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Spottly launches video sharing as it tries to grow its social network for travellers

Spottly, a Pinterest-esque social network for the wanderlust-prone, has been active for over a year. Tech in Asia caught up with the Hong Ko...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 am
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Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in Alibaba’s IPO tomorrow

Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in tomorrow’s Alibaba IPO

Of course, the Alibaba chairman – and former CEO – holds a lot more shares. In total Ma has an approximate six percent stake in Alibaba.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 9:58 pm
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Flip a coin: half of China’s government websites have security flaws

Trojan horses, phishing plugins, and theft of user information are some of the risks you’ll face if you land on a website run by the Chine...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

Apple gets regulatory nod for iPhone 6, but still needs one more license before sales can start

After an expected September 19 release was delayed, Apple still hasn’t announced an official sales date for the country.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:51 pm
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Line brings its Q&A app to Taiwan in advance of its plunge into local ecommerce

The popular chat app just rolled out a Quora-esque app to its strongest market. It also announced its ecommerce app will soon come to Taiwan...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Classifieds portal Quikr gets $60M in fresh ammunition to take on OLX

Tiger Global coming on board as an investor will improve the odds of Indian startup Quikr in its battle with Argentina-based OLX.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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Nova Founders Capital receives $50M from Hong Kong’s Pacific Century Group to boost fintech in Asia

Founded by two Rocket Internet alumni, Nova Founders Capital has expressed commitment to investing in Asia's fintech startups. Money from th...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 3:01 pm
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Vietnam plans to launch a nano satellite into orbit in 2016

Recently, Vietnam announced plans to send a 10 kilogram nano-satellite into orbit in 2016, according to Vietnamplus. This project is designe...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Fun photo app MomentCam snags funding from Alibaba

Fun photo app MomentCam snags series A funding from Alibaba

Virally popular photo app MomentCam has secured series A funding led by ecommerce titan Alibaba.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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India’s ‘WhatsApp for mobile customer support’ Haptik bags $1M

Haptik lets users get instant help for queries regarding products and services of 180 companies using a WhatsApp-like messaging channel.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 10:25 pm
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In Malaysia’s electronic industry, 1 in 3 workers are entrenched in forced labor

In Malaysia’s electronics industry, 1 in 3 workers are entrenched in forced labor

The repercussions of these findings on both the global and local electronics industry are potentially huge.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
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LifeOpp is a jobs site for a neglected group: service staff and odd job workers

Niche jobs sites are popping up. LinkedIn targets white collar workers. Dribbble caters to designers. And StackOverflow for programmers. Now...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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Move over OLX. Indonesian ecommerce site Jualo is growing fast, invites new investors

Jualo is an Indonesian ecommerce business that launched in February 2013. The site lets users locate goods for sale that are just around the...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Indonesia’s “Yammer for education” receives seed funding

There isn’t a lot of investment happening for Indonesia’s education startups. This is one of them.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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US tourism site for overseas Chinese gets $20M investment from Tencent

Woqu, an online travel agency for Chinese looking to make a trip to the US, has secured a US$20 million series B round of funding led by Ten...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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Rockit Online secures $500K funding to tackle Vietnam’s education market

A new Vietnamese startup in the education space just secured funding from Silicon Valley-based investors.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 2:28 pm
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5 new funds for startups from India’s tech biggies

Big Indian companies are getting into the corporate venture capital game. After all, who better than them to see the value in startups?

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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This Japanese app tells you which local stores hire hot men

When selecting which restaurant or store to visit, you need as many data points as possible.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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