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GMIC Beijing gears up for its biggest conference yet (promo)

The annual Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing is one of the most influential mobile industry conferences on the continent...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 8:50 pm
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Metaps challenges PayPal with new zero-commission epayment service

One Japanese startup is looking to challenge PayPal by attracting ecommerce merchants and businesses to its new, zero-commission epayment se...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Check, please! Another Chinese foodie app gets funding, this time to the tune of $7 million

Chinese foodie app Ricebook is no longer sitting on an empty stomach – 36kr reports that the IDG ventures just led a series B funding ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

China’s shoppers got the newest iPhone and iPad models on their global launch day – for the first time ever – on November ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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2014 Asian Digital Mum Survey

Rise of the tech-savvy mother: who says their place is in the kitchen?

The old-school, technology-idiot mother has been fodder for comedy shows for decades, but according to a survey released by theAsianparent.c...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Despite WhatsApp’s dominance in India, investors still bet on local chat apps like Hike

Indian instant messaging app Hike just received $14 million in funding from Bharti Softbank, according to the Economic Times. The app repo...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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Fashion estore’s Kickstarter campaign aims to save a dying Philippine handicraft

Fashion ecommerce site AVA launched a campaign on popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to bring a Philippine traditional handwoven fabr...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 9:05 pm
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Tech company expanding to Singapore? 3 things you may not know about the city (Startup Asia preview)

Singapore is perhaps the most cliché-ridden startup hub in the world. Everyone knows about its business-friendly status, the lack of capita...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 7:01 pm
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Unblockable? Unstoppable? FireChat messaging app unites China and Taiwan in free speech… and it’s not pretty

Over a week ago a messaging app for the iPhone called FireChat launched and quickly attracted attention from the international tech media. C...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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Qraved: Jakarta diners spent $1.5 billion on dining out in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Qraved also estimates that Jakarta diners ate out 380 million times last year, spending a total of US$1.5 billion annually.

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 7:24 pm
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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Got some bitcoins to spend? Here are 7 merchants accepting bitcoins in the Philippines

Bitcoin usage is on the rise in Asia, and the Philippines is no exception to this. But if you’re still wondering where you can use your bi...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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Xiaomi rips off a Kickstarter project to give your smartphone an extra, configurable button

Over the weekend, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi added to its growing repertoire of accessories with the MiKey. It’s an extra, configurabl...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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Singapore Maker Movement

The Singapore Maker Map contains everything you need to do a hardware startup

The Singapore maker community is coming into its own. It’s extremely diverse, consisting of a mish-mash of old-style manufacturers, le...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 12:12 pm
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10 startups to watch from Indonesia’s Echelon Satellite 2014

The Echelon 2014 Indonesia Satellite, a pitch competition, was held on March 27 by tech blog e27 at Skystar Ventures in Universitas Multimed...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 9:30 pm
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6 startups graduate from latest Docomo Innovation Village incubator

Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) held its latest Docomo Innovation Village demo day last week. It’s the second running of its startup...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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Thailand’s Builk find new challenges in expanding to Indonesia

Since the launch of Builk’s international version - the 3.0 - in August 2013, the team has been more aggressive in its Indonesia expansion...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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After a stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

After stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is spewing out more numbers than the Count in Sesame Street today. After saying that Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm
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