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Overview of crowdfunding pioneers in Asia-Pacific

These Kickstarter-like sites appear to have gotten a following, although they've not quite caught fire like in the West.

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 7:01 pm
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Google Launches Crisis Response Page, Person Finder for Philippines Flood

Yesterday we mentioned a few of the important resources that are being passed around on Twitter in order to help cope with the current flood...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Startup Event Today Postponed as Rains, Floods Affect Metro Manila

Juan Great Leap is a Philippines-based innovation forum that was scheduled to hold its Ayala Foundation Presents: Juan Great Leap event toda...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 3:40 pm
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Indonesia Celebrates 17th National Technology Awakening Day

Indonesia’s 17th National Technology Awakening Day (aka Hakteknas) will start today at 1:30pm and run until August 11 in Bandung city. The...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Paypal Loses Biggest Asia Partner as China’s DHgate Pulls the Plug

Remember that massive deal between PayPal and the Chinese B2B e-commerce site DHgate? The huge one that was PayPal’s biggest partnersh...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 11:03 am
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Apple’s iPad Holds Nearly Three Quarters of China’s Tablet Market [Report]

According to new figures from Chinese research firm Analysys International, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad is doing very, very well in Chi...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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Chinese Video Streaming Site 56.com Launches “Open Platform” Strategy

Chinese video streaming site 56.com announced an open platform strategy yesterday that the company hopes will help expand its user base. The...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 4:24 am
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Stefan Magdalinski Speaks about Multiply’s Blog Shutdown

“Multiply will continue to maintain the social network (blogging, sharing) platform and services.” That was a response I got from Indone...

  • August 7, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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Tiket Adds Train Tickets Booking Feature, Prepares API For Developers

Tiket, a startup that serves as a ticket booking platform for almost everything, has added yet another offering: train ticket booking. Launc...

  • August 7, 2012
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Baby steps for crowdfunding: ToGather.Asia raises US$2,555 for Indonesian band The Tree & The Wild

It’s one small step for crowdfunding in Southeast Asia as Singapore-based site ToGather.Asia has today concluded a campaign that raise...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Renren Has 45 Million Monthly Active Users, Eyes on Mobile

Renren (NYSE:RENN), the Chinese Facebook-ish social network, has released its unaudited second quarter 2012 financial results. In short, bot...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 4:37 pm
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Indonesia Will See More Websites Blocked

On August 7th, Nawala Nusantara, a foundation providing internet filtering service, announced a partnership with Association of Indonesia In...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Xiaomi Makes an Acquisition, Points to Building an Apple Facetime Rival

The makers of China’s hottest homegrown smartphone, Xiaomi, has made a curious acquisition in the form of the team behind the third-pa...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 12:05 pm
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InnoVentures’ Olivier Carnohan and His Entrepreneurial Journey

French-born and self-confessed “Gadgetologist,” Olivier Carnohan is currently the CEO of InnoVentures, which is a collaborated venture w...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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X-Factor USA winner Melanie Amaro launches debut single on TwitMusic

Melanie Amaro, champion of X-Factor USA season one, a reality TV singing contest started by media mogul Simon Cowell, has released her debut...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 8:14 am
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Chinese Startup Weibo Bridge Matches Advertisers With Weibo Power Users

Do you wish your weibo feed had more advertisements on it? Yeah, neither do I, but advertisers sure do, especially when those ads are coming...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Ookbee: Thailand’s Biggest Ebook Store on iOS and Android

One of the more popular startups in Thailand, Ookbee is an ebook store platform which claims to have over 85 percent market share in the cou...

  • August 7, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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CloudyRec Offers Developers Up To S$1,000 For Using its Backend

Singapore-based CloudyRec is offering some mobile app developers SGD 1,000 (US$805) to use its backend cloud-hosting service. So if you̵...

  • August 7, 2012
  • at 5:45 pm
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