Hong Kong's student-led protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

According to Twitter, Hong Kong's protests have so far generated over 1.3 million tweets from participants, eyewitnesses, and supporters fro...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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Singapore’s peer-to-peer ecommerce startup Carousell eyes Taiwan for expansion

The Singapore-based startup launched a traditional Chinese app in hopes of capturing a slice of the Taiwan market.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
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New Docomo fitness service connects with smart shirt to provide biometric data

Docomo takes the term "wearable" to new heights with nanofiber smart shirts that interact with a suite of paid fitness apps.

  • September 30, 2014
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Startup culture is discriminatory, and we don’t even realize it

Why startup culture’s shallow discrimination is dangerous

Discrimination is very much a mindset as it is a practice.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:23 pm
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Traveloka flies under the radar at the top of its game (#StartupAsia preview)

It’s fair to say that Traveloka is the quiet giant of Southeast Asia’s travel booking industry. Although the site currently has 120 empl...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Singapore government asks prominent political news site TOC to get a license

The Singapore government stirred debate last year when it announced that influential news websites reporting local affairs must, if asked, r...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:55 pm
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Wife of Chinese president sends out an Instagram post on the same day China blocks Instagram

This is what industry analysts refer to as "crappy timing."

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 11:12 am
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Chinese flirting app Momo reportedly targets December for US IPO

It’s no secret that Chinese flirty chat app Momo has been flirting with the idea of a US IPO for some time now. Back in May there were...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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8 digital nomad friendly countries in Asia to work abroad from

Want to work abroad? Here are 8 digital nomad friendly cities in Asia

Thanks to budding digital nomad Pieter Levels, several options are available for the picking at his crowdsourced guide Nomadlist.io.

  • September 30, 2014
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ACE, formerly a Singapore government-led entrepreneurship entity, now in startup mode

ACE has privatized. It's also looking at expanding its reach internationally.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:22 pm
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Yes, Indonesia is incredibly complex for brands. But here’s how you can win the market

According to a McKinsey and Co report, some 90 million Indonesians will join the consumer class by 2030. That’s more than in any other eme...

  • September 30, 2014
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Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets a v6.0 update today – only on iOS so far – that adds in two useful new features. But, as often happens with WeChat, one of t...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:41 pm
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Japan’s largest telco announces child-tracking wearable, ‘Docotch’

Docotch can pinpoint a child's location with GPS and sensors and supports basic communication and panic alerts to parents.

  • September 30, 2014
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Japanese telco Docomo to tackle machine translation with new joint venture

The international partnership will start from October.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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China's regulators give final approval to Apple's iPhone 6 after giving it unusual security check

China’s regulators give final approval to iPhone 6, set for launch October 17

Weeks after the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale, Apple’s newest phones finally have full approval from China’s regulators.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
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David vs. Goliath: Small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

David vs. Goliath: small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

After spending 10 years to establish themselves in Malaysia, the time has come for Presto to challenge the region's big players.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:02 am
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China’s InnoLight closes $38M series C round led by Google Capital

China’s InnoLight Technology announced today via a press release that it has closed a US$38 million round of Series C funding led by G...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:44 pm
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