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OKCoin, now China’s largest Bitcoin exchange, gets $10 million investment

Contrary to popular belief, Bitcoin is not dead in China. Chinese Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin announced today it closed a US$10 million...

  • March 18, 2014
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Clash of Clans maker Supercell opens office in Seoul

Supercell, the Helsinki-based gaming company best known for its megahit strategy game Clash of Clans, has reportedly opened an office in th...

  • March 18, 2014
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China's central bank considering tough regulations on online payments

After last week’s clampdown, China reportedly considering tough regulations on online payments

Late last week, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) moved to curb the rapid growth of online payments by banning in-person payments made usi...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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6 interesting startups from Echelon’s Philippines satellite

The Echelon 2014 Philippines Satellite event took place this weekend at Meridian International College in Taguig City where it showcased 11 ...

  • March 18, 2014
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Singapore accelerator JFDI raises $2.1 million, will run more bootcamps than ever before

It’s a big year for Singapore in terms of government support for the startup ecosystem, and startup accelerator Joyful Frog Digital In...

  • March 18, 2014
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HalalTrip wants to be every Muslim’s handy travel guide

Launched in December, HalalTrip will sell three travel services to Muslims online: the booking of flight tickets, hotels, and tour packages ...

  • March 17, 2014
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World Startup Wiki launches

Brand-new World Startup Wiki wants to be the Lonely Planet guide for entrepreneurs

At the start of 2013, American entrepreneur Bowei Gai embarked on a voyage across 36 cities in 29 countries as part of his World Startup Rep...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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How LifeisTech is breathing tech into students’ lives

Founded by Mizuno Yusuke, LifeisTech is a Tokyo-based company that teaches programming to junior high students. No, it isn’t like Code...

  • March 17, 2014
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Xiaomi to launch a phablet as it shows interest in bigger screens – will a Xiaomi tablet be next?

Beijing-based phone maker Xiaomi is set to get bigger – first in terms of market size as it spreads throughout Southeast Asia, and now...

  • March 17, 2014
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What really goes on at 500 Startups, as told by Builk founder Patai Padungtin

500 Startups is one of world’s top accelerators. Being part of a batch doesn’t only open many doors for startups, it also teaches founde...

  • March 18, 2014
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Hugo Barra visits Foxconn, teases Xiaomi launches across Latin America

Hugo Barra, the former Googler who moved to Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi, has just teased Xiaomi’s launch in a whole new area – La...

  • March 18, 2014
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First ever Startup Weekend Tokyo for Women yields one very cool winner

While many Japanese ladies enjoyed White Day – a counterpart to Valentine’s Day – last Friday, a number of Japanese women eage...

  • March 18, 2014
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Crevo, a crowdsource video animation platform launches in Japan

PurpleCow, the company behind DesignClue, today launched Crevo, a crowdsourcing platform specifically for animation video.

  • March 18, 2014
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You can now call cell phones and landlines using Line, but only on Android

The latest update to Japan’s top social messaging app Line comes with a Viber- and Skype-like voice call feature (hat-tip to @WhatT...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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Giant Interactive to delist from NYSE

Chinese gaming company Giant Interactive to go private after $3 billion buyout of shareholders

While Chinese tech titans like Alibaba and Sina Weibo are set to IPO in the US, gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE:GA) is doing the very...

  • March 17, 2014
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5 tips all expats should consider before launching a startup in China

Rui Ma is close to closing her 10th early stage tech investment in Greater China since joining the global seed fund and accelerator 500 Star...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 5:13 pm
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Build your own ecommerce website with Sirclo

As ecommerce grows, more and more startups want to jump on the bandwagon. A lot of businesses want to have e-commerce websites, whether to s...

  • March 17, 2014
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Here’s an opportunity map by country for startups in Southeast Asia

Mittal is a senior manager of business development at SingTel-SoftBank InnoVentures. A few weeks ago I put together a high-level Internet op...

  • March 17, 2014
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