Posts Categorized: Asia



Startup Asia Jakarta 2012 in an Infographic

We’ve received many emails asking when if we were going to post our Startup Asia Jakarta infographic. And here it is, with design credits...

  • June 26, 2012
  • at 5:10 pm
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Rumor: Ctrip Acquires Travel E-Commerce Rival Feeyo

There’s a rumor in the online travel industry in China that one of its giants, Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP), is about to acquire its smaller Ch...

  • June 26, 2012
  • at 3:05 pm
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Quafrica Guides Chinese Travelers Around Africa, In Luxury

There’s another contender in the luxury travel e-commerce sector in China in the form of Quafrica, which specializes in adventure tour...

  • June 25, 2012
  • at 4:01 pm
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Flipboard for Android ‘China Edition’ Launches, Comes to 2 Startup App Stores

Here’s another milestone for Flipboard in China, with the official launch today of Flipboard for Android ‘China Edition.’ ...

  • June 25, 2012
  • at 11:54 am
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Asia-Pacific Leading Trend That’ll See Mobile Devices Overtake PCs

Aliza Knox, managing director of commerce for Google Asia-Pacific, pointed out at CommunicAsia 2012 Singapore earlier this week that mobile ...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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Optus Innov8 Seed Program: Turning Australian Startups Towards Asia

Remember back in February we wrote about an absence of capital in the startup scene there, generally because Australian VCs are risk adver...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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Equinix Pumps US$28.5M into Expansion of Singapore 2 Data Center

According to the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore is home to approximately half of South East Asia’s data centers. An...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 10:55 am
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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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Chinese Phone-Maker Xiaomi Secures $216 Million in Series C Funding

It has just been announced by Lei Jun, founder and CEO of the disruptive startup phone-maker Xiaomi, that the company has secured a staggeri...

  • June 26, 2012
  • at 4:27 pm
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360Buy’s Express Delivery Trucks Ready to Hit the Road After Government Approval

We reported recently on a significant strategic shift in China’s e-commerce industry whereby a number of leading e-tailers wanted to s...

  • June 26, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Multiply Indonesia Lets You Form a Virtual Queue for the Newest Gadgets

Good news for gadget lovers out there as Multiply Indonesia recently announced its new feature, the Virtual Queue. This offers the potential...

  • June 25, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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Can You Measure Happiness? Freehap App Aims to Do So

Wanna be happy? There’s an app for that. Well not exactly, but an app with the ambitious goal of making the world a happier place has ...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 9:15 pm
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Indonesia Mobile Ad Market Doubles in a Year, Android Growing Fastest [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here is an interesting infographic from InMobi about the Indonesian mobile landscape, comparing the current scene up to May 2012 compared wi...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 3:44 pm
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Hubblr Launches Out of Beta, Ready to Handle Your Social Marketing to China

Last winter we looked at Hubblr, a dashboard for global social marketing that includes support for China’s Sina Weibo as well as Twitt...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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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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