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Phew app for learning Burmese alphabet

Startup aims at Myanmar’s youngest of early adopters with educational iPad app

Phew is designed to help kids learn how to write the mellifluously flowing characters of the Burmese language.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Singapore government investigates data privacy complaint against Xiaomi

If found guilty, the smartphone maker may face serious repercussions.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:02 pm
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Hong Kong’s Gogovan nabs $6.5M in funding to make urban logistics uber efficient

GoGoVan, the Hong Kong-based startup that helps consumers and businesses get their stuff delivered quickly, revealed today that it has raise...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platform. But is it an awkward fit?

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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China's new baby boom is a chance for ecommerce startups

2 kids estores in China get funding ahead of new baby boom

An estimated 16 million babies are born each year in China. Two million extra are on the way with China's relaxed one-child policy.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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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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The story of why this Japanese VC decided to make Singapore his home (#StartupAsia preview)

Singapore’s Accreditation@IDA: skip it if you’re a startup

While Accreditation@IDA is a Singapore government scheme that purports to help startups, it's not well-designed.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
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5 bootstrapped tech startups that do India proud

What better day than this to celebrate India's startup heroes, the trailblazers who make a strong case for bootstrapping. Here are the fanta...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 8:06 pm
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JD boosted by WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD gets online shopping boost from WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD, China’s second biggest ecommerce company, saw RMB63.0 billion (US$10.2 billion) in consumer sales in Q2 2014, the firm revealed today.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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How TouchTen touched the hearts of gamers and investors (#StartupAsia preview)

You may not have heard of TouchTen Games, but if you’ve spent an idle moment or two browsing through the iOS App Store, you’ve p...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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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
  • at 3:56 pm
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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
  • at 1:08 pm
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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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TaskUs Building

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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