Posts Categorized: Web



TripTrus makes it easy to adventure in Indonesia on the cheap

TripTrus' online marketplace aims to make it easier for tourists to search for trip packages based on their leisure time, type of activity, ...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Wongnai: how Thailand’s Yelp is spending its series A investment

Back in May, we reported that Wongnai, a Thailand-based restaurant review startup, received a Series A financing round from Japan’s Recrui...

  • August 31, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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China's search engine market in 2013

Check out the netizens and companies behind China’s $39 billion search engine market (INFOGRAPHIC)

Now that China has 591 million web users and 460 million mobile netizens, it’s inevitable that the nation’s search engine market is a hu...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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Mesh networks can help Asia avoid censorship and recover from disasters

Imagine accessing a new internet; an internet that is controlled and maintained by your neighbors instead of ISPs and the government. Does t...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Autonavi apps

Autonavi reaches 137 million users of its mobile map app, but investors spooked by shrinking revenues

Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP), maker of China’s top mobile map app, has revealed its Q2 2013 financial report. The company – which is Apple...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Shanghai police have investigated 170 suspects for creating 380 online rumors

Just last week we ran a quick story about several Chinese black PR operatives getting arrested for starting online rumors about, among other...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Pakistan’s year-long Youtube ban might finally be ending (but offensive videos will be blocked)

If you are a Pakistani Youtube fan, this has been a tough year. The Google service has been blocked in the country since last September, whe...

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Elance records 90% more jobs for Philippine freelancers this year

Online outsourcing platform Elance is growing … fast. It estimates the the freelance market will reach $5 billion by 2015. It notes that...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Amplify: free Philippine music downloads, no piracy needed

Just last year, we cited a US report that shows 99 percent of music downloads in China came from pirated sources. In the Philippines, the si...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Yahoo China portal closes

Yahoo has pretty much given up on the Chinese market with shutdown of Yahoo China portal

The few people who bother to visit the Yahoo China homepage will notice something different today. A couple of weeks after Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHO...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Weekend nonsense: Chinese net users post weird pictures from their childhood

It’s the weekend, and we all deserve a break. What better way to enjoy than break than with a little taste of how weird China’s ...

  • August 31, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Chinese “black PR” firm controlled hundreds of verified Weibo users, raked in millions

As China’s war on rumors continues, it seems black PR firms — firms that spread rumors and false reports about competitors for c...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Qihoo says its $550 million bond sale is NOT to buy Sogou

Many analysts speculate the money will be used to buy the search rival, but Qihoo today denied that was the case.

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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More than 50% of Indian netizens access internet via mobile (INFOGRAPHIC)

India is poised to become the second largest mobile internet market globally (after China) within the next four years. Effective Measure, a ...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 3:46 pm
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.CN websites come under attack, cripples Sina Weibo, Amazon.cn, and Bank of China

China’s national registry of websites ending in “.cn” was hit by a denial-of-service attack yesterday. Several websites with the...

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Baidu Total View

Baidu rolls out a Google Street View clone for China

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s top search engine, mentioned yesterday that it has 200 million daily active users this month on its Baidu...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Skyscanner is expanding the sky from Scotland to Asia

Skyscanner is a Scotland-based flight search platform. With its eye on Asia, the company also has its APAC headquarters in Singapore, and an...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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240 million people now use Baidu’s Android apps *UPDATED*

UPDATE: August 27, 2013 – Baidu’s second quarter report doesn’t actually disclose its own mobile app user numbers. Instead...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 9:48 pm
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