Posts Categorized: Asia


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Mobile chat app Line wants to take over the world, but faces a long road ahead.

At Line’s annual event in Tokyo last August, leaders announced it would roll out channels for shopping, music, and video calls, first for ...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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oDesk bridges talent gap in Australia with oDesk Upstarts

Online freelancer marketplace oDesk today launches oDesk Upstarts in Australia, a startup accelerator partnership program that helps startup...

  • September 19, 2013
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App Annie raises $15 million from Sequoia Capital, sees Asia as important region

Data analytics tool App Annie today announced it has closed a $15 million funding round. The series C round was led by Sequoia Capital’s U...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 7:29 pm
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Chinese actor tests out paid membership tier for fans in WeChat

In the past few days, Chinese tech and entertainment journalists alike have turned their attention to the WeChat account of handsome Chinese...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 2:49 pm
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Office and service provider vOffice widens its Asian scope, lands in the Philippines

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises make up 99.6 percent of all businesses in the Philippines. Keen to tap into this huge number of sm...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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A tale of two Asias: it’s a new era for startups across Asia

Asia cannot be ignored. It's the biggest region in the world and it's waking up. Investment is criss crossing the region and startups are ta...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Nielsen report: the smartphone adoption gap in Asia Pacific

Last year, a Google representative from the Asia Pacific predicted that mobile devices will slowly overtake PCs in the region. While this h...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Stephanie Chai of Luxe Nomad: I’m earning less than in modeling, yet strangely happier

In a male-dominated world of tech startups, travel flash sales site TheLuxeNomad is an oddity. Its CEO and founder, Stephanie Chai, has rai...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week in Tech in Asia

While the week was marked by Apple’s newest iPhones, there were still plenty of other things for us to ponder this week: a new chapter for...

  • September 14, 2013
  • at 2:48 pm
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The new Apple iOS7 is here and there’s a special upgrade for Thais

I bet over half of Tech in Asia readers have upgraded their devices to iOS7 already. I, for one, stayed up until 12:01 Thailand time last ni...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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7 characteristics of Silicon Valley you won’t find in Asia

Here's 7 things our editor, Minh, noticed while traveling around the Silicon Valley for a week. Clearly, Asia is not the Valley and here's a...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Swearing, nudity, and language barriers: one startup’s baptism of fire in Myanmar

Squar is at the cutting edge of Myanmar's internet evolution. It's bore witness to the swearing, nudity, and more out of the new internet us...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Let’s see what Square Enix Smileworks is working on in Indonesia

We recently wrote about Square Enix coming to Indonesia, and now we can see what it’s working on. Square Enix has permanently settled...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Baidu’s share of China’s search engine market continues its descent as Qihoo rises

CNZZ has released August’s stats for China’s search engine space, and the numbers show that Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) continues its slow but s...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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How Asia’s messaging apps will blossom as mobile platforms

Joshua Kevin is a former blogger at Tech in Asia and former community manager at KakaoTalk Indonesia. Now, he’s working on his own startup...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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The top 10 Youtube ads in Asia in 2013

Brands are arriving in Asia in a big way and at the forefront of that are Youtube ads, click here and check out the top 10 of this year.

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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8 must-read tech stories in China this week

It's Sunday, so it must be time to collect together our top China tech news stories from the week. Here goes.

  • September 15, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Gaming industry turns to Indonesia: Square Enix collaborates with Agate Studio

Agate Studio recently released web-based real-time strategy game Sengokuixa in Indonesia. To the surprise of many indonesian gamers, develop...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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