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Singapore minister Teo Ser Luck envisions Asia as the next Silicon Valley

Singapore minister Teo Ser Luck envisions Asia as the next Silicon Valley (Startup Asia preview)

Teo Ser Luck, Singapore’s Minister of State for Trade and Industry, will present the opening keyno...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 30, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
Savaree - This good-looking new app brings carpooling to Pakistan

This good-looking new app brings carpooling to Pakistan

Pakistan's Savaree forms a community of drivers and potential passengers within its mobile app, allo...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 29, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
Ecommerce titan Alibaba goes multimedia with $1.22 billion investment in video site Youku

Ecommerce titan Alibaba goes multimedia with $1.22 billion investment in video site Youku

Ecommerce titan Alibaba is ploughing US$1.22 billion into Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU), which runs the Yo...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 28, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
Suzhou bans private sector taxi apps

Chinese city bans taxi finder apps (apart from ones the municipal government created)

More trouble for China's taxi apps as Suzhou’s transportation department outlaws all private-secto...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 28, 2014
  • at 12:49 pm
China clampdown on US TV shows

The Big Bang Theory and 3 other US TV shows banned from China’s video sites

China’s media regulator has ordered the country’s video streaming sites to remove four American ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 28, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
Mark Zuckerberg visits his psychotherapist in this bizarre TV ad for WeChat

Mark Zuckerberg visits his psychotherapist in this bizarre TV ad for WeChat

WeChat has come out with a bizarre new ad that features Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg vis...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 24, 2014
  • at 1:10 pm
Facebook numbers in Asia

Facebook still unstoppable as it grows to 390 million active users in Asia

Facebook now has 390 million monthly active users (MAUs) in Asia, from a grand total of 1.276 billio...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 24, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
uber model car

Uber now in 100 cities worldwide as limo service rolls into Beijing

Eight months after first launching in the Chinese city of Shanghai, Uber has now rolled into Beijing...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 23, 2014
  • at 11:34 pm
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...

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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