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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...

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  • August 1, 2014
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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 $...

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  • August 1, 2014
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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...

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  • July 31, 2014
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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...

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  • July 31, 2014
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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...

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  • July 31, 2014
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China 3G and 4G numbers 2014

China now has 486.5 million 3G subscribers, but only 14 million on new 4G network

China now has close to half a billion 3G subscribers, according to the newest data from the country...

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  • July 29, 2014
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Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets - H1 2014

Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets

Chinese gadget maker and telecoms giant Huawei shipped 34.27 million smartphones in the first six mo...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 29, 2014
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Baidu working on self-driving car tech

Baidu confirms it’s working on a driverless car

Chinese web giant Baidu said this afternoon that it’s working on a self-driving car, but stated th...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 25, 2014
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Baidu's search engine reaches 500 million active users on mobile

Baidu’s search engine reaches 500 million active users on mobile

Baidu CEO Robin Li hails the fact that the company’s mobile revenue now accounts for 30 percent of...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 25, 2014
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Facebook Asia ARPU is $1

Facebook hits new milestone, now makes an average of $1 from each of its 410 million active users in Asia

The newest Q2 2014 earnings release from Facebook shows yet more strong growth for the social networ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 24, 2014
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Akio Tanaka - Why it's still sexy to invest in China

It’s still sexy to invest in China (#StartupAsia preview)

There’s so much talk of China’s web giants – led by Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent – that’s i...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 24, 2014
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New education site in China turns to students to make the lessons

China has a new, video-based online learning site that’s different to other startups in this burge...

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  • July 24, 2014
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KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 520 social games, along with 20 million monthly active gamers.

By Steven Millward

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  • July 23, 2014
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 Apple sees growing $5.94 billion revenue in China from April to June

China excites, Japan disappoints in Apple’s newest earnings

Apple’s newest financial earnings report (for fiscal 2014 Q3; or April to June in human time) show...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
Xiaomi Mi4 specs and photos

New Xiaomi Mi 4 unveiled: here’s everything you need to know

Here are all the facts, stats, and specs - and a bunch of photos - on the Xiaomi Mi 4 that was unvei...

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  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:48 pm
Xiaomi Mi4 wood covers

Xiaomi unveils new Mi 4 smartphone and MiBand fitness tracker (live blog)

Xiaomi reveals it sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation today as the compa...

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  • July 22, 2014
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi sold 57.36M phones in past 3 years, cheapest Redmi phone is biggest seller

Xiaomi has sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation. Here’s the breakdown.....

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  • July 22, 2014
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China Yo clone

Chinese developer clones Yo, but it’s just for laughs

And now here’s the Chinese version of Yo. It’s called Hehe, which is the sound of laughter in Ch...

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  • July 22, 2014
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