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Alibaba’s profit doubles to $1.36 billion in Q4 ahead of long-awaited IPO

The Chinese ecommerce juggernaut pulled in US$3.06 in revenue in Q4 2013, which is up 66 percent on the same period a year before.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 10:44 am
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Pakistan 3G and 4G

As Pakistan prepares 3G and 4G roll-out, country expects up to 45 million high-speed data subscribers by 2020

Pakistan will soon be holding its spectrum auction for 3G and 4G networks - and some telcos are ready to offer high-speed mobile internet in...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 2:02 pm
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China, Jumei make-up daily deals

China’s daily deals sector gets a boost as one site seeks to raise $400 million in US IPO

China’s daily deals industry is worth about US10 billion per year – and that makes the risky and highly fragmented sector worth fighting...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi is hot once again this week. Meanwhile, a wide variety of interesting developments in China - touching on startups, gaming, mobile, a...

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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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

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

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:46 pm
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China's banks must close all bitcoin sites' trading accounts by April 15

China’s banks give deadline for bitcoin exchanges to close their trading accounts (UPDATED)

Update on April 10: China’s bitcoin exchanges are being issued with formal notices stating that their bank accounts must be closed by ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Check out this guerrilla Google Street View of protesters occupying Taiwan’s parliament

Remember Occupy Wall Street? From a purely visual perspective, thoughts of that late-2011 social movement ought to conjure up images full of...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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Yelp Japan launch

Yelp launches in Japan, its second market in Asia

Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman formally announced the launch of his community-sourced restaurant review site in Japan.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
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Singapore’s StarHub launches world’s first telco-backed crowdfunding site

Could this be the start of a wave of corporatized crowdfunding sites serving as part of a global arms race to work with promising tech?

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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HaxAsia accelerator looks to Asia for next Oculus Rift

HaxAsia accelerator looks to Asia for next Oculus Rift

Investment firms Ruvento Ventures, IncuVest, DI Group, and SpinUp Partners have joined forces to launch HaxAsia, a 180-day accelerator progr...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:43 pm
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Etsy looks to get crafty in Asia with job posting for Japan country manager

Etsy, the popular Brooklyn-based DIY crafts marketplace, appears to have its sights on Asia as its next frontier. According to the company&#...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Ujjwal Anurag doesn’t work for us and we never accept money for coverage

If someone tells you that you need to pay them to get covered on Tech in Asia, they are lying to you, and they don’t work for us.

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 5 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Plenty of news about Southeast Asia this week.

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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MOLPay acknowledges payment preferences in Malaysia, rolls out cash payment solution with 7-Eleven

Adapting to Malaysia’s payment quirks, MOLPay rolls out cash payments with 7-Eleven

A cash payment service for ecommerce merchants named MOLPay CASH has just been rolled out in Malaysia - the result of a partnership between ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 2:35 pm
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India’s Top 10 Facebook Games and Apps

Facebook hits a major milestone, now has 100 million active users in India

Facebook has hit an important milestone, surpassing 100 million active users in the country. 84 percent of those access the social network v...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 5:53 pm
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Windows XP usage in China, in 2014

Support for Windows XP is over, but China still has 200 million PCs using it

Windows XP is dead. Except that it's not. About 200 million computers in China, or 70 percent of the country’s PCs, are on XP right now.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raked in $242 million in 12 hours during its day-long sales blitz

By now, most followers of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi are familiar with its weekly flash sales. Yesterday, however, the company held what mig...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:56 am
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