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Games in Asia meetup Singapore: what really is the problem with eSports here?

It’s an issue that has stretched across almost a decade, ever since Singapore's eSports prowess went into decline following the golden ye...

  • June 3, 2014
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China gets key iOS 8 upgrades and QuickType love from Apple

Apple’s Tim Cook at WWDC today just announced that nearly half of China’s new iOS users switched away from Android. But this small c...

  • June 3, 2014
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New bill in the Philippines aims to exempt startups from taxes for two years

Senator Bam Aquino has filed a measure to exempt startups from taxes for their first two years of operations.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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These 5 Indonesia-based startups let you easily build your own online storefront

Indonesia holds a lot of promise for the ecommerce industry. The country has 74.6 million internet users so far, and online transaction volu...

  • June 2, 2014
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China’s taxi-hailing apps Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache might soon face their biggest blow yet

China’s most popular taxi-hailing startups have long suffered jabs from government bureaus, as is common among transportation network ...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 3:22 pm
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Huawei launches Ascend G6 in the Philippines, aims for 10% smartphone market share

China phone-maker Huawei launched the Huawei Ascend G6 in the Philippines.

  • June 2, 2014
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COS is China’s own mobile and smart TV OS that’s designed to oust Android

China wants to kick its Android habit in three to five years #GoodLuckWithThat

As cyber security tensions between the US and China ramp up in the wake of Snowden/NSA, the perceived need for domestic operating systems is...

  • June 2, 2014
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Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn: “No one should tell you what your vision is about.”

Rakuten Ventures’ Saemin Ahn: “No one should tell you what your vision is about.”

Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn shares many interesting insights on the Japanese investment scene.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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47 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • June 1, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Filipinos living overseas now have a more convenient way to pay for their families’ education back home

PhilSmile taps on a potentially-huge market - overseas Filipino workers - for an educational payment system.

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Microsoft made a creepy robot that talks to you on WeChat, and Tencent just banned it

The conversational AI project dubbed Xiaobing functioned as an official account that could be invited to chat with both individuals and grou...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 9:24 pm
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Indian media giant acquires India's CouponDunia

Indian media giant acquires eshopping discounts site CouponDunia

Times Internet, the online subsidiary of The Times of India Group, is expanding its web empire with yet another Indian startup acquisition.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 7:52 pm
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2 days before June 4, GreatFire.org “unblocks” Google search in China

GreatFire created a mirror site of Google similar to what the group did for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters Chinese sites when they were...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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IBM wants to create a Smarter Singapore, starting with the transport system

Can big data fix Singapore’s public transportation woes? IBM and LTA say yes

Public transportation woes have become mainstays in Singaporeans' daily commute. Here's how IBM and LTA want to solve them.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 2:14 pm
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Indonesian TV company makes first move into games, invests in gaming startup Artoncode

Today Tech in Asia receives word from Indonesian game developer Artoncode that it has just received seed funding from Indonesian media giant...

  • June 2, 2014
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Economy class seats suck. Here’s one way to reinvent them

Airgo is designing economy class seats that could save airlines millions of dollars and make long haul flights less painful.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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10 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

An exciting and very mixed bag of startups got funding this past week, including the winner of our recent pitching contest at Startup Asia S...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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8 must-read tech stories in China this week

More IPOs, more game consoles, and more online censorship are all in store for China. Here's our top stories from China this week.

  • June 1, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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