Posted by Steven Millward

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

  • 0
  • 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

  • 1
  • 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

  • 0
  • July 11, 2013
  • at 10:45 am
Leaked photo of Xiaomi Mi3 and Xiaomi Red Rice

Leaked Photos Supposedly Show Xiaomi Mi3 and iPad Mini-Sized Xiaomi Tablet

Having sold over seven million Android-based smartphones in 2012, and planning to push that to 15 mi...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 10, 2013
  • at 9:15 pm
Flipkart funding

Flipkart Gets India’s Biggest Ever E-Commerce Investment, Nets $200 Million in Funding

This is big. This is India’s biggest ever e-commerce funding round. E-commerce titan Flipkart ...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 10, 2013
  • at 4:31 pm
Google Rolls Out Public Alerts in Taiwan

Ahead of Looming Typhoon, Google Rolls Out Public Alerts For Natural Disasters in Taiwan

Typhoons and flash floods are the two biggest natural disaster dangers in Taiwan’s tropical climat...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 10, 2013
  • at 4:06 pm
Uber in China

5 Reasons China is Crying Out For Uber

Bans, new regulations, public-sector challengers. China’s fledgling taxi app startups have had...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 10, 2013
  • at 1:49 pm
iQiyi and rivals smart TV

Is Baidu About to Boost its Video Site By Launching a Smart TV?

Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) video streaming site iQiyi – already boosted by the recent $370 mi...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 9, 2013
  • at 9:57 pm
Shanda Cloudary IPO 2013

Chinese E-Books Platform Gets $110 Million in Funding From Goldman Sachs and Temasek

Shanda Cloudary, the e-book, e-reader, and publishing division of Chinese web giant Shanda (formerly...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 9, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
HealthKart Plus, Indian startup

Despite Regulatory Hassles, India’s Healthkart Gets Huge Funding to Expand Medicine Sales

India’s HealthKart sells everything from vitamins to vital medicines via its online portal, but it...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 9, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
RAWR

With This New App We Can All Be Wide-Eyed, Pale-Skinned Manga Characters

There’s an especially big industry in Asia for beautification apps that can make their female user...

By Steven Millward

  • 0
  • July 9, 2013
  • at 12:45 pm
Ubuntu Touch in China

A Post-Android Future? One Chinese Telco Signs Up For Ubuntu’s Mobile OS

With Chinese authorities having already warned that the nation is too dependent on Google’s Androi...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 8, 2013
  • at 9:10 pm
HTC One sales 2013

End of An Era? HTC Shares Plunge, Now Worth Less Than in 2005

Markets and investors today passed their judgement on HTC’s Q2 earnings that were released las...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 8, 2013
  • at 4:17 pm

A Whole Lot of Flirtin’ Going On: Momo Reaches 50 Million Users

The China-made find-and-flirt app Momo has reached 50 million users. As revealed on Momo’s off...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 8, 2013
  • at 3:13 pm