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Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal (Updated: shareholders approve)

Today Autonavi confirmed it has accepted the Alibaba deal for that acquisition price, pending the approval of shareholders.

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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This new startup touts uber-cool fashion designs for China’s hippest hipsters

Companies like Fab and Fancy carry the torch for US-based startups that turn a designer’s eye towards traditional ecommerce, but wha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Line files for IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as in US (Update: confirmed)

Line is set to file for a huge IPO with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to reports today.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Maker of low-cost Aakash tablets for Indian schools raises $28 million in IPO

DataWind, contracted by the Indian government to produce very low-cost tablets for school students, has raised US$28 million through an IPO ...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Japan’s wacky censors: scanning your vagina and turning it into a 3D printer data file is illegal

A Japanese artist was arrested in Tokyo for distributing 3D printer data that could be used to print her private parts.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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This Chinese startup that does your laundry just raised a fresh and clean seed round

Stuff-on-demand startups show no signs of slowing down in Silicon Valley, and that’s the case in China too. 24tidy, a startup that doe...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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This new app helps Indonesians get the most out of their used cars

Car classifieds portal Carmudi announced its new app for the Indonesian market last night, throwing its hat into the country’s mobile ring...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Uber’s got competition in India – Bangalore-based Olacabs nets another massive funding round

Uber has offices in six cities in India, but that doesn’t mean that domestic players won’t take it on. Bangalore-based transport...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:14 pm
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Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Flipkart revealed that shoppers have bought one million Motorola phones in the past five months. That covers three models: the Moto E, Moto ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 6:11 pm
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Line’s new ecommerce app for Thailand is the scruffy cousin to its shopping app in Japan

Thai shoppers, rejoice – popular Japanese chat app Line, which has 24 million registered users in the Land of Smiles, just rolled out ...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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TastyKhana adds new cities in India

TastyKhana keeps up pressure on Foodpanda in India by adding 10 new cities

Online food ordering service TastyKhana cooked up a major update today, more than doubling the number of Indian cities where it’s avai...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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SoftBank CEO: robots can reverse Japan’s economic decline

Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of Japanese telco SoftBank, shared his revolutionary ideas about a robotic workforce in Japan.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Alibaba inks deal with Mad Men and Hunger Games studio for exclusive content on its set-top box in China

Users of Tmall's set-top box in China next month will be able to watch shows and movies like Mad Men, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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How one San Diego startup is betting on bloatware to help Chinese OEMs get rich

Bloatware stinks. Fire up your Galaxy S5 and you’re guaranteed to be greeted with dozens of apps that are irrelevant to your interests. Th...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Rough week for Apple in China: court case tanks, media brands it a national security threat

Chinese authorities delivered a stiff one-two punch this week to their favorite foreign punching bag, Apple.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 6:19 pm
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India sets up $1.6B fund for startups, backs a new era of software product innovation

The new Modi government's move to set aside INR 100 billion fund for startups exceeds expectations. This is the first fund of its kind in In...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 3:00 am
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Some Google services unblocked in China after last month’s crackdown [UPDATE: They're blocked again!]

Today web users in mainland China are finding that some of Google’s sites and products are now unblocked and accessible.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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Tests reveal Line and Kakao disruptions in China mirror the government’s block on Facebook

One week ago, internet users in China started to report malfunctions on popular foreign services Line, KakaoTalk, Flickr, and OneDrive. The ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 3:04 pm
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