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Social media in China beyond WeChat and Weibo

Life beyond WeChat and Weibo: 15 niche social networks in China

They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps integrate with the country’s top social ne...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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As Indonesia’s gaming industry heats up, new startups enter

Today, mobile devices are the preferred channel for internet usage in Indonesia, and McKinsey Global Institute projects that with its curren...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 9:10 pm
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Gaming, dating, and chatting: former Zynga exec has created China’s most promising new social network

Tech in Asia sat down with founder Andy Tian to discuss Pengpeng, which he says already has 300,000 daily active users just two months after...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 7:26 pm
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Car-on-demand company Uber unveils world’s first UberTaxiLux in Tokyo

Uber has outgrown local demand in Tokyo and has launched two new services in order to keep up.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber, which first launched its app-connected limo service in Beijing in April, is now trying something new in the Chinese capital. Yesterday...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 3:26 pm
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Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

In new numbers for Q2 2014 from Canalys, Xiaomi has leap-frogged Samsung to become China biggest smartphone brand in terms of shipments.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
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Smart home projector maker from China sells 50,000 units, gets $16M investment to meet demand

The latest model runs on Android 4.2, projects up to 180 inches diagonally at 1080p resolution, and offers 3D capabilities.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Consumers in China will account for about 20 percent of global luxury sales in 2015 - that's worth US$29.1 billion.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Games in Asia Meetup Thailand: how to build an indie gaming studio

Running an indie gaming studio is tough. Some succeed, but many fail. It’s the natural death statistics in the world of startups. How can ...

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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This university dropout turned down Japan’s top tech firms to follow his own entrepreneurial path

Infoteria founder and CEO Pina Hirano is the nail that stuck out - but refused to get hammered down.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 9:12 pm
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Startup funding in Southeast Asia has broken the sound barrier. And that’s for starters (#StartupAsia preview)

The startup scene in Southeast Asia has seen a good year in terms of investments. But it is poised to get even better as a new slate of fund...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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This father-son duo just made free voice calls a reality

This father-son duo just made free voice calls a reality

What they did was to create an app that allows quality calls to be made even on 2G networks.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Men hate to shop. That’s no obstacle to a new breed of Singapore startups

By catering to men's online buying behavior, Packnada, Tate & Tonic, and Edit Suits hope to capture a lucrative niche.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 4:11 pm
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What’s the value of a domain name? Ask Philippine freelance portal Raket.ph

Raket.ph is leveraging the strength of its domain name and branding to quickly grow its number of users.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 3:01 pm
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Payments 2.0 firm Braintree hiring sales team in Singapore

Internet companies in Asia have been clamoring for a better online payment gateway. Braintree could answer their call soon.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 1:17 pm
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Looking beyond your local market – the ins and outs of regional expansion (Kuala Lumpur Meetup)

Tech in Asia, in partnership with MaGIC, are bringing together a group of startups - Carousell, Soft Space, and Uber - to discuss the best p...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Candy Crush Saga launches on WeChat

WeChat gets first foreign game with launch of special edition of Candy Crush Saga

The hotly anticipated WeChat edition of Candy Crush Saga is now out on Android.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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Crossing the Chasm is the bible for entrepreneurial marketing (book review)

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore is one of those rare books that every aspiring tech entrepreneur should read right before going to that...

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 7:32 pm
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