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Bringing Kaskus to the next level (Startup Asia Preview)

Kaskus is easily one of the most well known internet brands of Indonesia. A giant discussion forum c...

By Willis Wee

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  • November 5, 2013
  • at 5:38 pm

Vietnamese man receives 15-month sentence for Facebook posts

A Vietnamese man just received a 15 month suspended sentence for his posts on Facebook. This may set...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 30, 2013
  • at 7:52 pm
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Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky: make 100 people love your product

Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO at Airbnb was onstage last Friday with Sequoia Capital’s Yinglan ...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:38 am
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Opera’s mobile store passes 75 million monthly user benchmark, with India and Indonesia as hotspots

Opera Mobile Store sees over 75 million monthly visitors and serves over 140,000 apps, with India an...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 24, 2013
  • at 3:48 pm
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Baby e-store Tororo is the new startup from Kaskus CEO Ken Dean Lawadinata

Tororo.com, an e-commerce site that sells baby products online, is Kaskus CEO’s Ken Dean Lawadinat...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 21, 2013
  • at 10:34 am
Chinese makers of Fishing Joy raise $50 million in funding

Chinese mobile gaming company formerly called CocoaChina raises $50 million

Chinese mobile gaming giant Chukong Technologies – formerly called CocoaChina – revealed...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 18, 2013
  • at 10:19 pm
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Apple confirms 10-key Pinyin keyboard only for iPhones in HK and China

In Hong Kong and China specifically, many are frustrated with the existing iOS 7 10-key pinyin keybo...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 17, 2013
  • at 5:34 pm
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Softbank and GungHo have acquired 51% of Supercell for $1.53 billion (Updated)

Update: Included Softbank’s reasons for the transaction below. The news was first tweeted by a...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 15, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
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Adeo Ressi to host Founder Hotseat Webinar at Tech in Asia

Aspiring entrepreneurs take note! If you wish to have a chance to pitch to Adeo Ressi, founder and C...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 15, 2013
  • at 3:32 pm
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Foxconn to PS4 interns: You can terminate your participation at any time

Foxconn has responded to last night’s report, which went viral while Asia is asleep, that alleged ...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 10, 2013
  • at 7:08 pm
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Fun Run has 10M monthly active gamers; Israel and Singapore among top countries

Fun Run is a simple Mario Kart-like game downloaded by over 30 million users on their Android or iOS...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 10, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
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Puzzle and Dragons clone Tower of Saviors hits 7M downloads, daily ARPPU at $40

Puzzle and Dragons is doing well, with over 19 million users, generating over $4 million in revenue ...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 7, 2013
  • at 9:58 am
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Lessons and impact: the Rocket Internet empire in Asia

Rocket Internet is an incubator that hatches online businesses across the world. In Asia, Stefan Jun...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 3, 2013
  • at 9:38 pm
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HipVan’s investors include celebrity Jade Seah and new VC Silicon Straits

Design-oriented e-commerce startup HipVan has just confirmed its list of investors including Singapo...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 3, 2013
  • at 9:13 pm
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First results in for mini-blog Mig33: 180,000 daily active users, 4M messages sent daily

Back in August, Mig33 said that it’s evolving to become a mini-blogging platform. While there are ...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 3, 2013
  • at 5:08 pm
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Google Play’s app vending machine could work well in Southeast Asia

If the Google Play Android vending machines could accept cash or coins as payment, it could work ver...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 2, 2013
  • at 11:28 am
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Can Blackberry Messenger be a mobile games platform?

This gaming post was originally published on our new sister site Games in Asia, which you should tot...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 1, 2013
  • at 12:08 pm
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It’s official: Games in Asia is up, available in English and Indonesian

After months of hard work, we’ve finally got Gamesinasia.com up and running (Now fellows, bookmark...

By Willis Wee

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  • October 1, 2013
  • at 9:38 am