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Dianrong is first of many Chinese P2P lending sites to get funding in 2014

Chinese peer-to-peer lending service Dianrong raised “tens of millions of dollars” in a series A funding round from Northern Light Ve...

  • January 2, 2014
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Vietnamese furniture site Ahometo receives seed funding from new Silicon Valley-backed VC

Furniture e-store Ahometo has some funding to boost its business in the new year. The investment comes from a freshly created seed fund name...

  • January 2, 2014
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Tencent tips in $100 million funding round for China’s leading taxi-hailing app – is WeChat integration next?

Chinese taxi booking app Didi Dache has started off the new year with a bang, receiving a fresh round of $100 million in funding, according ...

  • January 2, 2014
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Thai telco saw 175% rise in data usage on New Year’s eve compared to last year

Happy New Year everyone! I bet more than half of our readers have sent out tons of messages to loved ones wishing them a happy new year. But...

  • January 2, 2014
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Sina Weibo users tweet a record 800k posts in first minute of 2014

The first minute of 2014 brought with it a surge of posts on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo. A whopping 808,298 posts surpassed las...

  • January 2, 2014
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This startup is chasing the next frontier of advertising – smartphone homescreens

Facebook is perhaps the most engaging app in the world, with 1.15 billion monthly active users and a staggering average daily usage of 20 mi...

  • January 2, 2014
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How Alibaba and Tencent went head-to-head in 2013

This past year saw some major competition emerge between Tencent, China’s massive gaming and social networking company, and Alibaba, which...

  • January 1, 2014
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Xiaomi aims at 40 million phones sales 2014

Xiaomi aims to double smartphone sales to 40 million in 2014

We’re hours away from the start of 2014, but the founder and CEO of young Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already thinking ahead to the ...

  • December 31, 2013
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Show me the money! Here are 30 funding rounds and acquisitions from Indonesia this year

We’ve rounded up the 30 funding rounds and acquisitions that happened in Indonesia in 2013.

  • December 31, 2013
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Shop til you drop: India’s e-shoppers spent $16 billion in 2013

We know that India’s e-commerce industry is booming and lots of investment is flooding in, but how much are ordinary people actually s...

  • January 2, 2014
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Hackerspaces are becoming centers of liberal arts in Asia: NUS prof

Tech startups in Southeast Asia are getting acquired, and more investors are looking at investing in the ecosystem. As such, the need to dev...

  • January 2, 2014
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China’s Xiaomi confirms it will bring its smartphones to Singapore this year

Today Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker known for selling top-notch handsets at bargain bin prices, revealed via social media that itR...

  • January 2, 2014
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This app lets Indonesians nab their dream products by snapping a pic with their smartphones

This interesting app called Shoot Your Dream wants to help you get your dream products and make them more affordable.

  • January 2, 2014
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Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year's tally

Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year’s tally

This morning, disruptive phone-maker Xiaomi revealed its sales statistics for 2013. The Chinese startup, which first launched an Android-bas...

  • January 2, 2014
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Timeline: a history of Bitcoin in China in 2013

Bitcoin enthusiasts, especially those in China, have been riding a financial roller coaster as of late. As 2013 comes to an end, we thought ...

  • January 1, 2014
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9 best Asian games of 2013

Staff picks: the 9 best Asian games of 2013

With the year drawing to a close, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the Asia-developed games that came out this year and pick ...

  • January 1, 2014
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Top 20 articles on Tech in Asia 2013

The Tech in Asia editorial team has written thousands of articles in 2013. But the below 20 pieces stand out from the rest. They are a mixtu...

  • December 31, 2013
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Startup Asia Singapore 2014

Heading back to the city state with Startup Asia Singapore 2014

Almost 1,300 people joined us for Startup Asia Jakarta in November for two full days of startup pitches, keynote talks and panel discussions...

  • December 31, 2013
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