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China Mobile: Let the Market Decide How to Charge Tencent for WeChat

We’re writing a lot about Tencent’s WeChat these days as it continues to grow in popularity. But the bigger it gets, the more us...

  • March 23, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Jack Ma: Alibaba Isn’t as Innovative as Tencent

Alibaba founder and former CEO Jack Ma may have retired, but that certainly doesn’t mean he’s keeping his mouth shut. Earlier th...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Tencent Plans Three-Pronged Attack to Monetize WeChat

Tencent’s WeChat mobile chat application has been taking the world — especially China — by storm. But as Tencent knows fro...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Talks E-Commerce, Ecosystems, Slams the Broken “Amazon Model” (VIDEO)

242 million Chinese people shop online, and a great many of them do so on e-commerce sites run by China’s Alibaba. So when founder and...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Innovation Works-Backed LeTV Announces a New Set-Top Box, and This One’s Free

It looks like Xiaomi won’t be the only company shipping shiny new set-top boxes around China this April. LeTV, which you may recall In...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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China Mobile Finally Has Over 100 Million 3G Subscribers

It took over three years to materialize, but finally it’s happened: China Mobile now has over 100 million 3G subscribers. The mileston...

  • March 20, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Rumor: Baidu Interested in Buying Aibang

TechWeb yesterday reported quite an interesting rumor: Baidu is interested in buying the commerce search and group buy company Aibang. Aiban...

  • March 20, 2013
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How to Stop Chinese Copycats from Stealing Your App

On Monday, my colleague Steven wrote about a cool new gaming platform inside of WeChat, and in the comments the estimable Serkan Toto rightf...

  • March 20, 2013
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Check Out the Biggest Winners and Losers among Chinese Web IPOs (CHART)

One is worth thousands of percent more today than when it IPO’d, while another is worth a mere dollar per share. Oh, the slings and ar...

  • March 19, 2013
  • at 4:27 pm
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MNC and Rakuten: Why the Sudden Break Up?

Last night’s news of Rakuten (JSD:4755) breaking up its joint venture with MNC in Indonesia sent shockwaves through the entire tech ec...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 6:31 pm
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Evernote Has 2 Million Users in Southeast Asia, Thailand Growing Fast

Last night at Tech in Asia’s Bangkok Meetup, Evernote’s Tiang Lim Foo, Asia Pacific Market Development, took the hot seat for mo...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Rakuten Indonesia site closing if MNC split rumor is true

Rakuten Splits With MNC Group, Leaving Indonesia E-Commerce Site in Doubt

(Updated on March 25th: MNC confirms the break-up and is now looking to sell its 49 percent share back to Rakuten. The Indonesian company sa...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 10:48 pm
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HomeAway Makes Third Asian Deal in Tie-Up With Singapore’s Travelmob

Having already buddied up with China’s TuJia and Singapore-based Wego last year, today HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) has agreed another Asian...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 10:37 am
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Hailing WeChat and Mobile Progress, Tencent Posts $7 Billion in 2012 Revenues

Hong Kong markets have just closed, and Tencent (HKG:0700), China’s biggest web company, has released its 2012 full-year and Q4 financials...

  • March 20, 2013
  • at 5:48 pm
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MOL Acquires AyoPay, Confirms Indonesia is Top Priority This Year

Malaysia’s leading payment service giant, MOL, has acquired Indonesia’s AyoPay for an undisclosed sum. AyoPay is a 20-man team b...

  • March 20, 2013
  • at 11:01 am
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American Copycat: MessageMe is Just a Clone of Popular Asian Chat Apps

American mobile chat app MessageMe has been generating a lot of buzz since its launch just a couple of weeks ago, and with good reason. Tech...

  • March 20, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Youku Tudou Signs Exclusive Deal To Stream Popular Hong Kong TV Content

China’s top video-streaming company Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU) has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Hong Kong channel TVB. If you̵...

  • March 19, 2013
  • at 9:55 pm
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Rumor: ZTE Executives Detained in Mongolia Bribery Investigation [UPDATED]

It seems every day we come across another rumor about Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE, but unlike last week’s rumor, this one has ...

  • March 19, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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