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Line temporarily cancels its IPO

2015 could be the new date as Line searches for most appropriate timing.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 3:58 am
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Oh hell no… Slow internet misery caused by broken undersea cable to last 20 more days

Here's some bad news: you'll be experiencing these depressing dial-up web speeds for another twenty days before the cable is fixed.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 5:43 pm
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Chinese IT education startup teaches you how to make your own Flappy Bird clone, gets $22M investment

Rather than dry and often theoretical university classes, Jike aims for a more applicable approach with instant gratification.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Three years after its launch, Malaysia

Three years after its launch, Malaysia’s Socialwalk is finally finding its stride

According to Socialwalk COO Eileen Feng, they didn’t start off providing business matching services, but chanced upon the idea years later...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:41 pm
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Freelancer teaches Indonesians how to hack through early marketing costs

On September 18, Freelancer.co.id – the Indonesian regional website of Freelancer.com – held its fourth SESI CERDAS seminar (Tra...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Ardent Capital nabs US$12.7 million from huge Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas

Two years ago Ardent Capital set out to create Southeast Asia's first trans-national ecommerce giants. Now, it just got funding from one of ...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Scale up your mind: How the smart startups get venture capital funding

How should entrepreneurs prepare themselves before going out to seek venture capital funding? Here are 10 questions, and some useful hints f...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Meet the foot soldiers in the massive iPhone 6 grey market (video)

For a bit of extra income, these people form the frontlines in the massive iPhone 6 grey market.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 9:50 am
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25 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • September 21, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Phone-maker Xiaomi unveiled a new game controller today that’s designed to work with the company’s own MiPad tablet and MiTV.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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Rocket Internet has a ridesharing company called Tripda, and it just arrived in Southeast Asia

"Share rides on [sic] a fast, easy, sustainable way," reads Tripda's website.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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The game that saved Mixi, Japan’s Facebook rival, is coming to the US

The game saved Mixi. Can it make it big in America?

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Yahoo acquires one-year-old Bangalore startup Bookpad

Bookpad, a one-year-old startup founded by three engineers from IIT Guwahati, is Yahoo's first Indian tech startup acquisition.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
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NewsHunt, India's answer to Flipboard, gets $16 million funding

NewsHunt, India’s answer to Flipboard, gets $16 million funding

India’s top homegrown news reader app, NewsHunt, has secured INR 1 billion (US$16.5 million) in series B funding.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Baidu now lets anyone invest in movies, will make Chinese version of Gone with the Wind

Chinese web giant Baidu today launched a new personal investment fund that lets users crowd-invest in upcoming movies and television shows.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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DuckDuckGo blocked in China

DuckDuckGo joins Google in being blocked in China

Privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo is now blocked in China, confirms founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 10:16 am
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Moka, an Indonesian mobile point-of-sale startup, gets seed funding from East Ventures

Jakarta-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) startup Moka announced this morning that it received seed funding of an undisclosed amount from lo...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture launches $2.9M fund for local startups

Unlike other government initiatives, this fund will provide thorough support to local firms.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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