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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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How 500 Startups-backed SocialCops gets to the bottom of the pyramid with big data

SocialCops raised US$320,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups to build a tool that allows decision makers to find insightful data on social...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:16 am
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20 of our hottest tech stories on Asia in the past week

Missed out on the best Asia tech news from the past seven days? Worry not, here's our roundup of the week's hottest stories.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 8:01 am
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MAD Incubator receives fresh funds, looking to go crazy opening incubators across Southeast Asia

MAD Incubator receives fresh funds, looking to go crazy opening incubators across Southeast Asia

The investment sum is sizable enough to aid in MAD Incubator’s plans to expand “very aggressively across Southeast Asia” in the coming...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 12:00 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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5 huge challenges any tech business faces in Indonesia

Several stats and buzzwords get thrown around when global investors talk about Indonesia’s tech startup potential. Often, they cite the co...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:53 am
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Xbox One will cost $600 in China

It’s official: the Xbox One will cost a whopping $600 in China

The Xbox One will start at RMB 3699, or US$600, in China without Kinect, or RMB 4,299 (US$700) with Kinect. But games will be cheaper than i...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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10 must-read tech stories in China this past week

Here are the most read stories about China's tech developments in the past week.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 8:01 am
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In Singapore, tech-savvy gang members use Facebook to find new blood

In Singapore, tech-savvy gang members use Facebook to find new blood

The research showed that youths who socialise with peers who are friends with, or who are themselves, gang members are highly susceptible to...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:33 pm
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