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Japan’s Viibar wants to turn underappreciated video producers into well-paid freelancers

Viibar, a Tokyo-based startup, is on a mission to liberate technical professionals from the stifling world of industrial video production. F...

  • July 8, 2014
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Crowdfunding in Japan: waterproof coating, stackable circuit boards, and ‘good smelling balls’

Tech in Asia rounded up six Japanese crowdfunding projects, ranging from interesting to absurd, with time still remaining. Things get weird ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:42 am
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China’s Kuaidi Dache challenges Uber with launch of high-end black car service

China’s on-demand transportation startups are dominated by two companies focusing on taxi rides, but today, one of them is going upmar...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:37 pm
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Here’s how a father’s love for his daughter compelled him to create this safety wearable

Ray Teng, founder of safety wearable WaryBee, has a daughter and a son, and couldn't help but worry about their safety in lieu of kidnapping...

  • July 7, 2014
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Startup basics: the sales learning curve

The purpose of a startup is not to make a lot of money, says Peng T. Ong, celebrated Singaporean tech entrepreneur and investor.

  • July 7, 2014
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Want to buy a nuclear-plant-ready face mask or a power saw? On Tolexo, you can

Books, clothes, and electronics; these we have become familiar with in stores like Flipkart. Latest online marketplace Tolexo sells heat gun...

  • July 7, 2014
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From hacker to hero to data legend: Juny “Acong” Maimun tells the story behind Indowebster

If nothing else, Juny “Acong” Maimun is a survivor. The 34-year-old founder and CEO of Indowebster sits relaxed on a chic blue sofa in t...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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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
  • at 6:00 pm
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Global Brain invests in Korean game illustrators matching platform Rainbow.dot

Rainbow.dot lets game developers select different genres of artwork ranging from characters, items, to backgrounds.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 am
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WeChat opens up advertising platform to official accounts with over 100k followers

Tencent says advertisers can target audiences by gender, age, and region, and will get feedback about exposure, number of clicks, and click-...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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Baidu invests in test prep site as China’s internet giants vie for quality education content

Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are racing to amass the broadest and highest quality library of educational courses.

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 5:52 pm
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Pakistan startup report 2014

Pakistan Startup Report and wiki shine a light on challenging but promising market

A group of Pakistani techies have today completed and published the Pakistan Startup Report 2014 and an accompanying Pakistan Startup Wiki.

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 4:19 pm
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Expedia makes a big push for Asia with $659 million acquisition

Travel booking titan Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is making a big push for new users and revenue streams in Asia today with the A$703 million (US$6...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Baidu’s new interactive map predicts the spread of influenza, hepatitis, and STIs all across China

Baidu Trends, China’s nearest equivalent to Google Trends, has launched an interactive nationwide map that predicts the spread of dise...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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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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