Posted by Josh Horwitz

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Cool new app alert: Jink wants to prevent friends from getting lost and arriving late

Ever find yourself waiting for a friend who’s late? It stinks. As impatience mounts, you call ...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 29, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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China’s JD to take pre-orders for the country’s first official Xbox One shipments on WeChat

  This morning, Chinese e-retailer JD announced it has attained exclusive rights to accept Chin...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 28, 2014
  • at 11:33 am

How Luxola took Southeast Asia’s beauty industry by storm (#StartupAsia preview)

Founders make a million different decisions when planning an ecommerce startup. Go big, or go niche?...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm

Get the dirt on how little-known Metaps roped in Line and Zynga as clients (#StartupAsia preview)

Companies large and small are always eager to get their apps in front of eyeballs, and equally keen...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 24, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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Qualcomm launches $150 million fund to support startups based in China

More and more money is pouring into funds specifically for Asia-based startups. Today San Diego-base...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 24, 2014
  • at 3:57 pm
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The cat facial recognition startup is real, and they’re totally serious about reading cat faces

  Startups in consumer tech love solving first-world problems, and crowdfunding sites like Indi...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 23, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Xiaomi’s first batch of Mi 3 phones in India sells out in 38 minutes

Earlier this afternoon, China-based phonemaker Xiaomi announced the end of its first-ever flash sale...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 22, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Line’s new ecommerce app for Thailand is the scruffy cousin to its shopping app in Japan

Thai shoppers, rejoice – popular Japanese chat app Line, which has 24 million registered users...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 16, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm

This new startup touts uber-cool fashion designs for China’s hippest hipsters

Companies like Fab and Fancy carry the torch for US-based startups that turn a designer’s ey...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 16, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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How one San Diego startup is betting on bloatware to help Chinese OEMs get rich

Bloatware stinks. Fire up your Galaxy S5 and you’re guaranteed to be greeted with dozens of apps t...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 15, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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This Chinese startup that does your laundry just raised a fresh and clean seed round

Stuff-on-demand startups show no signs of slowing down in Silicon Valley, and that’s the case ...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 14, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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Uber’s got competition in India – Bangalore-based Olacabs nets another massive funding round

Uber has offices in six cities in India, but that doesn’t mean that domestic players won’...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:14 pm
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Tests reveal Line and Kakao disruptions in China mirror the government’s block on Facebook

One week ago, internet users in China started to report malfunctions on popular foreign services Lin...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 10, 2014
  • at 3:04 pm
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Last-minute hotel booker HotelQuickly nets even more funding, this time from Japan’s Gree

HotelQuickly, a startup that connects travelers in need of a room with hotels that are in a pinch t...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 10, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Following disruption of other foreign services, Instagram mysteriously disappears from China’s Android app stores [UPDATED]

In the latest development among a trickling of disruptions on China’s internet, popular photo...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 pm
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Uber hits first backlash from taxis in Asia as Taipei cabbies block streets in protest

Uber’s expansion through Asia has been less chaos-filled than its trek across the US, but yes...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 8, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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China’s Kuaidi Dache challenges Uber with launch of high-end black car service

China’s on-demand transportation startups are dominated by two companies focusing on taxi ride...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:37 pm
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WeChat’s future is in hardware, and it can thank Polaroid for the inspiration

When Polaroid discontinued its instant photo-churning film and camera in 2008, the world mourned the...

By Josh Horwitz

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  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 am