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New Tencent deal with China’s biggest oil company means you could soon pay for a tank of gas with WeChat

Tencent and Sinopec will work together in mobile payments, big data, and navigation.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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Online store reviews site TrustedCompany raises $1 million to expand to South Africa, Brazil

Already, the company has achieved a measure of success in both Southeast Asia and India, where most of their clients come from.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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This dating concierge startup promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

This dating concierge site promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

But is ‘hassle-free romance’ really romance at all?

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:19 am
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Refunds for Pirate3D backers mistakenly ‘delayed’ by two years, sparking complaints

Some of them were told that they would be getting their money as late as 2017 instead.

  • September 13, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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Four Eyes eyes expansion with $350,000 funding round

Four Eyes raises 350,000 funding round as it tries to scale in the Philippines and beyond.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 7:36 pm
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Renren invests $40 million in Chinese stock market social network

The Chinese government hopes to boost local stocks with foreign cash, so investors and prospective investors will be keen to seek out a serv...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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Make a $2,000 purchase using only your name and email address with this Japanese startup

Paidy is diving into the risky side of payments by vouching for customer purchases.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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India online grocery business

Bigbasket gets $32 million funding ahead of India’s online grocery shopping boom

India’s ecommerce boom is at high velocity, but the nation’s online groceries sector has been a lot slower to take off.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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How face recognition can help bring brick-and-mortar retail stores on par with the online world

Big data and face recognition are two tech sectors that had nothing in common a few years ago, but soon they will converge in more ways than...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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INSEAD entrepreneurship professor Patrick Turner passes away

INSEAD Professor Patrick Turner, best known for his class on entrepreneurship, "Your First One Hundred Days," has passed away.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 11:15 am
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

India’s online grocery store Bigbasket is the big winner last week having scored US$32 million. Here’s a summary of the top startup fund...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 9:55 am
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26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • September 14, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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From showbiz to tech biz: Christian Sugiono on acting, MBDC, and new investments

“I’m actually not the type of serial entrepreneur who likes to build ventures and let other people run it. I am kind of a possessive typ...

  • September 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Line has 30 million users in Indonesia, now 2nd biggest market

Line is perhaps Indonesia’s most popular chatting app now.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 7:19 pm
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Line releases regional breakdowns for its 490 million registered users

Its biggest markets by user count are now Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand - but that's not necessarily where its money is coming from.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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There’s a need for entrepreneur porn, too. Here’s why.

There’s a need for ‘entrepreneur porn’. Here’s why.

There is a need for ‘inspirational literature’ to give would-be entrepreneurs the nudge they need.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
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11 options for Japanese online shopping that aren’t Rakuten or Yahoo

There are many more options than just Rakuten and Yahoo.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Startup Asia Jakarta: Event highlights that you can’t miss!

Register now with the early bird discount code!

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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