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XL Axiata launches an Android app store

Indonesian telco XL Axiata has been planning to launch its own app store for some time, and today it is revealed to be Gudang App (which mea...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Japanese news reader app pulls in millions in funding because it can sell ads

Popular Japanese news reader app Gunosy has closed a funding round led by local telco KDDI, according to The Bridge. The amount was not di...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Taijitu puzzle game for iOS

Add a moment of zen to your gaming with Taijitu

The first game to blow my mind on a smartphone was Zen Bound, because it rewarded hours of gameplay with great visuals and an absorbing soun...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 3:29 pm
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WeChat and Alibaba hit as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

WeChat and Alibaba hit roadbumps as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued an edict late yesterday that bans two particular things: epayments made via QR codes, and onl...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 2:10 pm
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Rdio set to launch in India after acquiring failed local music streaming startup

Rdio set to launch in India after acquiring failed local music streaming startup

Music streaming service Rdio is set to launch in India after acquiring local startup Dhingana, which shut down last month.

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 1:25 pm
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WeChat clamps down on political content, bans several outspoken bloggers

An alleged crackdown on WeChat this week led to at least a dozen public accounts being unexpectedly blocked. The accounts, most of which app...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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Capy aims to be a billion-dollar company (and potentially it can)

Capy, a Tokyo-based startup founded by Mitsuo Okada and later joined by CTO Koki Shimada, is building a company that is disrupting online Ca...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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5 startups to watch from Thailand’s Echelon Satellite

The Echelon Satellite Thailand event was held in Bangkok on Wednesday. It was refreshing to see 20 startups show up to pitch for a spot to r...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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China 'Funbox' games console

ZTE set to release China’s first games console later this month

According to Bloomberg, China’s second-largest game developer and operator The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has partnered with ZTE (HKG:0763; SHE:000063...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 7:22 pm
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India-based speech recognition experts get funding to add more languages

Speech recognition experts Uniphore have secured an undisclosed amount of funding, reports the Economic Times today. The investment comes fr...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Disdus co-founder: Whatever industry you’re in, you can be successful

Lamuda got two job offers: one on Wall Street in the US and one at McKinsey in Indonesia. Believing that there would be bigger opportunities...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Thai women in tech: It’s good to overthink sometimes

We’ve got to admit, the tech industry is dominated by men. Even Google’s senior vice president wrote a letter  to women stating “the...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Berry Kitchen receives seed funding to deliver more food to hungry customers

Berry Kitchen, an online catering service in Indonesia, announced today that it received seed funding in the amount of IDR 500 million ($43,...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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LinkedIn ramps up hiring efforts in China, set to launch Pulse news reader app in Chinese

LinkedIn, the global social network for working professionals, has ramped up its hiring efforts in China after officially launching there ba...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Pugo, a Flappy Bird clone, gets over 100,000 players in the Philippines

Just a month back, Vietnamese Dong Nguyen created Flappy Bird, which became a global hit. Following its success, two Filipino developers cr...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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As Chinese snap up more overseas property, Juwai grows to 1.5 million active users

As Chinese snap up more overseas property, Juwai grows to 1.5 million active users

When we first looked at Juwai two years ago, we immediately thought, yes, this makes a lot of sense. It’s an online property marketpla...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Cough up the money: Panasonic will pay employees sent to China a pollution bonus

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic (TYO:6752) will pay its employees working in China extra for putting up with the poor air quality, ac...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Singapore government changes its mind, will regulate Bitcoin after all

In a reversal of its earlier stance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, says that it will regulat...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 6:47 pm
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