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Shopline keeps it lean and mean as its three-man team takes on Shopify in Asia

With ecommerce sales in APAC set to reach US$525.2 billion this year, surpassing the US, more and more merchants and entrepreneurs from the ...

  • August 15, 2014
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Watch out, Samsung: Xiaomi, Micromax, and more budget smartphones will eat 25% of your market share next year

Value-for-money smartphones from Xiaomi and others will eat 25 percent of Samsung’s global smartphone market share within a year, a Fitch ...

  • August 15, 2014
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Temasek puts $30M into JD.com and Cheetah Mobile

Temasek puts $30M into US-listed Chinese internet companies, JD.com and Cheetah Mobile

Temasek put US$17.2 million into ecommerce site JD.com, and another US$12.8 million into security software firm Cheetah Mobile.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:41 am
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Game on! Indonesia’s race for outsourced work heats up between Freelancer.co.id and local challenger SribuLancer

“In terms of the number of users and projects posted, we are the biggest,” says Helma Kusuma, country manager of Indonesia for Freelance...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
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Forget Manila – CEO says startups should head to the Philippine provinces

TaskUS CEO Bryce Maddock argues that entrepreneurs should consider setting up their tech business in the provinces - just like he did in 200...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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Xiaomi launches Indonesia website, but no launch date yet

Xiaomi Indonesia’s website lets you design a smartphone with $170 budget.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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PandaBed’s new matching service allows travelers of the same age, race, and religion to bunk up

On August 12 in Singapore, PandaBed announced its newest feature, PeerMatch. The latest add-on allows homeowners and travelers to get a bett...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

This allows people to grab a conventional, licensed Hong Kong cab – and pay for it via a cash-less transaction – within the Uber app.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
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What if your phone could read your face? This ‘mad’ couple brings artificial intelligence to the smartphone camera

Mad Street Den uses artificial intelligence to enable any smartphone with a camera to detect facial expressions and react to them.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 10:25 am
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CEO of China’s most popular piracy app arrested after 110 days on the run

Just before police raided Kuaibo’s offices in April, the CEO of the company that makes the notorious QVOD streaming video app fled the cou...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnin...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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In 15 minutes, Grain delivers piping hot, healthy food to a driveway near you

Grain is the Uber for food. While starting as a premium service, it eventually wants to bring healthy food to the masses.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Here’s what Docomo and KDDI are doing to promote startups in Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Japan's top two wireless carriers have venture capital arms, big funds, and incubators to give Asian startups that first push.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 7:42 pm
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Bootstrapping re-defined: a comprehensive strategy for startups

Bootstrapping re-defined: a comprehensive strategy for startups

In today’s startup world, a bootstrapping strategy is both more possible and more pertinent.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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LawCanvas provides startups with ready-to-go legal documents, saves you thousands of dollars

LawCanvas provides startups with ready-to-go legal documents, saves you thousands of dollars

The market rate for a standard website terms of service stands at about S$3,000 (US$2,400), which is a fortune to fresh entrepreneurs.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 2:03 pm
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WeChat for the workplace chat app from China snags $20 million investment

The app, which describes itself as a "work version of WeChat", reports 800,000 registered users.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:02 pm
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Indonesia’s adtech startup Adskom raises $850,000 from 4 VCs

Adskom is one of those rare Indonesian tech startups which are operating internationally.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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Meitu 2 is a phone for hardcore selfie takers and cutesy teenage girls, everyone else should steer clear (REVIEW)

With other Chinese phone makers offering better specs at lower prices, including the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 4, we can’t recommend this phone ...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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