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Are you a scientist that wants to be an entrepreneur? This competition is for you

We all know what Peter Thiel thinks about the hype surrounding social and e-commerce ventures. Asked by a journalist his feelings about thi...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 2:31 pm
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Snapdeal one-ups Amazon and Flipkart by offering same-day delivery at no extra charge

Not long after Amazon and Flipkart both rolled out their next-day delivery services for India late in 2013, New Dehli-based online marketpla...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 10:20 pm
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Grab your popcorn: Alibaba and WeChat go head-to-head and tit-for-tat over movie tickets

Somewhere in China, someone is about to purchase a movie ticket on his or her smartphone. And that ticket purchase could tip the power balan...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 5:07 pm
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WeChat inks deal with Singapore telco to attract more young users

Tencent’s mobile chat app WeChat and Singapore telco StarHub today launched a new WeChat plan, in which pre-paid users of the telco can en...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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5 reasons why the fight between WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Line matters

Are you tired of tech blogs covering messaging apps that you’ve never used, which are popular in countries that you’ve never been to? Do...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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More chat app silliness: Tencent allegedly blocks invites to Laiwang on rival app WeChat

Alibaba has continued its relentless promotion of its latecomer chat app Laiwang, and it looks like WeChat, its biggest competitor, has begu...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 3:24 pm
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Singapore-based Start Now changes business model, aims for employees to volunteer

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last yea...

  • October 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Half a million users later, Singapore’s edu-startup Teamie makes a profit

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last yea...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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BlackBerry Jam hackathon winner: augmented reality isn’t just for Google Glass

BlackBerry sponsored a regional hackathon put on by AngelHack at its Blackberry Jam conference in Hong Kong today. Eight teams qualif...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 10:58 pm
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Alibaba goes right for Tencent’s gut as it reveals plans go into mobile games

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba spent much of 2013 entering seemingly every sector in the mobile internet space it wasn’t already active ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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How Alibaba and Tencent went head-to-head in 2013

This past year saw some major competition emerge between Tencent, China’s massive gaming and social networking company, and Alibaba, which...

  • January 1, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Linqapp spreads language love to Indonesia and beyond

Sebastian Ang of Linqapp, the growing language learning startup, took to the stage today at Startup Asia Jakarta 2013 to make the case for h...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 6:23 pm
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International users can soon store the entire ‘Breaking Bad’ series for free, 333 times, thanks to Tencent

Tencent, the Chinese tech giant best known for its QQ and WeChat messaging services, announced that it will offer free 10 TB of cloud storag...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 1:49 pm
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Baidu splashes money on Digione, a mobile firm that wants to overthrow Xiaomi as China’s smartphone king

Today Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), the search giant that’s slowly expanding its software ecosystem, announced an investment in Digione, a mobile l...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Japanese video-editing app Moso is now gone, but Piktochart and Payroll Hero are thriving [Startup Asia Preview]

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last yea...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma quits WeChat, tells followers and celebrities to use his upstart messaging app instead

Jack Ma believes in his baby, Laiwang, and he wants you to as well. Yesterday Alibaba chairman Jack Ma continued his public push for Laiwang...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 12:11 pm
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Malaysia’ Piktochart is a doozy and open for funding next year

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 4:17 pm
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In Sydney, winner of Rackspace startup competition gets interviewed by Robert Scoble

The Rackspace Small Team Big Impact startup competition was first organized in Australia and New Zealand last week to continue their journey...

  • August 10, 2013
  • at 5:38 pm
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