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China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

Authorities in China are seeking to impose a fine of nearly $42 million on this renegade app. That would make it China’s biggest piracy-re...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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5 arguments for foreign startups in China to register in Hong Kong

Besides a joint venture, other options include the Cayman Islands, Singapore, and other tax havens, but all have larger barriers to entry.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Japanese gaming giant GREE announces new hotel booking service

GREE (TYO: 3632), the Japanese internet services company best known for its games, revealed a new hotel booking service today. Known as Toni...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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This startup claims to have the fastest image recognition technology on the market now

This startup claims to have the fastest image recognition technology on the market now

The thing about image recognition as a feature is that it needs to be lightning quick.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Brands and individuals in Indonesia race to snatch up new ‘.id’ domain names

A much shorter domain for Indonesia, .id, can now be acquired by Indonesian citizens or brands that are owned by local citizens. This top-le...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 10:45 pm
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Homegrown Indian messenger Hike launches ‘hidden’ chats to take on WhatsApp

Teens in India just got another tool to keep their chats hidden from the prying eyes of parents, or anybody else for that matter. Free messa...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 9:29 pm
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China, smart body scales maker Picooc gets funding

China’s Picooc, maker of smart body scales, gets $21 million in funding

China-based health-tracking gadget maker Picooc, best known for its smart body scales, has raised US$21 million.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 4:50 pm
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Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures goes big with new $50M fund for Asian startups

CyberAgent Ventures announces $50 million fund for seed and early stage funding.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 2:34 pm
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China cracks down on Apple’s iMessage as national web cleanup continues

The measures include tools to monitor and prevent spam messages, which the ministry says are prevalent on the iOS default messaging app.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Tech in Asia Meetup in Ho Chi Minh City: startups and the new frontiers of social media

We are bringing not one, not two, but four juggernauts of Vietnam’s social media scene to this Meetup to discuss the potential of social m...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 4:58 pm
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Ask a question, get a plan: new Indian startup streamlines your travel booking

The next time you visit Bangalore for a startup meetup, you might want to take a day off to drive down to one of the coasts flanking this te...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Alibaba’s updated IPO prospectus reveals new details about UCWeb acquisition

The deal cost Alibaba US$479 million in cash and 12.3 million company shares for the remaining one-third of UCWeb.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

China’s ecommerce titan Alibaba filed new information with the SEC overnight. It includes details about spending and growth on its two mai...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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After almost pitching for the MLB, this entrepreneur founded Japan’s biggest amateur baseball league

Gigathlete CEO Shingo Ogaki went from pitching in the US Minor League to founding a sports-based startup in his native Japan.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 10:38 pm
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‘Uber for logistics’ is already happening in Asia, and Uber is getting left behind.

Over the past two years, investors and entrepreneurs have demonstrated a renewed interest in logistics, both in the west and in Asia. Amazon...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Apple, Samsung face growing competition in Philippines as consumers prefer budget-friendly tablets

Tablet shipments in the Philippines grew 110 percent year-on-year, according to a recent report for Q1 2014 by research firm IDC.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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A new co-working space for women in Singapore, inspired by Virginia Woolf

Michaela Anchan’s all-female co-working space, Woolf Works, will be the first of its kind in Singapore.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Is this Flipkart’s secret weapon to beat Amazon?

The Indian ecommerce cauldron is simmering. On one hand, there’s market consolidation — Flipkart, the largest etailer in the cou...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 12:13 pm
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