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Mxit India launch

Popular South African messaging app Mxit to take on WhatsApp and WeChat in India

The popular South African mobile messaging app Mxit has launched in India today. Mxit (pronounced as ‘Mix it’) has apps for iOS, Android...

  • January 28, 2014
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How a barefoot Thai politician became a meme

With the Bangkok Shutdown and protests in other provinces ongoing, the political unrest has plagued Thailand for a few months now. The situa...

  • January 28, 2014
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Indonesian bloggers now have more options to earn a living with Japan’s Cyberbuzz

B Blog has ambitious target to recruit 15,000 bloggers in Indonesia by November, and earn between IDR 500 million ($41,000) to IDR 1 billion...

  • January 28, 2014
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Read for the blind app

Story time: Thailand unites to create over 2,400 audiobooks for blind people

Back in October of last year, we profiled Read for the Blind, the most-talked about app of the moment. It seems the app’s momentum hasn’...

  • January 28, 2014
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Lancers produces $200 million freelancing gigs so far and it is still growing

Founded by Akiyoshi Yosuke in 2008, Lancers claims to be Japan’s largest freelancing site, producing over $200 million worth of accumulate...

  • January 28, 2014
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Intex Aqua Curve

Indian company launches a $200 curved smartphone like LG and Samsung, but you get what you pay for

Following in the footsteps of Samsung and LG, Indian IT brand Intex today launched an Android-powered smartphone called the Aqua Curve. Pa...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 10:19 pm
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This black box that turns your car into an intelligent beast is now up for crowdfunding

Cars used to be dumb machines. But they’re getting smarter with the introduction of anti-collision systems, cruise control, and other ...

  • January 27, 2014
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This foreigner-friendly site lets you search flights, trains, ferry routes in Vietnam

Baolau.vn is a new travel search engine for Vietnam. It allows travelers to more easily search for the cheapest and best routes to go anywhe...

  • January 27, 2014
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Give a personalized virtual gift box to your friends with this app from the Philippines

A lot of things have gone digital these days, even shopping and banking can be done through the internet and mobile apps. Seeing this trend,...

  • January 27, 2014
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Snaptee looks to Asia’s hipsters who want to wear their own custom T-shirts

Back in February 2013 we looked at Snaptee, a Hong Kong-based startup with a funky app that lets you design a T-shirt that you can then buy....

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:37 pm
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Beer company invests $4 million in an NFC card to replace cash in the Philippines

Last November, brewing company San Miguel Beer announced its plans to enter into the telco business. While this is not yet finalized, the c...

  • January 28, 2014
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Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has revealed its financials for the quarter ending December 28, 2013 (called fiscal Q1 2014). They show that the Cuperti...

  • January 28, 2014
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WeChat has a viral hit in China as users gift Chinese New Year cash to their buddies

Gifting cash via mobile payments is going viral right now on WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app. It’s the social media equi...

  • January 28, 2014
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Over 2,000 doctors later, patient management app gets $440k funding boost

OurHealthMate, a Singapore and India-based startup with an electronic health record (EMR) system for doctors and an online marketplace for m...

  • January 28, 2014
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iPhone 5s and 5c launch in Indonesia, but Apple fans shocked by price

Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5S and 5C are now available in Indonesia, but regular readers would understand by now that it is cheaper...

  • January 27, 2014
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Book an appointment with a doctor in Vietnam with Yton.vn

Yton.vn allows medical patients to schedule appointments with doctors online. It's a forward-looking step for the Vietnamese medical care ma...

  • January 27, 2014
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Pakistan startup incubators

Pakistan’s startups are struggling to break out, but here are 27 incubators that could help

Until recently, the only incubators in Pakistan were found in hospitals or poultry farms. But now startup incubators are proliferating. This...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 6:57 pm
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Vietnam’s Foody now has 40,000 foodie reviews and 1 million monthly uniques

Foody just updated us with their numbers on growth in Vietnam. It's looking promising for the young startup, and it's on its way to becoming...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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