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Facebook has 69 million active users in Indonesia, launches election tracker

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) launched an election tracker called Facebook Suara Indonesia for one of its biggest nation user-bases on the planet.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 10:32 am
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Whill, an anti-wheelchair that’d make Professor X jealous, debuts on Kickstarter

Despite raising $1.75 million, Whill launched a Kickstarter campaign to generate buzz for its personal mobility device in the US.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 9:14 pm
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Scoring in Southeast Asia: an evening with GrabTaxi and PayrollHero (Hong Kong Meetup)

Get excited, Hong Kongers, Tech in Asia will hold is first-ever meetup event in the fragrant harbour on July 17! PayrollHero founder Stephe...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 6:49 pm
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Womb wars in China? Women’s health app Meet You nets another US$30M in funding

Meet You (aka Meiyou), a Chinese app that originated as a menstruation tracker that since evolved into a social network for all-things-lady...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 5:38 pm
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Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messagin...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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Meal delivery site Foodpanda arrives in Hong Kong, its fourteenth market in Asia

Foodpanda, the meal delivery service born out of Berlin-based Rocket Internet, announced today it has officially launched in Hong Kong. The ...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Big data and machine learning liven up the Indian online travel space

The travel industry in India is buzzing with startups and established players innovating quickly to get ahead of the pack. Portals like Make...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 12:01 pm
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Akippa can reserve less than 1% of Japan’s parking spaces, secures funding from DeNA anyway

DeNA leads investment in parking space reservation service Akippa for undisclosed amount. Akippa can reserve less than 1 percent of Japan’...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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My fake girlfriend just died in a tragic zoo accident. But it’s OK, I bought another one

One of your first girlfriends (you can have several at once) is Brenda, a nose-pierced beauty whom you met "on a forum."

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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How Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent will dominate China’s movie industry in 3 years

Beyond the big screen, China's internet giants lie in wait as dominant future avenues to reach audiences, and they're all hungry for origina...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Unlimited mobile data plan? MyRepublic wants to make it happen, if Singapore government allows

Competition is stiff in Singapore's mobile operator space. But MyRepublic argues a 4th operator could liven things up more.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 7:38 pm
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A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A month after raising $1.78 billion in its massive US IPO, Chinese ecommerce site JD is today totally revamping and relaunching its online t...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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Cynical investors balked at accelerators in Asia. Here’s how JFDI got started anyway

JFDI is the leading startup accelerator in Southeast Asia. Here's the story of how it got started.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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Predictry aims to give smaller retailers access to Amazon-like predictive powers

Predictry aims to give small retailers Amazon-like predictive powers

Want the Amazon trick? Chua will give it to you at a price startups can actually afford.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Tencent, Innovation Works cash out on a $434 million acquisition of a company you’ve never heard of

Chinese Universe Publishing and Media Company bought a 100 percent stake in Elex Technology Company for RMB 2.7 billion.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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WeChat users in China can now transfer money to each other

WeChat got a minor update on iOS overnight that adds in the ability for users to transfer money to each other.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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WeChat is crushing text messaging, people in China now only send about 1 SMS per day

New figures from China's MIIT show that people in China now send an average of 39.8 text messages per month – which is barely more than on...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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We’re looking for Asia’s best growth-stage startups to battle at Arena Tokyo!

Startups in Asia, take note! Tech in Asia is looking for promising growth-stage startups to battle at Arena Tokyo on September 3 and 4, as p...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 2:11 pm
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