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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

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  • September 16, 2014
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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
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Line releases regional breakdowns for its 490 million registered users

Its biggest markets by user count are now Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand - but that's not necessaril...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 12, 2014
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Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

Alibaba’s pre-IPO roadshow videos are a must-watch

If you're confused about the ecommerce giant's business model as it prepares to go public in the US,...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 11, 2014
  • at 8:20 pm
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PayrollHero and GrabTaxi founders on the challenges of building a startup in Southeast Asia (VIDEO)

Back in July, Tech in Asia invited Stephen Jagger, founder of Manila-based PayrollHero, and Antho...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 10, 2014
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Alibaba and Tencent are beating Apple Pay to the punch in China

Two of China's internet giants are already investing money to merge their e-commerce businesses with...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 10, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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Thailand’s tourist police get cute with new sticker sets on Line

There's no limit to who will opt in for sticker sets on the popular chat app

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 9, 2014
  • at 12:55 pm
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Y Combinator’s Kevin Hale on why ‘Silicon Valley style’ is overrated (#StartupAsia Tokyo)

You will never see Kevin Hale wax poetic about Asia's smartphone penetration or its cheap labor. The...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 8, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Smove catches $1.1M in funding to expand its fleet of short-term rental cars

The Singapore-based startup aims to expand its fleet of vehicles from 17 to 100 by this time next ye...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 5, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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Taiwan’s Airsig nabs $2M in funding from Foxconn

The Taipei-based startup developed an algorithm that lets smartphone owners unlock their home screen...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 5, 2014
  • at 11:42 am
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Taiwan’s EZTable will doggedly charge forth in Southeast Asia (#StartupAsia Arena)

The Taipei-based restaurant reservation startup pitched in front of a panel of investors at Tech in ...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Highlights from day 2 morning session at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Our recap of the best bits from the morning of our second day at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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Baidu invests $10M in Finnish indoor mapping startup IndoorAtlas

The Chinese search giant looks set to bring indoor mapping technology to the country's brick-and-mor...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 3, 2014
  • at 9:59 am
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Hong Kong’s Snaptee secures $750K to build a social network for T-shirt lovers

It's high time for T-shirts in the fragrant harbour.

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 3, 2014
  • at 3:00 am
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Feign ignorance forever – this app lets you read texts without the sender knowing

Do you hate how messaging apps will notify the sender that you’ve read their messages? If this mig...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:44 pm
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Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China's largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that's historically not tech-...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • August 29, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Uber ignores possible government crackdown, test launches UberX in Korean capital

Starting today, Seoul residents looking to ferry passengers around the city can sign up to become an...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 1:43 pm
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Taiwan-based music streaming startup KKBox raises $104M from Singapore’s GIC

A whopping funding round for Asia's Spotify could help it strengthen its on the music streaming spac...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:14 am