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Baidu down, Qihoo up, Google dead: 2013 was a year of drama for China’s search engines

Baidu down; Qihoo up; Google dead. That’s the summary of what happened to search engines in China in 2013. It was a year of big and dr...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 1:11 pm
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Bilna gets funding to give Indonesia’s babies more love and diapers

Baby care e-commerce site Bilna announced that it has closed series A funding to make sure it keeps pace with the growing industry.

  • January 7, 2014
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Former Google China boss, after quitting last year, reemerges at rival Qihoo

Former Google China boss, after quitting last year, re-emerges at rival Qihoo

Google China boss John Liu quit in July last year after nearly six torrid years in the role. But he’s been very quiet since then. Toda...

  • January 6, 2014
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Oh happy day! China officially lifts game console ban

After 13 long years, China’s State Council has officially lifted the ban on gaming consoles, according to Techweb. Foreign companie...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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Get your new year finances in shape with budgeting app Saved

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to manage your money better, you might turn to an app like Saved. It’s a new and very s...

  • January 6, 2014
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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo P...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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What are Thai people digging on Facebook right now? Social.gg can reveal the answer

Social media is big in Thailand. Over 24 million Facebook users live in the country, and Bangkok has more Facebook users than any other city...

  • January 6, 2014
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Bitchemy Ventures seeks out a new wave of Indian startups that think different

Bitchemy Ventures seeks out a new wave of Indian startups that think different

Unlike most investors or venture funds that park money based on the bottom line, Bitchemy Ventures, an Indian technology incubator cum seed ...

  • January 6, 2014
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HTC sales continue to tank as it limps into 2014

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC (TPE:2498) saw sales revenue fall for the ninth consecutive quarter in the end of 2013. The company’s...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 11:27 am
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New web game in China lets you taser corrupt government officials

Tase him, bro! New game in China lets you zap corrupt government officials

A new web game has appeared in China that lets you taser corrupt government officials. Given how touchy Chinese state-run media can be about...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 12:12 pm
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Games anyone? WeChat quietly rolls out games in Indonesia

Indonesians loved the social gaming experience in messaging apps Line and KakaoTalk in 2013, and now WeChat wants to join the party. The Chi...

  • January 7, 2014
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More social apps, less texting – Philippine data usage on Christmas surges 173%

Philippine telco Globe Telecom has reported a 173 percent year-on-year increase in its subscribers’ data usage this past Christmas Day. Ac...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 8:35 pm
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In China you can now hail a taxi and pay the driver on WeChat

That was fast – just days after Chinese tech giant Tencent (HKG:0700) threw some cash into the massive series C funding round for taxi...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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Philippine daily deals site DealDozen has been acquired, will be rebranded as StreetDeal in 2014

Philippine daily deals site DealDozen has just been acquired by Asia Deal Group, the e-commerce group behind Streetdeal, for an undisclo...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Thailand’s Twitter users tweeted 1.7 billion messages in 2013, up 45%

The people of Thailand are addicted to social networks. There are 24 million users on Facebook in the country, and a mall in Bangkok is the ...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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This SMS-based social network now on Indonesia’s largest telco

Telkomsel - Indonesia’s biggest telco - now supports a new service dedicated to its feature phone users on Friday called KLYQME (read as ...

  • January 6, 2014
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Taiwanese government disallows Bitcoin ATM installation

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has told the Central News Agency yesterday that it will stop any installation of Bitco...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 11:43 am
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China's GFW unblocks Chinese versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

In a rare move, China unblocks Chinese versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

China’s Great Firewall blocks a number of big-name sites every year. Last year, news sites were under fire for their reporting on Chin...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 10:45 am
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