Posts Categorized: Asia


NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 4 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Tokopedia, Tencent, and Alibaba top the news this week. Here’s our staff favorites: Minh’s pick: Tokopedia, Indonesia’s leading C...

  • November 23, 2013
  • at 1:10 pm
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Can Viber really compete with Asia apps like Line and Kakao Talk? (LIVE BLOG)

With over 200 million users worldwide, many of whom are in Asia, Israeli messaging app Viber has established itself as a name to watch in th...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 2:58 pm
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How mobile startup Kii helps millions of app developers (LIVE BLOG)

Kii provides a backend-as-a-service for mobile developers who want to maximize revenue, gain global distribution, and turn their apps into f...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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Lessons learned from building Rocket Internet in Asia (LIVE BLOG)

Founded in Germany in 2007 later reaching Asia in 2011, Rocket Internet has established multiple e-commerce empires all over the world. Laza...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 1:31 pm
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How to raise money from investors (LIVE BLOG)

Tech in Asia’s Gwendolyn Regina Tan sat down with reps from Rocket Internet, Bubbly and Rakuten to talk investments in Asia. (Left to ...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 11:55 am
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Did Twitter just get blocked in Vietnam?

Twitter is showing hints of being blocked in Vietnam, and most people are just going to ignore it. There are barely any users there anyway.

  • November 20, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Why m-commerce could be the secret sauce for chat apps

Chat apps and their extensions will emerge as a key platform for retailers to tap into a massive mobile userbase and drive footfall into bri...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 9:09 am
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4 need-to-knows for Asian startups to attract international investors

We’ve written a fair number of startup failure stories. While some get back on their feet and learned from these experiences, some do no...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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10 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • November 17, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Discussion: Exit strategies for Asian startups – M&A and IPO (LIVE BLOG)

What are some exit strategies that Asian entrepreneurs should take note of? We have invited guests from both sides of the table — entr...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 4:35 pm
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Keynote: The state of e-payment in Indonesia (LIVE BLOG)

While e-commerce sites have been coming out in Indonesia, the majority of the consumers – 99 percent – are still largely reliant...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Unlocking the secrets of localization: how to build great apps for global users (LIVE BLOG)

Tuyen Nguyen, Google Mobile Publisher Advocate, took the stage at Startup Asia Jakarta 2013 to give the dirt on how to localize content whil...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Key elements that helped KakaoTalk grow (LIVE BLOG)

Asia is the not-so-secret sauce for the growth of messaging apps. This has been boosted by the fast-growing number of smartphone and tablet ...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 12:10 pm
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HWTrek, a Kickstarter-esque hardware crowdfunding service, launches in public beta

HWTrek, a Taipei-based crowdfunding service that specializes in hardware projects, launched in public beta today. Why specialize in hardware...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 1:20 am
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3 reasons why charging users with phone credits is a good idea

Coda Payments co-founder Paul Leishman explains three reasons why startups should seriously consider monetizing their products via phone cre...

  • November 20, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Asia online money transaction ecosystem from the eye of a PayPal competitor

Payoneer is a leading provider of global payout solutions, offering a simple way for individuals or businesses to send money to other people...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Bitcoin will change the world, but no one knows how

On a Friday morning in Singapore, an eclectic group of misfits gathered in a room to discuss Bitcoin, a digital currency that’s making...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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CTW - China tech news this week

18 must-read tech stories from China this week

Singles Day madness, more media censorship, and sex dolls – just another seven days in the world’s most populous country! Here&#...

  • November 17, 2013
  • at 6:24 pm
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