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Impress the investors at Startup & Investor Speed Dating

Asia is filled with great startups and investors. But its diversity and massive population are both a blessing and a curse. Great startups d...

  • February 26, 2014
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Indonesia’s media giant KapanLagi Group announces merger plans with Fimela Group

Both companies will operate under the brand name of KapanLagi Networks.

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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BeLAUNCH 2014

BeLAUNCH gears up for May conference to bridge South Korean startups with the world

South Korean media startup and blog BeSUCCESS aims to continue bridging Korean and Asian startups with the global market at its third BeL...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Line wants to steal you away from Skype with new phone calls service

Right in the thick of chat app madness, Japan’s Line messenger has announced it will roll out a new feature to further boost its alrea...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

Australia tech news round-up (February 2014)

I’m currently in San Francisco and meeting up with lots of Australian founders over here. I’ve been catching up with them on the latest ...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 2:42 pm
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BlackBerry Z3 is a budget BB10 phone aimed at Indonesia

BlackBerry Z3 is a budget BB10 phone aimed at Indonesia

BlackBerry’s (NASDAQ:BBRY) next new phone – the one that was codenamed Jakarta while it was in development – has finally been ...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 12:41 pm
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10 must-follow Twitter accounts for understanding tech and startups across Asia

Within the uber-hip technology scene, Twitter is a way of life. For its most active users, voices emanating from the little blue bird icon c...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 8:45 am
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US retailer Target scouts for ideas in India with new startup accelerator program

US retailer Target scouts for ideas in India with new startup accelerator program

It’s not just Microsoft Ventures that wants to nurture Indian startups. Now the American retailer Target (NYSE:TGT) is rolling out its...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Zuckerberg says Philippine telco’s initiative is a model for more connected communities

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stated that the number of people in the Philippines us...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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GrabTaxi enters Vietnam, intensifying the battle for mobile taxi booking apps

GrabTaxi has now entered three big places outside of Malaysia: Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. What's next for the promising taxi booking ...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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Now you can create your own sticker sets on Line, and earn money from them too

Popular Japanese messaging app recently announced it will introduce a new feature that lets users create and sell their own virtual stickers...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 5:01 pm
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This Chinese Siri built into WeChat just raked in a $10 million investment

Mobile voice search developer Mobvoi yesterday announced it received about $10 million in series B funding led by SIG in addition to previ...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Nha Nha app launches to take on Google Maps in Vietnam

Coc Coc, arguably Google's biggest competitor in Vietnam has just released an iOS app that competes with Google Maps. And guess what? The da...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Bitcoin isn’t just speculative, it’s already bringing jobs to Singapore

David Moskowitz is the founder of Coin Republic, a Bitcoin trading platform and consultancy based in Singapore. He is also organizing a Bitc...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 1:05 pm
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Boosted by WeChat sharing, Tencent’s video app hit 160 million views on Valentine’s Day

Boosted by WeChat sharing, Tencent’s fun video app hit 160 million views on Valentine’s Day

After seeing hundreds of millions of people start using the WeChat messaging app, Tencent (HKG:0700) decided to expand upon it last year wit...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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HTML5 game company founder: we don’t need to innovate, we just need to be good

It’s undeniable that the gaming industry is very big, especially in Asia. While the overall global gaming market amounts to an estimated U...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Sina Weibo adds 2.5 million daily active users, growth cut in half

Update February 25, 2014 @21:26 – The original headline for this post read 3.5 million DAU instead of 2.5 million. The headline has be...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 5:22 pm
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Nokia X+ rivals in Asia

Nokia’s Androids are cute, but they’re not strong enough for Asia

Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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