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Uber and Tripid hit speed bumps as the Philippine government cracks down on transportation apps

Transportation tech startups Uberand Tripid are facing regulatory issues in the Philippines. Interaksyon recently reported the nationa...

  • February 13, 2014
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21 million taxi rides have been booked in WeChat in the past month

21 million taxi rides have been booked on WeChat in the past month

WeChat, the hugely popular messaging app in China, added the function to hail and pay for a taxi on January 6. Now, after more than a month ...

  • February 12, 2014
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Game portal Joyme gets $21.5 million funding to grow with China’s mobile gaming market

Chinese mobile game portal Joyme yesterday announced it closed an RMB 130 million ($21.5 million) series B round led by Fosun Venture Capi...

  • February 12, 2014
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Code Club wants to teach kids coding in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s school IT lessons turn students into secretaries, but Code Club wants to teach them coding instead

“Currently, ICT lessons in primary and secondary schools teach MS Office programs as default. Essentially they’re teaching child...

  • February 12, 2014
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Got an app? This startup can help you get more downloads

Any new app is greeted by tough competition in the mobile app space. To help out in this now mobile-centric era, Malaysia-based startup App...

  • February 12, 2014
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Report: Chinese Android developer acquires popular app store GetJar

Chinese Android developer acquires popular app store GetJar

Chinese Android app development company Sungy Mobile (NASDAQ:GOMO) has paid over $50 million to acquire the popular app store GetJar, accord...

  • February 12, 2014
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, DearLove is a new messaging and diary app for couples

Some early birds will be preparing a gift for their partner for Valentine’s Day on Friday. If you want to do something extra and techy, th...

  • February 12, 2014
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Microsoft Ventures opens doors to later stage startups in India, takes 16 new teams into accelerator

Microsoft Ventures opens doors to later stage startups in India, takes 16 teams into accelerator

As Microsoft Ventures kicks off its Accelerator Program 2014 in India, the company is all geared up to focus and groom later-stage startups....

  • February 12, 2014
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Uber is official in Manila; can we expect lower costs and more payment options soon?

In December, car-booking service Uber quietly made its way into Manila with a soft launch in the capital of the Philippines. Now, after ...

  • February 12, 2014
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China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover declared unfixable, dead

Just 10 weeks after blasting into space and about two months after landing on the moon, China’s ‘Jade Rabbit’ lunar rover ...

  • February 13, 2014
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To raise money and succeed, startup founders need irresistible positivity

Startups require extremely positive founders to carry them through from beginning to end. In the short-term, it is about negating what can g...

  • February 12, 2014
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China’s average internet speed jumped 33 percent in 2013, but it’s still pretty slow

Internet speeds in China have historically remained sluggish, though the country has been making steady strides in improving online connecti...

  • February 12, 2014
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Gear up for Valentine’s Day with these 9 apps

We know Valentine’s Day is just round the corner, so we curated some really useful apps just for you that could make this annual occasion ...

  • February 12, 2014
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Why Singapore needs Bitcoin

Co-authored by Leonhard Weese. Zeall is the co-founder of CoinPip, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency payment processor for offline merchants....

  • February 12, 2014
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What WeChat needs to learn from Facebook

WeChat is doing things in China no other app in the world is doing right now. It manages to innovate with every update, having added social...

  • February 12, 2014
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KelasCinta wants to teach Indonesians the art of love

Started in August 2013, KelasCinta has accumulated over 4.8 million page-views from 590,000 unique visitors so far. The startup currently mo...

  • February 12, 2014
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After shutting down Sold.sg, founder soldiers on with website that rents and sells art

Success in the startup world is elusive even to the very best. This is certainly true for Soldgers, a Singapore startup in the penny auction...

  • February 12, 2014
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Alibaba flirts with the Fab crowd as it oversees launch of a new US-based e-commerce site

Alibaba, China’s leading e-commerce firm, will get a taste of the American mass market with the launch of 11 Main, an online shopping ...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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