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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’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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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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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Hours ahead of IPO, Weibo fails to sell out shares, will raise only $286 million

Only 16.8 million of Weibo’s 20 million shares have been sold, meaning that Sina Weibo will raise just $286 million from its IPO - not the...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore

Anime fan-site turned ecommerce portal Tokyo Otaku Mode has got its hands on series A funding worth JPY 270 million - that’s US$2.64 milli...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:48 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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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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Xiaomi looks to steal thunder from OnePlus with launch of mysterious new gadget on same day, April 23

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today gave fans a sneak peek at an upcoming new device. But what is it?

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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10 startup tools you need for CRM, communication, and documentation

Plenty of great apps out there for enterprises. Here's some of the best.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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Yet another Chinese blogger jailed for allegedly spreading rumors on Weibo

Qin Zhihui – or as he's known online, Qin Huohuo – was sentenced today to three years in prison and denied appeal on charges of defamati...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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