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On Eve of Apple’s Announcement, Weibo Poll Shows Chinese Users Not Interested in iPhone 5

Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement is coming in just a few short hours now. But could this be the first Apple device that meets a lukewarm ...

  • September 12, 2012
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IDC: Smooth Sailing for Philippines PC Market; Troubled Waters in Indonesia

The latest quarterly report from global market intelligence firm IDC shows that the second quarter of 2012 isn’t the happiest one for the ...

  • September 12, 2012
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How Amazon Localized For China

For western companies, China is probably the hardest country to localize for. But Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is trying hard in China and has come ...

  • September 12, 2012
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Telkom’s Multi-Platform UseeTV Adds Premium Packages, Goes Mobile Too

Don’t be sad if you miss your favourite TV show or football game. Indonesian telco Telkom has a solution with video on demand (VOD) that y...

  • September 12, 2012
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11-Year Prison Term Stirs Fear Among China’s E-Commerce Secret Smugglers

The recent 11-year jail term handed down to a merchant on Taobao, China’s biggest consumer-to-consumer online marketplace, has raised ...

  • September 12, 2012
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Flipboard Enlists Dentsu, ADK Group to Help Make it Big in Japan

Japanese ad agency Dentsu (TYO: 4324) and ADK Group have announced (pdf) that they have become business partners for Flipboard in Japan. Wit...

  • September 12, 2012
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Xiaomi’s Success in 7 Chinese Characters

The China Internet Conference (Day 2) kicked off in Beijing this morning with Lei Jun, the founder and boss of Xiaomi, the upstart phone-mak...

  • September 12, 2012
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Zhou Hongyi: I Pledge to Pony Ma and Mao Zedong, Qihoo Won’t Do Instant Messaging

Qihoo 360 is a company that makes a lot of people uncomfortable, in no small part because it has a reputation as ‘gangsterish’ t...

  • September 12, 2012
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China’s First Microblog-Themed TV Show Debuts

How do you know when weibo — the Chinese word for microblog — has truly become a cultural phenomenon? When it gets its own TV dr...

  • September 12, 2012
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Eedoo CT-510 Has Sold “Several Thousand” Units Since April Launch

Although cynical, I am always curious about Eedoo’s CT-510 game console, er home entertainment device, sorry: “living room worko...

  • September 12, 2012
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Bring Out Your Inner Beastie Boy with the Gamelan DJ App

Not many people have woken up of a morning and thought, “I know! We need to fuse the gamelan with some DJ turntables.” But that ...

  • September 12, 2012
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Alipay: Payment on Mobile is 60 Seconds Faster Than on PC

At day two of the China Internet Conference, Xu Ji, product engineer director at Alipay, revealed an interesting stat that mobile payment on...

  • September 12, 2012
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Taobao Marches To Taiwan and Hong Kong For Expansion

Alibaba-owned Taobao.com, China’s largest C2C online marketplace, began expanding to Hong Kong and Taiwan early this year, Tech in Asi...

  • September 12, 2012
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XL Opens its Second Experience Center in Indonesia

A few days ago, Indonesian telco XL opened its second Experience Center called “XL XPLOR” at Senayan City Mall. The center is built to h...

  • September 12, 2012
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In Cambodia, Project Alba helps farmers increase income, protect against seed raiders

In parts of rural Cambodia, farmers' primary source of income comes from harvesting rice -- once a year. This is a poor outcome compared to ...

  • September 12, 2012
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Is your company’s brand smashable? Asks Brandwashed author Martin Lindstrom

Branding is more than just the logo. It incorporates every element of your company, such that if it was smashed to pieces (figuratively), pe...

  • September 12, 2012
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The top Indian tech startups this year at TechSparks

There were 2000 entrepreneurs and over 800 teams. But only 15 pitched on stage to an audience of 800 people. Check out which were the top In...

  • September 12, 2012
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TanyaDok Gives Patients a Consultation Room with Doctors Without Borders

If you see the traffic jams in Indonesia’s big cities, then you might reconsider even going out at all. Doctor Gregorius Bimantoro conside...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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