Posts Categorized: Business

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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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A conversation with founder and CEO of CXA Group, Rosaline Koo (VIDEO)

Some of you loyal readers might recall that we started a female entrepreneurship series a couple of years back and attempted to bring some v...

  • May 12, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Despite cold shoulder from banks, China’s bitcoin exchanges find new ways to survive (UPDATED)

The prospect of rebuilding what was once the world's largest bitcoin market looks much more difficult, but not impossible.

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 8:45 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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Facebook’s business grows in China despite block, now preps to open an office in Beijing

In as little as a year, Facebook could have boots on the ground for the first time in China, even though the site they represent will remain...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 12:27 pm
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China’s Alibaba finally files for US IPO

The company is expected to raise more than US$15 billion, and Bloomberg estimates its valuation at US$170 billion.

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 9:05 am
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Baidu rebrands online finance service, introduces loans

Baidu today officially rebranded its financial services branch changing the name from "Baidu Licai" to "Baidu Jinrong"

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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