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daily deals in China

China’s top daily deals site doubles sales in 2013, now pulls in over $16 million each day

Meituan, China’s top daily deals startup, has managed to double its sales revenue during 2013....

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  • January 3, 2014
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Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China's biggest 'street view'

Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China’s biggest ‘street view’

Started with just three areas in late 2011, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) street view imagery is now th...

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  • January 3, 2014
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ecommerce in India

Shop til you drop: India’s e-shoppers spent $16 billion in 2013

We know that India’s e-commerce industry is booming and lots of investment is flooding in, but...

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  • January 2, 2014
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Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year's tally

Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year’s tally

This morning, disruptive phone-maker Xiaomi revealed its sales statistics for 2013. The Chinese star...

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  • January 2, 2014
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Xiaomi aims at 40 million phones sales 2014

Xiaomi aims to double smartphone sales to 40 million in 2014

We’re hours away from the start of 2014, but the founder and CEO of young Chinese phone-maker ...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 31, 2013
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Baidu has snapped up the rival e-book platform for RMB 191.5 million, which is $31.3 million.

Baidu boosts e-books offering with $31 million acquisition of rival site

Chinese search engine giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is wrapping up a year of big acquisitions with yet a...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 30, 2013
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China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Lots of familiar names making the news this week: WeChat, Apple’s iPhone, Alibaba, and Xiaomi. Her...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 29, 2013
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

While most tech companies around the world were pretty dormant this week due to the Christmas holida...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 28, 2013
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Ticket startup Accupass plots expansion across Asia

Ticket startup Accupass gets nod for Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Beijing

When we last checked in with the Taiwanese events and ticketing site Accupass, it had secured fundin...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 27, 2013
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2k HD phone screens

Get ready for Oppo’s eye-shredding 2k HD phone screen in 2014

Chinese phone-maker Oppo is trying to stand out from the global smartphone crowd with some unusual h...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 27, 2013
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Asia’s richest man just invested in a startup that’s like PayPal for Bitcoin

Asia’s richest man just invested in a startup that’s like PayPal for Bitcoin

Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, is worth about $29 billion. Though he’s not investing i...

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  • December 27, 2013
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Leaked photo of Xiaomi tablet

Leaked photo of a 7-inch Xiaomi tablet surfaces on Sina Weibo

When we interviewed Xiaomi founder Lei Jun in October 2012, he stated clearly that the startup phone...

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  • December 27, 2013
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Uber to bring its most hated feature to India - "surge pricing"

Uber to bring its most hated feature to India: “surge pricing”

Car-booking service Uber is currently operating in three Indian cities – Delhi, Bangalore, and...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 26, 2013
  • at 5:34 pm
Baidu Japanese IME app controversy

Japanese newspaper claims that Baidu’s typing tool is spying on what you write

Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun has accused Chinese web giant Baidu of making an app that’s...

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  • December 26, 2013
  • at 4:43 pm
Oh the irony... Iran blocks China-made WeChat app

Iran bans another social network, blocks WeChat messaging app

WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has joined the likes of Facebook and Twitter in being ...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 24, 2013
  • at 7:02 pm
Alibaba-owned Xiami music streaming service

9 ways that e-commerce titan Alibaba diversified and went social in 2013

Alibaba’s much-vaunted IPO didn’t happen in 2013, but China’s e-commerce titan sti...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 24, 2013
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Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

Chinese e-store Jingdong is on course to pull in over $16.35 billion in sales revenue in 2013, accor...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 23, 2013
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Flipkart funding

In new data, Flipkart sees slowing sales growth, still sells $217 million worth of stuff in 1 year

Indian’s top e-store Flipkart is still in it for the long haul, nursing financial losses whils...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 23, 2013
  • at 5:36 pm