Posted by Steven Millward

Baidu Qunar funding

Baidu’s travel site Qunar raises $167 million on US IPO debut, sees stock price nearly double

Baidu-owned travel booking site Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR) raised $167 million on its US IPO debut on Frida...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 2, 2013
  • at 11:19 am
China mobile user numbers

A portrait of China’s 464 million mobile web users (INFOGRAPHIC)

China has 591 million internet users and over 460 million mobile web users, according to figures fro...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 1, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
free iPhone in India on contract RCom

For 1st time ever, one Indian telco is offering free iPhone 5S or 5C with 2-year contract

Indian telco Reliance Communications (RCom) has ventured where other telcos fear to tread in the cou...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 1, 2013
  • at 4:36 pm
New startup wants to get Chinese companies chatting and collaborating online

New startup wants to get Chinese companies chatting and collaborating online

A new Chinese startup is launching today with the aim of getting Chinese companies chatting and coll...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 1, 2013
  • at 4:19 pm
Path to get BlackBerry app next year, hopes for boost to 4 million users in Indonesia

Path to get BlackBerry app next year, hopes for boost to 4M users in Indonesia (UPDATE: or maybe not)

(UPDATE: Representatives from Path have clarified to Tech in Asia that they have no plans for a Blac...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 1, 2013
  • at 1:25 pm
China's Craigslist set for US IPO next week, will raise up to $190 million

China’s Craigslist launches IPO, hits NYSE higher than expected at $22 per share

58.com (NYSE:WUBA), China’s top online classifieds site, has hit the New York Stock Exchange t...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 31, 2013
  • at 9:53 pm
Sony phones

Sony sells 10 million smartphones in Q3, 2 million PS3s, but cuts profit forecast for 2013

Sony (NYSE:SNE) has just rolled out its latest earnings report (called Q2, but it’s technicall...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 31, 2013
  • at 7:55 pm
Facebook grows to 368 million active users in Asia

Facebook now has 351 million active users in Asia

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) newest figures for Q3 2013 are out, showing strong numbers that beat ex...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 31, 2013
  • at 3:39 pm
Hey dating app

Give us this day our daily date: Korean matchmaking app goes global

The South Korean startup that made IUM, a popular Korean dating app with over a million users, is no...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 31, 2013
  • at 11:41 am
Amazon India beauty store

Amazon India gets glam with new cosmetics and beauty products

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) launched in India this June with a limited line-up of products, but a few gaps ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 30, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
These are the 4 Asian startups in 500 Startups' 7th batch

These are the 5 Asian startups in 500 Startups’ 7th batch

American tech biz accelerator 500 Startups has revealed its seventh batch of startups. The line-up i...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 30, 2013
  • at 2:20 pm
13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

13 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 ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 30, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
Pele Weibo

Sina Weibo gets personal, now lets brands and celebrities offer subscriptions to followers

Sina Weibo, China’s hottest Twitter-like social network, is making a big move to revamp its ce...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 30, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
Crowdbaron, Real estate crowdfunding

Real estate crowdinvesting site Crowdbaron secures funding to aid expansion

Crowdbaron, a Hong Kong-based startup that wants to make it easier for people to make partial invest...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
Apple's iPhone is big in Japan...

Apple’s iPhone hits record high in Japan with 34% share of market

Apple’s share of smartphone sales in Japan has leapt to a record and unprecedented 34 percent. Tha...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:35 pm
NQ stocks plunge

Chinese anti-virus maker NQ loses over $700 million in value amidst concerns of “a massive fraud”

Chinese anti-virus maker NQ Mobile (NYSE:NQ) has lost over $700 million in value in the past week as...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 29, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
India online bus tickets

TicketGoose raises $2.9 million to expand bus ticketing across more of India

There’s more choice than just Redbus if you want to snag bus tickets online in India. One strong r...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 28, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
PPTV acquisition rumors include Alibaba

Chinese retailer grows its web empire with $420 million acquisition of video site PPTV

Chinese electronics retailer Suning (SHE:002024) has expanded its fast-growing web empire yet again ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 28, 2013
  • at 5:04 pm