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India’s FreeCharge acquires Preburn, an app distribution network by IITians

FreeCharge has just acquired Preburn, a Bangalore-based offline app distribution network. This is the second acquisition by Sequoia-backed I...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 4:12 pm
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Uber’s busiest market outside the US is now India

Uber is now active in 10 Indian cities, making it the company's busiest market outside the US. It also just dodged a potential regulatory ba...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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The Philippines is rallying to be the next big freelancing superpower (INFOGRAPHIC)

Philippines is locked in a three-way race with Indonesia and Vietnam to be the main freelancing hub in Southeast Asia.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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BitX, a Bitcoin wallet and exchange for emerging markets, raises $800k

BitX wants to push Bitcoin into emerging markets through its wallet, exchange, merchant integration, and API.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Ruangguru wants to overhaul online-to-offline education in Indonesia, gets funding from East Ventures

The co-founders of Ruangguru are some of the youngest entrepreneurs in Jakarta. But at 24 and 23 years old respectively, Belva Devara and Im...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Can artwork be objectively valued with data? Kwerkee thinks it has a way

Kwerkee Art hopes to fuse an online art gallery selling original pieces with big data analysis to help you decide the value of an artwork.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 9:08 pm
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Indonesian government wants to ban Uber (UPDATED)

Uber has gotten itself in trouble again when it comes to local laws. This time in Jakarta.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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In the startup world, personality types can become a prison

In the startup world, personality types can become a prison

Introvert or extrovert - does it really matter to your chances of success as an entrepreneur?

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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Want a one-on-one conversation with Rakuten, Y Combinator, Microsoft Ventures and more? Join ‘Office Hours’ at #StartupAsia

Have a chat with international tech leaders at StartupAsia Tokyo, Sept 3 and 4.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Doctor consultation app gets China’s biggest ever investment in a healthcare startup

Founded in 2011, Chunyu now has 30 million active users consulting with 40,000 online doctors about 50,000 daily health issues.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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Sekai Labs saves Japanese corporations from their lack of engineers

The firm acts as a gateway to Japanese speaking developers around Asia.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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US-based Sovereign’s Capital sets up in Jakarta, welcomes early growth-stage companies

Luke Roush, a Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, refers to himself as the new kid on the block in Indonesia. Much li...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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Indonesian travel sites Valadoo and Burufly announce merger

Both companies are on a downward growth trajectory path in the last few months. Will this merger be a turning point for them?

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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Dear tech media, enough with the manufactured drama about Xiaomi

Xiaomi unveils the MIUI 6. Tech media lose their minds. Just what is wrong with them?

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 12:16 am
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Hong Kong’s Bigcolors acquires Melbourne’s Get Viable as it gradually morphs into a seed fund for Asia

The crowdinvesting site has bought up a Melbourne-based startup that teaches founders how to think before they build.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:39 pm
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Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

Gender equality continues to be a point of contention in Japan, where only seven percent of women make it into senior management.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

For real this time? Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

Samsung (005930:KS) said today that it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones in Indonesia. A Samsung representative tells Reute...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 6:28 pm
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Sypher Labs gets $471,000 to move logistic operations into the cloud

About 70 percent of the 30,000 logistic companies in Singapore still use traditional methods of conducting their operations

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 2:06 pm
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