Posts Categorized: Asia



Tencent’s Group Messaging App WeChat Talks Its Way Into India

As if 100 million users isn’t enough for the world’s biggest group messaging app, now Tencent (HKG:0700) is pushing its WeChat i...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 4:43 pm
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China Telecom: 60 Million Users In Our App Store, More WP7 Stuff Coming

All three of China’s mobile telcos have their own app stores, offering up – and sometimes selling – a mix of mostly Androi...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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Kompas Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with Facebook Timeline

Kompas, the biggest and the most successful newspaper in Indonesia, celebrates the four-year anniversary of its online news portal with a ne...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 3:50 pm
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Japan’s Ad Giant Dentsu to Open Singapore Digital Agency Tomorrow

The Japanese advertising agency Dentsu (TYO:4324), which is one of the world’s largest advertisers, is expanding its reach even furthe...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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The Remember App Creates, Curates, and Celebrates Your Family Memories

I generally have a soft spot for apps that encourage family bonding, and the Remember app does just that. The Singapore startup positions it...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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Alibaba: One Million Aliyun Phones Sold Since Launch

Alibaba has announced that its Aliyun OS phones have surpassed the one million sales milestone, almost exactly 10 months after its launch la...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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Dropbox Brings Korean Language to Its Website and Apps, Ready for Galaxy S III Launch

The U.S.-based cloud storage site Dropbox has today launched a Korean-language version of its service. Users in Korea can make use of this r...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Sina Weibo’s New Credit System is Just a Number-Crunching Way to Ban Loose-Lipped Users

Sina Weibo’s new points-based ‘credit’ system is now live, representing a new sort of user contract in which microbloggers...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Wego Invests in Travel Startup Valadoo, Enlarges Presence in Indonesia

Wego, a travel search engine company here in Asia, has made an investment in Valadoo.com, a social commerce startup focused on curated trave...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 4:35 pm
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Bentley Asks China’s Weibo Users: Is Our SUV Hot or Not?

Whether legendary British automaker Bentley decides to make its first ever SUV could rest in the hands – or mouse-clicks – of Ch...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Yahoo Launches Ad Products in Southeast Asia, Focuses on Mobile

At an event this afternoon in Singapore, Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) has rolled out a whole bunch of advertising platform products for the first tim...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Google Brings the Ramayana Story to Life in Amazing New ‘Chrome Experiment’

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has created a new and pretty sweet ‘Chrome Experiment’ – an interactive visualization designed to sho...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Nintendo Says Japanese Authorities Have Arrested Alleged Game Pirate

According to Nintendo (TYO:7974), Japanese authorities in Aichi prefecture have arrested a ‘majikon’ vendor for suspected video ...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Thai Webmaster’s Conviction Means More Self-Censorship for Startups

Byron Perry is the founder of local news and reviews website Coconuts Bangkok. A landmark ruling on internet freedom in Thailand has caused ...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 11:39 pm
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The Rise of Social Media in China, With All-New User Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Here’s a useful infograp...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 4:21 pm
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Antonny Liem

Inside the Minds of Local Indonesian Investors [#StartupAsia Preview]

As June draws close, I’m getting excited about our Startup Asia Jakarta conference. With all the buzz we’re hearing about Indonesia, wha...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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A New Frontier for Chinese E-Commerce: Vietnamese Brides

You can buy pretty much anything on China’s thriving e-commerce sites. I bought my cat on Taobao [1]. And that’s not the only li...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 9:21 pm
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Malaysian Retailer Parkson Launches Luxury E-Commerce Site in China

Malaysia’s high-end department store chain Parkson (HKG:3368) has made a move into the luxury e-commerce market in China with the laun...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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