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Lazada Indonesia: JP Morgan Investment Won’t Change Our Management System

Just recently, we got confirmation that JP Morgan has made an investment in Rocket Internet’s Asia-oriented e-commerce site Lazada. It’s...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 10:38 am
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ZTE Partners With Mozilla to Launch Mobile OS

On Wednesday, ZTE spokesman David Dai Shu announced that the company will be partnering with Mozilla to develop and release a mobile operati...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 3:00 am
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Pricepanda, Rocket Internet’s online price comparison service, goes live in Singapore and Malaysia

Meanwhile, the status of Square clone PayLeven's expansion into Asia is up in the air.

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 12:53 am
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Home Depot Looks to E-Commerce For Help in China

The home-improvement chain Home Depot (NYSE:HD) recently admitted defeat on the streets of China, failing to replicate the success of Ikea i...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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China’s Alipay Has 700 Million Registered Accounts, Beats Paypal?

Two weeks ago I was at Alibaba’s HQ in Hangzhou. One thing that caught my eye was its data room which is dominated by a big screen fil...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 9:48 pm
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Docomo Previews Tablet Prototype You Control With Your Eyes

It appears to be Docomo’s (NYSE:DCM) habit in recent years of teasing its latest new tech just ahead of Japan’s CEATEC conferenc...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 7:45 pm
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Plagiarism Checker Plagtracker Eyes Asia Expansion

Ukraine-based online plagiarism checker Plagtracker.com is gunning for an Asian expansion. The site offers free online plagiarism checks wit...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 6:40 pm
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RIM Gives Scholarships to 30 Indonesian Students at Its BlackBerry Innovation Center

After loads of negative publicity when Research in Motion (RIM) opened a BlackBerry factory in neighboring Malaysia, Canada-based RIM built ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Kompas.com Embracing Citizen Journalism, Launches K-Report App

If you’re starting to think K-Report is related to some kind of Korean pop culture, I’m saying it now: no, it is not. Kompas.com...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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China Unicom Adds 3 Million New 3G Subscribers in August

4G? We don’t need no stinkin’ 4G! Despite the impressive development of China Mobile’s superfast 4G TD-LTE network, 3G rem...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 5:00 am
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China-Japan Island Dispute May Hurt iPhone 5, iOS 6 Launch in China

As if the normal import inspection and permit process for mobile devices wasn’t thorny enough already, it now looks like there’s...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 1:05 am
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Docomo’s Grip UI: Concept Smartphone Interface Improves One-Hand Input

On Wednesday in Tokyo, NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) displayed a number of fun new mobile technologies which it will feature at the upcoming CEATEC ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 11:59 pm
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Samsung Interested in Building Mobile Phone Plant in Indonesia

After Apple’s partner Foxconn recently looked into Indonesia to build a manufacturing plant, here comes Samsung following the same route. ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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Eyeing More of Japan’s Ad Market, OpenX Opens Tokyo Office

OpenX, a Los Angeles-based digital and mobile advertising technology company, has made a big step to solidify its efforts in the Japan ad sp...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 9:25 pm
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Smove, a green vehicle sharing service, set to unleash fleet of electric bicycles

The bicycles will be the third mode of transport Smove is introducing. It launched a car sharing service barely a month ago, following by a ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 7:42 pm
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A Mobile Biz Social Network is Needed to be China’s LinkedIn

Perhaps by now, most people realise what is the next wave in the internet industry. It’s mobile. At Techweb’s IT Conference yesterda...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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WoW Mists of Pandaria Gets October 2 Launch Date in China

Chinese gamers will only have to wait one week longer than the rest of the world for the launch of the World of Warcraft expansion Mists of ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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What is the Best E-Commerce Strategy For Western Companies in China?

I always enjoy connecting with other Asia technology professionals to share insights on how to best leverage digital media and e-commerce in...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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