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App Annie turns into a bookworm, now offers e-book sales analytics

App Annie turns into a bookworm, now offers e-book analytics

Already the go-to destination for app analytics, Beijing-born App Annie has now added tracking stati...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 9, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

A recent UNICEF report on sanitation in India showed that poor sanitation is responsible for the stu...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 8, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

We’re seeing a lot of creative online marketplaces thriving across Asia these days. Conyac is ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 8, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
SlideStory wants to get you into photo slideshows

Videos are so last year: SlideStory wants to get you into photo slideshows

We’ve all shared our photos online, and perhaps some of us have created GIFs and Vine and Inst...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 7, 2013
  • at 4:32 pm
China’s ZTE hopes for an assist from NBA as it launches first smartphones in US

China’s ZTE hopes for an assist from NBA as it launches first smartphones in US

Chinese phone-maker ZTE (HKG:0763; SHE:000063) is hoping to crack the tough, telco-dominated US mark...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 7, 2013
  • at 10:32 am
Samsung vs HTC

Smartphone boom means a record quarter for Samsung, but HTC pulls in a $101 million loss

In a very telling clash of contrasting fortunes, both Samsung (005930:KS) and HTC (TPE:2498) reveale...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 4, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
Apple India franchise stores

Apple reportedly keen to open franchise stores in 50 smaller Indian cities

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) looks set to try a new retail strategy in India, opening up as many as 100 Apple...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 4, 2013
  • at 3:56 pm
Google creates photo tours of India

No, it’s not Street View: Google creates photo tours of India’s top tourist attractions

Having been thwarted by a ban in 2011, Google is taking a very different approach to rolling out Str...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 4, 2013
  • at 11:21 am
Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype, Viber and maybe other messaging apps

Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype, Viber and maybe other messaging apps

One Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype and maybe other messaging apps, the Tribune reports to...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:48 pm
Mahindra Reva E2O

India’s Zoom gets extra $1 million seed funding to accelerate car rental business

Self-drive car rental service Zoom has revealed today that it now has an extra $1 million in seed fu...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 3, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
Sina Weibo read censored posts

Here’s how to read a post that’s been censored by Sina Weibo

The anti-censorship ninjas at FreeWeibo have come up with a decrypting tool that allows anyone to re...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 2, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
Uber Between Korea

Uber teams up with messaging app to get more Korean couples in its cars

Uber launched in South Korea this summer, and this week the fancy car booking service is trying out ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 1, 2013
  • at 4:18 pm
BlackBerry

BlackBerry was close to a joint venture in China, but the plan came to nothing

The Globe and Mail’s chronology of BlackBerry’s crumbling empire includes a fascinating – ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 1, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
Baidu Qunar funding

Baidu’s travel site Qunar aims to raise $125 million in US IPO

Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) online travel site Qunar has filed for its much-anticipated US IPO. The ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 1, 2013
  • at 10:15 am
Petcube launch

I can haz Petcube? Haxlr8r-incubated project exceeds $100,000 Kickstarter goal

Petcube is a sinister-looking little black box that actually does something adorable – it lets...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 30, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
Xiaomi vs Qihoo battle

In a battle over pre-installed apps, Qihoo makes a new enemy in Xiaomi

China’s most combative web company, Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU), has yet another enemy. The web portal a...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 30, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
WeChat shakes up shopping in China

How WeChat is shaking up the shopping experience in China

We’ve written a lot about WeChat’s stickers and gaming and other social features; but on...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 30, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Could this be the real thing? After many false alarms, a document issued by China’s State offi...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 27, 2013
  • at 11:32 pm