Posts Categorized: News


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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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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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Berniaga partners Intel to bring underprivileged Indonesians up to speed on tech

  Berniaga.com, one of Indonesia’s heavy hitters in ecommerce, held a press conference today to announce its new partnership with glo...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 8:27 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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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 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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Poached! Google’s Chief Business Officer joins Japanese telco giant SoftBank

Nikesh Arora, a 10-year Google veteran, will leave Mountain View and join the ranks of Japan’s most aggressive telco. Arora will join the ...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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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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