Posts Categorized: News

Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture launches $2.9M fund for local startups

Unlike other government initiatives, this fund will provide thorough support to local firms.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Alibaba’s history in 9 photos from Weibo

In honor of its IPO, Alibaba posted photos of the company's good old days on social media.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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iPhone users in China rush to download new Chinese keyboards for iOS 8

Apple's allowance of third-party keyboards iOS isn't just about "openness" - it's also about getting more Chinese to buy iPhones.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to Tmall

Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to do ecommerce in China

The rush to do ecommerce in China is speeding up thanks to the record-breaking Alibaba IPO.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Tens of thousands of people across Asia rose very early – or got no sleep at all – today as they flocked to stores to try grab an iPhone...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 12:34 pm
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Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in Alibaba’s IPO tomorrow

Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in tomorrow’s Alibaba IPO

Of course, the Alibaba chairman – and former CEO – holds a lot more shares. In total Ma has an approximate six percent stake in Alibaba.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 9:58 pm
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Flip a coin: half of China’s government websites have security flaws

Trojan horses, phishing plugins, and theft of user information are some of the risks you’ll face if you land on a website run by the Chine...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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Line brings its Q&A app to Taiwan in advance of its plunge into local ecommerce

The popular chat app just rolled out a Quora-esque app to its strongest market. It also announced its ecommerce app will soon come to Taiwan...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Rockit Online secures $500K funding to tackle Vietnam’s education market

A new Vietnamese startup in the education space just secured funding from Silicon Valley-based investors.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 2:28 pm
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Alibaba IPO explodes into life, starts trading much higher than expected at $93 per share

Alibaba IPO explodes into life, starts trading much higher than expected at $93 per share

Alibaba's hotly anticipated IPO just debuted at $92.70 per share. It's now valued at about US$230 billion.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 12:14 am
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Alibaba sets share price at $68 ahead of today’s massive IPO

Alibaba sets share price at $68 ahead of today’s massive IPO

Alibaba today confirmed it’s setting a share price of $68 ahead of its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba lists shortly after the...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Former Huffington Post editor-in-chief joins Japan’s SmartNews

The hiring shows that SmartNews wants to be more than just another news app.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Tencent to enter the movie industry, reveals 7 original titles in production

China's film and online video industries remain hotly contested among leading internet firms

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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Spottly launches video sharing as it tries to grow its social network for travellers

Spottly, a Pinterest-esque social network for the wanderlust-prone, has been active for over a year. Tech in Asia caught up with the Hong Ko...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 am
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In Malaysia’s electronic industry, 1 in 3 workers are entrenched in forced labor

In Malaysia’s electronics industry, 1 in 3 workers are entrenched in forced labor

The repercussions of these findings on both the global and local electronics industry are potentially huge.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

Apple gets regulatory nod for iPhone 6, but still needs one more license before sales can start

After an expected September 19 release was delayed, Apple still hasn’t announced an official sales date for the country.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:51 pm
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Nova Founders Capital receives $50M from Hong Kong’s Pacific Century Group to boost fintech in Asia

Founded by two Rocket Internet alumni, Nova Founders Capital has expressed commitment to investing in Asia's fintech startups. Money from th...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 3:01 pm
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The Next Web signs exclusive deal with Tencent to republish articles in Chinese

The partnership shows a step in the right direction away from the status quo of directly translating content without permission or attributi...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
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