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Fresh off its latest funding boost, Korea-based couples app Between sets up shop in Taiwan

We’ve been following South Korea’s VCNC, creator of the for-couples chat app Between, since its early days as a bootstrapped startup, tr...

  • June 6, 2014
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Xiaomi looks set to enter Indonesia in August

Xiaomi indicated today that it will most likely start selling its phones in Indonesia in August.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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SoftBank unveils Pepper, an emotional robot that will be sold to consumers next February

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank, introduced what he called the world’s first robot capable of recognizing hum...

  • June 5, 2014
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India ditching feature phones faster than ever for cheap Android smartphones: IDC

First quarter smartphone shipments in India grew 186 percent year-on-year, faster than any other country in Asia.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Twitter has close to 20 million active users in Indonesia

Now that both Facebook and Apple have offices in Indonesia, there’s only one more tech giant the country’s netizens are waiting for R...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 7:44 pm
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Edits-for-cash startup WritePath secures $525,000 in funding from Japanese and Taiwanese investors

Yesterday Writepath, the Singapore-based online editing startup, announced it raised a seed funding round worth US$525,000. Japan’s B ...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 6:42 pm
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Nikkei Asian Review and Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Team Tech in Asia is excited to have Nikkei Asian Review on board as our Official Media Partner at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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At the height of China’s domestic internet crackdown, LinkedIn censors politically sensitive content from its pages

When LinkedIn (NYSE:LKED), the popular career-oriented social network, launched a localized beta site for mainland Chinese users earlier thi...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Domestic helper marketplace Cabara gets $50,000 seed funding, preps Middle East expansion

Is there demand for an online marketplace for domestic helpers in Indonesia? Cabara thinks so. The team has received a fresh US$50,000 of se...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Flash sales site in China looks for a luxury boost from a rare Maserati

Chinese luxury flash sales website Glamour Sales has teamed up with Italian auto-maker Maserati to sell a special edition car online.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Digital payments industry heats up in Singapore, major companies jump on board

Digital payments industry heats up in Singapore, major companies jump on board

Over the past few months, payment providers, banks and telcos have led the way in providing solutions in this space. Here are some of the la...

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Alibaba buys 50% stake in Chinese soccer team for $192 million

Many fans were surprised that Alibaba didn't buy the local team in Hangzhou, where Alibaba was founded and is based.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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Mobile Search Index May 2014 — China App Index

China’s high-end phone users more likely to crack wi-fi passwords, cheat on mobile games: report

These users were also far more likely to use the "white-collar stalwart Sina Weibo," as well as foreign social media apps like Facebook and ...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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Man sued by Singapore’s Prime Minister crowdfunds legal fees

In lieu of his court case with the Prime Minister of Singapore, Ngerng has turned to the public to help fund his legal fees.

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 7:18 pm
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Alibaba launches Ali Telecom

Alibaba will soon be a mobile telco, close to launching Ali Telecom in coming weeks

Before Alibaba’s long-awaited IPO hits Wall Street later this summer, the ecommerce giant will have its finger in one new pie – it’s g...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Zapya file transfer app gets major series B funding from IDG to expand globally

The Chinese makers of file transfer app Zapya have secured US$20 million in series B funding from IDG to help grow the business both in Chin...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Here are 5 startups to watch from Movida Japan’s 5th Demo Day

Movida Japan, the startup accelerator founded by Taizo Son, gave its fifth graduating class of startups the stage at a Demo Day event in Tok...

  • June 4, 2014
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Bandung Meetup: The journey from fundraising to acquisition

While building your startup from the ground up is quite tough already, deciding to sell the business in the end might also be one of the tou...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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