Posts Categorized: Asia

TradeHero raises $10 million in capital, with a keen eye on China

Singapore-based startup TradeHero today announced it has raised $10 million funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers China fund (KPCB Chi...

  • September 27, 2013
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Failure versus face: how can Asia produce startups despite its culture?

Living in Asia, you definitely know what losing face is. How can a culture that is so obsessed with face still produce startups?

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 6:33 pm
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Vietnam’s Facebook penetration hits over 70%, adding 14 million users in one year

Facebook penetration across Asia is staggering, and arguably the most staggering is Vietnam. It's the leader in the region.

  • September 25, 2013
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Line releases app update that includes video calling and Vine-esque video

Line, the Japanese messaging platform that keeps growing and growing, today released an updated version of its app that comes stacked with n...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 6:20 pm
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China’s Facebook ban to be removed in Shanghai’s free-trade zone

China will lift its ban on sensitive international websites like Facebook, Twitter, and the New York Times within the perimeters of Shanghai...

  • September 24, 2013
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Single-page sites are hot. Website builder Strikingly lets you make them easily

The single-page site is trending in web design (check out some examples), and it’s easy to see why. Aside from the novelty factor, si...

  • September 24, 2013
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Twitter sets its sights on Hong Kong and Taiwan, posts job listing for “Greater China”

Twitter is looking to expand its influence into Hong Kong and Taiwan, as indicated by a recent job opening posted on its website, for a ful...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 7:36 pm
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IDC: Taiwan smartphone shipments down 9 percent in Q2, but up 6 percent annually

IDC recently released its report for 2013 Q2 phone shipments in Asia Pacific. In Taiwan, growth continues to be strong, despite weaker perfo...

  • September 23, 2013
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

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

China is huge on our radar this week. In the land of the Internet giants, Qihoo is looking beyond China, and Tencent became as valuable as F...

  • September 21, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Evernote jumps into e-commerce and physical goods, launches Evernote Market in Japan, US, Canada

Evernote is well known for its note-taking and productivity apps, but today it has made a striking move into the world of atoms by launching...

  • September 27, 2013
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Google Play Books moves to 9 new Asian territories including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) brings its Play Books store to nine new Asian countries today as it deepens the breadth of its app store for Android de...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 12:01 pm
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Alibaba purchases Chinese cloud service provider Kanbox for an undisclosed sum

Kanbox, a leading cloud storage provider in China, has been fully acquired by e-commerce titan Alibaba for an undisclosed sum. According to ...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 1:26 pm
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China’s Taobao launches regional e-shopping site for Southeast Asia

Update: More information from the media event has been added. Taobao, the popular consumer-to-consumer shopping site from China, announced t...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Popular music-streaming app Spotify adds Taiwan to its roster of Asian countries

Spotify, the popular music-streaming service, has launched in Taiwan this morning. According to the www.spotify.com/tw site, the service h...

  • September 24, 2013
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UN Report: this is how mobile and broadband penetration are growing in Asia

Mobile broadband is projected to reach seven billion subscriptions globally in 2018. Likewise, the number of broadband subscriptions in the ...

  • September 23, 2013
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Has Xiaomi redacted the Communist red star from its mascot?

The hiring of Hugo Barra as Xiaomi’s new head of global operations seemed to confirm that the Chinese phonemaker has global ambitions, and...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 4:02 pm
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Asian tech startups list

50 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • September 22, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Report: more Asians buying video games with e-wallets

Japan’s video games and social gaming market was worth over $8 billion last year, with many of the game buyers coming from across Asia. ...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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