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Lost cause or comeback king? BTC China CEO Bobby Lee on the state of Bitcoin in China

"Bitcoin is not easy," he says, but maintains the challenges that Bitcoin faces in China right now are only temporary.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Meet the man behind Pleco, the revolutionary Chinese language learning app that’s older than the iPhone

Learning Chinese is not for the faint of heart. Not only does the non-native Mandarin speaker have to master the language’s infamous tones...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 12:51 pm
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Appota and mWork founders explain Vietnam’s mobile startup ecosystem (VIDEO)

Here's the video (with English subtitles) of our Meetup in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was our first time in the capital city and we hosted over 200 ...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 11:51 am
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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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Japanese office supply giant introduces business card scanners for individuals and companies

King Jim announced two new business card scanners that promise to organize and store contacts in an easily searchable manner.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 3:53 pm
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This rising customer care startup serves Flipboard, WordPress, and Supercell, and it just raised $10M

Helpshift, an Indian startup that pioneered customer support in mobile apps, has raised US$10 million in series A funding by Intel Capital. ...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 11:54 am
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Here are 17 emoney options Indonesians can use for shopping, travel, and ecommerce

The Bank of Indonesia defines electronic money as the kind of money that is stored on a system like a server or chip. They are used by consu...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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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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elex acquisition

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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