Posts Categorized: News



Malaysian government ponders whether to ‘shut down’ Facebook on account of 2,000 reports of abuse

A nasty prank on Facebook was the tipping point for the Malaysian government, who is now considering banning the social media website

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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Indonesia’s Telkom partners with VC to launch Indigo Fenox incubator

Meet Indigo Fenox, Indonesia’s new global incubator with a $1.5 million annual budget. It will take in two batches each year.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:56 pm
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Ruangguru wants to overhaul online-to-offline education in Indonesia, gets funding from East Ventures

The co-founders of Ruangguru are some of the youngest entrepreneurs in Jakarta. But at 24 and 23 years old respectively, Belva Devara and Im...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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10 must-read tech stories in China this past week

Here are the most read stories about China's tech developments in the past week.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 8:02 am
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Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

Gender equality continues to be a point of contention in Japan, where only seven percent of women make it into senior management.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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Hong Kong’s Gogovan nabs $6.5M in funding to make urban logistics uber efficient

GoGoVan, the Hong Kong-based startup that helps consumers and businesses get their stuff delivered quickly, revealed today that it has raise...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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CEO of China’s most popular piracy app arrested after 110 days on the run

Just before police raided Kuaibo’s offices in April, the CEO of the company that makes the notorious QVOD streaming video app fled the cou...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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PandaBed’s new matching service allows travelers of the same age, race, and religion to bunk up

On August 12 in Singapore, PandaBed announced its newest feature, PeerMatch. The latest add-on allows homeowners and travelers to get a bett...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Youku reaches half billion visitors for first time, but share price tumbles on pessimism

Youku reached 500 million monthly unique visitors for the first time, the company said today in its Q2 2014 earnings report.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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Uber’s busiest market outside the US is now India

Uber is now active in 10 Indian cities, making it the company's busiest market outside the US. It also just dodged a potential regulatory ba...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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20 of our hottest tech stories on Asia in the past week

Missed out on the best Asia tech news from the past seven days? Worry not, here's our roundup of the week's hottest stories.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 8:02 am
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Hong Kong’s Bigcolors acquires Melbourne’s Get Viable as it gradually morphs into a seed fund for Asia

The crowdinvesting site has bought up a Melbourne-based startup that teaches founders how to think before they build.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:39 pm
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Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

For real this time? Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

Samsung (005930:KS) said today that it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones in Indonesia. A Samsung representative tells Reute...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 6:28 pm
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Singapore government investigates data privacy complaint against Xiaomi

If found guilty, the smartphone maker may face serious repercussions.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:02 pm
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JD boosted by WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD gets online shopping boost from WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD, China’s second biggest ecommerce company, saw RMB63.0 billion (US$10.2 billion) in consumer sales in Q2 2014, the firm revealed today.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnin...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

This allows people to grab a conventional, licensed Hong Kong cab – and pay for it via a cash-less transaction – within the Uber app.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
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