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GMIC heads to Bangalore, gets set for the next mobile wave

Come September, the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC), which has been a regular fixture in China, will arrive in India.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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9 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

The big winners this week include Chinese estore for children, BeiBei, and WeChat for work app Maimai. Congratulations.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 10:15 am
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13 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • August 17, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Why fast food giant Jollibee’s IT mishap is a blessing in disguise

A look at how the largest fast food chain in the Philippines increased its brand support through the operational disaster that led to #Chick...

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm
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The story of why this Japanese VC decided to make Singapore his home (#StartupAsia preview)

Singapore’s Accreditation@IDA: skip it if you’re a startup

While Accreditation@IDA is a Singapore government scheme that purports to help startups, it's not well-designed.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
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5 bootstrapped tech startups that do India proud

What better day than this to celebrate India's startup heroes, the trailblazers who make a strong case for bootstrapping. Here are the fanta...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 8:06 pm
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JD boosted by WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD gets online shopping boost from WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD, China’s second biggest ecommerce company, saw RMB63.0 billion (US$10.2 billion) in consumer sales in Q2 2014, the firm revealed today.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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How TouchTen touched the hearts of gamers and investors (#StartupAsia preview)

You may not have heard of TouchTen Games, but if you’ve spent an idle moment or two browsing through the iOS App Store, you’ve p...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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Shopline keeps it lean and mean as its three-man team takes on Shopify in Asia

With ecommerce sales in APAC set to reach US$525.2 billion this year, surpassing the US, more and more merchants and entrepreneurs from the ...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:56 pm
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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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More payment startups in Southeast Asia: Thailand’s Omise gets $300k from East Ventures

Plenty of startups want to disrupt payments in Southeast Asia. Omise is trying too.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Indo independence day

Five Indonesian tech products only locals can appreciate

The past century hasn’t been an easy road for Indonesia. Since the liberation from the Japanese in 1945, and through the rise and fall of ...

  • August 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Phew app for learning Burmese alphabet

Startup aims at Myanmar’s youngest of early adopters with educational iPad app

Phew is designed to help kids learn how to write the mellifluously flowing characters of the Burmese language.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Singapore government investigates data privacy complaint against Xiaomi

If found guilty, the smartphone maker may face serious repercussions.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:02 pm
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Hong Kong’s Gogovan nabs $6.5M in funding to make urban logistics uber efficient

GoGoVan, the Hong Kong-based startup that helps consumers and businesses get their stuff delivered quickly, revealed today that it has raise...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platform. But is it an awkward fit?

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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China's new baby boom is a chance for ecommerce startups

2 kids estores in China get funding ahead of new baby boom

An estimated 16 million babies are born each year in China. Two million extra are on the way with China's relaxed one-child policy.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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CEO of China’s most popular piracy app arrested after 110 days on the run

Just before police raided Kuaibo’s offices in April, the CEO of the company that makes the notorious QVOD streaming video app fled the cou...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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