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Last-minute hotel booker HotelQuickly nets even more funding, this time from Japan’s Gree

HotelQuickly, a startup that connects travelers in need of a room with hotels that are in a pinch to put heads in beds, announced today it ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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What you need to know about the 95 million election tweets Indonesians sent in 2014

This is what happens when one of Twitter’s most chatty nations is celebrating election year.

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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Awesome chart shows 50 countries with homegrown tech titans, but only 13 of those nations are in Asia

An interesting report from the Economist yesterday crunched data from the World Startup Report and lists the top three most valued tech comp...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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MyRepublic gets $24 million to pursue dream of becoming Singapore’s 4th telco

The budding telco startup has announced the investments of two new major stakeholders hailing from India and France respectively.

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 4:37 pm
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Why did FPT just buy VNG’s dead ecommerce site for $500,000? [UPDATED]

Sendo, FPT's main ecommerce site, just acquired VNG's 123mua ecommerce site. These are Vietnam's two most massive tech companies exchanging ...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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10 Indonesian presidential election themed games

Here’s our list of 10 free, election-themed games featuring Indonesia’s two presidential candidates.

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 12:05 pm
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WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

LV or not LV? WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

WeChat is used by celebrities, media outlets, small companies, and major brands to reach out to people. Trouble is, it has a huge problem wi...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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On launch day, Smartisan only sells 1,000 phones, blames Foxconn for low production capacity

Smartisan may have severely understimated the phone’s popularity from the get go, or, as a new company, it lacks enough cash flow to open ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:09 pm
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Part-time model, full-time GrabTaxi executive Natasha Bautista introduces us to GrabCar’s stoic drivers

GrabTaxi executive Natasha Bautista introduces us to the drivers of GrabCar.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 6:31 pm
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Baidu claims its data is more accurate than Microsoft, Paul the Octopus, at World Cup predictions

China’s top search engine, Baidu, says it scored 100 percent accuracy in predicting the outcome of World Cup quarter-final and group of 16...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm
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Baidu is secretly developing unmanned self-driving bicycles for China: report

The bike sans rider can sense its environment well enough to avoid obstacles and navigate complicated road conditions. We could see a protot...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:54 pm
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Why online booking is Vietnam’s next tech startup frontier

Vietnam's got three categories of startup growth: gaming, ecommerce, and mobile. But there's one new wave coming and it's booking, here's wh...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Popular songs, videos that impacted Indonesian election top Google Trends

According to Google’s communication manager in Singapore Robin Moroney, Indonesia’s presidential election has created a noticeable stir ...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 3:21 pm
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Singapore passes law to curb online piracy; Pirate Bay first in the firing line

Singapore passes law to curb online piracy; Pirate Bay first in the firing line

The Bill allows owners of copyrighted material to get local Internet service providers (ISPs) to block “flagrantly infringing sites”.

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 12:24 pm
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Forget food blogging: this startup aims to show that table reservations are the real money-makers

One of the biggest problems Benson Chang identified while running a restaurant was the lack of manpower to take reservations during peak per...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Following disruption of other foreign services, Instagram mysteriously disappears from China’s Android app stores [UPDATED]

In the latest development among a trickling of disruptions on China’s internet, popular photo-sharing app Instagram appears to be no ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 pm
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Hybrid cloud storage firm Cloudian receives $24 million funding fueled by Japanese investors

Cloudian, a US-based cloud service firm with a major Japanese presence announced a $24 million funding round for expanding global sales

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 8:49 pm
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This startup is solving Indonesia’s mobile payments problem, bypassing banks altogether

Indonesia is a country where 12.5 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and nearly one third of locals don’t have access ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 5:49 pm
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