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Fresh off its latest funding round, point-of-sales startup Bindo opens office in Singapore

We just reported that Bindo, winner of Startup Arena at our Startup Asia Singapore 2014 conference, landed US$1.8 million in seed funding fr...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Now anyone can set up a store inside WeChat

Top Chinese messaging app makes big ecommerce leap with opening of WeChat stores

WeChat is taking its ecommerce ambitions one big step forward today by allowing anyone to set up a store inside WeChat.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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Thailand’s coup spreads from streets to the web, 219 sites blocked so far

As of yesterday, Thailand's MICT shut down over 219 websites deemed a threat to the country’s stability.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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GrabTaxi gets $15 million funding to help in battle across Southeast Asia against EasyTaxi

Malaysia-based GrabTaxi, which runs an app-connected taxi booking service, has secured US$15 million in series B funding led by GGV Capital.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Korean ecommerce giant Coupang nabs $100M in funding from Sequoia Capital

Coupang, the rapidly-growing Seoul-based ecommerce startup, announced this morning it raised US$100 million in an investment led by Sequoia ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 10:52 am
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Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator held its fifth Demo Day yesterday for its newest batch of graduating startups. Here's what we saw.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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aCommerce expands into the Philippines, aims to bring brick-and-mortar retailers online

Ramping up its presence in Asia, aComerce has now expanded into the Philippines.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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5 exciting new technologies on display at NHK research lab’s open house

Publicly-funded Japanese broadcaster NHK opened the doors of its Science and Technology Research Labs for a glimpse at 8K video and the futu...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Facebook inaccessible in Thailand, many fear coup leaders blocked it (UPDATED: now working fine)

This afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm local time, many people across Thailand noticed that Facebook is inaccessible in the country.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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Japan’s family-centric social network nets $500,000 in funding led by Venture United

Compath Me, the startup behind Kiddy, has completed a US$500,000 financing round led by Venture United.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (May edition)

As May draws to a close, here’s our round-up of the top tech action in Australia.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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Startup Arena winner Bindo nabs $1.8M in seed funding

Bindo, the Hong Kong and New York City-based retail point-of-sale startup, announced it has closed a US$1.8 million seed round from Gary Va...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:44 pm
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After boosting sales with iPhone, Japan’s NTT Docomo to offer iPad

Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will begin offering Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display from June 10.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 1:04 pm
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App Annie acquires Distimo, raises $17 million in funding

Beijing based mobile app and digital content analytics company App Annie has announced that it acquired competitor Distimo.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:39 pm
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This team wants to turn Bali into Bitcoin Island

Bitcoin Indonesia and Coin Of Sale, a Bitcoin point-of-sales system, are looking to turn Bali into a haven for Bitcoin users.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:45 pm
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Here are the 5 startups fresh out of Thailand’s Dtac Accelerate program

In line with Dtac’s change of plan, the program is now divided into two tracks – the accelerator and incubator programs. Thus the finali...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Chinese P2P car rental startup gets $5 million funding to share Beijing’s 5.2 million private autos

Sina Tech reports Baojia has over 1,000 cars listed on its site. In total, Beijing alone has more than 5.2 million private cars.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:40 pm
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Alibaba to sink $250M into SingPost, Singapore’s postal service, in an effort to clinch Southeast Asia

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba announced today that it has purchased a 10 percent stake in SingPost, Singapore’s national postal serv...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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