Posted by Steven Millward

Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Hours ahead of IPO, Weibo fails to sell out shares, will raise only $286 million

Only 16.8 million of Weibo’s 20 million shares have been sold, meaning that Sina Weibo will raise ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
Tokyo Otaku Mode shop

Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore

Anime fan-site turned ecommerce portal Tokyo Otaku Mode has got its hands on series A funding worth ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
India, Dineout app

Indian media giant gobbles up restaurant booking startup to merge with online food portal

Times Internet announced this morning it has acquired the restaurant reservations startup Dineout, w...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 16, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation

Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation: report

The troubled Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange was hoping to revive and restart business. But all that ends t...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 16, 2014
  • at 2:14 pm
Alibaba thumbnail - logo

Alibaba’s profit doubles to $1.36 billion in Q4 ahead of long-awaited IPO

The Chinese ecommerce juggernaut pulled in US$3.06 in revenue in Q4 2013, which is up 66 percent on ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 16, 2014
  • at 10:44 am
Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly brings the answers to Asia

Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly brings the answers to Asia

Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly is now rolling out country-specific sites for several Asian nat...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 15, 2014
  • at 6:40 pm
Reinventing four wheels - 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

Reinventing four wheels: 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

We’re all used to tapping on an app to help us find our way or book tickets for a trip, but the ne...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing it...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
China, Jumei make-up daily deals

China’s daily deals sector gets a boost as one site seeks to raise $400 million in US IPO

China’s daily deals industry is worth about US10 billion per year – and that makes the risky and...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 14, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Today Autonavi confirmed it has accepted the Alibaba deal for that acquisition price, pending the ap...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:46 pm
Got swag? These 2 photo apps from China help you tag it, flaunt it

Want a photo app for selfies and showing off the stuff you own? China’s way ahead of you

Last year was the year of the selfie, and it’s clear to see that a lot of people like showing off ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 11, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

Baby photo app InstaB adds in Q&A section to become Quora for parents

Being a new parent must be terrifying - that’s why the baby photo app InstaB has added in a Q&A se...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
China's banks must close all bitcoin sites' trading accounts by April 15

China’s banks give deadline for bitcoin exchanges to close their trading accounts (UPDATED)

Update on April 10: China’s bitcoin exchanges are being issued with formal notices stating tha...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
Jovago Pakistan launch

Rocket Internet’s hotel booking site Jovago launches in Pakistan

Jovago Pakistan has 50 hotels on board right now in Karachi and Lahore, but hotels in Islamabad are ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
India’s Top 10 Facebook Games and Apps

Facebook hits a major milestone, now has 100 million active users in India

Facebook has hit an important milestone, surpassing 100 million active users in the country. 84 perc...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 9, 2014
  • at 5:53 pm
Business messaging app Eko gets seed funding from 500 Startups

Business messaging app Eko gets seed funding from 500 Startups

Eko is one of a new wave of stripped-down, souped-up business messaging apps. Today the Thai-America...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 9, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
Windows XP usage in China, in 2014

Support for Windows XP is over, but China still has 200 million PCs using it

Windows XP is dead. Except that it's not. About 200 million computers in China, or 70 percent of the...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm