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5 challenges Uber will face as it expands in Asia

Wondering how Uber will fare as it grows in Asia? We lay out all of the challenges it will face as it aims to replace yellow cabs forever.

  • August 23, 2014
  • at 3:53 pm
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The cat facial recognition startup is real, and they’re totally serious about reading cat faces

  Startups in consumer tech love solving first-world problems, and crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter are playgrounds fo...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Tencent looks to online video streaming to boost web empire

After success with WeChat, here’s how Tencent is building up the rest of its online media empire

While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web em...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Meet the man behind Pleco, the revolutionary Chinese language learning app that’s older than the iPhone

Learning Chinese is not for the faint of heart. Not only does the non-native Mandarin speaker have to master the language’s infamous tones...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 12:51 pm
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‘Uber for logistics’ is already happening in Asia, and Uber is getting left behind.

Over the past two years, investors and entrepreneurs have demonstrated a renewed interest in logistics, both in the west and in Asia. Amazon...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Earning the halo: How to build relationships with angel investors, even when they won’t invest in you

Rui Ma is the Greater China Venture Partner for the global seed fund and accelerator 500 Startups. She has been working in finance for over ...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 3:52 pm
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Here’s our roundup of Alibaba’s investments in US-based companies

Stock market speculators are salivating over Alibaba’s eventual IPO later this summer, but it’s far from the first appearance China’s ...

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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iChef is bringing startup savvy to Taiwan’s new class of food entrepreneurs

Startups in Asia are sometimes scolded for focusing on local issues rather than global ones. But a narrow vision can be an asset since busin...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 4:41 pm
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How Uber’s trek across the US will set the course for its run in Asia

Just over three years after it launched, a startup based in San Francisco has already become one of the most controversial companies of the ...

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 3:14 pm
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3 points to consider before you make your first angel investment in China

There are those who embellish, but in China many go far beyond that. A friend who ran an HR consultancy in China once told me that as many a...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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WeChat’s future is in hardware, and it can thank Polaroid for the inspiration

When Polaroid discontinued its instant photo-churning film and camera in 2008, the world mourned the death of a loveable but hopelessly anti...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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This Japanese startup has 14 million reasons why the business card isn’t dead

Sansan isn’t attempting to replace the business card - it is simply bringing the 400-year-old paper rectangles up to speed with our digita...

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Is the Moto G the perfect contender to bring Motorola back into Asia? (REVIEW)

It's becoming increasingly easier to get a great phone at a low price, but can Motorola conquer Asia with the Moto G? Here's our review.

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Gong Haiyan: plain jane factory worker to founder of China’s biggest dating site

Gong is one of the most celebrated female tech entrepreneurs in China, having successfully founded Jiayuan, China’s answer to Match.com.

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Who in the valley has funding from Tencent? Here’s a list of the Chinese tech giant’s US investments

Chinese consumer tech firm Tencent has its feet in many different parts of the Chinese internet – including games, messaging apps, pay...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 4:12 pm
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With 10M users in just four months, Tinder-esque app BeeTalk is buzzing throughout Asia

A few months ago, Tech in Asia wrote a piece about BeeTalk, a little-known social app that took Snapchat, Tinder, Line, and WeChat and ro...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 6:08 pm
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Hacking China’s online games for profit: an interview with a Chinese hacker

Chinese gaming portal Sina Games has run a fascinating piece on hackers who attack web games in China for profit. The full article is well w...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 3:29 pm
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Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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