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This Japanese politician is crowdfunding a personal trip to the US to study Bitcoin

To avoid spending taxpayer money, Mineyuki Fukuda is using domestic crowdfunding platform ShootingStar to go abroad.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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Uber finds peace in Singapore while facing brickbats in the rest of Asia

Their arrival in Asia continues to be fraught with resistance from all quarters - governments, taxi companies, and even banks.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Hike gets fresh $65M funding to take on WhatsApp in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, has just raised US$65 million in funding. Founder Kavin Mittal tells Tech in Asi...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Google to launch Campus Seoul, its first hub for startups in East Asia

Startups in Seoul will soon have a new place to hang out, drink coffee, and hack.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 2:29 pm
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State of tech startup ecosystem in Medan

Medan is Indonesia’s third biggest city in Indonesia. How big is the tech startup scene there?

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Lessons from the ice bucket challenge: how you can create the next marketing magic

Shrewd marketers should localize the concept of an ice bucket challenge to Asia, but you first need to know what makes the campaign great.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 9:07 pm
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Why is Uber sweating in India? The low-down on tricky payment rules

The RBI issued a circular cracking down on card-less payments, rumours are flying about Uber shutting in India. Here's what you need to know...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:35 pm
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Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship

You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as long as you don’t say it in unison wi...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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Are online reviews trustworthy? Malaysia’s TrustedCompany believes so

Are online reviews trustworthy? Malaysia’s TrustedCompany believes so

However, it is worth noting that while online reviews are a good indication of whether a store is trustworthy or not, it is by no means fool...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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Yet more opposition against Uber, this time in Malaysia

An association representing the local taxi industry is calling for action against Uber.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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With seed money secured, WeYap thinks the battle to be Indonesia’s Yelp is wide open

There’s yet to be a really strong player in the online directory scene in Indonesia like Yelp. WeYap looks ready to take on the challenge.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 2:51 pm
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4 of 5 smartphones in China are Android, most with at least 3 Tencent apps installed

Android’s firm hold on the market has only grown stronger. Baidu says Android has 79 percent market share in China, up from 73 percent one...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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gmo idea

Masatoshi Kumagai saw the future and built a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs

GMO Internet Group is the Japan leader for online payments, web hosting, cloud storage, online security, and domain names.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Qblinks is a notifications device and iPhone remote control for everything… and nothing (REVIEW)

This tiny palm-sized device lets you know when your mom is calling, and also will let you play your iTunes music. Too loaded? We think so.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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Is there a startup bubble brewing in Japan? (#StartupAsia preview)

Some of Tokyo’s top entrepreneurs and VCs come together for a dynamic debate.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:21 pm
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Casio’s new camera is a GoPro for selfie lovers

The Exilim FR10 is a splash, dust, and shock-proof action camera that was designed with selfie-loving families in mind.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm
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Nearly one quarter of China’s population now shops online

The deputy minister of China’s MIIT says 52.5 percent of Chinese internet users now shop online – about 332 million in total.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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