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Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

For real this time? Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

Samsung (005930:KS) said today that it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones in Indones...

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  • August 18, 2014
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Phew app for learning Burmese alphabet

Startup aims at Myanmar’s youngest of early adopters with educational iPad app

Phew is designed to help kids learn how to write the mellifluously flowing characters of the Burmese...

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  • August 16, 2014
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JD boosted by WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD gets online shopping boost from WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD, China’s second biggest ecommerce company, saw RMB63.0 billion (US$10.2 billion) in consumer sa...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 15, 2014
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You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platf...

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  • August 15, 2014
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China's new baby boom is a chance for ecommerce startups

2 kids estores in China get funding ahead of new baby boom

An estimated 16 million babies are born each year in China. Two million extra are on the way with Ch...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 15, 2014
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), acc...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 15, 2014
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UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

This allows people to grab a conventional, licensed Hong Kong cab – and pay for it via a cash-less...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 14, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

Tencent’s profit hit RMB 5.84 billion (US$948.26 million) in Q2, up 59 percent on the same period ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 13, 2014
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

WeChat reaches 438 million monthly active users as growth slows

WeChat is now at 438.2 million monthly active users (MAUs). The messaging app helped Tencent pull in...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
advice from App Annie

Hot or not? App Annie’s guide to worldwide app trends (#StartupAsia preview)

Yuji Kuwamizu, the Japan GM at App Annie, will present a keynote (in English) on the subject of Japa...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 13, 2014
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Ganji gets $200 million funding as China’s online classifieds battle heats up

The recent IPO of China’s top online classifieds site has sparked new competition in this very uns...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 10:48 am
LoveByte adds new lovey-dovey features as couples messaging app reaches 700k users

LoveByte adds new lovey-dovey features as couples messaging app reaches 700k users

The refreshed LoveByte app adds in a lot of sharing between couples - of your battery level, your lo...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
Changsu Lee from 5Rocks gives you app engagement tips and tricks (#StartupAsia preview)

Changsu Lee from 5Rocks gives you app engagement tips and tricks (#StartupAsia preview)

A complex nexus of app discovery, engagement, and monetization - those are the main challenges facin...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 11, 2014
  • at 4:28 pm
Sina Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Today the Weibo app got an update on iOS that enables video recording, uploading, and playing those ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 8, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
Guvera takes the fight to Spotify in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong

Guvera takes the fight to Spotify in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong

Music streaming service Guvera is taking the fight to Spotify in a bunch of Southeast Asian countrie...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 8, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
New crackdown on WeChat in China mandates real-name registration and other curbs

Want to use WeChat? You better ‘abide by the socialist system’

Authorities in China today issued interim provisions that crack down on WeChat and other messaging a...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
Xiaomi MiPad is a pretty package for just $240 - REVIEW

Xiaomi MiPad is a pretty package for just $240 (REVIEW)

The MiPad is Xiaomi's first ever tablet. Here's our review of this new Android-based MiPad before it...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2014
  • at 2:57 pm
Fleksy starts beta signups for Chinese keyboard on Android, iOS 8 version coming later

Fleksy starts beta signups for Chinese keyboard on Android, iOS 8 version coming later

Fleksy, the gesture-based keyboard for smartphones, is now ready for Chinese.

By Steven Millward

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  • August 7, 2014
  • at 10:58 am