Posts Categorized: News

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

Here are the official, unlocked prices for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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Rakuten confirms Ebates acquisition, Ebates CEO admits Alibaba threat encouraged his decision

Rakuten’s international business just got a shot in the arm.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 5:24 pm
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Thailand’s tourist police get cute with new sticker sets on Line

There's no limit to who will opt in for sticker sets on the popular chat app

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 12:55 pm
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Rakuten confirms attempt to buy US coupon firm Ebates; stock falls 4% over rumored $1B price

The move creates a new revenue stream in the US.

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 12:52 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 6, 2014
  • at 8:01 am
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China begins clampdown on video sites showing foreign TV series

China begins clampdown on video sites showing foreign TV series

This will result in the effective banning of some foreign TV series in China, leaving viewers to go back to the old days of pirating their f...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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Kaizen lets you crowdsource growth-hack solutions (#StartupAsia Arena)

With simultaneous A/B testing, Kaizen crowdsources solutions to optimizing conversion rates.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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Baidu’s smart chopsticks

Baidu’s smart chopsticks sample your meal for food safety scares

The smart chopsticks, called Kuaisou, can test food for safety issues. It’s limited to sampling the oil to detect dangerously substandard ...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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Here's Baidu Eye, the Google Glass rival from China's top search engine

Here’s Baidu Eye, the Google Glass rival from China’s top search engine

Chinese search engine titan Baidu has just teased a working prototype of its upcoming Google Glass rival that’s called Baidu Eye.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Singapore government’s latest crackdown on drivers who use mobile devices falls short

Singapore government’s latest crackdown on drivers who use mobile devices falls short

One rule will cover the use of a whole slew of mobile communication devices, such as tablets and smartphones, while driving.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 8:11 pm
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North Korea’s phone boom seems to slow as 3G subscriber numbers slump

North Korea's phone surge has turned into a slump. KoryoLink’s 3G subs plodded from 2 million to just 2.4 million from 2013 to this year.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in biggest ever US IPO

Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in IPO, could soon be valued at more than Amazon

Remember when Facebook $16 billion raised in May 2012? Alibaba is about to blow that to pieces.

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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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 6, 2014
  • at 8:01 am
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Taiwan’s Airsig nabs $2M in funding from Foxconn

The Taipei-based startup developed an algorithm that lets smartphone owners unlock their home screens and open up apps by waving their devic...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 11:42 am
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Taizo Son: “We are at the start of a new paradigm shift in technology, to the Internet of Things” (#StartupAsia)

Son believes that the Internet of Things is the next big revolution following the smartphone.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:14 pm
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Highlights from day 1 afternoon sessions at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Here’s a recap of the second half of the first day of Tech in Asia’s inaugural event in Japan.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 5:54 pm
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China's media and tech giants show no restraint in publishing hacked Hollywood nude selfies

China’s media and tech giants show no restraint in posting hacked Hollywood nude selfies

A quick trawl through the biggest news portals on the Chinese web show the leaked photos posted in full by supposedly reputable sites.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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