Gree Ventures joins $1.5M fundraising round for Philippine remittance startup

Ayannah, which operates Sendah and Sendah Direct, will use the funds for overseas expansion, customer acquisition, and product development.

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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Uber picks a Chinese name as it officially launches in China

This classified ad from a Taiwanese newspaper shows just how badly Uber needs drivers

The San Francisco ridesharing firm will position itself right next to listings for cram schools, real estate services, and massage parlors.

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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China preorders 2 million new iPhones in six hours

If you were wondering whether China was interested in Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, the answer is a definite yes. Fol...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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WeChat is censoring photos from Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests

As Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests continue to gather momentum and attention, Hong Kong’s denizens are sharing photos of the...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 1:13 am
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A nimble startup is targeting a blind spot of India’s ecommerce giants, and pulling the rug from under their feet

While the big cats of ecommerce fight it out for leadership stakes in India, a jackal may run off with the spoils - mobile commerce innovato...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:43 pm
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Olacabs launches in-app wallet

Olacabs, Meru Cabs enable cashless rides with in-app wallets

Indian taxi service providers drive to deliver easy, cashless rides by automating payments through in-app mobile wallets.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:16 pm
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Co-founders Toru Nishikawa (L) and Daisuke Okanohara (R)

How big is a zettabyte? This startup got funding from Japan’s biggest telco to find out.

The company is gearing up for its biggest challege yet.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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GMO buys Finland’s Ubisecure for $12.3M to lay groundwork for Internet of Everything

The international partnership will start from October.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Digital nomads chased out of Thailand’s PunSpace and detained by police

Some 20 armed uniformed police and immigration officials arrived at PunSpace in the late afternoon saying they would detain anyone who could...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 5:36 pm
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Why indian ad exchange Vserv just pivoted

Here’s why this Indian ad exchange with clients in 200 countries just pivoted

Vserv already had 500 million user profiles and Fortune 500 clients. CEO Dippak Khurana tells us why it still needed to get smarter at mobil...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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This Steve Aoki-endorsed Q&A service helps Japanese fans and western musicians understand each other

AsQme allows Japanese audiophiles to pose questions in their native tongue and receive subtitled video replies from their favorite foreign a...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 11:27 am
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Try out Windows 10 for yourself right now in English or Simplified Chinese

As you likely already know, Microsoft announced its latest operating system, Windows 10, yesterday. The system will run on a variety of devi...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 3:00 am
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Foreigner’s anti-protest Weibo post about Occupy Central goes viral in China

As the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to grow, people from all over the world are watching and debating the merits of the demo...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 12:09 am
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500 Startups appoints entrepreneur-in-residence in Taiwan

Serial entrepreneur Cjin Cheng will mentor local teams in the 500 Startups portfolio.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:34 pm
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Didi Nugrahadi, who famously founded Detik, is back with another media startup

Two years ago, Tech in Asia reported on an Indonesian app that would let users follow their favorite news topics. But after the article ran,...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Grivy is Indonesia’s eBay for leisure services

Jan Ouderman doesn’t want Indonesians to confuse his deal site Grivy with LivingSocial or Groupon. While all three companies offer a simil...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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This US$100 billion Korean conglomerate has a plan to build the startup ecosystem in Asia

Hanwha, one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates is now quite keen on startups in Asia. It’s ready to put down more than $300,000 to m...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Ecommerce giant Rakuten extends point service to more than 13,000 brick-and-mortar stores

Rakuten has partnered with 12 retail companies, including convenience stores and department stores, to bring its point service offline.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 5:23 pm
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