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6 awesomely disruptive companies you’ll meet at Startup Asia Singapore

6 awesomely bold companies you’ll meet at Startup Asia Singapore (PREVIEW)

For every Samsung, Amazon, or YouTube, there are dozens of scrappy startups trying to trip up the we...

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  • March 25, 2014
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on mobile payments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on online payments

Mobile commerce, online savings funds, and QR code-based m-payments are all under threat in China ri...

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  • March 24, 2014
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Meiaoju - New startup joins China's overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

New startup joins China’s overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

Earlier this month, a new site launched in China that helps eager buyers find overseas property. Tha...

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  • March 24, 2014
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China property

Tencent boosts ecommerce business yet again with $180 million stake in property portal

Chinese web giant Tencent has paid US$180 million to take a 15 percent stake in a major real estate ...

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  • March 21, 2014
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New crowdsourced jobs site helps Japanese mothers get some income without joining the rat race

Japan is the worst developed country for working mothers as horrendous working hours combine with a ...

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  • March 21, 2014
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Mt. Gox finds 200,000 bitcoins

Mt. Gox finds 200,000 bitcoins down the back of the couch

The ongoing Mt. Gox controversy got even weirder today as the Bitcoin exchange announced it has foun...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 21, 2014
  • at 12:47 pm
Shanghai 4G

China Mobile says most of its 4G subscribers are using iPhones

“Most of our 1.34 million 4G users are using an iPhone,” said China Mobile chairman Xi G...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 20, 2014
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China Mobile's telco in Pakistan reaches new milestone with 25 million subscribers

China Mobile’s telco in Pakistan reaches 25 million subscribers, but still an also-ran

Zong is Pakistan’s fourth biggest mobile telco. While that’s not remarkable in itself, i...

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  • March 20, 2014
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14 Hong Kong fashion shopping sites

14 online fashion stores, from cheap to couture, for Hong Kong shoppers

Hong Kong is known for its shopping and for being a hip and fun place – yet it’s still s...

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  • March 20, 2014
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Tencent earnings report

Tencent: $3.15 billion in profit in 2013 as company shifts focus to mobile, ecommerce

China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has just published its Q4 and full-year 2013 earnings report, full ...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:59 pm
Line now has 400 million registered users

WeChat sees resurgent growth, now has 355 million active users

Chinese web titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has just put out its Q4 2013 earnings report. Amidst the financ...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 19, 2014
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Waygo app

After scanning 1 million Chinese phrases last year, visual translator app Waygo adds support for Japanese

Waygo, the visual translator app that impressed us back in 2012, has undergone a major update so tha...

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  • March 19, 2014
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Shanghai 4G

China Unicom finally rolls out 4G, but confusion reigns over dual LTE strategy

China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762) punched above its weight in the 3G era, closely challenging the be...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 18, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Hugo Barra visits Foxconn, teases Xiaomi launches across Latin America

Hugo Barra, the former Googler who moved to Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi, has just teased Xiaomi’...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 18, 2014
  • at 1:52 pm
China's central bank considering tough regulations on online payments

After last week’s clampdown, China reportedly considering tough regulations on online payments

Late last week, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) moved to curb the rapid growth of online payment...

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  • March 18, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
Giant Interactive to delist from NYSE

Chinese gaming company Giant Interactive to go private after $3 billion buyout of shareholders

While Chinese tech titans like Alibaba and Sina Weibo are set to IPO in the US, gaming company Giant...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 17, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
World Startup Wiki launches

Brand-new World Startup Wiki wants to be the Lonely Planet guide for entrepreneurs

At the start of 2013, American entrepreneur Bowei Gai embarked on a voyage across 36 cities in 29 co...

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  • March 17, 2014
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Darjeeling tea - Teabox

India’s Teabox gets funding to ship tea direct to your doorstep

India is the world’s second largest tea producer, yet it lacks any homegrown premium global te...

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  • March 17, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm