Posts Categorized: Asia


ARTX 2012

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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GREE Invests in GeePlus, a One Month-Old Gaming Company

GREE (TYO:3632) announced today that it has purchased shares in GeePlus, a company that plans and develops social games in Japan. This major...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 9:53 pm
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VIPShop and Coo8 Say: Screw It, We’ll Deliver It Ourselves

Earlier this month we looked into the reasons behind two of China’s top e-commerce sites opting to deliver their own merchandise, subv...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 1:31 pm
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Microsoft Confirms Sina Weibo Integration in Windows 8

A Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) employee has confirmed in a company blog that Sina Weibo, the popular Twitter-like social network, will be fully i...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 8:36 pm
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Amid Food Safety Crisis, China’s Biggest E-Commerce Site Goes Organic

Tainted milk; dangerous additives fed to pigs; pork dipped in chemicals to make it seem fresher; contaminated baby’s milk powder; fake...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 12:00 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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Rumor: Baidu in Talks to Acquire Makers of UC Browser

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a web company in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a mobile strategy. And so there...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 2:31 pm
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Ahead of India’s E-Commerce Boom, MyGrahak Hopes to Raise $3.5 Million This Year

It’s still early days in the Indian e-commerce scene – despite the emergence of Flipkart – and so now is the time to inves...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Fuji Xerox Continues to Assist with Post-Disaster Document Recovery in Japan

According to a report from PC World, Japan’s Fuji Xerox has sent a team of 259 employees to Ishinomaki in Japan’s Miyagi prefect...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Hudong, China’s Wikipedia, Raises $50 Million in Funding

Hudong is China’s massive, crowd-sourced encyclopedic wiki – with 6.4 million articles to date – which is run as a for-pro...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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