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Hot or not? App Annie’s guide to worldwide app trends (#StartupAsia preview)

Yuji Kuwamizu, the Japan GM at App Annie, will present a keynote (in English) on the subject of Japa...

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  • August 13, 2014
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Ganji gets $200 million funding as China’s online classifieds battle heats up

The recent IPO of China’s top online classifieds site has sparked new competition in this very uns...

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  • August 13, 2014
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LoveByte adds new lovey-dovey features as couples messaging app reaches 700k users

LoveByte adds new lovey-dovey features as couples messaging app reaches 700k users

The refreshed LoveByte app adds in a lot of sharing between couples - of your battery level, your lo...

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  • August 13, 2014
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Changsu Lee from 5Rocks gives you app engagement tips and tricks (#StartupAsia preview)

Changsu Lee from 5Rocks gives you app engagement tips and tricks (#StartupAsia preview)

A complex nexus of app discovery, engagement, and monetization - those are the main challenges facin...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 11, 2014
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Sina Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Today the Weibo app got an update on iOS that enables video recording, uploading, and playing those ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 8, 2014
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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...

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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...

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  • August 7, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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  • August 6, 2014
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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
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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...

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  • August 5, 2014
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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...

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  • August 5, 2014
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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
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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...

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  • August 4, 2014
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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...

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  • August 1, 2014
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