Posted by Steven Millward

Pakistan’s Zameen

Pakistan’s Zameen braces for growing competition from every startup’s nemesis: Rocket Internet

In the online property listings niche, Zameen started early, founded by British-Pakistani entreprene...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 26, 2014
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MyMusicTaste

Inspired by crowdfunding craze, MyMusicTaste wants fans to decide where concerts take place

Could the collective voice of a nation’s music fans, amplified by the internet, persuade a musicia...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 25, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A month after raising $1.78 billion in its massive US IPO, Chinese ecommerce site JD is today totall...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 24, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
Myanmar Viber Facebook usage

Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Andro...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
WeChat transfer money to friends

WeChat users in China can now transfer money to each other

WeChat got a minor update on iOS overnight that adds in the ability for users to transfer money to e...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 24, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
China messaging apps

WeChat is crushing text messaging, people in China now only send about 1 SMS per day

New figures from China's MIIT show that people in China now send an average of 39.8 text messages pe...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 23, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
Vietnamese food

Foodie app Burpple gets major update, adds in ‘tastemakers’ and more personal curation

Burpple been cooking up a major revamp that’s available this afternoon as an update to the Burpple...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 23, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
Weibo Payment

Weibo’s mobile wallet will soon allow friends to send money to each other

More than six months after China’s Twitter-esque Sina Weibo launched a mobile wallet, the social n...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 20, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
After global success with clever photo app, Pakistan startup Groopic gets funding

After global success with clever photo app, Pakistan startup Groopic gets funding

The startup team behind Groopic, the clever photo app that puts the photographer back into the pictu...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 19, 2014
  • at 9:49 pm
Depth-VR 3D glasses

With Depth-VR, a Chinese startup wants to bring 3D and motion detection for cheap into gaming

A Chinese startup is working on a gadget that will bring an immersive, 3D experience to gaming for a...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 19, 2014
  • at 4:22 pm
HotelQuickly adds an extra 24 hours to last-minute hotel booking app

Last-minute hotel booking app HotelQuickly is no longer so last minute

Users of HotelQuickly, a popular last-minute hotel booking app, can now book one day ahead. The chan...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 19, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
Tujia series C funding

Tujia gets cozy $100 million funding to grow holiday home rental site in China and overseas

The Airbnb-esque Tujia got a monster series C funding to help grow its business in China and oversea...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 18, 2014
  • at 9:37 pm
Yu-Link co-working space in Shanghai

Shanghai’s Yu-Link is a co-working space that helps startups cut through China’s red tape

Not far from the bustle of Shanghai’s main railway station there’s a co-working space dedicated ...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 18, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
China Xiaozhu site like Airbnb

China’s budget-minded Airbnb clone gets $15 million in funding

One of China’s top Airbnb-like sites, Xiaozhu, has secured US$15 million in series B funding to he...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 17, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

Authorities in China are seeking to impose a fine of nearly $42 million on this renegade app. That w...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 17, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

China’s ecommerce titan Alibaba filed new information with the SEC overnight. It includes details ...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 17, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
China, smart body scales maker Picooc gets funding

China’s Picooc, maker of smart body scales, gets $21 million in funding

China-based health-tracking gadget maker Picooc, best known for its smart body scales, has raised US...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 16, 2014
  • at 4:50 pm
China Yongche

China’s top limo app set to expand overseas, wants to challenge Uber in the US

App-connected limo service Uber is about to meet a surprising new rival on its home turf. Chinese st...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 13, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm