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20 of our hottest tech stories on Asia in the past week

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Missed out on the best Asia tech news from the past seven days? Worry not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our roundup of the week’s top stories, sorted by popularity.

1. Alibaba’s history in 9 photos

In honor of its IPO, Alibaba posted photos of the company’s good old days on social media.

2. Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

This is a huge recurring problem for business travelers in particular, and Flexiroam wants to solve it.

3. Pirate3D: our ship isn’t sinking

Yes, Singapore’s most prominent 3D printing company made some mistakes with its refunding scheme. But it’s far from done for.

4. Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Tens of thousands of people across Asia rose very early – or got no sleep at all – today as they flocked to stores to try grab an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.

5. Singapore’s Kbox drops the ball on customers’ private data. Who’s next?

Coupled with the recent security breach at M1, corporations and governmental organizations aren’t being very reassuring when it comes to guarding our digital lives.

6. Customer looking to preorder iPhone in Singapore finds security loophole instead

According to the report, sensitive information such as phone numbers, NRIC and home addresses were revealed.

7. 10 sweet startup perks in the Philippines

The Philippine startup scene has more than just Foosball tables and beer.

8. Nova Founders Capital receives $50M from Hong Kong’s Pacific Century Group to boost fintech in Asia

Founded by two Rocket Internet alumni, Nova Founders Capital has expressed commitment to investing in Asia’s fintech startups. Money from the son of “Asia’s richest man” could help with that.

9. 26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

10. Envoy modernizes your front desk, and it already has superstar investors and customers

Envoy aims to make receiving guests at offices seamless. It already has a slate of superangels on board and over 250 paying customers.

11. Wikileaks: Singapore firm with government ties bought cyber snooping software

According to Wikileaks, the company purchased 19 licenses for the malware products in 2012.

12. The 9-month bachelor party: here’s everything Alibaba invested in or acquired in 2014

Alibaba invested in or bought outright multiple companies, spending so much money that some have referred to 2014 thus far as Alibaba’s “bachelor party.”

13. 5 reasons why Google’s Android One is a game-changer in budget smartphones

The budget smartphone market has just got shaken up again with the unveiling of Google’s Android One in India at $105. Here are 5 ways in which it’s a disruptor

14. John Fearon: Singapore’s grasshopper entrepreneur

Fearon has another new gig. It’s JF2 a startup studio that works on several ideas simultaneously.

15. Online store reviews site TrustedCompany raises $1 million to expand to South Africa, Brazil

Already, the company has achieved a measure of success in both Southeast Asia and India, where most of their clients come from.

16. Will Vietnam ever take its internet seriously?

One of Vietnam’s five internet sea cables got cut once again this week, thus underlining the broken infrastructure that Vietnamese people have to live with.

17. 8 unique things about tech in Indonesia

Indonesia is a beautiful and unique country.

18. Startups in Asia can soon get free payment processing from PayPal and Braintree

You must be nominated by partners of the program though.

19. Ideabox accelerator accepts all 8 startups, replaces Hartaku with Eatzify

Eatzify co-founder Suka Cita Pasaribu delivers a pitch presentation. The Ideabox accelerator program (co-organized by Indonesian telco Indosat, venture capital firm Mountain SEA Ventures, and communications company Ooredoo) narrowed down its second batch of finalists to eight startups on Sunday night at the Indosat headquarters in Central Jakarta after a two-day boot camp event. During the weekend-long gathering, local entrepreneurs took advice from mentors and fine-tuned their investor pitches.

20. Alibaba IPO will make it biggest internet company in China and third biggest in the world

Alibaba will be the third-biggest internet company in the world by market cap if analysts’ estimates hold up.

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