Posts Categorized: News



Tomoko Namba believes Japan’s DeNA is far from done (#StartupAsia preview)

Business icon Tomoko Namba will be discussing Japan’s future and the state Japan’s startups during her much anticipated keynote speech.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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China to require real-name registration for all app developers

The aim is to discourage developers from anonymously pushing apps containing pornographic content and viruses, both of which are illegal in ...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 4:49 pm
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China-based developer allegedly steals, publishes Indonesian games

On July 18, Kris Antoni, CEO of Toge Productions, an independent game development studio based in Indonesia, announced on Twitter that his s...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:06 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

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.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 8:04 am
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Xiaomi Mi4 specs and photos

New Xiaomi Mi 4 unveiled: here’s everything you need to know

Here are all the facts, stats, and specs - and a bunch of photos - on the Xiaomi Mi 4 that was unveiled today.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:48 pm
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Xiaomi’s first batch of Mi 3 phones in India sells out in 38 minutes

Earlier this afternoon, China-based phonemaker Xiaomi announced the end of its first-ever flash sale in India. According to a Facebook post,...

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi sold 57.36M phones in past 3 years, cheapest Redmi phone is biggest seller

Xiaomi has sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation. Here’s the breakdown...

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:47 pm
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Baidu-backed iQiyi launches in-house film studio, 8 movies in the works

Chinese streaming video portal iQiyi yesterday launched its own in-house film production studio, iQiyi Pictures.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

The Portuguese-language version of Baidu, dubbed Baidu Busca, currently covers web, images, and video searches.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 1:05 pm
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Qualcomm launches $150 million fund to support startups based in China

More and more money is pouring into funds specifically for Asia-based startups. Today San Diego-based mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm anno...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 3:57 pm
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 Apple sees growing $5.94 billion revenue in China from April to June

China excites, Japan disappoints in Apple’s newest earnings

Apple’s newest financial earnings report (for fiscal 2014 Q3; or April to June in human time) shows stellar growth in China.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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India has the world’s most upbeat consumers, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines

The consumer confidence level in India currently is the highest in the world, according to a survey conducted by research firm Nielsen in 60...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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10 must-read tech stories in China this week

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

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 8:03 am
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Line launches ‘hidden chat’ to do what Facebook couldn’t – kill Snapchat

“Hidden Chat” allows the user to have private chats with friends which will be automatically deleted within one minute.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:02 pm
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Xiaomi unveils new Mi 4 smartphone and MiBand fitness tracker (live blog)

Xiaomi reveals it sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation today as the company launches a new flagship smartphone.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:49 pm
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Apple to open new store in Chongqing on July 26 ahead of new retail push in China

Apple to open new store in Chongqing on July 26 ahead of new retail push in China

Apple is set to open its 11th store in mainland China later this month. The upcoming Chongqing Apple Store will open on July 26.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Human Rights Foundation sends USB drives containing Wikipedia to North Korea via balloon.

US hackathon aims to find new ways of smuggling information into North Korea

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation is organizing an activist hackathon in San Francisco aimed at getting information safely into Nor...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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