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Following disruption of other foreign services, Instagram mysteriously disappears from China’s Android app stores [UPDATED]

In the latest development among a trickling of disruptions on China’s internet, popular photo-sharing app Instagram appears to be no ...

  • July 8, 2014
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Hybrid cloud storage firm Cloudian receives $24 million funding fueled by Japanese investors

Cloudian, a US-based cloud service firm with a major Japanese presence announced a $24 million funding round for expanding global sales

  • July 8, 2014
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This startup is solving Indonesia’s mobile payments problem, bypassing banks altogether

Indonesia is a country where 12.5 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and nearly one third of locals don’t have access ...

  • July 8, 2014
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This app exchanges your free time for mobile credits, and it just raised $2.5M

Pokket is an Indian startup that has created a marketplace for consumers to get apps, games, and other digital content without paying a sing...

  • July 8, 2014
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This minimalist writing app for Chinese bloggers looks a lot like Medium, and it just got seed funding

Jianshu (literally translates to "simple book") is a minimalist writing and blogging environment reminiscent of Medium and Svbtle.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Launch of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note in Singapore sees 5,000 phones sold within 42 seconds, breaking last record

Launch of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note in Singapore sees 5,000 phones sold within 42 seconds, breaking last record

This means that Singapore continues to hold the record for the fastest Xiaomi debut sell-out among all the new countries that the Chinese ph...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 1:54 pm
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LMBang: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

Mothers I’d like to fund: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. LMBang already has 20 million registered...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Japan’s Viibar wants to turn underappreciated video producers into well-paid freelancers

Viibar, a Tokyo-based startup, is on a mission to liberate technical professionals from the stifling world of industrial video production. F...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Crowdfunding in Japan: waterproof coating, stackable circuit boards, and ‘good smelling balls’

Tech in Asia rounded up six Japanese crowdfunding projects, ranging from interesting to absurd, with time still remaining. Things get weird ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:42 am
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On launch day, Smartisan only sells 1,000 phones, blames Foxconn for low production capacity

Smartisan may have severely understimated the phone’s popularity from the get go, or, as a new company, it lacks enough cash flow to open ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:09 pm
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Part-time model, full-time GrabTaxi executive Natasha Bautista introduces us to GrabCar’s stoic drivers

GrabTaxi executive Natasha Bautista introduces us to the drivers of GrabCar.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 6:31 pm
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Xiaomi’s Mi3 hits India on July 15, and Micromax should be paranoid

Xiaomi will start its account in India with the flagship Mi3 priced at INR 14,299 (US$250) on July 15. Micromax, Karbonn, Xolo, and others s...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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4 Malaysian startups could get tickets to Silicon Valley

4 Malaysian startups could get tickets to Silicon Valley

The companies will participate in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute (SVFI) program, where they will meet and get feedback from some of th...

  • July 8, 2014
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A cheatsheet on funding in India; Bangalore keeps Delhi at bay to retain tech throne

Here's a cheatsheet of venture capital funding in tech startups to give you a picture of what has been happening in India the past four quar...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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Uber hits first backlash from taxis in Asia as Taipei cabbies block streets in protest

Uber’s expansion through Asia has been less chaos-filled than its trek across the US, but yesterday the company got its first taste o...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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GrabTaxi ups their game in Singapore with the launch of premium service GrabCar

GrabTaxi hits at Uber in Singapore with launch of premium service GrabCar

While GrabTaxi currently has the second largest fleet of cab drivers locally, it remains to be seen if they can replicate their performance ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Global Brain invests in Korean game illustrators matching platform Rainbow.dot

Rainbow.dot lets game developers select different genres of artwork ranging from characters, items, to backgrounds.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 am
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WeChat opens up advertising platform to official accounts with over 100k followers

Tencent says advertisers can target audiences by gender, age, and region, and will get feedback about exposure, number of clicks, and click-...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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