Posts Categorized: Business


Thai startups

How Overseas Startups Can Enter Thailand and Get Government Support

Julian Leitner, founder and former CEO of Zalora Thailand, a Rocket Internet company, recently started legal advisory firm Stein focusing on...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 8:05 pm
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No Chrome, No Firefox: Why Chinese Online Banking Still Requires Internet Explorer

Banks in any country aren’t generally known for being on the technological cutting edge — my American bank’s banking platf...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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China's daily deals market 2013

China’s Daily Deals Market Hits $1.7 Billion in Q1, Not So Fragmented Any More

It’s time to check back in with China’s massive daily deals industry and see how all the Groupon-like sites are progressing in Q...

  • May 27, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Line app censors Chinese words

Discuss: Is Line Wrong to Censor Politically Sensitive Words in China?

Is Line wrong if it were to really censor politically sensitive words in China?

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Tencent to Open Malaysia Office: Good News for Malaysian Startups?

Tencent to Open Malaysia Office: Good News for Malaysian Startups?

The overseas expansion of Chinese tech giant Tencent continues, following along with the success of its mobile chat app WeChat outside China...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 12:08 am
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HTC One sales 2013

Amid an Exec Brain Drain, HTC Reassures Everyone That 5 Million ‘One’ Phones Sold So Far

Amid a stream of bad news about an executive brain drain at HTC (TPE:2498), the Taiwanese phone-maker has said today that it has sold “...

  • May 23, 2013
  • at 6:33 pm
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Qihoo launches shopping search

Qihoo Works With Alibaba to Launch a Product Search Engine

Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) already has a search engine and Alibaba already has a product search engine, so it makes sense for the two to work togethe...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Jack Ma Says He Doesn’t Give a Crap About Rival Jingdong or its CEO

Apparently retirement isn’t doing much to keep former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma out of the limelight, or out of the center of controversy. I...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Shanghai 4G

China Mobile Preps Biggest Ever 4G Trial in Shanghai

With China Mobile thought to be keen to launch its 4G network nationwide later this year, the behemoth telco is prepping its biggest ever ci...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 10:37 pm
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How to Monetize Mobile Apps (VIDEO)

For our second Jakarta Meetup at the Microsoft Auditorium, we had Lichi Wu (pictured above) from mobile advertising company Millennial Media...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Suning Planning Wholesale Shift to the Web, Launching Open Platform in June

Chinese retail electronics giant Suning has had an online e-commerce platform for quite a while now, but it hasn’t been able to compet...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Pitching For Over a Decade Before Finally Scoring Investment: Indonesia-Based SITTI’s Founder Shares His Story

During my stay in Jakarta, I met Andy Sjarif, the founder of three-year-old Indonesian startup SITTI. Andy is a friendly, opinionated, and e...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 2:38 pm
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LightInTheBox

China’s LightInTheBox Adjusts US IPO Plan, Now Seeks to Raise $100 Million

China’s first tech IPO of 2013 is still in the works as the global B2B e-commerce platform LightInTheBox seeks to hit the New York Stock E...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Neiman Marcus in China

US Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Closes China Warehouse, Changes Strategy

The century-old US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus launched in China very quietly late last year after investing $28 million in Chinese site G...

  • May 23, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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GREE China Shutdown Gets Uglier With Accusations of Denying Aid to Pregnant Employee

Last week, employees reported that Japanese social gaming giant GREE had just announced it was shutting down its entire China branch, and la...

  • May 23, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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How Startup UniPin Hopes to Solve Payment Hassles for Indonesian Gamers

How Startup UniPin Hopes to Solve Payment Hassles for Indonesian Gamers

UniPin is a four-year-old Indonesian payment startup that aims to make payment for online games easier. It has around 30 staff working on Un...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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As EU Investigates Huawei, is China Gearing Up to Retaliate?

Like I said last week, it never seems to be good news for Huawei and ZTE, does it? The companies already stand accused in the EU of taking u...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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FoodPanda Asia

Foodpanda Merges with Rival, Claims to be Biggest Food Delivery Site in Singapore

Food delivery site Foodpanda has been making headlines a lot recently. First with a $20 million financing round and then a rebrand in Vietna...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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