works in Singapore.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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Book review: The $100 Startup

It’s been two years since Chris Guillebeau’s manifesto for microentrepreneurs The $100 Startup hit shelves and grabbed bestseller titles...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Line revenues spike 25% to US$177M as the company shotguns towards IPO

Japanese mobile messenger Line just keeps raking in cash.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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The next industry ripe for disruption in the Philippines: ed-tech

Ed-tech startup Quipper thinks a freemium model will allow it to capture the Philippine educational market.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Why leading VC firm JAFCO is not giving up on Japan

Keisuke Miyoshi of JAFCO’s investment division is optimistic about local startups. JAFCO spends an average of $80M every year searching f...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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What most people don’t tell you about how your startup can benefit from social media

What most people don’t tell you about how your startup can benefit from social media

As a startup, chances are the best way to reach out to your target market will be through online marketing. Here are 3 important tips.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 1:29 pm
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taobao and tmall english shopping guide

From sign up to checkout, a complete English guide to shopping on Taobao and Tmall

Unfortunately, there’s no English version of Taobao and Tmall, so if you can't read Chinese, then the sites can be a bit daunting, even wi...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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SoftBank acquisition of US telco threatened by $15B offer from French rival

SoftBank and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom had a deal but French telco Iliad is trying to swoop in and take the prize.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 8:13 am
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This Japanese doctor hung up his lab coat and founded a medical animation startup

Sciement provides medical animation to clients ranging from hospitals to pharmaceutical companies so patients can understand their diseases.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm
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Malaysia’s iProperty raises US$100M from News Corp subsidiary

News Corp subsidiary buys $100M worth of shares in Malaysia’s iProperty

The deal, which was made earlier on Monday, bumps iProperty’s value up to about US$600 million.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 4:46 pm
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How to build an amazing startup, the YCombinator way (#StartupAsia preview)

Kevin Hale, partner at Silicon Valley seed accelerator YCombinator, will speak about how to build an amazing startup at Startup Asia Tokyo 2...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 3:11 pm
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Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a tourist to China has been ripped off.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
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Noticed this yet? Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon

Facebook is now showing a different notification icon to users in the eastern hemisphere. Facebookers in Asia and Africa now see their own c...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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