Posts Categorized: Asia

7 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

It has been a week of acrimony, argy-bargy, attacks, censure, censoring, and criticism. Sounds like fun to us… [...]

  • July 8, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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WeChat to Get Voice and Video Calling in v4.2 Update

Tencent’s popular group messaging app WeChat – with its army of over 100 million users – looks set to get video and voice ...

  • July 6, 2012
  • at 4:50 pm
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More Support for Singaporean Entrepreneurs in China with ACE–Tsinghua Collaboration

Disclosure: Jason sits on the Steering Committee of ACE Beijing Chapter, as the chair of the research committee. Good news for Singaporean e...

  • July 5, 2012
  • at 8:15 pm
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CyberAgent Ventures to Open Korea Office and Investment Fund

We’ve received word from CyberAgent Ventures that it will launch a new investment fund in Korea this coming August, as well as a new offic...

  • July 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Groupon Singapore Officially Launches Its First-Ever Concept Store Today

As we reported two weeks back, Groupon Singapore officially opens its world’s first Groupon retail store in Singapore’s Suntec City Mall...

  • July 4, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Jiuxian Focuses on French Wines in New Push for Luxury Shoppers

The management team of Jiuxian, China’s top alcohol e-tailer, are off on a merry jaunt to France for a one-week fact-finding mission in wh...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 7:34 pm
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Meituan: $66 Million in Sales in June, Profitable by Year’s End

Many people are massively skeptical of Chinese group buy sites – both the sustainability of the industry as a whole, and the veracity ...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Anonymous Analytics: Qihoo is a “Fraud” That’s Hiding its Traffic Stats

Anonymous Analytics – the research wing of the hacker collective Anonymous – has produced its second-ever report [1] on a Chines...

  • July 2, 2012
  • at 11:28 pm
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Gobi Partners Invests In Corous360, Accelerates SEA Expansion Plans

Today, Gobi Partners has officially announced that it has invested S$1 million ($789,000) funding in Corous360, a Singapore-headquartered ga...

  • July 2, 2012
  • at 10:04 pm
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How Thai Football Fans Reacted to Euro 2012 Final on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Euro 2012 is all over after a spectacular win by Spain that gives them the extraordinary triple whammy of wins in the last World Cup and Eur...

  • July 6, 2012
  • at 9:45 pm
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BeliFurniture Helps You Buy Furniture Online

BeliFurniture, which means “buy furniture” in Bahasa Indonesia, is a startup that (surprise!) focuses on selling furniture online in the...

  • July 6, 2012
  • at 10:27 am
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Google Maps Web App Inaccessible in China When Using ‘HTTPS’

It appears that the secure ‘https’ version of Google Maps – at Maps.google.com – is now inaccessible, perhaps blocke...

  • July 5, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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6 Reasons Samsung, HTC, and Motorola Should Fear the New Wave of Chinese Smartphones

This year and last has seen a wave of smartphones and mobiles OSes being launched by Chinese web companies such as Alibaba (Aliyun), Qihoo, ...

  • July 4, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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Wego Makes Jakarta its HQ for Social Media and Mobile Product Teams

The travel search engine Wego has announced that its Kuningan office in Jakarta is to become its headquarters for the social media and mobil...

  • July 4, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Taobao Android App Store Launches, Might Solve App Payment Situation for China

Chinese Android users now have yet another alternative app store to choose from after the launch of Taobao’s new app market (pictured ...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 5:10 pm
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Mig33 Dreams Big in Indonesia and Beyond, Moves onto Blackberry and Android [INTERVIEW]

Mig33 is perhaps the largest mobile social network on feature-phones. The company is very ambitious as it now looks to expand its market rea...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Search Engine Sogou Mounts Stake Buy-Back From Alibaba

Back in August 2010, China’s Alibaba Group – the web company behind China’s biggest e-commerce sites – invested US$1...

  • July 2, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Yatra Acquires Travelguru to Boost Its Hotel Offerings

Travel is a hot industry. There are big companies who have gained success in China, and now we’re seeing the same trend following in I...

  • July 2, 2012
  • at 8:44 pm
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