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Sina Weibo IPO

Weibo disappoints with low IPO debut, but shares climb after cold start

Weibo’s shares made their IPO debut at a mere $16.27, but the share price soon climbed up gradually.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:36 am
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Dentists now have a new buddy in Medix, helps clinics keep patient records online

Medix, a cloud-based clinic management service, could possibly make record-keeping more seamless.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Hours ahead of IPO, Weibo fails to sell out shares, will raise only $286 million

Only 16.8 million of Weibo’s 20 million shares have been sold, meaning that Sina Weibo will raise just $286 million from its IPO - not the...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore

Anime fan-site turned ecommerce portal Tokyo Otaku Mode has got its hands on series A funding worth JPY 270 million - that’s US$2.64 milli...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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See which of Indonesia’s airlines are losing or winning at social media (INFOGRAPHIC)

This new infographic looks at 7 airlines operating in Indonesia including Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and AirAsia.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Yatra gets $23 million funding to battle in India’s increasingly tough travel booking market

Indian online travel site Yatra has raised a Rs 140 crore (US$23 million) funding round led by IDG Ventures, Vertex Ventures, and its seed i...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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How well do you really understand Vietnam's market? (Startup Asia preview)

How well do you really understand Vietnam’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

For the MET Vietnam session we want to give startups, investors, and tech folks deeper insights into the overall Vietnamese market, legal la...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Candy Crush Saga hits China with upcoming tie-in on Tencent’s WeChat

Fasten your seatbelts and get out your toothbrushes, because an avalanche of hard candy is about to hit China. The Wall Street Journal just ...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 7:18 pm
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Weibo vs Twitter valuation

As Weibo launches IPO, here are all the facts and stats you need to know

Let’s look at all the facts and stats you need to know about Weibo, China's latest tech IPO to hit Wall Street.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 9:27 pm
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Xiaomi looks to steal thunder from OnePlus with launch of mysterious new gadget on same day, April 23

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today gave fans a sneak peek at an upcoming new device. But what is it?

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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10 startup tools you need for CRM, communication, and documentation

Plenty of great apps out there for enterprises. Here's some of the best.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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Yet another Chinese blogger jailed for allegedly spreading rumors on Weibo

Qin Zhihui – or as he's known online, Qin Huohuo – was sentenced today to three years in prison and denied appeal on charges of defamati...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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IMGembed 85% of images online go unsourced

85% of images online go unsourced, here’s how this startup wants to fix it

A tremendous volume of images go online each day. Yet almost 85 percent of these images go uncredited. Here's how this startup wants to fix ...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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This Japanese entrepreneur is freeing small businesses from their accounting nightmares

Founded by Daisuke Sasaki and Ryu Yokoji in July 2012, freee aims to make bookkeeping and accounting quick and easy.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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JewelDistrict

This startup makes 3D-printed, one-of-a-kind jewelry

In personalization of jewelry, since some geometrically complex designs can only be achieved by 3D printing.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki joins online design platform Canva

Today, the Sydney-based startup announced that Apple’s former chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki has finished his contract with Motorola and Go...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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Oppo’s Find 7 launched in Indonesia, one-ups the Samsung Galaxy S5

This month marks Oppo Indonesia’s first year anniversary. The country overtook Thailand to become Oppo’s biggest market outside its home...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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