Posts Categorized: Web



Youtube unblocked for some in Pakistan (UPDATED)

Update: It seems Youtube is working via some connections in Pakistan but not from others. It’s possible this is a bug, or it could be ...

  • October 2, 2013
  • at 12:51 am
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KuduNyahoo insists it will not change its name: is it a fight back?

Today is the 30th of September, which is also the deadline given by Yahoo for KuduNyahoo to change its name. So, how’s the saga going? Kud...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Now Sogou and Qihoo are suing each other

Well, that didn’t take long. Qihoo 360 was reportedly interested in buying Sogou, but no sooner had Sogou scored an investment from Te...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Alibaba purchases Chinese cloud service provider Kanbox for an undisclosed sum

Kanbox, a leading cloud storage provider in China, has been fully acquired by e-commerce titan Alibaba for an undisclosed sum. According to ...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 1:26 pm
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Kamata Pakistan, a blue-collar employment portal, goes live and announces seed funding

Khurram is a technology entrepreneur and investor formerly based in Silicon Valley, now in Pakistan. He’s also a board member of the Plan9...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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China’s Facebook ban to be removed in Shanghai’s free-trade zone

China will lift its ban on sensitive international websites like Facebook, Twitter, and the New York Times within the perimeters of Shanghai...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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5 ways the Chinese government will try to control the internet in the next year

China’s State Information Office director Lu Wei published an article in the People’s Daily yesterday on the importance of online pu...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Tencent soars past $100 billion in value after yesterday’s search engine merger

Yesterday evening, Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed it’ll take a 36.5 percent slice of search engine rival Sogou for $448 million. The deal sho...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 10:13 am
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In the Philippines, iOS users can now purchase iTunes movies with mobile credit

We previously spotted how Philippine startup Apptivate has given iOS users a new way to buy apps– by ditching the need for credit ...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Line brings its web store to Taiwan as part of greater retail push

  This month marks the start of a new wave in Line’s push for greater monetization. Today, in Japan, the company formally introduced ...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 12:44 pm
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Hey, that’s my name: Yahoo threatens to sue Indonesian news portal KuduNyahoo

Having similar names happens all the time, but when it relates to a brand’s name – especially a giant brand like Yahoo – it ca...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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No, China is NOT unblocking Facebook (or anything else) in Shanghai free trade zone

Recently, rumor had it that China’s plans for a “free trade zone” in Shanghai would lead to the unblocking of Facebook and...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 12:43 am
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Study finds China censors calls for collective action, not criticism

Everyone knows that China’s internet is heavily censored. But although many of us have anecdotal experience with censorship and theori...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Indonesia’s IndoTrading reaches 3,000 members, tries to keep innovating

Indonesia’s enterprise marketplace website IndoTrading is revealing a few interesting stats about its progress. The company, which was lau...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Indie musicians have gone unnoticed, and Philippine startup NDFy wants to help

We have seen a number of music apps pop up in Asia. Now the Philippines contributes, too, as new music web-based platform NDFY (Update: pron...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Charles Xue confession on Chinese TV

Charles Xue’s confession is a disaster for China’s web

Reading the news about Charles Xue’s taped confession over the weekend, it’s hard not to feel disheartened. If you missed it, we...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Tencent buys stake in Sogou

Chinese web giant Tencent boosts its search engine, takes stake in rival for $448 million

China’s top web companies are on an acquisition blitz this year. The latest big stake grab comes in the realm of search engines, with Chin...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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The Hive moves into India, keen to invest up to $2 million in big data startups

The Hive India, an early stage investor firm and affiliate of California-based The Hive, has rolled out its operations in India last week. W...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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