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WeChat is crushing text messaging, people in China now only send about 1 SMS per day

New figures from China's MIIT show that people in China now send an average of 39.8 text messages per month – which is barely more than on...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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We’re looking for Asia’s best growth-stage startups to battle at Arena Tokyo!

Startups in Asia, take note! Tech in Asia is looking for promising growth-stage startups to battle at Arena Tokyo on September 3 and 4, as p...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 2:11 pm
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jakarta-building

Armed with strong SEO and a good domain name, this one-man army is disrupting Indonesia’s real estate market

According to SimilarWeb’s estimates, RumahDijual generates more traffic than its two competitors: PropertyGuru’s Rumah and iProperty’s...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Japanese news app Gunosy lands second $12M investment from KDDI in just 4 months

KDDI is betting on the success of news curation app Gunosy after leading a second $12 million round of funding in just four months.

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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13 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Here are 13 lucky startups that got funding in the past week, from areas such as travel, finance, and the entertainment industries. 1. MyRea...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 10:24 am
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China tech news this week

13 must-read tech stories in China this week

Need to catch up on the Middle Kindgom's most recent tech happenings? We've rounded up the week's top stories for your weekend reading pleas...

  • June 22, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Here are the top 3 startups from Innovation Weekend Tokyo

Innovation Weekend, the globe-trotting pitch contest, came to Tokyo tonight for its second installment.

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 11:53 pm
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darma

Darma is a smart cushion that corrects your posture and reminds you to meditate

Health advocates now promote the virtues of the standing desk, but there's another way. Sitting is inevitable, so why not teach people how t...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 3:24 pm
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Weibo Payment

Weibo’s mobile wallet will soon allow friends to send money to each other

More than six months after China’s Twitter-esque Sina Weibo launched a mobile wallet, the social network is about to roll out user-to-user...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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Phoney Girlfriend - Android Apps on Google Play

My fake girlfriend just died in a tragic zoo accident. But it’s OK, I bought another one

One of your first girlfriends (you can have several at once) is Brenda, a nose-pierced beauty whom you met "on a forum."

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Vietnamese food

Foodie app Burpple gets major update, adds in ‘tastemakers’ and more personal curation

Burpple been cooking up a major revamp that’s available this afternoon as an update to the Burpple website and iOS app.

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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bangalore IT hub

Why India must fix its obsession with software services and pivot to products

Bangalore arrived on the world stage in the nineties as a hub for software services and outsourcing. This rode on the back of a global rise ...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Berry Kitchen cooks up seed funding to deliver more bento boxes

Indonesia’s online food catering industry gets some attention today as Berry Kitchen announces that it has received an undisclosed amount ...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 10:54 am
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asian startups weekly list

21 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • June 22, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

14 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Here's your weekly cheat-sheet of all of the major happenings in the Asian tech scene, condensed into a single post to enjoy by the poolside...

  • June 21, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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This Taiwan startup beasted its Kickstarter campaign to fund its smart hub for the smart home.

Now that our cellular phones have effectively turned into internet-connected, touchscreen-enabled “smart” devices, many consume...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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real estate feature

$19M funding for Housing.com ups the ante in tech war between real estate portals in India

Housing.com, one of India’s leading real estate portals, raised US$19 million in its fourth round of funding from Helion Venture Partn...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 2:53 pm
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light chaser animation

‘China’s answer to Pixar’ raises US$20 million from GGV Capital, first movie to come in 2015

The self-proclaimed “China’s answer to Pixar” was founded by Tudor founder Gary Wang over a year ago after Tudou merged with Youku.

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 11:49 am
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