Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Binumi: Cheap Stock Footage For the Masses (But There’s a Catch)

It’s rare that I get the opportunity to write about a product that seems more or less targeted at me. But Binumi, a stock video, audio...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Kark is refreshing trading cards for the future, and they educate kids too

I remember the time, over a decade ago, when Magic: The Gathering trading cards were the rage. Boys would play them below apartment blocks a...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 5:34 pm
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Cygames ‘Rage of Bahamut’ Became Top Grossing App in US

According to Japan’s DeNA (TYO:2432) and Cygames [1] have announced that the social card battle game Rage of Bahamut for Android smart...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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In Chinese E-Commerce and Daily Deals Industry, Outsourcing Makes Enemies into Frenemies

There’s a new trend in the e-commerce and group buying – aka: daily deals – space in China for former rivals to work toget...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 2:40 pm
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It’s Official: Sohu, Tencent, and Qiyi Team Up to Buy Content Rights

Yesterday, we passed along rumblings from the Chinese media that Sohu, Tencent, and Baidu’s Qiyi were planning to band together to pur...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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MIIT Official Says China’s Slow Internet Puts Government, Telecoms Under Intense Pressure

It’s no secret that China’s internet is pretty slow. Looking at the numbers makes it clear, and the message is struck home every...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Has Google Drive made Insync redundant?

Technophiles have generally greeted the launch of Google Drive with cheer. That’s no surprise: It has 5GB of free space, which is more...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 3:21 am
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For The Record, I Think Rocket Internet is Cool

I recently got back from Jakarta to settle some administrative matters in Singapore. While working on my pile of paperwork, I also got the c...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 8:38 pm
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In Wake of March Merger, Youku and Tudou Connect User Accounts

Chinese video website Youku (NYSE:YOKU) quietly announced late last week that it had made a move to integrate Youku and Tudou accounts, afte...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Asia Pacific Overtakes Europe as Apple’s Second Largest Revenue Source

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its second quarter financial report this morning [1], revealing a 94 percent increase net profit since the same...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 7:15 pm
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Chinese Scalpers Use E-Commerce Site to Sell Spots in German Consulate Queue

At the moment there’s quite a snarl-up of Chinese people waiting for a German visa at the nation’s consulates in Shanghai, Beiji...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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Having Closed a Door in China, Rakuten Opens Online Shopping Mall in Brazil

It was just last week that we saw Rakuten (JSD:4755) and Baidu pull the plug on their Lekutian e-commerce venture in China, citing “in...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 3:18 pm
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Google Drive Already Blocked in China, Never Stood a Chance

Google Drive has just launched. Google Drive is blocked in China. Because we’re talking about the Great Firewall here, those two state...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Video: Tim Draper on women entrepreneurs

Here’s a video interview with Tim Draper, manager director of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He talks ab...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
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Inspired By Alvin Wang, Burpple Launches HelpKopiGoOverseas.com

I was just sipping on my cup of early morning kopi (Singapore coffee) when I discovered that social food journal, Burpple, has just created...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 9:31 am
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Yahoo Japan Still Going Strong, Wants to be More Social, More Mobile

It seems there’s lots of news surrounding Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) today. Perhaps most notable is that the company announced its financi...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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RIM Launches Blackberry Curve 9220, Targets Teens, Feature Phone Users

At the X2 Club in Jakarta this afternoon, RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) officially unveiled its latest addition to the Curve series, the Blackberry Curv...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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UCWeb and UnionPay Announce New Mobile Payment Solution

Paying for things online in China is generally kind of a hassle, especially on a mobile phone. It has always required third party accounts a...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 5:50 pm
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