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Hugo Barra and Xiaomi, the $10 billion startup (Startup Asia preview)

Hugo Barra, VP at Xiaomi Global, will take the stage at Startup Asia Singapore 2014 this coming May 8.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 10:23 am
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Chrome with Chinese characteristics: the world’s hottest mobile browser arrives on desktop

“Wow, that looks a lot like Chrome,” was the first thought that went through my head when I first opened up UCWeb's new PC browser for W...

  • April 11, 2014
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5Rocks, backed by a strong team, hopes to rock the game analytics world

The startup has experienced entrepreneurs on board as well as some familiar names in Asia as investors.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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This fitness tracker packs a tiny hospital in its sensors

The Tinké packs quite a punch as the only sensor on the market able to bundle heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen level, and r...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:03 pm
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How 2 bankers and an engineer built a startup to overthrow the Bloomberg Terminal

Founded in April 2008, Uzabase’s first product is Speeda, a company database information platform built for industry analysts.

  • April 10, 2014
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How do India’s major startup hubs measure up to those in the US? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Almost like a right of passage, every major startup scene in the world gets stacked up against Silicon Valley as a bellwether for how far it...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Zomato has over 500,000 monthly visitors in Indonesia, embraces social dining concept

Zomato no longer looks like the “Google for restaurant listings”, and now more closely resembles “Facebook for food lovers”.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Jerry Yang: Urgency drives innovation

“It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur,” says Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, at the New Economy Summit (NES) held in Tokyo, Japan ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
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India’s Top 10 Facebook Games and Apps

Facebook hits a major milestone, now has 100 million active users in India

Facebook has hit an important milestone, surpassing 100 million active users in the country. 84 percent of those access the social network v...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 5:53 pm
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InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

Baby photo app InstaB adds in Q&A section to become Quora for parents

Being a new parent must be terrifying - that’s why the baby photo app InstaB has added in a Q&A section that’s kind of like Quora for pa...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
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Zendesk acquires Singapore startup Zopim for $30M, plans to raise $150M in IPO

Zopim, a Singapore-based startup well-known for its live customer support chat widget, has been acquired by San Francisco's Zendesk.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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China's banks must close all bitcoin sites' trading accounts by April 15

China’s banks give deadline for bitcoin exchanges to close their trading accounts (UPDATED)

Update on April 10: China’s bitcoin exchanges are being issued with formal notices stating that their bank accounts must be closed by ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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MOLPay acknowledges payment preferences in Malaysia, rolls out cash payment solution with 7-Eleven

Adapting to Malaysia’s payment quirks, MOLPay rolls out cash payments with 7-Eleven

A cash payment service for ecommerce merchants named MOLPay CASH has just been rolled out in Malaysia - the result of a partnership between ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 2:35 pm
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Check out this guerrilla Google Street View of protesters occupying Taiwan’s parliament

Remember Occupy Wall Street? From a purely visual perspective, thoughts of that late-2011 social movement ought to conjure up images full of...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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Oracle’s Larry Ellison talks about Edward Snowden, isn’t a big fan

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was in Tokyo to deliver a speech at the New Economy Summit 2014. He spoke about data privacy and his experience wor...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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Uber rides into Bangkok as it transforms into the Starbucks of transportation in Asia

Yesterday Uber officially launched in Bangkok, following its soft launch in the capital at the end of February. The rollout marks Uber’s 1...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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Jovago Pakistan launch

Rocket Internet’s hotel booking site Jovago launches in Pakistan

Jovago Pakistan has 50 hotels on board right now in Karachi and Lahore, but hotels in Islamabad are being prepped to be added in as well.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
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Fun-loving Filipino founder stubbornly persisted despite two rejections from startup accelerator

Startup founder Ronster Baetiong faced tons of rejections and failure before getting to where he is today.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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