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Crowdsourced A/B testing platform Kaizen raises $5 million

Kaizen, the Japanese company behind planBCD, a growth hacking crowdsourcing platform, has raised US$5 million from Fidelity Growth Partners ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

China’s biggest ecommerce company is fusing online shopping with good, old-fashioned brick-and-mortar retailing. Today, Alibaba announced ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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19 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • March 30, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 6 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Spring is in full force for the northern hemisphere, and we’re working hard as ever to bring you all the tech news you need to know. H...

  • March 29, 2014
  • at 11:07 am
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Sina Weibo: “Just call me Weibo”

Sina Weibo is now officially just Weibo. China’s Twitter-like social forum dropped the former half of its name as it prepares for a pu...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Asian Food Channel founder starts new venture capital firm to fill Asia’s Series A gap

Hian Goh, the co-founder of Asian Food Channel who sold his company last year for US$66 million, is now a venture capitalist. He has set up ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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Chinese travel sites boycott Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

As outrage grows over missing flight, Chinese websites ban Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

Two of China’s largest online travel booking sites have decided to banish Malaysia Airlines as anger grows over the lack of answers ab...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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Urbanite Pakistan online food delivery

European online food delivery company makes first move into Asia with Pakistan deal

The online food ordering and delivery market in Pakistan is getting really hot and spicy. Today, Denmark-based online food delivery company ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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China pollution vs blue skies

Remember blue skies? A new photo app comes with an environmental message in China

Earth Hour is on March 29. It’s an annual awareness-raising event in which people turn off their lights for an hour. To get more peopl...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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Mercari raises $14 million, plans to open U.S office next month

Tokyo-based mobile C2C shopping app, Mercari, has raised $14 million from Global Brain, Globis Capital Partners, Itochu Technology Ventures,...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:52 am
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10 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Education and marketplaces seem to be hot favorites this past week, and here’s a roundup of startups with fresh cash in their pockets. Con...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Bitcoin, Malaysia Airlines, and Xiaomi are among our favorite stories from China this week. Here’s our top picks. 1. This handheld gam...

  • March 30, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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Twitter Malay

Here’s data on Malaysia’s Twitter population, where they tweet, and who they follow (INFOGRAPHIC)

Twitter is the world’s fourth most popular social network. Although it originates from the US, English is not the most common language on ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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gmgc southeast asia mobile gaming panel

5 things you need to know about Southeast Asia’s mobile game industry

At the Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing earlier this week, I was invited to moderate a panel on a subject I admittedly was not an expe...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in Sundaytoz

A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in casual gaming company

Smilegate, Korea-based maker of hardcore online games such as Crossfire, this morning announced a $112 million buyout of 20 percent of socia...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm
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How a musician-turned-entrepreneur built a company that generates over $400 million per year

In Japan, people in the IT industry will have heard of Koki Sato, CEO & President at Septeni Holdings.

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Akiko Naka (Wantedly CEO)

Why you need to pay attention to Japan’s startup ecosystem (Startup Asia)

Wantedly CEO Akiko Naka was born and raised in Japan. After a brief stint at Goldman Sachs right out of college, Naka returned to her home ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Tech In Asia Meetup Hanoi: Tips for making a successful mobile startup in Vietnam [UPDATED!]

Tech In Asia Meetup in Hanoi is coming up on the 22nd of April! We'll be featuring the founders and CEO's of Mwork and Appota, they'll cover...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:46 pm
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