Posted by Steven Millward

Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp doubles its numbers in India in past 6 months, now has 50 million active users

WhatsApp now has 48 million monthly active users in India. Rounding that up to 50 million, that’s ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 23, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
China closes movie piracy sites

Chinese police raid offices of notorious video piracy app (UPDATE)

Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen performed a raid this morning on the offices of one ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 22, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
CommonFloor logo

India’s CommonFloor gets into new property area with acquisition of student accommodation startup

Indian property listings site CommonFloor got $10 million in fresh funds at the start of this year. ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 22, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of r...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 22, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
Tesla sales start in China

Tesla begins sales in China, plans to assemble cars at Chinese factory in future

Exactly seven months after first taking pre-orders from hopeful Chinese customers, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSL...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 22, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
China tech news this week

8 must-read tech stories in China this week

China's biggest ever social media IPO - yes, Sina Weibo - was the hot topic of the week, but there w...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Here’s a mix of the most popular tech news, features, and lists from the site this week.

By Steven Millward

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  • April 19, 2014
  • at 12:20 pm
Online grocery shopping startups

Online grocery shopping on the rise in Pakistan

Online grocery shopping is one area with a lot of potential – because we all need groceries, they...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 18, 2014
  • at 9:29 pm
Momo app linked to prostitution in China

Linked to prostitution, China’s favorite flirty chat app slammed by state media

Momo is China’s top chat-and-flirt app for connecting with people in your area. But some workers i...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:34 pm
Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo disappoints with low IPO debut, but shares climb after cold start

Weibo’s shares made their IPO debut at a mere $16.27, but the share price soon climbed up graduall...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:36 am
Weibo vs Twitter valuation

As Weibo launches IPO, here are all the facts and stats you need to know

Let’s look at all the facts and stats you need to know about Weibo, China's latest tech IPO to hit...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 17, 2014
  • at 9:27 pm
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