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Move over SpaceX, Japan’s space elevator will be a ride to the stars

The latest entry in Asia’s space race.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 5:13 am
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Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Phone-maker Xiaomi unveiled a new game controller today that’s designed to work with the company’s own MiPad tablet and MiTV.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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Rocket Internet has a ridesharing company called Tripda, and it just arrived in Southeast Asia

"Share rides on [sic] a fast, easy, sustainable way," reads Tripda's website.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Freelancer teaches Indonesians how to hack through early marketing costs

On September 18, Freelancer.co.id – the Indonesian regional website of Freelancer.com – held its fourth SESI CERDAS seminar (Tra...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Baidu now lets anyone invest in movies, will make Chinese version of Gone with the Wind

Chinese web giant Baidu today launched a new personal investment fund that lets users crowd-invest in upcoming movies and television shows.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:03 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.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Moka, an Indonesian mobile point-of-sale startup, gets seed funding from East Ventures

Jakarta-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) startup Moka announced this morning that it received seed funding of an undisclosed amount from lo...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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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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Line temporarily cancels its IPO

2015 could be the new date as Line searches for most appropriate timing.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 3:58 am
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Oh hell no… Slow internet misery caused by broken undersea cable to last 20 more days

Here's some bad news: you'll be experiencing these depressing dial-up web speeds for another twenty days before the cable is fixed.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 5:43 pm
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The game that saved Mixi, Japan’s Facebook rival, is coming to the US

The game saved Mixi. Can it make it big in America?

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Ardent Capital nabs US$12.7 million from huge Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas

Two years ago Ardent Capital set out to create Southeast Asia's first trans-national ecommerce giants. Now, it just got funding from one of ...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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DuckDuckGo blocked in China

DuckDuckGo joins Google in being blocked in China

Privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo is now blocked in China, confirms founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 10:16 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.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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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

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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