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Vietnam’s biggest telco wants to acquire KakaoTalk for $5 billion

Viettel, Vietnam's biggest telco, has expressed interest in acquiring KakaoTalk, but currently KakaoTalk is unaware of these intentions. We'...

  • February 6, 2014
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Sony sells VAIO PC business

It’s official: Sony ditches Vaio, will spin off TV business

Weeks after rumors concerning the fate of Sony’s Vaio PC arm began to circulate, the Japanese electronics company today officially an...

  • February 6, 2014
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India’s fashion e-commerce site Myntra gets $50 million funding ahead of potential merger with Flipkart

Bangalore-based fashion e-commerce site Myntra today announced it raised $50 million led by Premji Invest. The money will be used to “st...

  • February 6, 2014
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Apple resurrects the discontinued iPhone 4 just for India, Indonesia, and Brazil

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will resume manufacturing of the iPhone 4 specifically for sale in India, Indonesia, and Brazil, according to sources c...

  • February 6, 2014
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Indonesian man convicted of libel on Twitter, protest surges over draconian internet law

Opponents offer several arguments for why this regulation should be revised or even deleted. First, it’s not in line with the defamation r...

  • February 5, 2014
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SmartNews reader app in Japan

SmartNews app challenges Flipboard in Japan with over 2 million active users

There are tons of mobile news reader apps out there, though Flipboard gets most of the attention. To stand out in the crowd, an app needs to...

  • February 5, 2014
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DeNA Q3 2013 revenue profit

Struggling against new gaming challengers, DeNA sees revenues and profits plunge

The team at DeNA must be wearing out the minus buttons on their calculators. The mobile social gaming company posted its Q3 financial report...

  • February 5, 2014
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China WeChat Red Envelope

Chinese WeChat users sent out 20 million cash-filled red envelopes to friends and family within two days

Last week WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app, launched a feature letting users based in China gift money to friends and family. The f...

  • February 5, 2014
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Report: 4 of 5 countries most hooked on VPNs are in Asia

A virtual private network (VPN) is a way for users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks. In ...

  • February 5, 2014
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Games in Asia Meetup Indonesia: how to survive in app stores

2014 is a special year for Games in Asia as we will be holding our first-ever meetup event this year, and the first lucky country is Indones...

  • February 6, 2014
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2C2P Myanmar

As Myanmar opens up, payment solutions startup launches POS service with Visa and MasterCard

2C2P, a comprehensive payment solutions provider headquartered in Singapore, today launched a complete point of sale (POS) service in Myanma...

  • February 6, 2014
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Fashion flash sales site VIP Plaza launches today in Indonesia

Fashion flash sales site VIP Plaza launches today in Indonesia with CyberAgent Ventures funding

Indonesia’s e-shoppers now have one more option when buying clothes online. VIP Plaza launches today as a flash sales site focused on ...

  • February 6, 2014
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Line messaging app racks up $338 million in revenue in 2013

The company behind the messaging app Line has today revealed some financial figures for Q4 (October and December) and the whole of 2013. Acc...

  • February 6, 2014
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Tech trends in Indonesia in 2014

We held our first meetup in 2014 in Jakarta last week. We invited Andi S. Boediman, director of Ideosource and Natali Ardianto, founder of T...

  • February 5, 2014
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10 reasons why Vietnam-made game Flappy Bird is so ridiculously addictive

Here's the ten reasons why Flappy Bird is such a viral game. Can these reasons be copied?

  • February 5, 2014
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Report: led by China, Asian countries are the world’s biggest online spenders

Consumers in Asia Pacific will spend more money online than North America for the first time ever this year, according to a new report from...

  • February 5, 2014
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Pakistan gets a new food delivery option with the launch of EatOye

In Pakistan, there’s a new challenger to Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda. It’s called EatOye, and it launches with food delivery options f...

  • February 5, 2014
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Jabong funding

Rocket Internet’s clothing e-store for India raises $100 million in funding

Jabong, one of India’s top online clothing stores, has secured $100 million (Rs 628 crore) in funding, according to the Economic Times...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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