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Hailo, a well-funded taxi app from London, is expanding to Singapore

It faces competition from Uber, GrabTaxi, and Easy Taxi. But it'll have an easier ride than the US market.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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Jack Ma is now China’s richest person. How far is he from becoming the richest on earth?

Ma's net worth is now $21.8 billion, even before his company goes public in what's expected to be the biggest IPO for an internet company in...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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Tripvisto wants more Indonesians take on tours, gets seed funding from East Ventures

Tripvisto’s CEO Bernardus Sumartok assures everyone that the new startup won’t share the same fate as its ‘older brother’.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Indian price comparison site PriceBag raises $2M

Product discovery and price comparison engine PriceBag.com, owned by Gurgaon-based Accentium, raised US$2 million in funding from undisclose...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 10:33 pm
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Uber continues its China expansion as it launches in Hangzhou and Chengdu

When the Uber team flashes the #UberEverywhere hashtag, they mean it. Just days after launching in four Indian cities simultaneously, the S...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:39 pm
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Xiaomi officially launches in Indonesia with Redmi 1S

Xiaomi will officially make its debut in Indonesia. But the company uses a somewhat different method of selling its products.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 7:33 pm
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South Korea’s top Bitcoin exchange secures $3M investment to build an entire bitcoin ecosystem

Korbit, Korea’s leading Bitcoin exchange, wallet and merchant processor, has just closed a US$3 million series A funding round led by Soft...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Uber finds peace in Singapore while facing brickbats in the rest of Asia

Their arrival in Asia continues to be fraught with resistance from all quarters - governments, taxi companies, and even banks.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Hike gets fresh $65M funding to take on WhatsApp in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, has just raised US$65 million in funding. Founder Kavin Mittal tells Tech in Asia hi...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Uber ignores possible government crackdown, test launches UberX in Korean capital

Starting today, Seoul residents looking to ferry passengers around the city can sign up to become an UberX driver during a temporary testing...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 1:43 pm
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Taiwan-based music streaming startup KKBox raises $104M from Singapore’s GIC

A whopping funding round for Asia's Spotify could help it strengthen its on the music streaming space in Southeast Asia

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:14 am
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Singapore’s HipVan raises $1.4M from LionRock Capital and Toivo Annus

Singapore-based ecommerce startup HipVan has completed its $1.4M series A financing round led by LionRock Capital and Skype co-founder Toivo...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 12:30 am
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Blogapalooza is planting the seeds of a revolt against old media

Blogapalooza promises to connect businesses with Filipino bloggers, but will the concept work?

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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Chinese social network for following celebs – or even becoming one – secures $6.5M funding

Xingyun, a Chinese niche social network, has just raised an RMB 40 million (US$6.5 million) series A round of funding led by Shenzhen Capita...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Gamified and social trading platform Ayondo gets $4M from Luminor Capital

Ayondo expands to Singapore, gets US$4 million to give TradeHero some competition in Asia.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 6:42 pm
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This Japanese politician is crowdfunding a personal trip to the US to study Bitcoin

To avoid spending taxpayer money, Mineyuki Fukuda is using domestic crowdfunding platform ShootingStar to go abroad.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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With seed money secured, WeYap thinks the battle to be Indonesia’s Yelp is wide open

There’s yet to be a really strong player in the online directory scene in Indonesia like Yelp. WeYap looks ready to take on the challenge.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 2:51 pm
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