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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 integ...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 18, 2014
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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 ...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 18, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm

Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to com...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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Candy Crush Saga hits China with upcoming tie-in on Tencent’s WeChat

Fasten your seatbelts and get out your toothbrushes, because an avalanche of hard candy is about to ...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 16, 2014
  • at 7:18 pm
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Baidu dives into China’s mobile payments war, jabs Alibaba with launch of Baidu Wallet

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), the Chinese tech giant best known for its search engine, announced yesterday it...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 16, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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Etsy looks to get crafty in Asia with job posting for Japan country manager

Etsy, the popular Brooklyn-based DIY crafts marketplace, appears to have its sights on Asia as its n...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 14, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Check out this guerrilla Google Street View of protesters occupying Taiwan’s parliament

Remember Occupy Wall Street? From a purely visual perspective, thoughts of that late-2011 social mov...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raked in $242 million in 12 hours during its day-long sales blitz

By now, most followers of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi are familiar with its weekly flash sales. Yeste...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:56 am
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GrabTaxi nets seed funding as transportation apps sweep across Asia

The sharing economy is rearing its head in Asia as transportation startups spread across the contine...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 8, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Two Xiaomi phones crack top 10 rankings for global smartphone sales in February: report

Xiaomi, China’s golden boy smartphone maker, is rolling with the big dogs – according to...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 4, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Dache now books 5 million rides a day, and it spent $225 million to get there

After months of burning through cash, the endless subsidies for China’s taxi riders using Didi Dac...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 3, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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This Facebook fitness diary transformed itself into a startup, and it just netted $900,000 in seed funding

iFit, a fitness-oriented startup based out of Taiwan, recently announced it received $900,000 in see...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 2, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Taiwan student protestors go on Reddit to promote and spread the Sunflower Movement

Reddit’s AMA’s (“Ask Me Anything”) are more than just publicity tools for te...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 2, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
Ricebook foodie app in China

Check, please! Another Chinese foodie app gets funding, this time to the tune of $7 million

Chinese foodie app Ricebook is no longer sitting on an empty stomach – 36kr reports that the I...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • April 1, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Unblockable? Unstoppable? FireChat messaging app unites China and Taiwan in free speech… and it’s not pretty

Over a week ago a messaging app for the iPhone called FireChat launched and quickly attracted attent...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • March 31, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm

Samsung and PayPal team up to bring Singaporeans fingerprint-scan payments on the Galaxy S5

Singaporeans – if you’re looking for a reason to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5, you mig...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • March 27, 2014
  • at 6:49 pm
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This app turns Twitter into a Quora-esque search engine for all your burning questions

God bless Twitter – it’s a breaking news haven, a 24-hour virtual networking event, a he...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • March 27, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm

Asia’s top female startup investors on why they love their jobs (Part III)

At Tech in Asia we talk with venture capitalists all the time, but we seldom get the opportunity to ...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:00 am