Foreigner’s anti-protest Weibo post about Occupy Central goes viral in China

As the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to grow, people from all over the world are watching and debating the merits of the demo...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 12:09 am
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500 Startups appoints entrepreneur-in-residence in Taiwan

Serial entrepreneur Cjin Cheng will mentor local teams in the 500 Startups portfolio.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:34 pm
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Didi Nugrahadi, who famously founded Detik, is back with another media startup

Two years ago, Tech in Asia reported on an Indonesian app that would let users follow their favorite news topics. But after the article ran,...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Grivy is Indonesia’s eBay for leisure services

Jan Ouderman doesn’t want Indonesians to confuse his deal site Grivy with LivingSocial or Groupon. While all three companies offer a simil...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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This US$100 billion Korean conglomerate has a plan to build the startup ecosystem in Asia

Hanwha, one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates is now quite keen on startups in Asia. It’s ready to put down more than $300,000 to m...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Ecommerce giant Rakuten extends point service to more than 13,000 brick-and-mortar stores

Rakuten has partnered with 12 retail companies, including convenience stores and department stores, to bring its point service offline.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 5:23 pm
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Code4HK: A visual guide to Hong Kong’s online hub for the Umbrella Revolution

A team of web-savvy activists is powering a comprehensive aggregator for all-things Occupy Central

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Shufti lands $5.75M to help Japanese housewives work from home

From data entry to audio transcription, Shufti allows housewives to earn additional income by completing simple, crowdsourced tasks.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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China’s car services startups get a funding boost that will drive them off a cliff

If you run a startup that has anything to do with cars in China, then there’s a pretty good chance you got funded recently.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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A nimble startup is targeting a blind spot of India’s ecommerce giants, and pulling the rug from under their feet

While the big cats of ecommerce fight it out for leadership stakes in India, a jackal may run off with the spoils - mobile commerce innovato...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:43 pm
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Olacabs launches in-app wallet

Olacabs, Meru Cabs enable cashless rides with in-app wallets

Indian taxi service providers drive to deliver easy, cashless rides by automating payments through in-app mobile wallets.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:16 pm
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Co-founders Toru Nishikawa (L) and Daisuke Okanohara (R)

How big is a zettabyte? This startup got funding from Japan’s biggest telco to find out.

The company is gearing up for its biggest challege yet.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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GMO buys Finland’s Ubisecure for $12.3M to lay groundwork for Internet of Everything

The international partnership will start from October.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Digital nomads chased out of Thailand’s PunSpace and detained by police

Some 20 armed uniformed police and immigration officials arrived at PunSpace in the late afternoon saying they would detain anyone who could...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 5:36 pm
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Sumitamo buys Carzonrent India

Japanese giant Sumitomo buys car lease division of Carzonrent India

Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Co. Ltd, a wing of Japan’s biggest car leasing business group Sumitomo Corporation, has acquired the car ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 5:08 pm
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This startup dominates preschool SaaS in Singapore. Next up: global expansion

LittleLives has big ambitions. After winning the Singapore market, the kindergarten SaaS company ventures abroad.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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How Vietnam’s richest billionaire is secretly building Vietnam’s biggest ecommerce site

VinEcom is a US$50 million project under the auspices of Vingroup, Vietnam’s top real estate company. Vietnam's richest billionaire, Pham ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Japan’s DeNA makes rare double acquisition for $50M in an effort to diversify

The tech company continues to diversify, branching out into lifestyle curation.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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