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Crowdsourcing is eating outsourcing, but Japanese giant Transcosmos will invest in startups to stay ahead

Japanese outsourcing giant Transcosmos is preparing for a coming challenge from the crowdsourcing industry by making limited investments in ...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Picture this: Japanese photo sharing app Snapeee grabs $4 million funding round

Snapeee will use the funds to expand its business to 10 million registered accounts by the end of the year. Key markets will be Indonesia an...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 8:20 am
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10 of Indonesia’s most active venture capital firms

Investors are quick to show interest in Indonesia, but very few actually decide to jump in with both feet, as the country poses a high risk,...

  • July 26, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm
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Triip wins inaugural Tech in Asia Arena in Ho Chi Minh city

Of six startups, Triip made it out with the prize of the "most promising startup" from a batch of six at Tech In Asia Arena in Ho Chi Minh c...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Baidu's search engine reaches 500 million active users on mobile

Baidu’s search engine reaches 500 million active users on mobile

Baidu CEO Robin Li hails the fact that the company’s mobile revenue now accounts for 30 percent of the web giant's total revenue.

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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After first product failed to go global, BuzzElement turns to Malaysia’s shopping malls

What’s a startup to do after failing to take over the world with an ultra-global social network? In the case of BuzzElement, the answer is...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: personal ECGs, Leap Motion clones, and kegel-controlled Temple Run

JD’s new crowdfunding site launched earlier this month, and two of its projects made our top five list of favorites.

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 1:19 pm
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Health hacks to fight against the next global pandemic

Health hacks to fight against the next global pandemic

Silicon Valley has inspired a series of hackathons across Asia to build a front-line defense against disease outbreaks in remote and under r...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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Get the dirt on how little-known Metaps roped in Line and Zynga as clients (#StartupAsia preview)

Companies large and small are always eager to get their apps in front of eyeballs, and equally keen to measure how much money they’re...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Startups in China seem to be on a roll last week, but none as big as Flipkart’s astonishing US$1 billion funding round in India.

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • July 27, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Baidu working on self-driving car tech

Baidu confirms it’s working on a driverless car

Chinese web giant Baidu said this afternoon that it’s working on a self-driving car, but stated that the program is “at a very early sta...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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Softbank and Qualcomm-backed startup aims to take over Korea’s last-mile delivery industry

While Uber has hit its toughest regulatory road block yet in Seoul, last-mile delivery service Naldo pushes forward with its plan to upend S...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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How Luxola took Southeast Asia’s beauty industry by storm (#StartupAsia preview)

Founders make a million different decisions when planning an ecommerce startup. Go big, or go niche? Narrow in on a specific market, or expa...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Klik-Eat’s challenges in scaling the food delivery business in Indonesia

Klik-Eat is one of Indonesia’s biggest online food delivery business. The team talks about their biggest challenge operating in the countr...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Are you sexist and you don’t know it? Why you should ask yourself that if you’re in tech

Startup hubs like to portray themselves as meritocracies but sexism is pervasive. To a man it may not be apparent. To a woman it can feel li...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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Tomoko Namba believes Japan’s DeNA is far from done (#StartupAsia preview)

Business icon Tomoko Namba will be discussing Japan’s future and the state Japan’s startups during her much anticipated keynote speech.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Facebook Asia ARPU is $1

Facebook hits new milestone, now makes an average of $1 from each of its 410 million active users in Asia

The newest Q2 2014 earnings release from Facebook shows yet more strong growth for the social network in Asia.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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