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Despite money in the bank and 500 Startups funding, Vietnam

500 Startups-funded Vietnamese mobile app developer Greengar shuts down to pursue new projects

In a surprise move, one of Vietnam’s most promising mobile app startups revealed that it will close down.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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Synclogue, a cloud-based app syncing service for Windows, launches in English

Synclogue, an app that allows Windows users to sync applications across multiple computers, is launching an English version of its service t...

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Softbank to invest $20 million in startups in the Philippines

Japanese telco Softbank will invest over $20 million in startups in the Philippines with the creation of a new fund.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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China’s biggest job search site Zhaopin debuts on US stock market

The fresh stock performed well, opening at $14.51, rising 16 percent to US$15.67 by midday, and settling to $14.65 at the closing bell.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Alibaba teams up with China Post to make nationwide 24-hour delivery a reality

China Post is the country’s biggest postal service, and has offices pretty much everywhere, including rural areas.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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With new partnership, Tesla set to build 40 Supercharger stations across China

With new partnership, Tesla set to build 40 Supercharger stations across China

Tesla has confirmed today that it’s all set to build 40 Superchargers in China thanks to a new partnership with two of China’s biggest r...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:01 pm
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Indian adtech firm Vizury to push harder into China with $16M series C funding under its belt

Bangalore-based ad retargeting company Vizury Interactive Solutions has raised $16 million in series C funding. Intel Capital, the global ch...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Berrybenka targets Muslim women in Indonesia, launches Hijabenka

Hijabenka has actually been operational since April. Within its short lifespan, the website already has accumulated over 1,000 products from...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Japan to criminalize possession of child porn – but will exempt manga, anime, and video games

Japan remains one of the few developed countries in the world where possession of child pornography isn’t a punishable offense. That is ex...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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China’s top limo app set to expand overseas, wants to challenge Uber in the US

App-connected limo service Uber is about to meet a surprising new rival on its home turf. Chinese startup Yongche is set to launch in San Fr...

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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HTC thinks it will do well in 2014. Here’s why

What competitors need to pay attention to is the stuff HTC has shrouded in mystery.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 2:38 pm
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After building a Chinese web empire, Qihoo looks to new markets in developing nations

After building a Chinese web empire, Qihoo looks to new markets in developing nations

The new battleground for China's web giants is happening in nations like Brazil and Indonesia - and it's focused on apps.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Dealing with entrepreneur depression the Asian way

Asian entrepreneurs tend to be less open with their feelings in order to "save face".

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Freshdesk becomes first Indian startup to get Google Capital backing with $31M series D funding

Helpdesk software company Freshdesk – an Indian startup that quickly scaled up to rub shoulders with the global leaders in its domain – ...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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Evictions? Regulations? Taxes? How can Singapore deal with sites like Airbnb?

Evictions? Regulations? Taxes? How can Singapore deal with sites like Airbnb?

Two flats have been confiscated by the authorities so far. What's next for sites like Airbnb in Singapore?

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 7:02 pm
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Canadian founder of MySquar, Myanmar’s up and coming social network, claims she was ousted in ‘hostile takeover’

If you’ve been watching the startup space in Myanmar, you’ve probably heard of MySQUAR. It’s a social network that recently pivoted to...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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Jack Ma talked him into it: all the dirt on Alibaba’s acquisition of UCWeb

Today, UCWeb founder and CEO Yu Yongfu gave an interview to foreign media to discuss his company's role within Alibaba moving forward.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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Weibo CEO: 70 percent of daily active users are on mobile

Yesterday at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei revealed that 70 percent of the company’s daily active users acce...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 1:13 pm
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