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Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Mobile World Congress 2014 kicked off in Barcelona yesterday. One of the first revelations at the conference was from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT...

  • February 24, 2014
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10 must-read tech stories in China this week

Craving more China tech news? We got your back. Here are our top picks from last week. 1. New regulations force China’s e-stores to offer ...

  • February 23, 2014
  • at 3:13 pm
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Only in Indonesia: Twitter votes come at a price on popular TV show

In previous seasons of the show fans did have to pay for SMS votes, but this is the first time Twitter has been included in the voting syste...

  • February 22, 2014
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Philippine senator calls citizens to rally against the Cybercrime Law’s online libel

Online libel was deemed constitutional this week in the Philippines when the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, more commonly known as the C...

  • February 21, 2014
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Lenovo tests out a news and messaging app exclusive to Vibe X owners in Indonesia

Indonesia is a test market for the Dragon app, and it will be rolled out to Lenovo’s other models and markets pending a positive reception...

  • February 21, 2014
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Xiaomi Redmi Singapore launch

Xiaomi’s first batch of phones in Singapore sells out in under 8 minutes

Today Xiaomi doled out its first batch of Redmi phones (once known in Chinese-speaking markets as the Hongmi) on its website today. At 12:00...

  • February 21, 2014
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Online resources aim to help Thailand’s farmers during ‘rice pledging’ crisis

Thailand’s embattled government, swamped by months of intense protests, recently came in for even more attacks due to it rice pledging sch...

  • February 21, 2014
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Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China

China’s top gay flirting app gets funding, picks up 3 million users

Blued, a Grindr-style gay chat and hook-up app for Chinese guys, has secured series A funding to help it hire new staff and grow its user-ba...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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GupShup changes to Teamchat app

One Indian messaging app gives up, pivots to focus on team collaboration

Today’s not a good day to be a messaging app. With everyone talking about the big bucks Facebook-WhatsApp deal, it’s even more p...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 10:09 pm
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21 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • February 23, 2014
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Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Missed out on this week’s Asia tech news? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks from the past seven days. Steven’s and...

  • February 22, 2014
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WeChat will soon allow celebrities and media to rake in money from ads

WeChat is popular because it has a lot of features besides messaging. In China especially, the app has evolved to include things like mobile...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 9:37 pm
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Singapore to give local companies even more money to adopt new tech

In Singapore’s Budget 2014 address, Finance minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced a new raft of measures and extensions of existin...

  • February 21, 2014
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Focused on developing nations, mobile payment startup Ezetap raises $8 million in series B funding

Indian mobile payment startup Ezetap has raised US$8 million in series B funding led by Helion Advisors. Silicon Valley-based Social+Captial...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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5 reasons why WhatsApp can’t be number one in Indonesia

1. No free calls, 2. No fun features, 3. No marketing impact, 4...

  • February 21, 2014
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Hike messaging app in India

Battling WhatsApp in India, Hike grows to 15 million users

There’s even more focus on messaging apps this week after Facebook’s buy-up of WhatsApp. The acquisition has also highlighted th...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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Ads, games, and gimmicks: peering into the future of WhatsApp and Facebook

Facebook’s purchase of mobile messenger WhatsApp for $19 billion marks an interesting contradiction. Facebook, as a business, supports it...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 11:18 pm
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Xend to launch a mobile booking app for its 90,000 registered users

Philippine logistics company Xend is not only a courier service. It’s also a technology company. After around eight years of using the w...

  • February 20, 2014
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