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China Opens Domains for Individuals, Registrations Increase More Than 20 Fold in One Day

Yesterday, CNNIC lifted China’s ban on individual registration of ‘.cn’ and ‘.中国’ domain names. We already...

  • May 30, 2012
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China Unicom to See Majority of its Revenue from 3G Subscribers for First Time [Report]

A report from Bloomberg this evening cites China Unicom (HKG:762) as saying that it expects its 3G revenue to surpass that of its 2G subscri...

  • May 30, 2012
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When finding a technical co-founder for your mobile-web startup is a horrible idea

Here’s a typical problem. Your background is in business and you want to do an Internet company because the cost of starting up is ext...

  • May 30, 2012
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A New Frontier for Chinese E-Commerce: Vietnamese Brides

You can buy pretty much anything on China’s thriving e-commerce sites. I bought my cat on Taobao [1]. And that’s not the only li...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 9:21 pm
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Wego Invests in Travel Startup Valadoo, Enlarges Presence in Indonesia

Wego, a travel search engine company here in Asia, has made an investment in Valadoo.com, a social commerce startup focused on curated trave...

  • May 29, 2012
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Softbank Rolls Out Smartphone with Radiation Meter for Japanese Market

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank (TSE:9984) announced today that its new Pantone 5 smartphone, to be released in July, will be the first sma...

  • May 29, 2012
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Malaysian Retailer Parkson Launches Luxury E-Commerce Site in China

Malaysia’s high-end department store chain Parkson (HKG:3368) has made a move into the luxury e-commerce market in China with the laun...

  • May 29, 2012
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Taobao Cracks Down on Diablo 3 Sales, Vendors Start Selling “Pineapples”

Diablo 3 in China. But the game hasn’t been released yet here. Taobao vendors were doing a booming trade in, er, less-than-legal copie...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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7-Eleven’s Boom Could Aid E-Commerce in Indonesia

I stumbled upon this fascinating article by The New York Times reporting on 7-Eleven’s explosive growth in Jakarta, Indonesia. 7-Eleven ha...

  • May 29, 2012
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Antonny Liem

Inside the Minds of Local Indonesian Investors [#StartupAsia Preview]

As June draws close, I’m getting excited about our Startup Asia Jakarta conference. With all the buzz we’re hearing about Indonesia, wha...

  • May 30, 2012
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SoLoMo Thursday will guide you on making kick-ass mobile apps – 31st May

On Thursday, 31st May, the Chief Consulting Officer of 2359 Media, Chen Kai Wei, will give a talk on mobile marketing strategies. With the r...

  • May 30, 2012
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Sina Weibo’s New Credit System is Just a Number-Crunching Way to Ban Loose-Lipped Users

Sina Weibo’s new points-based ‘credit’ system is now live, representing a new sort of user contract in which microbloggers...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Shanda Launches Confusingly-Named Mobile Game Platform G+

China’s gaming behemoth Shanda (NASDAQ:GAME) is very serious about mobile. So serious, in fact, that it’s releasing a phone next...

  • May 29, 2012
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China’s Lenovo Looks to Brazil as Next Step Towards Global PC Supremacy

A few weeks back we told you about how Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten was venturing into the very big, and very attractive Brazilian mark...

  • May 29, 2012
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PropertyGuru doubles revenue and Internet users over one-year period

PropertyGuru, a leading property portal company in Asia, announced last week that their revenue and Internet users have more than doubled in...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 12:36 pm
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Creative Mixer 3.0: The Medium, The MEssage

What? Creative Mixer brings together creatives, hackers, entrepreneurs into a single space to redefine creativity. Eight speakers enlighten ...

  • May 29, 2012
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QlikTech’s Product, QlikView, Helps You Discover Your Business Better

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a business owner, business decisions made today tend to be better informed than in the past. Before deci...

  • May 29, 2012
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