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Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator held its fifth Demo Day yesterday for its newest batch of graduating startups. Here's what we saw.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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aCommerce expands into the Philippines, aims to bring brick-and-mortar retailers online

Ramping up its presence in Asia, aComerce has now expanded into the Philippines.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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5 exciting new technologies on display at NHK research lab’s open house

Publicly-funded Japanese broadcaster NHK opened the doors of its Science and Technology Research Labs for a glimpse at 8K video and the futu...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Facebook inaccessible in Thailand, many fear coup leaders blocked it (UPDATED: now working fine)

This afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm local time, many people across Thailand noticed that Facebook is inaccessible in the country.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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Flipboard, “not worried about censorship,” doubles down on China

"We're very careful with following all the right guidelines," Alexander said, "I'm not really worried about censorship."

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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WeChat and other messaging apps forced to ‘clean up’ as China’s latest web crackdown continues

China’s web crackdown in the past couple of months has been wide-ranging, extending from pornography to the spread of online rumors.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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Not as big as Alibaba, but upcoming IPO for rival JD could value it at up to $24.6 billion

One week after its IPO, Chinese ecommerce firm JD hops on the WeChat train

About two months after Tencent (HKG: 0700) purchased an 18 percent stake in it, Chinese ecommerce site JD (NASDAQ: JD) has finally been inte...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
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BookMe wants to dominate online ticketing in Pakistan, starting with movie tickets

BookMe wants to dominate online ticketing in Pakistan, starting with movie tickets

Pakistan’s BookMe does pretty much what Fandango does in the US – make it easy for people to book movie tickets. But it has a lot more p...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 10:47 am
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Local phone maker Micromax poaches top exec from Samsung India as new CEO

Vineet Taneja, who was heading Samsung's IT and Mobile businesses until recently, has been appointed as a new CEO by Delhi-based Micromax.

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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This team wants to turn Bali into Bitcoin Island

Bitcoin Indonesia and Coin Of Sale, a Bitcoin point-of-sales system, are looking to turn Bali into a haven for Bitcoin users.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:45 pm
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Here are the 5 startups fresh out of Thailand’s Dtac Accelerate program

In line with Dtac’s change of plan, the program is now divided into two tracks – the accelerator and incubator programs. Thus the finali...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Chinese P2P car rental startup gets $5 million funding to share Beijing’s 5.2 million private autos

Sina Tech reports Baojia has over 1,000 cars listed on its site. In total, Beijing alone has more than 5.2 million private cars.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:40 pm
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Alibaba to sink $250M into SingPost, Singapore’s postal service, in an effort to clinch Southeast Asia

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba announced today that it has purchased a 10 percent stake in SingPost, Singapore’s national postal serv...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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WeChat social gifting

There’s now a way to gift something to a buddy inside WeChat

There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The newly-launched service is created by a Chi...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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Indonesian beauty box startup Lolabox announces shutdown

Lolabox just announced that it will be sending out its last box to customers.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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Games in Asia x l337 Accelerator meetup Malaysia: from zero to hero, a game developer’s journey

The Games in Asia team had a blast at the Games in Asia Vietnam meetup recently, and now we’re ready to bring that same experience to Mala...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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How Chinese tech companies are going global

Chinese companies that dominate in their home markets are flush with cash, and they are keen to stretch their influence abroad to get ahead ...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:53 pm
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Ecommerce giant Rakuten now has its own cafe in Japan, and it looks pretty snazzy

Apple set off a minor trend ten years ago when it launched its first Apple Store, inspiring other big-name tech firms to launch their own hi...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 4:46 pm
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