Posts Categorized: Business


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Southeast Asia’s most expensive app also provides free textbooks for students. This is the story of Mahoni

Would it surprise you to know that a digital law text library is the most expensive app in Southeast Asia? Ginting Sadtyono, co-founder of S...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Book review: How to Start a Business Without Any Money

Although How To Start a Business Without Any Money was published in 2012 (a lifetime ago in our frenetic, tech-driven existence), the book i...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 5:47 pm
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The Change School in Bali helps entrepreneurs slow down to speed up

Most entrepreneurs see a company with the word “ventures” tacked onto the end and naturally assume it’s a VC or private equity firm, a...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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1 year and $92 billion later, Alibaba’s massive mutual fund starts to stagnate

Yuebao now holds RMB 574 billion (US$92 billion) in assets. That makes it the fourth-largest money market fund in the world.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
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This entrepreneur wants to set chefs free by making them their own boss (VIDEO)

We continue our Lady E series this month, featuring the founder of Clubvivre, Maria Kuvshinova. In essence, Clubvivre is a platform for user...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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China’s biggest job search site Zhaopin debuts on US stock market

The fresh stock performed well, opening at $14.51, rising 16 percent to US$15.67 by midday, and settling to $14.65 at the closing bell.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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GMO Payment Gateway partners with 2C2P to launch in Thailand

GMO Internet Group online payment service provider, GMO Payment Gateway Inc. has announced the Thai launch of its of global payment processi...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Which Chinese tech companies benefit from cyber security row with US?

China's spat with the US could be an opportunity for it to take steps toward weaning the country off of foreign tech and replace it with hom...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Gree Ventures adds $50M to invest in startups across Asia

Tokyo-based Gree Ventures announced the initial closing of its second fund earlier today, valued at 5 billion yen (approximately US$50 milli...

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 11:18 am
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10 of Indonesia’s most active venture capital firms

Investors are quick to show interest in Indonesia, but very few actually decide to jump in with both feet, as the country poses a high risk,...

  • July 26, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm
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Bareksa is Bloomberg for beginners, changes the game for online trading in Indonesia

In Sanskrit, “Bareksa” is the word for “tree.” As the saying goes, money doesn’t grow on trees. In Jakarta, however, that no longe...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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This startup is solving Indonesia’s mobile payments problem, bypassing banks altogether

Indonesia is a country where 12.5 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and nearly one third of locals don’t have access ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 5:49 pm
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Lost cause or comeback king? BTC China CEO Bobby Lee on the state of Bitcoin in China

"Bitcoin is not easy," he says, but maintains the challenges that Bitcoin faces in China right now are only temporary.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Alibaba’s updated IPO prospectus reveals new details about UCWeb acquisition

The deal cost Alibaba US$479 million in cash and 12.3 million company shares for the remaining one-third of UCWeb.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Never made a profit? Don’t worry. Here are 5 US-listed Chinese tech companies that haven’t, either

In China, some of the biggest tech companies still aren't turning profits, instead emphasizing investments, R&D, marketing, and, of course,...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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China’s top car rental site files for IPO to raise $400 million, but chooses Hong Kong over New York

There seems to be no stopping Chinese tech IPOs this year. Yet another big one is coming up from China Auto Rental, the country's top self-d...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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8 million students in Thailand to get access to Microsoft Office 365 for Education

Thailand’s OBEC and Microsoft announced an agreement whereby the two will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers with access to M...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 1:31 pm
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Chinese net giant Baidu faces call for boycott in Thailand (UPDATED)

A number of Thai netizens are not happy that certain computer stores have pre-installed Baidu’s Antivirus software onto their Windows mach...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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