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YouTube in Pakistan

As controversial anti-Islamic film is pulled from YouTube, it’s time for it to be unblocked in Pakistan

Earlier today, a US federal appeals court ordered Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to remove the controversial anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims fr...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 10:23 pm
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Tech in Asia Meetup Bali: understanding investors’ mindset in Indonesia

Dear reader, Next month, Tech in Asia will head to Bali, the isle of Gods, and once again we are all excited to meet and connect with the lo...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 8:58 pm
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Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

Will Tencent buy a stake in China’s second-largest e-store? So far, signs point to yes

Amid swirling rumors that Tencent (HKG:0700) is keen to boost its flagging e-commerce operations by taking a stake in the Amazon-esque JD, t...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Despite the annual product cycle that aims to get people upgrading to the newest hardware, some people still like to buy cheaper, previous-g...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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Moovz gay social media platform

Moovz is a flirty app for gay guys, looking to seduce new users across Asia

“My love my love my love. She keeps me warm. She keeps me warm”. Yes, I just quoted Same Love by Grammy Award winner Macklemore. This so...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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SM Mall of Asia PH

After creating biggest chain of malls in Philippines, SM plans to conquer e-commerce

Philippines’ SM Investments, the owner of the largest chain of malls in the country, is now preparing to jump into e-commerce. SM Investme...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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eBay investment in SnapDeal

Ebay leads $134 million investment in Indian e-store Snapdeal

Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has confirmed its biggest ever funding round, worth US$133.77 million. US-based eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) led th...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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On pace with Alibaba and Tencent, Baidu will continue its acquisition spree in 2014

Baidu‘s (NASDAQ:BIDU) revenues rose 50.3 percent year-on-year last quarter to RMB 9.52 billion (US$1.55 billion), according to its la...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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Skype co-founder hops onto Singapore’s HipVan, joins as latest angel investor

Singapore-based startup, HipVan today announced that Skype co-founder Toivo Annus has become one of its investors. The amount invested is un...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 7:42 am
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Philippine real estate marketplace can afford a bigger apartment with latest funding round

Philippine real estate marketplace ZipMatch recently announced it received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from a combined group of gl...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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19 million unique users open Yahoo homepage every month in Indonesia

Yahoo homepage in Indonesia gets a revamp too.

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 8:18 pm
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Online payment provider Paysbuy celebrates 10-year anniversary and plans to launch 4 new services

E-commerce is really big in Thailand. Even with the ongoing political protests, the sector isn’t slowing down. Although 2013 was a year of...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 5:57 pm
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Shanghai issues new limits on transportation apps, which could affect China’s taxi apps and Uber

China’s heated taxi-booking app war just got more complicated yesterday as the Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority issued...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 4:09 pm
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This Singapore startup wants to remove killer litter from space

A Singapore-based company is taking the concept of a ‘moon shot’ to a whole new level. Its name, Astroscale, hints at its ambiti...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 2:31 pm
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Here are first 3 Indonesian games on Nokia’s Android phones

1. Eyes on Dragon 2. Tales of Marble 3...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
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China’s social media landscape in 2014

China’s social media landscape in 2014 (INFOGRAPHIC)

For every leading social site or app in Silicon Valley and the West, China has a few – sometimes a dozen – comparable web servic...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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Rest in peace, Autumn Radtke, we’ll miss you

Update (Mar 6, 1pm): Police has classified this as a case of unnatural death. No foul play is suspected, and toxicology test results are pen...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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New Food Runner

FoodPanda rival FoodRunner acquires delivery company to jump-start Philippine expansion

Food Runner, which says it’s the number one online food delivery service in Southeast Asia by revenue, announced that it has acquired ...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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