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Google survey finds that half of Indonesia’s ecommerce non-adopters will shop online soon

Rudy Ramawy, the country head of Google Indonesia, says that most online shoppers prefer to save time rather than save money, which is good ...

  • April 2, 2014
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Taiwan student protestors go on Reddit to promote and spread the Sunflower Movement

Reddit’s AMA’s (“Ask Me Anything”) are more than just publicity tools for tech-savvy celebrities, or anonymous chann...

  • April 2, 2014
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Is Vietnam about to teach the world how to do mobile games?

Flappy Bird is not a lone innovation in the mobile gaming industry of Vietnam but represents a new wave of young promising mobile game desig...

  • April 2, 2014
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10 questions to ask before outsourcing work at your startup

Outsourcing is one of the earliest crucial decisions that startups have to make after inception. Often, the decision lies not in whether to ...

  • April 2, 2014
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Sina Weibo picks NASDAQ for upcoming IPO, expects to make a loss this quarter

Sina Weibo’s US IPO – in which the Chinese social network is seeking to raise US$500 million – is still being cooked up, a...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 10:13 pm
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GMIC Beijing gears up for its biggest conference yet (promo)

The annual Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing is one of the most influential mobile industry conferences on the continent...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 8:50 pm
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Metaps challenges PayPal with new zero-commission epayment service

One Japanese startup is looking to challenge PayPal by attracting ecommerce merchants and businesses to its new, zero-commission epayment se...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Check, please! Another Chinese foodie app gets funding, this time to the tune of $7 million

Chinese foodie app Ricebook is no longer sitting on an empty stomach – 36kr reports that the IDG ventures just led a series B funding ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

China’s shoppers got the newest iPhone and iPad models on their global launch day – for the first time ever – on November ...

  • April 1, 2014
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LivingSocial quits Southeast Asia with $18.5 million sale of regional business to iBuy Group

Malaysia and Singapore-based entrepreneur Patrick Grove’s flash sales business shopping spree continued its onwards march as iBuy Group (A...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
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Chinese entrepreneur buys 41% stake in video portal Ku6

Chinese web giant Shanda (NASDAQ:SNDA) is selling a large stake of Chinese video portal Ku6 (NASDAQ:KUTV) to Chinese entrepreneur Xu Xudon...

  • April 2, 2014
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Line now has 400 million registered users

Line hits two new highs – 400 million registered users, 10 billion messages sent per day

Japan-made messaging app Line revealed today that it now has 400 million registered users. While the app is most popular in Japan, it boasts...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 12:01 pm
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5 indicators why Line could soon topple Facebook in Thailand

Thais really love their social networks. Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) reports that over 90 percent of web ...

  • April 2, 2014
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It’s Razer’s game (Startup Asia preview)

Razer is a company that refuses to grow up. Fifteen years after its founders began building their startup dreams, the firm now has over a hu...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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Qraved: Jakarta diners spent $1.5 billion on dining out in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Qraved also estimates that Jakarta diners ate out 380 million times last year, spending a total of US$1.5 billion annually.

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 7:24 pm
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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Got some bitcoins to spend? Here are 7 merchants accepting bitcoins in the Philippines

Bitcoin usage is on the rise in Asia, and the Philippines is no exception to this. But if you’re still wondering where you can use your bi...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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Xiaomi rips off a Kickstarter project to give your smartphone an extra, configurable button

Over the weekend, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi added to its growing repertoire of accessories with the MiKey. It’s an extra, configurabl...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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