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Before it comes to San Francisco, meet the fresh face of Japanese digital design

Goodpatch, a young design firm in Tokyo, is becoming the company of choice for many in the tech community. It's CEO, Naofumi Tsuchiya, drop...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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WeChat’s future is in hardware, and it can thank Polaroid for the inspiration

When Polaroid discontinued its instant photo-churning film and camera in 2008, the world mourned the death of a loveable but hopelessly anti...

  • July 7, 2014
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A look at the privacy storm Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg kicked up

Does clicking on the 'Accept' button of Facebook's data use policy, which it tweaks from time to time, constitute 'informed consent'?

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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Are there J-pop lovers on the moon? Astroscale is going to find out

Astroscale and Pocari Sweat's Lunar Dream Capsule will also be carrying an exclusive J-pop song to the moon.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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Forget plastic cards. Indian app inLoyal brings retail loyalty programs to your mobile

Android/iOS app inLoyal stores all your loyalty programs in your phone, and lets you benefit from all the deals, discounts, and other reward...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Uber picks a Chinese name as it officially launches in China

Uber continues its greater China hiring spree with job openings in 12 second-tier cities

By now it’s a given that Uber will expand into to every major metropolis under the sun. But if you suspected it would slow down aft...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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Future looks bright in Myanmar as jobs platform Work gets 600,000 monthly pageviews

With just four million internet users in the country, is it the right time to venture into Myanmar's tech space?

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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1 year and $92 billion later, Alibaba’s massive mutual fund starts to stagnate

Yuebao now holds RMB 574 billion (US$92 billion) in assets. That makes it the fourth-largest money market fund in the world.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
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Sharks, pirates hinder Indonesian file hosting giant Indowebster’s desire to scale up

“55 percent of the files on Indowebster are illegal content,” explains chief operating officer Abang Suluh Husodo. “But the users love...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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7 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

  We’ve a few new additions to our Tech in Asia family in the past week: David Corbin who will cover Japan, Leighton Cosseboom in Ind...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 10:21 am
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14 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • July 6, 2014
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Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

9 months after launch, Xiaomi’s flagship Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun revealed today that the upstart phone-maker’s flagship device, the Mi3, has hit 10 million sales.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:43 pm
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Indian Prime Minister overtakes Indonesian President to become Twitter’s third most followed world leader

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just become the third most followed world leader on Twitter.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:53 pm
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Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination

Tokyo-based mobile game developer Gumi today secured a JPY5 billion fundraising round led by Silicon Valley VC World Innovation Lab and Sega...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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Chinese publisher and localizer of Fruit Ninja and Temple Run 2 files for $115M US IPO

iDreamsky translates and localizes artwork and other content for the Chinese market, then distributes it to Chine's myriad of third-party An...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Tencent looks to online video streaming to boost web empire

After success with WeChat, here’s how Tencent is building up the rest of its online media empire

While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web em...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Following Line’s disruption, Korea’s KakaoTalk confirms it’s experiencing issues in China

More than a day after Tech in Asia first observed that Japanese chat app Line was malfunctioning in China, it looks like another mobile me...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 7:24 pm
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Microsoft’s OneDrive and Yahoo’s Flickr not reachable in China [UPDATED]

There’s more alleged turbulence on the Chinese internet this week, as it appears that Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 6:04 pm
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