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Xiaomi set to expand into 10 more countries this year, including India, Indonesia, and Brazil

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi will enter no less than 10 countries this year: Malaysia, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, R...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 3:44 pm
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Top games publisher Garena launches venture arm, to invest ‘eight figures’ each year

Garena Venture aims to deploy eight figures in dollars worth of investments each year.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 2:13 pm
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WhatsApp doubles its numbers in India in past 6 months, now has 50 million active users

WhatsApp now has 48 million monthly active users in India. Rounding that up to 50 million, that’s double the 25 million it had in India fi...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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KKBox did Spotify in Asia before Spotify even existed

Tech in Asia sat down with Chris Lin, CEO and co-founder of KKBox to talk about its founding story.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

Bad news for Samsung: 85% of people in Philippines willing to buy homegrown smartphone brands

Smartphone growth is being fueled not by big names like Samsung but by the increasing demand of homegrown smartphone brands in the country.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Singapore government to pump $48 million into six venture capital funds

The six selected venture capital funds are: Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Walden International, SBI Ven Capital, New Asia Investmen...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aimi...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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SingTel ushers cyber surveillance era into Asia with video analytics for businesses

Surveillance cams are silent sentinels that serve as persistent but dumb watchers of our living spaces. But that is changing.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Another Indonesian startup eats dessert as Japan’s Cookpad acquires DapurMasak

Japanese recipe site Cookpad has announced the acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Indonesia’s recipe sharing site DapurMasak for US$600,...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:17 pm
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5 web-based money transfer services for Filipinos around the world

Here are five of the best online remittance services that could be used by Filipinos abroad.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Danish soccer fans head to Thailand to make a pretty awesome live game data app

Champion is a Thailand-made livescore app for all those fans soccer fans who want to stay updated with their favorite teams and players.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Accounting SaaS startup freee nets $8 million in funding, aims for one million SMBs in Japan

Japan's top accounting SaaS startup, freee, has netted US$8 million in series B funding from DCM and Infinity Venture Partners (IVP).

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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China closes movie piracy sites

Days after promising to go legit, police in China raid offices of notorious video piracy app

Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen performed a raid this morning on the offices of one of China’s most notorious video piracy...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 9:23 pm
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Rocket Internet’s car classifieds startup Carmudi nets $10 million in funding to grow in Asia

Carmudi, the car classifieds site headed up by self-proclaimed incubator Rocket Internet, just closed a $10 million funding round led by Ten...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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India’s CommonFloor gets into new property area with acquisition of student accommodation startup

Indian property listings site CommonFloor got $10 million in fresh funds at the start of this year. Some of that cash has just been put to g...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
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Tech in Asia, a pan-Asian startup experiment that could snowball into something bigger

Building an ecosystem is like creating an industry with tech entrepreneurs and investors as pillars.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 3:48 pm
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5 ecommerce milestones to look out for in Southeast Asia (Startup Asia preview)

In 2014, consumer spending in ecommerce will hit $525 billion in Asia – half of the global total. As ecommerce continues to be a top inves...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Wary of regulatory hurdles, Uber is registered as a travel agency in Japan

Tak Shiohama, president of Uber Japan, led a well-attended talk at the 9th Samurai Venture Summit this past weekend. At the event, organized...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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