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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...

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  • November 14, 2013
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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...

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  • November 14, 2013
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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...

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  • November 14, 2013
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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...

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  • November 14, 2013
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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...

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  • November 13, 2013
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WeChat active users

Tencent: WeChat now has 271.9 million monthly active users around the world

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed its Q3 2013 earnings report this evening. The figure t...

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  • November 13, 2013
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Weibo active users

Sina Weibo: we’re still seeing growth, now up to 60.2 million daily active users

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) released its Q3 earnings report overnight, revealing that its Twitter-like Weibo ...

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  • November 13, 2013
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China’s flirty Momo app quickly doubles user-base, now chats up 80 million people

China’s flirty Momo app quickly doubles user-base, now chats up 80 million people

The China-made find-and-flirt app Momo has reached 80 million registered users. It’s another b...

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  • November 13, 2013
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Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Sony CEO says company working on selling PlayStations in China

Speaking at a Sony (NYSE:SNE) conference in Shanghai yesterday, CEO Kazuo Hirai said that Sony is wo...

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  • November 13, 2013
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Vancl Bangladesh

Chinese clothing e-tailer Vancl gets $100 million more funding, probably not bothering with IPO

Chinese clothing e-tailer Vancl, which sells Muji/Uniqlo-esque cheap yet funky clothing on the web, ...

By Steven Millward

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  • November 12, 2013
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China

China’s Jingdong ends 11/11 shopping spree, sees customers spending $1.6 billion

Alibaba’s Tmall wasn’t the only hotspot for deals during yesterday’s 11/11 online shopfest in ...

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  • November 12, 2013
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China cyber monday sales

China’s ‘Cyber Monday’ ends with $5.7 billion spent in 24 hours on Alibaba’s e-stores

China’s 11/11 online shopfest – the country’s equivalent of America’s Cyber ...

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  • November 12, 2013
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Micromax

India’s Micromax to shift phone assembly from China to home

Indian phone-maker Micromax is looking to put the ‘home’ into ‘homegrown’ an...

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  • November 11, 2013
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online shopping

In a spending frenzy, Chinese e-shoppers obliterate America’s Cyber Monday

Today is 11/11, China’s equivalent of America’s Cyber Monday shopfest. Even before the day is ov...

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  • November 11, 2013
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Tmall International for global merchants

As China’s online shopping bonanza day starts, Alibaba’s Tmall sees $500 million spent in first 20 minutes

It has just turned November 11 in China, commencing the nation’s craziest day of online shopping d...

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  • November 11, 2013
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With app-controlled home gizmos, Phantom is China's answer to Nest

With app-controlled home gizmos, Phantom is China’s answer to Nest

Now that China’s urbanites have got into the swing of using smartphones for online shopping an...

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  • November 8, 2013
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Chinese anti-virus maker now wants to keep your kids safe on the streets with this wearable tech

Chinese anti-virus maker now wants to keep your kids safe on the streets with this wearable tech

Chinese web giant Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) has long been known for making anti-virus apps and other bits of...

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  • November 8, 2013
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E-commerce sites gear up for China's billion-dollar online shopping bonanza on Monday - 2013

E-commerce sites gear up for China’s multi-billion-dollar online shopping bonanza on Monday

November 11 is the craziest day on the Chinese internet. And that’s saying something. The date...

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  • November 8, 2013
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