Posts Categorized: News



Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

Gender equality continues to be a point of contention in Japan, where only seven percent of women make it into senior management.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
Read More

victor koo als ice bucket challenge

China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
Read More

IMG_6264

Hong Kong’s Gogovan nabs $6.5M in funding to make urban logistics uber efficient

GoGoVan, the Hong Kong-based startup that helps consumers and businesses get their stuff delivered quickly, revealed today that it has raise...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
Read More

qvod kuaibo

CEO of China’s most popular piracy app arrested after 110 days on the run

Just before police raided Kuaibo’s offices in April, the CEO of the company that makes the notorious QVOD streaming video app fled the cou...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
Read More

PandaBed

PandaBed’s new matching service allows travelers of the same age, race, and religion to bunk up

On August 12 in Singapore, PandaBed announced its newest feature, PeerMatch. The latest add-on allows homeowners and travelers to get a bett...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
Read More

telkom-indonesia-logo

Indonesia’s Telkom prepares $200 million for startup investment, the country’s largest tech fund to date

Now Indonesia's tech startups should have no more complain for the lack of funding alternatives.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
Read More


Gree admits failure with browser-based mobile gaming, shifts half of workforce to make native games for iOS and Android

In response to crashing revenue and net income, Gree is leaving browser games behind in favor of native mobile games.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
Read More


Battle of the cabs: Olacabs drives into India’s industrial hub Ahmedabad, days after TaxiForSure

The race to cover Indian cities with cab services has entered a new stretch, with the entry of Olacabs into Ahmedabad just days after its co...

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
Read More


Razer’s Nabu turns exercise activity into in-app reward for Tencent game

Real life actions will be recorded by the Nabu and reflected in a Tencent mobile game.

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 11:00 pm
Read More

Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

For real this time? Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

Samsung (005930:KS) said today that it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones in Indonesia. A Samsung representative tells Reute...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 6:28 pm
Read More

Hugo Barra at Xiaomi

Singapore government investigates data privacy complaint against Xiaomi

If found guilty, the smartphone maker may face serious repercussions.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:02 pm
Read More

JD boosted by WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD gets online shopping boost from WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD, China’s second biggest ecommerce company, saw RMB63.0 billion (US$10.2 billion) in consumer sales in Q2 2014, the firm revealed today.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
Read More

Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnin...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
Read More

UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

This allows people to grab a conventional, licensed Hong Kong cab – and pay for it via a cash-less transaction – within the Uber app.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
Read More

WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

Tencent’s profit hit RMB 5.84 billion (US$948.26 million) in Q2, up 59 percent on the same period a year ago.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
Read More


Japanese gaming giant Gree continues to diversify with launch of new babysitting app

In its ongoing search for new revenue, Gree turns to the childcare industry.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
Read More

Rakuten

Rakuten Super Logistics U.S accepts bitcoin

Could this be one step towards Rakuten the ecommerce giant accepting bitcoin as payment?

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 11:37 pm
Read More

uber1

Uber’s competitors throw a spanner in its works, cry it’s violating Indian law

Radio taxi services, chafing at the popularity of Uber, have complained to the Reserve Bank of India that the Uber app violates India’s fo...

  • August 9, 2014
  • at 10:37 am
Read More