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Why are so many Japanese investors coming to Southeast Asia? (#StartupAsia preview)

Hear from Batara Eto, co-founder and managing partner at East Ventures, Tatsuo Tsutsumi, partner at Gree Ventures, Tommy Matsuo, director of...

  • September 2, 2014
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12 Philippine companies that should really start accepting Bitcoin

Executives from four Bitcoin firms called out twelve Philippine companies to accept the cryptocurrency.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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This app brings traveling singles together, says it’s not for hooking up

Wander is all about creating a trusted, friendly singles community which is under-served in the travel market.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Indonesia’s Valuklik gets seed funding from East Ventures

Ad spending in Indonesia is projected to reach $720 million in 2015. East Ventures and Valuklik want a slice of the pie.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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We’re finding the next billion dollar startup at Arena Tokyo (#StartupAsia preview)

Eight startups will take the stage to present to a panel of judges at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 10:04 am
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Why Xiaomi faces a catch-22 situation in India, and what it is doing about it

The Xiaomi business model requires it to enter a new market with low volumes. But the huge attraction for its value-for-money phones in Indi...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
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Japan is finally opening up to the rest of the tech world

Will Japan be able to marry its strong history of hardware innovation and build mass appeal for the next generation of software-based techno...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Adways’ first global push stalled. Its second one is catching fire.

Japan’s Adways did not let a setback slow it down. Now it is in 11 countries.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

Rather than an outsourced development shop, Chok Ooi describes Agility as a startup product development company that partners and works with...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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This startup gives rural entrepreneurs the tech to operate their own mobile networks

Although the northernmost American state of Alaska is the largest US territory by size, its population is less than 732,000. With rugged wil...

  • September 2, 2014
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Indonesia’s Klik-Eat just got acquired by its Japanese stakeholder

The online food delivery business gets a nod in Indonesia with the acquisition of one of its bigger players.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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Chinese drone maker joins quadcopter craze with new $20M investment

China-based personal drone maker XAircraft today announced a US$20 million series A funding round led by Chengwei Capital.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 12:08 pm
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Cheatsheet of startup acquisitions in Southeast Asia

Here's a quick guide to the past exits that have happened in the region.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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South Korean search giant Daum has a better map of North Korea than Google

Daum's new online maps of North Korea reportedly provide greater coverage and detail than the existing Google Maps.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Feign ignorance forever – this app lets you read texts without the sender knowing

Do you hate how messaging apps will notify the sender that you’ve read their messages? If this might be the makeshift solution you've been...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:44 pm
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Indonesia’s Ideabox accelerator unveils 2nd batch of finalists, featuring transport apps and foodtech

On August 29, Sebastian Togelang and Andy Zain’s Ideabox accelerator in Jakarta (powered by local telco Indosat) announced its second roun...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Rovio exec quits to help a Japanese music startup go global

Rovio’s top man in Japan gambles on new role at Beatrobo, a tiny hardware startup that hopes to reinvent the mixtape for our digital era.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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