Intel spends $1.5 billion to take 20% stake in Chinese chip-maker

Intel partners with China’s Spreadtrum to make new chips in $1.5 billion deal

Intel confirmed today that it’s paying RMB 9 billion (US$1.47 billion) to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese chip-maker Spreadtrum.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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10 reasons why startups fail – from the confessions of founders

There are many reasons for startups failing, but the 10 that came up most often provide useful signposts for everyone involved with the star...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 10:09 am
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This is how Evernote CEO Phil Libin makes decisions

Not based on fear or negativity, but rather looking at the upside.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 9:13 am
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3 ways Indonesia can become more attractive to foreign investors

Indonesia is one of the most promising emerging tech markets in Asia, but still has a long way to go. Here’s what it can do to attract mor...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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PropertyGuru announces joint venture with Indonesian media company Emtek

PropertyGuru and Jakarta-based media company Emtek announce a joint venture to accelerate Rumah.com’s progress in Indonesia.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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iMoney raises $4 million, aims to hit five million visitors per month by next year

Today Malaysia-based iMoney announced it has raised MYR 13 million (US$4 million) in a new funding round.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Singapore medtech startups get $60M boost from government program

Medtech startups in Singapore can look at this co-funding scheme for support. Two new accelerators have joined the program.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to  become China’s answer to Vine

Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to become China’s answer to Vine

10-second video app Miaopai has secured US$50 million in series C funding.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:59 pm
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In a bid for transparency, Chinese province will post prison inmate information online

Prison inmates in Guangdong will get their own online profiles where relatives can see how they are doing, how much money they spend, and he...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

China got the internet in 1994. But soon after, the government started working on ways to restrict it. Here's a list of all the major sites ...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Alibaba is going to expand. But these VCs believe that startups in Southeast Asia don’t need to worry.

Alibaba is flush with cash and ready to expand. But that might not be a bad thing.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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China’s 1st commercial cloning firm makes and sells rare dog breed for millions of dollars

China’s Boya Life and Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation have created three pure-blooded Tibetan Mastiff puppies born to a surrog...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 10:43 pm
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Pop culture heaven Tokyo Otaku Mode nabs up to $13.7 million in new funds

Tokyo Otaku Mode is planning strengthen its overseas operations.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 6:46 pm
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Evernote users in Asia

Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO, Phil Libin.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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Major China VC to startups: raise funds now, a cooldown is imminent

He advised those thinking about raising funds to do so immediately and worry less about their valuations.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Accounting startup Freee adds $6 million in funding

This latest funding round for the Japanese startup comes on the heels of an $8 million input in April.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm
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Balancing atop balls, the Murata Cheerleaders roll into Japan’s robot spotlight (VIDEO)

Advanced sensing and communication technology could one day be used in self-driving cars or internet of things applications.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:40 pm
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Fablic, the maker of women-focused flea-market app Fril, raises $9M

Fablic joins Mercari as flea market services raising hefty rounds.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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