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Google Weighs in on Acer China Phone Debacle, But is Google Being Anti-Competitive?

After a couple of days of silence from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), which looked to have been implicated in the cancelled launch of an Acer phone i...

  • September 15, 2012
  • at 12:18 pm
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You Can Buy a Weibo Clone (For Cheaper Than You’d Think)

Trawling, as I sometimes do, for startups this evening, I stumbled across Godpark. It didn’t take long for me to figure out what was g...

  • September 15, 2012
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Japan’s Nijibox Makes Another Play for Emerging South East Asia Games Market

We recently interviewed Alvin Yap, the founder and CEO of Singapore-based TheMobileGamer (TMG), who operates mobile games service KotaGames ...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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93% Believe Mobile Tech Makes Indonesia a Good Place to Do Business

Indonesian now knows the importance of mobile technology, it seems. TIME Mobility Poll and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) have conducted a survey ab...

  • September 14, 2012
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INAICTA 2012: Indonesia Seeks Creativity Breakthrough in ICT

With the help of the internet, people in Indonesia can open up to the world. Most people who displayed their creativity today at the Indones...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 7:45 pm
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The Startup Centre: Accelerating Indian Startups into the Future

Just as communities need places of learning, the whole startup ecosystem can benefit from entrepreneurial hubs. In India, The Startup Centre...

  • September 14, 2012
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Opera Mini Usage Trends Show Smartphone Growth Around Asia [Map]

A few weeks back Opera released its ‘State of the Mobile Web’ report, with insights on regional mobile market based on trends fr...

  • September 14, 2012
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JP Morgan confirms investment in Lazada, Rocket Internet’s Amazon clone

Despite Rocket Internet's recent troubles, JP Morgan's investment in Lazada, possibly valued at USD50M or more, is a vote of confidence.

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 12:42 pm
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I Think Maybe We All Need to Calm Down?

You know what? I think we may have overdone it. The iPhone is a wonderful smartphone, yes. Apple puts on a great show, true. But this? This ...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 11:43 am
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Bing’s China Strategy: Target English Search

Yesterday, Microsoft senior VP Shen Xiangyang announced Bing’s new short-term strategy for China’s search market: differentiate ...

  • September 15, 2012
  • at 3:00 am
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Telkomsel Declared Bankrupt!

The biggest telecommunications provider in Indonesia, Telkomsel, was declared bankrupt earlier today by the Central Jakarta’s State Court....

  • September 15, 2012
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Sydstart Ignites the Australian Startup Ecosystem

A thousand entrepreneurs, wannapreneurs, programmers, students, and corporate executives recently gathered together for the SydStart confere...

  • September 14, 2012
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Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against Chinese Source of Malware Found on New PCs

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has decided to tackle some online fraudsters in China head on. It’s filing a lawsuit against a Chinese site wh...

  • September 14, 2012
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WeChat’s Simple Keys To Success: Hire Smart Folks, Work Bloody Hard

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) WeChat is successful, not only in China but it is also gaining traction in other Asian regions. That is only achi...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 6:45 pm
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Conyac Shares Milestones; Plans for Series A Investment

We’ve talked about Japan’s crowd-translation service Conyac.cc as recently as four days ago when the company participated in Myojo Warak...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 3:29 pm
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Yelp Makes Asia Debut with Singapore Launch

Yelp (NYSE:YELP), the US-based reviews and listings site, has today launched in Singapore, marking the company’s Asian debut. Now at Y...

  • September 14, 2012
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Tencent’s Plans to Localize WeChat in Indonesia

Recently WeChat (aka “Weixin” to Chinese users) made a lot of headlines by announcing that its userbase has surpassed the 200 million ma...

  • September 14, 2012
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Zendesk Raises $60 Million to Help With Global Expansion

We recently spoke with Michael Hansen, Zendesk’s Asia Pacific VP, about the company’s progress in Asia, as well as its plans for...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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