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WeChat and Alibaba hit as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

WeChat and Alibaba hit roadbumps as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued an edict late yesterday that bans two particular thin...

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  • March 14, 2014
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Rdio set to launch in India after acquiring failed local music streaming startup

Rdio set to launch in India after acquiring failed local music streaming startup

Music streaming service Rdio is set to launch in India after acquiring local startup Dhingana, which...

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  • March 14, 2014
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As Chinese snap up more overseas property, Juwai grows to 1.5 million active users

As Chinese snap up more overseas property, Juwai grows to 1.5 million active users

When we first looked at Juwai two years ago, we immediately thought, yes, this makes a lot of sense....

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  • March 14, 2014
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China food delivery

Online food ordering service Meican gets $10 million funding to grow in China

Online food ordering site Meican has secured US$10 million in series B funding to help it grow and e...

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  • March 13, 2014
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Hong Kong startup makes stylish ebikes for global market

Startup makes electric bikes that are the perfect blend of hi-tech and hipster

Electric bikes are a great way to take the pain out of cycling for those who want to avoiding jumpin...

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  • March 12, 2014
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Asia online shopping spending 2014 and 2015

These numbers from Asia’s half-trillion dollar ecommerce market will blow your mind (INFOGRAPHIC)

Take the world’s most populous continent and combine it with one of the best things about the ...

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  • March 12, 2014
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Quikr India

Quikr gets $90 million funding as it battles to be India’s top classifieds site

Indian online classifieds site Quikr has secured $90 million in funding. It’s the fifth major ...

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  • March 12, 2014
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2 of China's web giants want to become banks as China reforms banking industry

2 of China’s web giants want to become banks as China reforms banking industry

China is set to launch a trial program to shake up the nation’s state-owned banks, allowing fi...

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  • March 11, 2014
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Codoon Smartband - After a long wait, China's controversial Jawbone Up clone is up for pre-order

China’s top wearable tech startup nets $10 million in funding, but looks to be falling behind the competition

Codoon, the Chinese wearable tech maker, has received RMB 60 million – nearly $10 million R...

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  • March 11, 2014
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Weekend reading: 6 top news stories on Tech in Asia

Eight of our bloggers have selected these six tech stories as must-read articles for your weekend re...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 9, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
China tech news this week

9 must-read tech stories in China this week

Plenty of Xiaomi and WeChat news to keep you entertained this week, as well as some weirder stories ...

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  • March 8, 2014
  • at 10:29 am
bitcoin in japan

Japan rules on bitcoin, says it’s not a currency

Prompted by the turmoil surrounding the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, Japan’s governme...

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  • March 7, 2014
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Xiaomi Mi3 in black

Xiaomi’s Mi3 sells out in 2 minutes in Singapore debut, but no word on how many phones available

Xiaomi started selling its flagship phone, the Mi3, in Singapore today. As Xiaomi prefers to sell vi...

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  • March 7, 2014
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India's top tablet brands

4.14 million new tablets shipped in India last year, iPad is third most popular

Gadget manufacturers shipped 4.14 million tablets in India in 2013, according to new data from IDC t...

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  • March 6, 2014
  • at 10:25 pm
Viber app

Rakuten wants to see Viber getting a million new users per day

Last month, Rakuten (JSD:4755) acquired Viber messaging app in a $900 million deal as the Japanese e...

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  • March 6, 2014
  • at 2:50 pm
Qihoo apps return to iOS App Store after lengthy ban

Qihoo’s year-long ban from Apple’s App Store is over, some apps reappear

Chinese web company Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU), makers of China’s second most popular search engine, la...

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  • March 6, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
India elections 2014 debated on Facebook

Facebook creates election tracker as a guide for India’s 814 million eligible voters

India has 814 million eligible voters for the upcoming national election, Indian authorities reveale...

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  • March 5, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
3D printing people in China

I really want this Chinese store to make me a 3D-printed mini-me

3D printing can do a lot of things. Once it becomes more mainstream, it could save lives with 3D-pri...

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  • March 5, 2014
  • at 6:33 pm