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Singapore government asks prominent political news site TOC to get a license

The Singapore government stirred debate last year when it announced that influential news websites reporting local affairs must, if asked, r...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:55 pm
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Wife of Chinese president sends out an Instagram post on the same day China blocks Instagram

This is what industry analysts refer to as "crappy timing."

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 11:12 am
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Chinese flirting app Momo reportedly targets December for US IPO

It’s no secret that Chinese flirty chat app Momo has been flirting with the idea of a US IPO for some time now. Back in May there were...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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8 digital nomad friendly countries in Asia to work abroad from

Want to work abroad? Here are 8 digital nomad friendly cities in Asia

Thanks to budding digital nomad Pieter Levels, several options are available for the picking at his crowdsourced guide Nomadlist.io.

  • September 30, 2014
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10 must-read tech stories in China this past week

Here are the most read stories about China's tech developments in the past week.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 8:02 am
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UberTaxi charges up to 30% extra for each ride – but only applies in US and Canada

What you may not know: Uber charges as much as 30 percent for tips on a cab ride. But it only applies in one country.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:02 pm
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Indonesian news reader app Kurio gets funding from CyberAgent Ventures

Indonesian smartphone news reader app Kurio announced today it received series A investment of an undisclosed amount from Japanese venture c...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 9:32 pm
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Yuemei - Cosmetic surgery marketplace in China gets series A funding

A pretty penny: plastic surgery marketplace in China gets funding

Yuemei has over 1,100 registered practitioners in its marketplace, scattered across mainland China.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 7:11 pm
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Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

A new Chinese startup is looking to make an impact around the world with its smart home security system that uses image recognition technolo...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Japanese telco Docomo to tackle machine translation with new joint venture

The international partnership will start from October.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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China's regulators give final approval to Apple's iPhone 6 after giving it unusual security check

China’s regulators give final approval to iPhone 6, set for launch October 17

Weeks after the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale, Apple’s newest phones finally have full approval from China’s regulators.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
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David vs. Goliath: Small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

David vs. Goliath: small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

After spending 10 years to establish themselves in Malaysia, the time has come for Presto to challenge the region's big players.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:02 am
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20 of our hottest tech stories on Asia in the past week

Missed out on the best Asia tech news from the past seven days? Worry not, here's our roundup of the week's hottest stories.

  • September 30, 2014
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China’s InnoLight closes $38M series C round led by Google Capital

China’s InnoLight Technology announced today via a press release that it has closed a US$38 million round of Series C funding led by G...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:44 pm
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tinybeans app

Half a million users later, Tinybeans raises $1.7M for a baby-focused social network

Co-founder Eddie Geller reveals that they are aiming to double that by year’s end, and hit three million by mid-2015.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:01 pm
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Alibaba’s financial arm earns approval to open a private bank

The Chinese ecommerce giant continues to get serious about entering the banking sector.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 9:13 pm
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Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests

FireChat, which purports to be an "off-the-grid" messaging app that lets people communicate sans internet connectivity, saw a surge in downl...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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Facebook adds stickers to comments, but only if the post originated in Japan

Status updates made by users in Japan now support Pusheen, Meep, and other stickers in the comments.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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