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Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add local listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Chinese web and social media titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has revealed this afternoon that it has taken a 20 percent stake in Dianping, a Yelp-s...

  • February 19, 2014
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Australia’s Seek seeks to buy JobStreet for $524 million

Australia’s Seek seeks to buy JobStreet for $524 million

Australia’s online employment marketplace Seek is looking to fully acquire its pan-Asian counterpart Jobstreet for US$523.5 million, a...

  • February 19, 2014
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Indian government launches homemade Wikipedia in five local languages

Inspired by the popularity and usefulness of Wikipedia, the Indian government has launched a unique and comprehensive information website, ...

  • February 19, 2014
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Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten strengthens its presence in Europe with new R&D center in Paris

Rakuten, the Japanese tech firm best-known for e-commerce, has announced it will develop a new center for research and development in Paris....

  • February 19, 2014
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Image recognition startup ViSenze gets $3.5 million from Rakuten Ventures and other new investors

Visuals are now at the forefront of the Internet, with Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr becoming popular sites to consume content. Yet searc...

  • February 19, 2014
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Airtel ushers in new era of telco deals by acquiring Loop Mobile

In a sign that 2014 will be a year of consolidation and change in the Indian telecoms industry, Bharti Airtel (BOM:532454) has announced it ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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After leaving Zynga, this founder ditched the gaming business for online shopping

With millions of dollars in the bank, most people would already be satisfied with life. But serial entrepreneur Shintaro Yamada wanted more ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Mig33 acquires Alivenotdead, a site started by Rotten Tomatoes founders

Mig33, a mobile social networking platform headquartered in Singapore, has today announced its acquisition of Alivenotdead.com, a site which...

  • February 19, 2014
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Japan’s Smart Education raises $5.4 million to take kids e-learning apps global

Japan’s Smart Education raises $5.4 million to take kids e-learning apps global

Tokyo-based Smart Education, a developer of educational mobile apps for kids, announced yesterday that it has raised 550 million yen ($5.4 m...

  • February 18, 2014
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Foodpanda and OpenRice hook up for a saucy two-way foodfest

At the beginning of this month, Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda revealed its latest huge funding round which enables the food delivery service...

  • February 19, 2014
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Sultan Johor buys 15% of payment company MOL for $120 million

The Sultan wishes to create more employment opportunities in the tech sector, and this is one of the ways he’s doing it.

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm
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2C2P launches Burma’s first mobile point-of-sale payments in hotels

It seems like 2014 will be a big year for a Singapore-based payment solutions provider 2C2P. Following its US$2 million series B funding, 2...

  • February 19, 2014
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China’s Xiaomi is working on phone launches in India, Indonesia, and other Asian markets

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi held an event in Singapore this morning. Aside from launching the Redmi and Mi3 phones in Singapore, Xiaomi’...

  • February 19, 2014
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Xiaomi to sell Mi3 flagship phone in Singapore starting March 7

At an event in Singapore this morning, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed that it’ll launch its flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi3, in Si...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Chinese Coursera-style education portal scores $16.5 million funding

Uniquedu, the maker of China’s Coursera-style online education portal Kaikeba, secured RMB 100 million (US$16.5 million) in series A ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Singapore’s satirical news site loves trolling legit media, gets 1 million page-views every month

New Nation: If we do write the truth, it is purely coincidental.

  • February 19, 2014
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How Chinese New Year affected China’s mobile habits in 2014

Everything’s getting back to normal in China as the New Year festivities dwindle to a halt. The daily lives of Chinese people dramatic...

  • February 18, 2014
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Thai telco launches 3rd round of ‘AIS The Startup’ incubator program

If you follow the startup ecosystem in Thailand, you must have heard of Noonswoon and Chatterbox. They are not only well known in Thailand, ...

  • February 18, 2014
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