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Big data startup FlyData receives $1.45M additional funding from Nissay Capital and more

Silicon Valley-based Japanese startup FlyData has received an additional investment of US$1.45 million from Nissay Capital and more.

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:50 pm
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A portrait of China’s biggest tech CEOs: visionaries, copycats, and playboys

I interviewed about a dozen native Chinese people in Beijing to find out a) who they saw as their entrepreneurial celebrities and b) what th...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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After cybersecurity spat with US, China issues new ‘security review’ system that could block foreign IT companies

All foreign IT products and services sold in China are required to pass a new safety review. Failure to pass results in banishment from Chin...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 12:24 pm
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Flipkart raises $210 million one week after acquring India’s biggest online apparel store

The investment is led by Russia's DST Global, followed by existing investors Tiger Global, Naspers, and Iconiq Capital.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 8:17 pm
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Apple opens office in Indonesia

After more than a year of whispers and anticipation, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has opened an office in Indonesia.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 5:40 pm
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How India’s WebKul earned $1 million in revenue with no funding

In 2013, WebKul has tripled its revenue and products, and reached US$1 million revenue.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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Whither Singapore Inc?

SPH and SingTel are giants of media and telecommunications. Their success, or lack of it, considerably impacts Singapore’s startup ecosyst...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:27 pm
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In China, there’s now a “Xiaomi of condoms” startup. And it just got $5M in funding

Startups around the world love to nickname themselves after other successful startups. Right now in the US, there’s the “Uber of...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 3:52 pm
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Jong Lee (left), an investor at a number of Hong Kong startups, speaking at a startup event.

In Hong Kong, prominent angel investor’s dealings raise red flags

The wolf of Silicon Harbor? Or merely misunderstood? Here's the story of Jong Lee and his role as investor in a once promising and award-win...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Lazada launches in Singapore with a new site and logo

Lazada extended its footprint in Southeast Asia today as it officially launched in Singapre. At a media event held late this morning, co-fou...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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18 Daily Deals Websites in the Philippines

18 daily deals websites in the Philippines: what’s to like and not to like

Some are veterans in the e-commerce wars, others are relative newbies. Most are homegrown ventures, while a couple can trace their roots ove...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Duolingo’s Luis von Ahn talks censorship in China, disrupting Asia’s English study and certification boom

Entrepreneur Luis von Ahn hopes that his Duolingo Test Center can level the the playing field for access to English proficiency certificatio...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 10:15 pm
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Don’t PANIC, find a mentor

Should I ever find myself starting to panic on any topic, it is a fair bet that it is time to find a mentor who can help in the following wa...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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Video portal and smart TV maker LeTV adds its name to list of new Chinese smartphone makers

LeTV plans to reveal not just one, but as many as three new devices next quarter and put them on the market in the fourth quarter of this ye...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Korean messaging app KakaoTalk to merge with Daum, the country’s second-largest web portal (UPDATED)

In yet another major development in the global chat app wars, popular Korea-based messaging startup Kakao looks set to merge with Daum, the ...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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More than 100 sites have shut down in Thailand since start of coup

The military junta has already ordered over 100 websites to be blocked in the kingdom of Thailand since the army seized power.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Myanmar - straight to the future of tech

What I learned setting up a startup incubator in Myanmar – and what you need to know about the country itself

Here's what experienced tech entrepreneur Phil Morle learnt about Myanmar while setting up the new Ideabox startup incubator.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
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Sony finds Chinese partner to make PlayStation consoles in China

This move comes after Microsoft’s announcement of the Xbox One hitting China this September. However, Sony has yet to reveal any launch da...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 11:49 am
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