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Flipkart closes India’s biggest ever e-commerce funding round at $360 million

After breaking the record for India’s biggest e-commerce investment just three months ago, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal just ...

  • October 9, 2013
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Indonesia’s event platform Eevent gets acquired by US-based company

Eevent, which has three Indonesian co-founders operating it from the both the US and Indonesia, has been acquired by US-based business devel...

  • October 9, 2013
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Collabspot’s CRM tool for Gmail doesn’t need seed funding — but gets it anyway

Jérémi Joslin, founder and CEO of Collabspot, surprised investors when he said at Singapore accelerator JFDI‘s demo day in June that...

  • October 9, 2013
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Thailand’s one tablet per child program rocked by claims of 30% broken tablets

One Tablet Per Child is a policy launched last year by the Thai government in an attempt to improve education and address issues of inequali...

  • October 8, 2013
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A complete list of the 18 payment players in Vietnam

Vietnam’s payment landscape is convoluted. It’s got players from across the spectrum, many of them still having trouble getting traction...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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Grata takes 5-star hospitality out of hotels and puts it on your smartphone

We see a lot of travel and tourism startups popping up around Asia these days. So many, in fact, that planning a trip can be overwhelmin...

  • October 8, 2013
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A timeline of Line and its branded stickers in Thailand (Infographic)

There are 18 million Line users in Thailand, making it the messaging app’s top country outside of its home nation, Japan. This lastest num...

  • October 8, 2013
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Up and coming Taiwan chipmaker MediaTek posts group sales of $1.3 billion, up 17%

MediaTek (TPE: 2454), the Taiwan-based chipmaker that’s risen from the shanzhai slums to attracting big name clients like Sony and Sa...

  • October 8, 2013
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The Philippines’ startup scene: maturity is a matter of time

The Philippines’ strong economy plus the growing support from tech incubators in the country are good signs for budding domestic start...

  • October 8, 2013
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6 international celebrities you didn’t know were on Chinese social network Sina Weibo

While mobile messaging app WeChat is the fastest growing social media platform in China, when it comes to following movers and shakers in Ch...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 3:03 pm
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App Annie turns into a bookworm, now offers e-book sales analytics

App Annie turns into a bookworm, now offers e-book analytics

Already the go-to destination for app analytics, Beijing-born App Annie has now added tracking statistics for e-books. This will make it eas...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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110 people detained in Xinjiang, China for spreading online rumors

After a month-long investigation by Chinese authorities, 110 people were detained in northwest China’s turbulent Xinjiang province for...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 10:27 pm
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Taxi booking app GrabTaxi now available in Singapore

GrabTaxi, a fast-expanding taxi app that’s serving users in Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand, is now available in Singapore on iOS ...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 6:11 pm
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Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

A recent UNICEF report on sanitation in India showed that poor sanitation is responsible for the stunting of 62 million children under the a...

  • October 8, 2013
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Most Expensive and Top Grossing Games

Square Enix, Nintendo make Asia’s most expensive and highest grossing games

An infographic by Graphs.net shows the most expensive and top grossing games of all time with five game titles hailing from Asian companies.

  • October 8, 2013
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Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

We’re seeing a lot of creative online marketplaces thriving across Asia these days. Conyac is one of the most specialized of these ...

  • October 8, 2013
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Fastacash gets $3 million investment to enable people to send money on Facebook

If we are spending much of our waking lives on Facebook, then why not use it to send money as well? That’s something that Fastacash, a...

  • October 8, 2013
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Coursera partners with Netease to launch Chinese-language Coursera Zone platform

Fans of good, free online education probably already know of Coursera. And while the company already has some offerings from Chinese institu...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 9:02 am
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