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Why Flipkart is shutting down its electronic wallet PayZippy

Here's why India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart is phasing out its electronic wallet, PayZippy.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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The next time you sit down for coffee or pancakes, you might actually be in a PayrollHero Lab

Move over Google X - PayrollHero Labs is the new research facility on the block.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 11:03 am
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Asian tech startups list

14 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • August 31, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Alibaba vs Amazon in an infographic

Comparing two e-commerce giants, Amazon and Alibaba, in an infographic.

  • August 30, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Here are 4 investments by Singapore’s Crystal Horse you didn’t hear about

Crystal Horse has invested in Lenza, Travelog, Tripzilla, and Kluje.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 5:04 pm
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This Hawaii accelerator is helping American startups enter Asia and vice versa

Adding to the list of tropical destinations for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, Blue Startups is a US-based tech accelerator that se...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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WeChat

Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China's largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that's historically not tech-savvy - brick-and-mortar retail.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but WeChat has an advantage in its huge mob...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Discussion: Is it time for Japanese corporations to get involved in the startup scene? (#StartupAsia preview)

Where is Japan’s startup ecosystem heading? Find out here!

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Uzabase lands extra $4.5M to speed up and simplify corporate data digging

Uzabase's SPEEDA database boasts 100 percent coverage of listed companies in Asia, plus info on roughly 600,000 unlisted companies with an A...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm
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17 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

We ended August with a big bang, as we saw 17 startups get funded in the last week of August. Biggest winner has got to be India’s messagi...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 10:20 am
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On Malaysia’s National Day, 3 wishes for the local startup ecosystem

Here are the local players' hopes and dreams are for Malaysia’s startup ecosystem in the coming year.

  • August 31, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Recycling startup bags $16.5M in funding as ewaste piles up in a gadget-loving India

Indian ewaste recycler Attero, one of the nine innovators picked by NASA, has raised $16.5 million in series C funding.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 5:09 pm
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Tesla in China

Tesla to build 400 charging points in 120 cities across China thanks to major new partnership

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to build 400 electric car charging points in 120 cities across China. This will be done in partnership with China...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 4:57 pm
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Twitter confirms upcoming office in Indonesia

Twitter plans to set up an office in Indonesia within the next six months.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter (UPDATE: it’s back)

People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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SingTel wants to find the next killer app to join its incubation program

The top three competitors will win S$24,000 (US$19,000) in total, and they could join a three-month SingTel incubation program to bring thei...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 11:56 am
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This beauty app lets you try out as many exotic makeup kits as you fancy before you buy one

Luxola’s makeover app lets you toy with foundation, blushers, lipsticks, nail colours, and even dabble in multiple eye-lining techniques v...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 am
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