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China’s top car rental site files for IPO to raise $400 million, but chooses Hong Kong over New York

There seems to be no stopping Chinese tech IPOs this year. Yet another big one is coming up from China Auto Rental, the country's top self-d...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Xiaomi’s upoming tablet, the MiPad, will go on sale in beta for the price of… 16 cents

Earlier this month popular Chinese phone maker Xiaomi announced it would venture into tablets with the upcoming launch of the Mi Pad, a 7.9-...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Who in the valley has funding from Tencent? Here’s a list of the Chinese tech giant’s US investments

Chinese consumer tech firm Tencent has its feet in many different parts of the Chinese internet – including games, messaging apps, pay...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 4:12 pm
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After Thailand’s coup, rulers want to meet with Facebook, Google, Line, to discuss censoring individual users

Thailand’s IT ministry plans to send a government representative to Singapore to talk to Facebook and Google, and another team to Japan to...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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In South Korea, mobile shopping reaches $2.83 billion

A recent study shows the amount of mobile transactions in the country increased 156 percent year-on-year.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Which Chinese tech companies benefit from cyber security row with US?

China's spat with the US could be an opportunity for it to take steps toward weaning the country off of foreign tech and replace it with hom...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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India’s PolicyBazaar raises $20 million to boost insurance products comparison portal

India’s PolicyBazaar raises $20 million to boost insurance products comparison portal

PolicyBazaar, an Indian portal offering price comparison and analysis of insurance products, now has US$20 million (INR Rs 119 crore) in fre...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 9:57 pm
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GrabTaxi reveals growth plans after biggest ever funding round

GrabTaxi now has an extra $15 million to play with after its series B funding. We find out what's next in its battle to keep growing amidst ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:58 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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Thailand social media stats: 28 million on Facebook, 4.5 million on Twitter, 1.7 million on Instagram

Thailand has 28 million Facebook users, growing 53 percent faster than the previous year. That makes Thailand Facebook’s ninth biggest cou...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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SoftBank gets in on China’s P2P lending craze with $10 million investment in Edai

There's no shortage of peer-to-peer lending sites in China, but neither has a distinct market leader emerged.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 4:35 pm
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Indian startup wants to complement family-run grocery stores, not replace them

India’s small neighborhood shops are resisting the slow rise of supermarket chains and the ecommerce industry by being remarkably efficien...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Sequoia raises $530 million to pump into Indian startups

Over the past eight years in the country, the firm has invested in more than 75 companies including Micromax, Just Dial, and Capillary Techn...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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After shutdown of Pinoy Auto Trader, founders open a new car marketplace in the Philippines

Autodeal focuses on giving consumers information on current promotions and deals on brand new cars, motorcycles, and accessories.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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British analytics firm DC Storm acquired by Rakuten

Rakuten Marketing has acquired British data analytics firm DC Storm for an undisclosed amount.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 pm
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Major gaming company branches out into apps, launches socially-connected Kiwi Calendar app

The new Kiwi Calendar app promises to help users balance work and play with useful labels, like you see in Gmail, to help you separate out ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 8:55 pm
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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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