Posted by Steven Millward

E-Wheelchair Creators Raise $1 Million, Roll Closer to Shipping in 2014

While everyone’s talking about Tesla and Terra, there are plenty of other startups working on elec...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 17, 2013
  • at 11:49 am
HomeAway acquires Travelmob

Singaporean Startup Travelmob Acquired by HomeAway as US Firm Pushes Into Asia

Singapore-based home vacation rental startup Travelmob, which only launched into beta in early 2012,...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 17, 2013
  • at 9:55 am
Rocket Internet Gets $500 Million Funding

Watch Out Asia, Rocket Internet Reveals It Raised $1.3 Billion So Far This Year

Germany’s startup dynamo that’s plotting world domination, Rocket Internet, has netted $500 mill...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 16, 2013
  • at 5:07 pm
Zozotown

Japanese Fashion E-Commerce Site Zozotown Seeks a Boost in Merchant Numbers With New Acquisition

Fashion e-commerce is usually at the cutting-edge of online shopping. That’s again evident in Japa...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 16, 2013
  • at 4:25 pm
Xiaomi Mi2S launch

China’s Xiaomi Sells 7 Million Phones in First Half 2013, Pulls in $2.15 Billion Revenue

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is only in its second full year of production but already it’s churning...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 16, 2013
  • at 12:31 pm
91Waijiao funding

91Waijiao Connects Chinese With Foreign English Teachers, Gets $4 Million Funding

Education site 91Waijiao is a learning platform that connects Chinese of all ages with foreign Engli...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 16, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
Google China Boss John Liu

Google China Boss John Liu Quits, New Successor Named

It’s all change at the top at Google China as current country head John Liu will step down aft...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 15, 2013
  • at 9:12 pm
Shifu app for getting things done

Shifu Apps Wants to Be Your Non-Nagging, Life-Fulfilling Smartphone Sidekick

If you’ve got an iPhone or an Android smartphone, you’ve probably already got a voice assistant ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 15, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
Shanda Cloudary IPO 2013

Content With New Investment, Chinese E-Books Platform Cloudary Cancels US IPO Plan

We noted last week that Chinese e-books platform Cloudary wrapped up $110 million in funding. It see...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 15, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
RajaPremi Indonesia acquisition

Singapore’s Fatfish Internet Drives Into Indonesia With RajaPremi Acquisition

Singaporean startup meisters Fatfish Internet have made a move into Indonesia by acquiring, it is re...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 15, 2013
  • at 2:06 pm
EasyTaxi Lahore

EasyTaxi Pakistan Aims to Have 100 Lahore Cabbies Soon

Ahmed Khan, who runs Rocket Internet’s Azmalo, Zamudi, and Easytaxi Pakistan, tells us that from a...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 12, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
Rocket Internet, startups in Pakistan

How Rocket Internet is Getting Into Pakistan On the Ground Floor (INTERVIEW)

Germany’s Samwer brothers, the duo behind the startup dynamo that is Rocket Internet, love unf...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 12, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
Pakistan web and mobile stats 2013

Pakistan Now Has 125 Million Mobile Subscribers

Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority has revealed that the country has reached 125 million m...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 11, 2013
  • at 10:15 pm
HP Lenovo PC sales, 2013

Bow Down Before Your New Chinese Overlords: Lenovo Passes HP as World’s Top PC Maker

Lenovo has been heading towards this for a long time as its PC shipments rise relative to its strugg...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 11, 2013
  • at 4:46 pm
Weibo and Jingdong

Survey Finds That Sina Weibo Users Are Less Active This Year (CHARTS)

There comes a time when everything peaks – and then it’s all downhill from there. Accord...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 11, 2013
  • at 2:11 pm
Airizu closes

Rocket Internet’s Chinese Airbnb Clone Closes

In an entirely unsurprising move, Rocket Internet’s Airbnb clone for China, Airizu, has closed...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 11, 2013
  • at 12:48 pm
Cheapest and Priciest Countries in Asia For Apple Gadgets 2013

Check Out the Cheapest (and Priciest) Countries in Asia For Apple Gadgets

Our buddies on the design-oriented Hongkiat blog have done lots of number crunching and figured out ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 11, 2013
  • at 11:35 am
Australian e-store The Iconic

Rocket Internet’s Australian Fashion E-Store Pockets $26 Million in Funding

We often see Rocket Internet, the German startup dynamo, in action in Southeast Asia, but it’s...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 11, 2013
  • at 10:45 am