Posts Categorized: Asia



Jiepang Makes a New Friend, Can Now Share Check-Ins to WeChat

Jiepang, one of China’s biggest check-in social networks, has a new buddy in the form of Tencent (HKG:0700), the country’s socia...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 9:41 pm
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Telunjuk Adds SMS Inquiry Feature to its Service

Telunjuk — a startup that provides a one-stop service price comparison for laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and plane tickets — ...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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Tech Meets Fashion with NFC, QR Codes, and Augmented Reality

Yesterday I dropped into the MobileAsiaExpo – which is still running in Shanghai through to Friday the 22nd – and got a look int...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 4:03 pm
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KakaoTalk Launches WP7 App Today, Games Center Coming Next Month [HANDS-ON]

KakaoTalk, the Korean-made messaging app that’s proving a hit at home and across Asia, now has a version of its app for Windows Phone ...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 9:37 am
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ARTX: The First Augmented Reality Event in Asia

ARTX 2012 is the “first augmented reality event” in Asia – so claims the organizer Augmented Reality & Co (AR & Co). The e...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 9:40 pm
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Welcome to the VIP Room: Sina Weibo Begins Charging Premium Users

Sina Weibo, China’s 300 million user strong Twitter-esque social network, now has a VIP subscription service that charges a membership...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 2:20 pm
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Apple Asks Autonavi to Guide its iOS 6 Maps for China

Apple has selected a Chinese mapping partner in the form of Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) to provide the local images and routes for its revamped M...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 11:20 am
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Hotel Finder Adds Budget Hotels, Hostels, Across China

Last year we were so impressed by the Hotel Finder app that we made a video demo of it (embedded below). And today we learn that the locatio...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 3:37 pm
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China Telecom Deal to Bring Cloud Gaming to Smart TVs

Chinese casual gaming fans will soon be able to put down their smartphones and instead pick up their remote controls. That’s because U...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 12:22 pm
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Online Support Grows for Indonesia’s Jailed ‘Facebook Status Atheist’

A court in West Sumatra, Indonesia, recently sentenced 30-year-old Alexander Aan to two and a half years in prison and a fine of $10,600 for...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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World’s First Groupon Store Confirmed, Coming to Singapore This July [UPDATED]

As some had expected would happen, Groupon Singapore will be launching Groupon’s (NASDAQ:GRPN) first-ever retail store on July 4, accordin...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Rumor: China’s Groupon Business to Merge with FTuan

The long-running saga over the fate of Gaopeng, Groupon’s (NASDAQ:GRPN) joint-venture in China (with Tencent) is not over yet, with th...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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No Deal! Lashou Withdraws Its US IPO Filing

One of China’s top daily deals site, Lashou, prides itself on selling attractive deals to its users. But its biggest ever deal –...

  • June 20, 2012
  • at 9:48 pm
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Tencent Takes Stake in Epic Games, Makers of Unreal Engine

As regular readers will know, Tencent (HKG:0700) is China’s online gaming king, in everything from casual games to MMOs, and by an eve...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 8:35 pm
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Want to Know More About the Online Travel Market? Check WITNext Summercamp

According to statistics released by PhoCusWright, the total travel tourism market’s expected worth in the Asia Pacific region is $294 bill...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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Subway Alarm Clock: The Must-Have App for Beijing’s Sleepy Commuters

In immense cities that never sleep, flinching from inadvertent brushes with the stern ghosts of fellow commuters, a seat; a moment of sleep....

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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BlackBerry Launches Camera-Less Phone for Singapore’s Military Service Youngsters

Singapore’s military service for its young men generally lasts around two years, and it places some stresses on those who takes part. ...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 1:25 pm
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6 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

Social media! Cash! Bribery! No, we’re not trying to bribe you to follow us on social media – though we’re delighted if you do ...

  • June 17, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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