Posts Categorized: Asia

Yes, Indonesia is incredibly complex for brands. But here’s how you can win the market

According to a McKinsey and Co report, some 90 million Indonesians will join the consumer class by 2030. That’s more than in any other eme...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests

FireChat, which purports to be an "off-the-grid" messaging app that lets people communicate sans internet connectivity, saw a surge in downl...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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This startup removes middlemen from logistics, connects clients and freighters directly

If you’ve ever tried to ship a container overseas, you probably know how complicated and expensive it can be. If you work at an ecomme...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 11:01 am
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Here’s how Indonesian telco Indosat is building the country’s startup ecosystem

By now, you may have heard about Jakarta’s Ideabox accelerator letting all eight of its second batch startup finalists into the program la...

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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How to cope with Indonesia’s murky business culture

A recent survey on ABC News showed that Australian business people have expressed an overall reluctance to do business in Indonesia. It was ...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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Vietnam plans to launch a nano satellite into orbit in 2016

Recently, Vietnam announced plans to send a 10 kilogram nano-satellite into orbit in 2016, according to Vietnamplus. This project is designe...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Will Vietnam ever take its internet seriously?

One of Vietnam’s five internet sea cables got cut once again this week, thus underlining the broken infrastructure that Vietnamese people ...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • September 14, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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eFishery, a smart aqualife feeding system, wins Jakarta’s Get in the Ring pitch competition

Eight Indonesian startups squared off today in Jakarta’s Get in the Ring (GITR) pitch competition at Pacific Place mall. The crowned winne...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:49 pm
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Singapore government asks prominent political news site TOC to get a license

The Singapore government stirred debate last year when it announced that influential news websites reporting local affairs must, if asked, r...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:55 pm
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15 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • September 28, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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A deeper look at Southeast Asia’s only two unicorns: VNG and Garena

VNG and Garena represent the two biggest tech companies out of Southeast Asia.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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25 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • September 21, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Startups in Asia can soon get free payment processing from PayPal and Braintree

You must be nominated by partners of the program though.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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Taking stock of Jakarta Founder Institute grads: Who’s still standing?

Now that the Jakarta Founder Institute (JFI) has been running since 2011, Tech in Asia feels its time to reflect on its progress, and take i...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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36 percent of Vietnam’s population owns a smartphone

Vietnam’s smartphone penetration recently hit 36 percent. That’s over 33 million people in 2014. What could this mean for the budding So...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 12:40 pm
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Startup Asia Jakarta: Event highlights that you can’t miss!

Register now with the early bird discount code!

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Why Apple Watch and Apple Pay are good news for startups

As usual, Apple's moves have a huge impact on startups. Fortunately, there are still plenty of opportunities in Asia.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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