Posts Categorized: Business

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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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Rocket Internet and Qatar’s Ooredoo team up to create an ecommerce empire in Asia

The two companies will join forces to create Asia Internet Holding, which will cover Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indon...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Indonesian government toys with imposing 20% import taxes on foreign-made smartphones

The ministry reasons that they need to protect the local handset manufacturers from the onslaught of overseas brands flooding the country. T...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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How a musician-turned-entrepreneur built a company that generates over $400 million per year

In Japan, people in the IT industry will have heard of Koki Sato, CEO & President at Septeni Holdings.

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Despite running at a loss, JD valuation jumps to $15.7 billion ahead of US listing

JD.com (a.k.a. Jingdong) updated its SEC prospectus today, showing the company’s equity valuation nearly doubled since December to U...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 12:04 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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Crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd expands to Philippines, aims to woo small businesses

DesignCrowd has opened an office in the Philippines and launched the DesignCrowd Philippines site.

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Indonesia’s central bank seeks to boost epayments industry with updated regulations

The regulatory revision also clarifies some details for epayment players, such as definitions, legal permissions, and responsibilities.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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Xiaomi wants to sell 100 million phones in 2015, tall task to equal Lenovo

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year, according to Sina Tech. Founder and CEO Lei Jun commented on the number at the recen...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Foodpanda CEO: we want to be the Facebook of food ordering; here’s how we’ll do it

Rocket Internet, the tech startup incubator that many love to hate, has produced many well-known startups. It’s the company behind many b...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Telenor and Dtac to invest $3 million in boosting Thailand’s startup ecosystem with new accelerator

Now all three of Thailand’s main telcos are helping the Thai startup ecosystem grow with their own accelerator programs. Today, Telenor’...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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