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Gaming Giant Netease Decides It Needs to Be Lucky in Love

The green-eyed monster of jealousy is never an attractive thing – especially in relationships. But that’s what seems to have mot...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 1:20 pm
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New Shenzhen Apple Store Set to Open November 3rd

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has set an official opening date for its seventh store in mainland China – and its first in the south of the count...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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7 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye

Another week, another fun batch of startups scouted by our TechInAsia team. Here are some of the more notable young companies we looked at t...

  • October 28, 2012
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DesignCrowd launches in Asia; lets companies run their own design contests

DesignCrowd, a website from Australia that crowdsources design work, has now launched in Asia, specifically Singapore, India, and Philippine...

  • October 27, 2012
  • at 2:53 pm
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Qihoo’s Zhou Hongyi Sues Detractor, Asks MIIT to Inspect 360 Browser

It has been two weeks since Qihoo 360 CEO Zhou Hongyi has been in the headlines, and apparently that’s too long. The bombastic Zhou ha...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 11:08 pm
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Revenue at HTC Keeps on Slipping [Chart]

Things aren’t looking good for Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC (TPE:2498). If you look at the chart from HTC’s Q3 results ...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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iCard English: Daily Micro Lessons to Perfect Your Spoken English

Within a month of its official launch, iCard English has garnered a total of 70,000 users. As its name suggests, this iPhone app is designed...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 8:22 pm
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Apple’s App Store Now Supports Indonesian and Indian Currency

Apple has announced that it’s adding support for eight additional local currencies to its App Store, which includes Indonesia’s rupiah a...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Japan’s GREE Ventures Looks Abroad for the Next Big Thing

We’ve written a lot about Japanese mobile social gaming company GREE (TYO:3632) quite recently, and it has been especially busy of lat...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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Singapore’s Sprooki Raises $483,000, Looks to Bring Location-Based Deals to Philippines Next

Singapore-based Sprooki is a location-based mobile commerce service that lets retail shops send targeted messages and promotions to potentia...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Beatrobo Rolls Out New Redesign of its Social Music Service

Back in April we told you about social music site Beatrobo, which at the time had received $600,000 in funding, with ambitions to expand to ...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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5 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

You know what this column needs? More poetry. How about one of Du Fu’s “Autumn Meditations”? Forgive me, I can’t fin...

  • October 28, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Ship Dates Announced for Xiaomi Mi2: First Units to Ship Oct 30

If you’re one of the Xiaomi fans who preordered Xiaomi’s new Mi2 Android handset, you may not have to keep waiting too much long...

  • October 27, 2012
  • at 1:25 am
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Groupon China’s New Owner Nets $40 Million in Funding for Daily Deals Expansion

You might recall that in June of this year, Groupon China was merged with larger daily deals rival FTuan into a company called GroupNet. And...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 9:53 pm
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Stop a Stolen Car Via SMS: Indonesian Students Create Brilliant Anti-Theft Device

Modem Microcontroller SMS Sender is an interesting product created to fight car theft. It basically allows users to control a car’s engine...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Docomo Announces $125 Million Investment Fund and Incubation Program

Japan’s NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) has announced today that it will be setting up an innovation fund for new smartphone and tablet business...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 7:01 pm
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SingTel Innov8 Leads Series A Funding into Chinese Business Networking App

“Guanxi” is the Chinese word for a relationship – and also the broader concept of the benefits of knowing someone, particu...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 4:18 pm
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RealLifeConnect Launches its Check-In Stations in China, Adds Sina Weibo Support

Austrian startup RealLifeConnect is adding support for China’s Sina Weibo to its social media check-in stations. To back that up, Real...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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