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10 alternative Android app stores in China

10 alternative Android app stores in China

There are an estimated 700 million active smartphones and tablets in China – most of them on Andro...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 3, 2014
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Indian media giant acquires India's CouponDunia

Indian media giant acquires eshopping discounts site CouponDunia

Times Internet, the online subsidiary of The Times of India Group, is expanding its web empire with ...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 2, 2014
  • at 7:52 pm
China

China’s top car rental site files for IPO to raise $400 million, but chooses Hong Kong over New York

There seems to be no stopping Chinese tech IPOs this year. Yet another big one is coming up from Chi...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
India kirana store home deliveries to shoppers

Indian startup wants to complement family-run grocery stores, not replace them

India’s small neighborhood shops are resisting the slow rise of supermarket chains and the ecommer...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
Kiwi Calendar iOS app

Major gaming company branches out into apps, launches socially-connected Kiwi Calendar app

The new Kiwi Calendar app promises to help users balance work and play with useful labels, like you...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 29, 2014
  • at 8:55 pm
GrabTaxi

GrabTaxi reveals growth plans after biggest ever funding round

GrabTaxi now has an extra $15 million to play with after its series B funding. We find out what's ne...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:58 pm
Now anyone can set up a store inside WeChat

Top Chinese messaging app makes big ecommerce leap with opening of WeChat stores

WeChat is taking its ecommerce ambitions one big step forward today by allowing anyone to set up a s...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
GrabTaxi

GrabTaxi gets $15 million funding to help in battle across Southeast Asia against EasyTaxi

Malaysia-based GrabTaxi, which runs an app-connected taxi booking service, has secured US$15 million...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator held its fifth Demo Day yesterday for its newest batch of graduating startups. Here'...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 28, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
facebook blocked Thailand

Facebook inaccessible in Thailand, many fear coup leaders blocked it (UPDATED: now working fine)

This afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm local time, many people across Thailand noticed that Faceboo...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
WeChat social gifting

There’s now a way to gift something to a buddy inside WeChat

There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The ne...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 28, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
WeChat

WeChat and other messaging apps forced to ‘clean up’ as China’s latest web crackdown continues

China’s web crackdown in the past couple of months has been wide-ranging, extending from pornograp...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 28, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
Thailand coup (and no TV) causes surge in mobile internet usage

Big surge in mobile data usage as Thailand goes into day 2 of military coup

This afternoon, Thailand’s second biggest mobile telco company, Dtac, revealed that it saw a big s...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 23, 2014
  • at 6:44 pm
Internet providers summoned to meet coup leaders in Thailand

Internet service providers summoned to meet coup leaders in Thailand

At 10:30am local time this morning, representatives of Thailand’s internet service providers were ...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 23, 2014
  • at 2:10 pm
Gay flirting app Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Gay social network Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Moovz, a location-based social app for gay guys, has secured a new round of funding worth $1.4 milli...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 23, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
JD boosted by WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD floats on stock market higher than expected in China’s biggest ever ecommerce IPO

Chinese estore JD (NASDAQ:JD) hit stock markets moments ago. After initially pricing its shares at $...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 22, 2014
  • at 11:11 pm
Secret clone made in China cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

China’s top Secret clone cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

Earlier this week, the pixel-perfect Secret clone vanished from the iOS App Store in mysterious circ...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 22, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
Alibaba rival JD set for US IPO today, prices shares at $19 to raise $1.78 billion

Alibaba rival JD set for US IPO today, prices shares at $19 to raise $1.78 billion

JD goes public today upon opening of Thursday’s trading. The company has just priced its shares at...

By Steven Millward

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  • May 22, 2014
  • at 12:06 pm