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Thailand’s Ookbee ebookstore expands to Philippines, calls itself Buqo

After starting in Thailand, ebookstore startup Ookbee has grown quickly. It has captured 85 percent of the ebook market in Thailand and then...

  • March 12, 2014
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Flappy Bird creator is going to release 3 more new games and may bring back Flappy Bird

Rolling Stone grabbed an in-depth interview with the creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, and the coolest bit of news is he's still working ...

  • March 12, 2014
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Alibaba buys $804 million majority stake in ChinaVision, which Tencent also owns a part of

Oh, snap. Alibaba today announced that not only did it step on Tencent’s turf, the Chinese e-commerce kingpin bought the plot outright...

  • March 11, 2014
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Thai mobile subscriptions up 17 percent, AIS still leads despite political boycott

Back in December of last year, the total number of Thailand’s mobile telephone subscriptions reached 80 million. Three months have passed...

  • March 11, 2014
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Perludem gives developers access to big data about Indonesia’s election

Perludem now lets programmers and developers access and use its election database in the form of an API called APIPemilu, in the hopes that ...

  • March 11, 2014
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Greelane is the first beautiful magazine app in Vietnam

Greelane is a new magazine app for the iPad and iPhone from Vietnam. So far, it's got three magazines, and there are more coming.

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Free tickets to Indonesia’s Sparxup Dev Class in Jakarta (CONTEST)

It’s simple, just tell us a good reason why you should get the free tickets in the comments section inside.

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Luxola raises $10 million to doll up women (and men) in Southeast Asia

Luxola, a Singapore-based online beauty store, has raised US$10 million led by Japanese strategic corporate investor Transcosmos. Existing ...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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East Ventures raises 3rd fund, will invest in over 20 startups from Southeast Asia

East Ventures, an early stage investment fund in Indonesia and Japan, will start its third fund which will focus on Southeast Asia. The mone...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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Alibaba will hand out 1 million virtual credit cards next week

Alibaba’s third-party payment system Alipay next week plans to issue one million “virtual credit cards,” according to the company&...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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Singapore Bitcoin vending machine startup raises seed funding for expansion

Tembusu Terminals, a Singapore-based startup producing locally developed Bitcoin vending machines, has raised S$300,000 (US$237,000) worth o...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
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7 interesting startups we met at Tech in Asia Meetup Bali

Last week we held our first Tech in Asia meetup in Bali. With the theme of understanding investors’ mindset in Indonesia, it was an intere...

  • March 11, 2014
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2 of China's web giants want to become banks as China reforms banking industry

2 of China’s web giants want to become banks as China reforms banking industry

China is set to launch a trial program to shake up the nation’s state-owned banks, allowing five new private banks to be set up in the...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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Philippines and Malaysia took the most Instagram selfies in Asia

The act of taking a photo of yourself and posting it on social media sites, more popularly know as a “selfie”, is especially popular in ...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Apple to open hundreds of franchise shops in 2nd-tier Indian cities

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is gunning hard for India these days, moving out of its comfort zone to gain a foothold in the price-sensitive emerging...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 2:47 pm
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Codoon Smartband - After a long wait, China's controversial Jawbone Up clone is up for pre-order

China’s top wearable tech startup nets $10 million in funding, but looks to be falling behind the competition

Codoon, the Chinese wearable tech maker, has received RMB 60 million – nearly $10 million – in series A funding. Local tech blog...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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What the creators of Flappy Bird and Bitcoin are teaching us about online media

Online media has turned into a swarm, and it's irking the confines of the private world of coding and tech.

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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After JD deal, a little-known online marketplace could be Tencent’s secret weapon against Alibaba

Many analysts view Tencent’s new 15 percent stake in China’s largest B2C marketplace JD (a.k.a. Jingdong) as a landmark move i...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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