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Hong Kong's student-led protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

According to Twitter, Hong Kong's protests have so far generated over 1.3 million tweets from participants, eyewitnesses, and supporters fro...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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New Docomo fitness service connects with smart shirt to provide biometric data

Docomo takes the term "wearable" to new heights with nanofiber smart shirts that interact with a suite of paid fitness apps.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 7:54 pm
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Japan’s largest telco announces child-tracking wearable, ‘Docotch’

Docotch can pinpoint a child's location with GPS and sensors and supports basic communication and panic alerts to parents.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:02 pm
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Japanese telco Docomo to tackle machine translation with new joint venture

The international partnership will start from October.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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China's regulators give final approval to Apple's iPhone 6 after giving it unusual security check

China’s regulators give final approval to iPhone 6, set for launch October 17

Weeks after the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale, Apple’s newest phones finally have full approval from China’s regulators.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
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Indonesian news reader app Kurio gets funding from CyberAgent Ventures

Indonesian smartphone news reader app Kurio announced today it received series A investment of an undisclosed amount from Japanese venture c...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 9:32 pm
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Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests

FireChat, which purports to be an "off-the-grid" messaging app that lets people communicate sans internet connectivity, saw a surge in downl...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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Indonesian human resources platform Talenta gets funding from East Ventures

Jakarta-based SaaS human resources platform Talenta announced today it raised funding of an undisclosed amount from East Ventures with parti...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Instagram blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests

Instagram blocked in China as democracy reform protests sweep Hong Kong

Instagram’s block in China is likely due to the democracy reform protests in Hong Kong. Yesterday saw tens of thousands of peaceful demons...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:14 am
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Singapore’s peer-to-peer ecommerce startup Carousell eyes Taiwan for expansion

The Singapore-based startup launched a traditional Chinese app in hopes of capturing a slice of the Taiwan market.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
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WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets a v6.0 update today – only on iOS so far – that adds in two useful new features. But, as often happens with WeChat, one of t...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:41 pm
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Singapore government asks prominent political news site TOC to get a license

The Singapore government stirred debate last year when it announced that influential news websites reporting local affairs must, if asked, r...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:55 pm
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Wife of Chinese president sends out an Instagram post on the same day China blocks Instagram

This is what industry analysts refer to as "crappy timing."

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 11:12 am
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UberTaxi charges up to 30% extra for each ride – but only applies in US and Canada

What you may not know: Uber charges as much as 30 percent for tips on a cab ride. But it only applies in one country.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:02 pm
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Alibaba’s financial arm earns approval to open a private bank

The Chinese ecommerce giant continues to get serious about entering the banking sector.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 9:13 pm
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Facebook adds stickers to comments, but only if the post originated in Japan

Status updates made by users in Japan now support Pusheen, Meep, and other stickers in the comments.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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Singapore telco fines go towards funding low-income households’ technology

Internet and tablet for the poor at $6/month? That’s where Singapore telco fines are going

Eligible households will receive a basic computing device, as well as subsidised rates for fibre broadband internet access.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:26 am
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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.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 8:02 am
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