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Guvera takes the fight to Spotify in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong

Guvera takes the fight to Spotify in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong

Music streaming service Guvera is taking the fight to Spotify in a bunch of Southeast Asian countrie...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 8, 2014
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New crackdown on WeChat in China mandates real-name registration and other curbs

Want to use WeChat? You better ‘abide by the socialist system’

Authorities in China today issued interim provisions that crack down on WeChat and other messaging a...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2014
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Xiaomi MiPad is a pretty package for just $240 - REVIEW

Xiaomi MiPad is a pretty package for just $240 (REVIEW)

The MiPad is Xiaomi's first ever tablet. Here's our review of this new Android-based MiPad before it...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2014
  • at 2:57 pm
Fleksy starts beta signups for Chinese keyboard on Android, iOS 8 version coming later

Fleksy starts beta signups for Chinese keyboard on Android, iOS 8 version coming later

Fleksy, the gesture-based keyboard for smartphones, is now ready for Chinese.

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
Tesla sales in China

Tesla expands sales across China, now shipping to customers in 38 cities

Today Tesla revealed that it’s opening up sales across China by taking orders from people in a gra...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 6, 2014
  • at 7:18 pm

Tapjoy acquires 5Rocks, a Korean startup, to boost mobile analytics know-how

5Rocks, a mobile game analytics startup that launched in April this year, has been acquired by US-ba...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 6, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
Social media in China beyond WeChat and Weibo

Life beyond WeChat and Weibo: 15 niche social networks in China

They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps inte...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 6, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber, which first launched its app-connected limo service in Beijing in April, is now trying somethi...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 5, 2014
  • at 3:26 pm
Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

In new numbers for Q2 2014 from Canalys, Xiaomi has leap-frogged Samsung to become China biggest sm...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 5, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Consumers in China will account for about 20 percent of global luxury sales in 2015 - that's worth U...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 5, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
Candy Crush Saga launches on WeChat

WeChat gets first foreign game with launch of special edition of Candy Crush Saga

The hotly anticipated WeChat edition of Candy Crush Saga is now out on Android.

By Steven Millward

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  • August 4, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
WearYouWant funding

WearYouWant gets $1.5M funding to expand fashion estore from Thailand to Southeast Asia

Fashion estore WearYouWant has secured US$1.5 million in funding to help the startup grow and expand...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 4, 2014
  • at 9:45 am
Oi versus Yo

“Oi! Remove your app from the store,” says Apple following takedown order from Yo

“We think it’s a ridiculous accusation,” says one of the guys behind Oi, which is made by an A...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 1, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Wassup WhatsApp? Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Viber is claiming an early lead ahead of all its messaging app rivals in the newly opened up country...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 1, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently onl...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a touri...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm

Noticed this yet? Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon

Facebook is now showing a different notification icon to users in the eastern hemisphere. Facebooker...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:58 am