Posted by Steven Millward

Candidly app

India’s answer to Snapchat wants you and your buddies to talk Candidly

A Snapchat-like app made in India has received angel funding to help it grow. Candidly lets users sh...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 22, 2013
  • at 12:51 pm
Changyou acquires Raidcall

Changyou acquires Raidcall group voice service for $50 million, wants gamers to get chatty

Changyou (NASDAQ:CYOU), the Chinese online game developer and operator that runs titles like Blade W...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 22, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm

Alibaba sees big growth in signups to its messaging app, but questionable how many are using it

Alibaba has been pushing its messaging app, Laiwang, a lot recently, including forcing the e-commerc...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 21, 2013
  • at 6:10 pm
Jiayuan 01

Dating site Jiayuan sees slow growth in earnings and users, looks to youngsters with new flirting app

China might be a land of tens of millions of bachelors due to the gender imbalance, but that doesn&#...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 21, 2013
  • at 1:40 pm
Snapchat Tencent funding

Snapchat now has a friend in Asia with Tencent investment

Snapchat, the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t messaging app now has a new buddy in Asia. This is ...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 21, 2013
  • at 11:46 am
Fruit Ninja for WeChat

Fruit Ninja is preparing to slice its way into WeChat

Being a fruit ninja means more than just slicing and dicing. It involves making friends as well. Tha...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 20, 2013
  • at 2:50 pm
Baidu Qunar funding

In first earnings report after IPO, Chinese travel site Qunar sees $39.4 million in revenue

Baidu-owned travel booking site Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR) listed publicly at the start of this month, rais...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 20, 2013
  • at 10:20 am
Pakistan web and mobile stats 2013

Pakistan grows to 130 million mobile subscribers, but new biometric signup rule could slow growth

Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority has revealed that the nation has grown to 129.6 million...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 18, 2013
  • at 10:10 pm
Xiaomi teases a mysterious new gadget that looks like a Mac Pro, but it's probably not a PC

Xiaomi teases a mysterious new gadget that looks like a Mac Pro, but it’s probably not a PC

Young Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is about to launch a new product that looks quite a lot like a Mac ...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 18, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
ClinchPad CRM

ClinchPad is a new web dashboard for chasing your business leads

Here’s a startup that definitely uses its own product. ClinchPad is a simple web dashboard for...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 18, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
China controversy over child-like sex doll

Chinese e-commerce site draws anger for global sales of child-size sex doll

A Chinese e-commerce site that helps Chinese manufacturers sell goods globally is getting into big t...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 16, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
Censored by Weibo

What has been seen can be unseen: a catalog of photos censored by China’s Sina Weibo

There’s a lot that cannot be said on China’s internet. And there’s much that canno...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 15, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm

Youku reduces losses in Q3, grows to 300 million video views per day

Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) – remember, they’re now one company R...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 15, 2013
  • at 11:40 am
Uber launches in Tokyo

App-connected limo service Uber glides into Tokyo

Here comes Uber, rolling into its seventh city in Asia. Today, US-based Uber has launched tentativel...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 14, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
India’s Olacabs to expand online taxi and car booking after $20 million series B funding

India’s Olacabs to expand online taxi and car booking after $20 million series B funding

India’s Olacabs combines a taxi booking function with a car rental service that aggregates fro...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 14, 2013
  • at 3:50 pm
Aviary Japan app

Aviary cranks up the kawaii, makes a special version of photo app for Japan

The popular photo app Aviary – made by a New York startup – has cranked up the kawaii to...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 14, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
Report - BlackBerry sales plummet in India, down by more than half in Q3

IDC: BlackBerry sales plummet in India, down by more than half in Q3

BlackBerry is a lot like compatriot politician Rob Ford right now: it’s all over the place, cl...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 14, 2013
  • at 12:45 pm
Sina Weibo punishes or deletes over 100,000 accounts that violated new government rules

Sina Weibo punishes or deletes over 100,000 accounts that violated new government rules

Authorities in China issued new rules this summer in order to tidy up online discourse in the countr...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm