Posts Categorized: Asia

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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China’s Top 4 Cloud Notes Services, Including Evernote [USER STATS]

New user number stats for the main cloud notes services in China reveal that Evernote has made a great impact in the mere two months since i...

  • July 2, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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WP8 to Bring Marketplace and App Hub to More Countries: Here’s the Asia List

Now that the world knows that Windows Phone 8 (WP8) will roll out later this year, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is also keen [1] to let people kn...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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Foxconn Looks Into Indonesia, Could Create 1 Million Jobs

[UPDATE on July 16th: In response to the numerous reports citing that Foxconn’s going to invest in Indonesia, the manufacturing company ha...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Well That Was Fast: New York Times’ Weibo Account Now Suspended [UPDATE: Or Not]

UPDATE (June 27, 17:41): Well, things are certainly taking a turn for the weird. The New York Times Weibo account now appears to be back aga...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 12:52 pm
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New York Times Joins Weibo, Starts Chinese News Edition Tomorrow

The New York Times, the august newspaper turned digital media company, is venturing onto thin ice brave new territory tomorrow with the laun...

  • June 27, 2012
  • at 5:01 pm
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Singapore Startup Dropmysite Acquires US-Based OrbitFiles.com

Just this April, Singapore-based Dropmysite announced that it crossed half a million users. Two months on, it has just acquired OrbitFiles,...

  • June 27, 2012
  • at 1:00 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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I’ll Drink to That: China Gets First Specialist Beer E-Commerce Site

I was waiting for this day. And here it is. China’s vibrant – and increasingly niche – e-commerce sector now has a site just for buyin...

  • July 2, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Spec by Spec: China’s 5 Hottest Homegrown Smartphones

China’s web companies want to go mobile. And to that end, many are creating their own phones that carry their own mobile platforms, se...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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With Government Backing, China Close to a Netflix-Like Video Subscription Site

A deal between state-backed China Movie Channel and Jiaflix will bring a Netflix-like video subscription service to consumers in China later...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
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Desperately Seeking Customers: Chinese Dating Site Jiayuan Turns to E-Commerce

In the battle to turn users into paying customers, the Chinese dating site Jiayuan (NASDAQ:DATE) has come up with a new tactic. It has partn...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Mobile Phones Lead Internet Growth in Indonesia, Entertainment Industry Tops the Market

Yahoo (NASQAQ:YHOO) working together with TNS Net Index, has just released its annual study about internet user behavior in Indonesia. Hansa...

  • June 27, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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With An Eye on Angry Birds in China, An Animated Orange Raccoon Gets Funding

A-Li is a cutesy orange raccoon that lives in Dream City, loves grapefruit, and is best friends with Big Bear. Look how adorable he is. Don&...

  • June 27, 2012
  • at 1:32 pm
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Summon Auntie Upgrade Lets you Message Car Owners by their Plate Number

Summon Auntie, an app to help Singaporean drivers evade parking meter attendants, has officially launched the fifth version of its app. It h...

  • June 27, 2012
  • at 10:40 am
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