Posted by Steven Millward

Air China In-Flight Wifi

Air China Rolls Out Free In-Flight Wifi But Bans Smartphones From Using It

China’s top national carrier Air China has rolled out free in-flight wifi for its passengers. But ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 4, 2013
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7 Major Challenges Holding Back Tech Ecosystems Across Asia - 2013

7 Major Challenges Holding Back Tech Ecosystems Across Asia

Despite the strength and diversity of Asia’s tech ecosystems, there are a lot of problems and ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 3, 2013
  • at 9:46 pm
India’s Flipkart opens its Paypal-esque e-payment service to the public

India’s Flipkart Launches E-Payment Platform For Merchants, Opening Later for Customers

Online payments are a big issue in India, where only two percent of the population are using e-payme...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 3, 2013
  • at 6:20 pm
WeChat Reaches 70 Million Users Outside of China

In Just 6 Weeks, WeChat Blasts from 50 Million to 70 Million Users Outside of China

Just six weeks after hitting 50 million, China-made messaging app WeChat has now reached 70 million ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 3, 2013
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malaysia and singapore haze crisis maps

Google Rolls Out ‘Southeast Asia Fires’ Map to Track Haze Across Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore’s air is not quite so saturated with burning wood particulates as it was two weeks ago, ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 2, 2013
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taxi apps in China

Beijing Reverses Ban on Extra Tariffs in Taxi Finder Apps, But Imposes Fee Limit

As seen in my colleague’s recent review of China’s top taxi finder app, such apps let potential ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 2, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
SuiShouFang, a sort of Evernote for Realtors

This Chinese App Aims to Be Evernote for Realtors

Evernote is great for many things, but for specialist uses that involve lots of photos and categoriz...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 2, 2013
  • at 12:55 pm
KakaoTalk 100 million

In a Major Milestone, Korean-Made KakaoTalk Reaches 100 Million Users

After three years and three months in action, the Korean startup KakaoTalk has surpassed 100 million...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 2, 2013
  • at 10:33 am
Apple’s App Store to Raise Prices in China

Apple’s App Store to Raise Prices in China Due to Strengthening Local Currency

Apps – just like pork, rice, and everything else – are getting pricier in China. For the...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 2, 2013
  • at 10:06 am
Line Officially Launches in India With New TV Ads

Line Officially Launches in India With New TV Ads (VIDEO)

Japan-made Line app is weighing in to the social messaging app battle in India by officially launchi...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 1, 2013
  • at 10:57 pm
Alibaba’s Yuebao Online Personal Finance Product

Alibaba’s New Online Personal Finance Product Hits 2.5 Million Users, $1 Billion Already Deposited

A few weeks ago it was interesting to see China’s e-commerce titan Alibaba move in to disrupt Chin...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 1, 2013
  • at 8:03 pm
Japan dating site

Your Cheating Heart: Extra-Marital Hook-Up Site AshleyMadison Launches in Japan

I suppose that any social network can be used for dating and hooking up – even for hook-ups of...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 1, 2013
  • at 4:22 pm
Netease Cloud Notes app

Evernote’s Biggest Rival in China is Way Ahead With 15 Million Users

We know that Evernote has four million users in China right now, but the nation is also home to a fe...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 1, 2013
  • at 3:18 pm
India’s NewsHunt App

India’s NewsHunt App Nearly Outflips Flipboard, Hits 10 Billion Page-Views

India’s top homegrown news reader app has hit 10 billion page-views, the startup revealed today. N...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 28, 2013
  • at 10:05 pm
Kissinger’s visit to Baidu

Forget Nixon in China, Here’s Kissinger in Baidu

This definitely isn’t Henry Kissinger’s first trip to China. The former US Secretary of ...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 28, 2013
  • at 4:26 pm
Weibo Users Can Change the Color of Beijing's Olympic Pool

Thanks to a Conceptual Artist, Weibo Users Can Change the Color of Beijing’s Olympic Pool

Most users of Sina Weibo or Tencent Weibo won’t realise this, but every time they use an emoticon ...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 28, 2013
  • at 3:59 pm
Google’s StreetView Guy Walking Around Japan’s Creepily Deserted Battleship Island

Watch Google’s StreetView Guy Walking Around Japan’s Creepily Deserted ‘Battleship Island’ (VIDEO)

Japan’s notoriously creepy Battleship Island – actually called Hashima Island – has be...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 28, 2013
  • at 12:48 pm
Uber Launches in Taiwan

Uber Launches in Taiwan, Its Second Asian Launch This Week

As was suggested by recent job recruitment ads, online car pick-up company Uber has expanded to Taip...

By Steven Millward

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  • June 28, 2013
  • at 11:51 am