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Apple to open new store in Chongqing on July 26 ahead of new retail push in China

Apple to open new store in Chongqing on July 26 ahead of new retail push in China

Apple is set to open its 11th store in mainland China later this month. The upcoming Chongqing Apple...

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  • July 21, 2014
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7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns that you could adopt

7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns

QR codes are a bridge between offline and online in the smartphone age. Here are seven great QR code...

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  • July 19, 2014
  • at 10:55 am
Chinese startup developer of Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

The Chinese developer of Dolphin, a popular web browser for Android and iOS, has sold a 51 percent s...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 18, 2014
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China set to regulate smart TVs and foreign TV shows

China’s boom in smart TVs and foreign TV shows is about to be hit with a serious clampdown

China’s online video sites have boomed in recent years, with surprisingly little in the way of...

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  • July 17, 2014
  • at 7:38 pm
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 (Updated: shareholders approve)

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

By Steven Millward

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  • July 16, 2014
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WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership

WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyT...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:26 pm
Xiaomi Android updates

Why is Xiaomi slow at Android updates? (Updated chart)

Despite scooping up Hugo Barra, Google’s former Android VP, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is still sl...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 16, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
TastyKhana adds new cities in India

TastyKhana keeps up pressure on Foodpanda in India by adding 10 new cities

Online food ordering service TastyKhana cooked up a major update today, more than doubling the numbe...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 15, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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Line files for IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as in US (Update: confirmed)

Line is set to file for a huge IPO with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to reports today.

By Steven Millward

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  • July 15, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
A snapshot of smartphone usage in Pakistan in 2014

A snapshot of smartphone usage in Pakistan in 2014 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Pakistan's smartphone adoption has reached between 7 and 10 percent of the population. And Android i...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 11, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
Is Google blocked in China?

Some Google services unblocked in China after last month’s crackdown [UPDATE: They're blocked again!]

Today web users in mainland China are finding that some of Google’s sites and products are now unb...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 10, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Flipkart revealed that shoppers have bought one million Motorola phones in the past five months. Tha...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 10, 2014
  • at 6:11 pm
Viral video fans across Asia have a new site to turn to for a curated batch of the latest lulz-worthy vids. It's called LOL Lah.

LOL Lah! New viral video site picks out the biggest lulz from across Asia

Viral video fans across Asia have a new site to turn to for a curated batch of the latest lulz-worth...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 10, 2014
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Xiaomi teases launch of next flagship smartphone on July 22, promises it’s made of a hunk of metal

Is this the Xiaomi Mi4? Xiaomi founder Lei Jun today teased the launch of the ‘4’, presumably th...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:54 am
big data World Cup predictions

Baidu claims its data is more accurate than Microsoft, Paul the Octopus, at World Cup predictions

China’s top search engine, Baidu, says it scored 100 percent accuracy in predicting the outcome of...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 9, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm
WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

LV or not LV? WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

WeChat is used by celebrities, media outlets, small companies, and major brands to reach out to peop...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 9, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
LMBang: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

Mothers I’d like to fund: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
Pakistan startup report 2014

Pakistan Startup Report and wiki shine a light on challenging but promising market

A group of Pakistani techies have today completed and published the Pakistan Startup Report 2014 and...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 7, 2014
  • at 4:19 pm