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South Korean search giant Daum has a better map of North Korea than Google

Daum's new online maps of North Korea reportedly provide greater coverage and detail than the existing Google Maps.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Indonesia’s Ideabox accelerator unveils 2nd batch of finalists, featuring transport apps and foodtech

On August 29, Sebastian Togelang and Andy Zain’s Ideabox accelerator in Jakarta (powered by local telco Indosat) announced its second roun...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Uzabase lands extra $4.5M to speed up and simplify corporate data digging

Uzabase's SPEEDA database boasts 100 percent coverage of listed companies in Asia, plus info on roughly 600,000 unlisted companies with an A...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm
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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 31, 2014
  • at 10:33 am
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Twitter confirms upcoming office in Indonesia

Twitter plans to set up an office in Indonesia within the next six months.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Malaysian taxi association calls for action against Uber

An association representing the local taxi industry is calling for action against Uber.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:10 pm
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Ybrain gets $3.5M funding to make wearable tech that tackles Alzheimer’s disease

There's still no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but Ybrain claims its wearable tech is the most effective treatment so far.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Jack Ma is now China’s richest person. How far is he from becoming the richest on earth?

Ma's net worth is now $21.8 billion, even before his company goes public in what's expected to be the biggest IPO for an internet company in...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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Uber continues its China expansion as it launches in Hangzhou and Chengdu

When the Uber team flashes the #UberEverywhere hashtag, they mean it. Just days after launching in four Indian cities simultaneously, the S...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:39 pm
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Feign ignorance forever – this app lets you read texts without the sender knowing

Do you hate how messaging apps will notify the sender that you’ve read their messages? If this might be the makeshift solution you've been...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:44 pm
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Rovio exec quits to help a Japanese music startup go global

Rovio’s top man in Japan gambles on new role at Beatrobo, a tiny hardware startup that hopes to reinvent the mixtape for our digital era.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 3:45 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 31, 2014
  • at 10:33 am
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Tesla in China

Tesla to build 400 charging points in 120 cities across China thanks to major new partnership

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to build 400 electric car charging points in 120 cities across China. This will be done in partnership with China...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 4:57 pm
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Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China's largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that's historically not tech-savvy - brick-and-mortar retail.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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China’s favorite video site Youku gets into the movie making business

Youku says Heyi Films will produce films "to the tastes of the Chinese audience" and "improve film marketing and distribution."

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 4:53 pm
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Uber ignores possible government crackdown, test launches UberX in Korean capital

Starting today, Seoul residents looking to ferry passengers around the city can sign up to become an UberX driver during a temporary testing...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 1:43 pm
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Taiwan-based music streaming startup KKBox raises $104M from Singapore’s GIC

A whopping funding round for Asia's Spotify could help it strengthen its on the music streaming space in Southeast Asia

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:14 am
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This Japanese politician is crowdfunding a personal trip to the US to study Bitcoin

To avoid spending taxpayer money, Mineyuki Fukuda is using domestic crowdfunding platform ShootingStar to go abroad.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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