Posted by Josh Horwitz

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Singapore’s peer-to-peer ecommerce startup Carousell eyes Taiwan for expansion

The Singapore-based startup launched a traditional Chinese app in hopes of capturing a slice of the ...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
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Wife of Chinese president sends out an Instagram post on the same day China blocks Instagram

This is what industry analysts refer to as "crappy timing."

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 11:12 am
Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Alibaba’s financial arm earns approval to open a private bank

The Chinese ecommerce giant continues to get serious about entering the banking sector.

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 9:13 pm
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Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests

FireChat, which purports to be an "off-the-grid" messaging app that lets people communicate sans int...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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One year after entering Singapore, Shopify remains bullish toward Southeast Asia’s ecommerce industry

The Ottowa-based 'online storefront in a box' has high expectations for Singapore and Malaysia

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 26, 2014
  • at 4:58 pm
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10 more must-follow Twitter accounts for all things Asia tech

Wanna get chummy with the best and brightest in Asia's tech world? Follow these accounts on twitter.

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 3:14 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.

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 3:59 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 giant...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Alibaba’s history in 9 photos

In honor of its IPO, Alibaba posted photos of the company's good old days on social media.

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 19, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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iPhone users in China rush to download new Chinese keyboards for iOS 8

Apple's allowance of third-party keyboards iOS isn't just about "openness" - it's also about getting...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Tencent to enter the movie industry, reveals 7 original titles in production

China's film and online video industries remain hotly contested among leading internet firms

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 19, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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Spottly launches video sharing as it tries to grow its social network for travellers

Spottly, a Pinterest-esque social network for the wanderlust-prone, has been active for over a year....

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 am
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Line brings its Q&A app to Taiwan in advance of its plunge into local ecommerce

The popular chat app just rolled out a Quora-esque app to its strongest market. It also announced it...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Nova Founders Capital receives $50M from Hong Kong’s Pacific Century Group to boost fintech in Asia

Founded by two Rocket Internet alumni, Nova Founders Capital has expressed commitment to investing i...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 18, 2014
  • at 3:01 pm
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South Korea’s SparkLabs accelerator reveals the startups joining its fourth batch

Get to know the teams joining the esteemed Seoul-based three-month accelerator. Including the one th...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 17, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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This 50-year-old Taiwanese man is making coloring cool enough for adults

Mozbii is a stylus for iPad and Android tablets that uses RGB sensors to detect colors. And it works...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 17, 2014
  • at 4:28 pm
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BMW and Baidu team up to bring semi-autonomous car tech to China

In three years, you might see a partially self-driving BMW roaming about Beijing

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 16, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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China’s WeChat introduces in-store payments for Dairy Queen and 8 other chains

The popular social app wants to take your money, now.

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm