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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
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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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India’s Teabox gets funding to ship tea direct to your doorstep

India is the world’s second largest tea producer, yet it lacks any homegrown premium global tea brand that truly puts the country on t...

  • March 17, 2014
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CyberAgent Ventures to hold Southeast Asia’s startup matchmaking event in Indonesia

The Indonesian chapter is open to tech startups across Southeast Asia that are looking to raise more than $1 million in funding.

  • March 17, 2014
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Art of Click, a marketing agency and ad network that doesn’t charge for clicks

Founded by Emmanuel Allix, Singapore-based Art of Click, is a mobile marketing agency and ad network that insists on charging clients based ...

  • March 17, 2014
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Alibaba issues statement, set to IPO in New York

A statement issued by Alibaba today confirms that the ecommerce company will not go public in Hong Kong. Rather it is in process to IPO in t...

  • March 16, 2014
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Sina Weibo files for US IPO, aims to raise $500 million

Ending months of speculation, China’s top Twitter-esque social network, Sina Weibo, has filed for a US public listing. Sina Weibo R...

  • March 15, 2014
  • at 6:43 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
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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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With 8,000 designs in its portfolio, Japanese home design marketplace raises $1.2 million

Japanese home design marketplace Suvaco announced (PDF) over the weekend it raised about US$1.18 million from Fuji Startup Ventures and Mo...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 11:51 am
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14 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Transport, marketplace, and food startups seem to be the winners for the past week, from Indonesia-based online food catering site Berry Kit...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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31 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • March 16, 2014
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9 must-read tech stories in China this week

Major developments from Tencent and Alibaba this week as they take their e-commerce battle up another notch. But even these mighty firms hav...

  • March 16, 2014
  • at 10:32 am
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Staff picks: 8 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Singapore is big this week on Asian tech news, with the government kickstarting a multi-agency push to make its economy more innovative. It ...

  • March 15, 2014
  • at 1:05 pm
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