Posts Categorized: Asia


Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

15 must-read tech stories in China this week

Did you miss your regular fix of China tech news this past week? Worry not! Grab a cup of coffee and peruse through these must-read stories!...

  • December 22, 2013
  • at 1:40 pm
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What is e-commerce going to look like in Vietnam in 2014?

Here's some of our predictions on what e-commerce will look like in 2014. It's going to be a big battle between verticals while Lazada stand...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 3:10 pm
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In its first flash sale in Hong Kong, Xiaomi sold 10,000 Hongmi devices in 36 seconds

Just when we start thinking Xiaomi is bound to cool off, it continues to keep us on our toes. Today Xiaomi held its first flash sale in Hong...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 4:32 pm
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This week, a brutal child murderer was hunted down in Thailand by social media

This week, the most talked about story in Thailand is the tragic news of a six-year-old girl named Cartoon who was kidnapped, raped, and kil...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 5:40 pm
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Six months ago this startup set out to change popular media in Taiwan. And it’s slowly happening.

Media might seem like one of the last industries an entrepreneur in Asia ought to enter. For one thing, the continent has never been known f...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 5:21 pm
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 6 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

I’ve been working hard on Tech In Asia’s new quiet project, Tech In Asia Vietnam, so haven’t been in the new cycle as of late, but acr...

  • December 15, 2013
  • at 2:29 pm
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The Great Xiaomi Debate? Not exactly. CCTV pits Lei Jun against Gree CEO to the tune of RMB 1 billion.

Yesterday, when Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ran its annual “Academy Awards for business” ceremony (think Forbes 500 but on TV), the o...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Indonesia has its own Cyber Monday with online shopping craze today

Approaching year’s end, 22 online retailers in Indonesia are participating in the National Online Shopping Day 2013 — the country’...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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7 startups in Southeast Asia that are impacting the 99 percent

Inequality is a big problem in Southeast Asia, with much of the population lacking adequate access to education, income, and job opportuniti...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 8 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Bitcoin gets nudged in China, Blackberry loses the last of its street cred, and Uber rides on – just another week at Tech in Asia! Her...

  • December 21, 2013
  • at 1:36 pm
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Why is Asia so awesome at Facebook engagement? Here are 3 explainers

Mashable has just released some exclusive data from Facebook on the social network’s ‘like’ and ‘share’ clicks from around the wor...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Unveiled: StarHub wants to disrupt Singapore’s tuition industry, and more

Singapore’s tuition industry, where parents hire private tutors to give their kids the extra edge for school examinations, stood at S$...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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With Ensogo founders’ backing, Thai startup WhatsNew aims to outdo Rocket Internet

Have you heard of Quidsi? The name might not be too familiar, but it might ring a bell when I say it’s an American company that owns and o...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 6:10 pm
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66 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • December 15, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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China tech news this week

12 must-read tech stories in China this week

Even as China is touching the moon with its lunar mission, plenty is happening on Earth: the country’s Great Firewall is extending its...

  • December 15, 2013
  • at 1:42 pm
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Autonomous drones could’ve helped contain riots in Singapore and Thailand

In the past few weeks, the world had its eyes on Southeast Asia as Thailand and Singapore were engulfed in riots. In Thailand, tens of thous...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 8:48 pm
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New mobile marketplace app Duriana raises $800,000 from Dealguru Holdings

Mobile marketplace app Duriana today announced that it has raised S$1 million ($800,000) from e-commerce group Dealguru (who is also the com...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Korean web giant Naver acquires makers of Whoscall

Korean web giant Naver has acquired Gogolook, the Taiwan-based startup behind Whoscall, a popular app in East Asia that identifies the origi...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:55 pm
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