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Indonesian startup rises to the challenge of building a local Buzzfeed

Hipwee claims that it has gone viral with 3.3 monthly million pageviews in less than six months.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Download YouTube videos and watch them offline – if you’re in India

YouTube offline will resolve one of the main pain-points for budget smartphone users in India - unreliable and unaffordable downloads.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 10:28 am
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Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

This is a huge recurring problem for business travelers in particular, and Flexiroam wants to solve it.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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UberTaxi launches in Singapore to do battle against GrabTaxi, Easy Taxi

Another taxi app enters the cab booking arena in Singapore. This time it's Uber, which previously only allowed users to book private vehicle...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 12:34 am
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5 reasons why Google’s Android One is a game-changer in budget smartphones

The budget smartphone market has just got shaken up again with the unveiling of Google's Android One in India at $105. Here are 5 ways in wh...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 7:40 pm
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Ideabox makes the chop, narrows list of finalists down to 8

The Ideabox accelerator program (co-organized by Indonesian telco Indosat, venture capital firm Mountain SEA Ventures, and communications co...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 1:32 pm
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New Tencent deal with China’s biggest oil company means you could soon pay for a tank of gas with WeChat

Tencent and Sinopec will work together in mobile payments, big data, and navigation.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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Online store reviews site TrustedCompany raises $1 million to expand to South Africa, Brazil

Already, the company has achieved a measure of success in both Southeast Asia and India, where most of their clients come from.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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This dating concierge startup promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

This dating concierge site promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

But is ‘hassle-free romance’ really romance at all?

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:19 am
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Customer looking to preorder iPhone in Singapore finds security loophole instead

Customer looking to preorder iPhone in Singapore finds security loophole instead

According to the report, sensitive information such as phone numbers, NRIC and home addresses were revealed.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Today Alibaba amended its SEC filing to indicate that the Chinese ecommerce titan will likely debut somewhere between $66 and $68 per share.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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They personalized Amazon. Now their startup has raised $1.1M to do it for other ecommerce sites

TargetingMantra, founded by former data scientists of Amazon, closed a seed funding of $1.1M from 500Startups, Nexus Venture Partners, and O...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:25 am
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Bellabox raises $5.5M to send their beauty boxes across Asia Pacific

Bellabox raises $5.5 million to send their beauty boxes across Asia Pacific

Around A$3 million (US$2.7 million) of that will be going straight into the business, with the rest going to other channels such as outgoing...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 pm
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Chinese startup races after China's globe-trotting tourists with overseas car rental service

Chinese startup races after China’s globetrotting tourists with overseas car rental service

A number of Chinese startups see this foreign holiday boom as a new business opportunity, even catering to the traveling hordes while they...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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China’s WeChat introduces in-store payments for Dairy Queen and 8 other chains

The popular social app wants to take your money, now.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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INSEAD entrepreneurship professor Patrick Turner passes away

INSEAD Professor Patrick Turner, best known for his class on entrepreneurship, "Your First One Hundred Days," has passed away.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 11:15 am
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

India’s online grocery store Bigbasket is the big winner last week having scored US$32 million. Here’s a summary of the top startup fund...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 9:55 am
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26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • September 14, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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