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Music startup Beatrobo gets $1.1 million funding to reinvent the mixtape

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will announce its US$1.1 million series A investment in Tokyo-based startup Beatrobo.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:24 pm
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China tech news this week

8 must-read tech stories in China this week

China's biggest ever social media IPO - yes, Sina Weibo - was the hot topic of the week, but there were plenty more things happening too.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Here’s a mix of the most popular tech news, features, and lists from the site this week.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 12:20 pm
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Online grocery shopping startups

Online grocery shopping on the rise in Pakistan

Online grocery shopping is one area with a lot of potential – because we all need groceries, they’re not a luxury, and they’re such a ...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 9:29 pm
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Momo app linked to prostitution in China

Linked to prostitution, China’s favorite flirty chat app slammed by state media

Momo is China’s top chat-and-flirt app for connecting with people in your area. But some workers in the sex industry find it to be a great...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:34 pm
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Get ready for India’s smartphone explosion (INFOGRAPHIC)

Jana, the Boston-based marketing and market intelligence firm, released an infographic yesterday on India’s smartphone market. It̵...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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ParallelDots

Drive new traffic to old content with this Indian startup’s automated timeline maker

Getting new traffic to old content is a conundrum for most online publishers. “We talked with a few publishers about their archives, h...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
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Want to be a successful startup? Settle in Thailand, but register your company elsewhere

Some successful startups in Thailand even recommend newbies to head over to other nearby countries to register their company. Why is that?

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 11:07 am
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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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asian startups weekly list

57 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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KakaoTalk reveals it has 140 million users, made $203 million in revenue last year

Korean chat app company, Kakao, has disclosed that its 2013 revenue hit $203 million, netting $59 million in profits.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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Do you think you have enough knowledge to dominate Indonesia’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

The startup ecosystem is still very young, but we are seeing healthy growth in investment and tech industry interest inside the country. But...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 10:17 pm
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Alibaba

Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the in...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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Bitcoin

Some Bitcoin enthusiasts want to hijack the symbol for Thailand’s currency

There are some Bitcoin enthusiasts who want to use ฿, the symbol for Thailand’s currency the Baht, as the sign for Bitcoin.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient

How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three, it turns out.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
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South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

It’s been five years since the second venture boom started in Korea, and now there are several startups that are big enough to compete wit...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:35 pm
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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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