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Tesla sales start in China

Tesla begins sales in China, plans to assemble cars at Chinese factory in future

Exactly seven months after first taking pre-orders from hopeful Chinese customers, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is starting sales and shipments in Ch...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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Why GrabTaxi is giving Singapore’s largest taxi operator a run for its money

For too long, Comfort has relied on its market dominance and has stagnated in improving its services.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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In2Nite, a last-minute hotel booking app, raises $2.8 million to expand throughout Asia

Competition is fierce between Singapore's rival last-minute hotel booking apps, In2Nite and HotelQuickly.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:31 pm
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Razmig Hovaghimian: from failed pizza maker to founder of Viki

Razmig Hovaghimian, the co-founder and CEO of Viki who sold his startup to ecommerce giant Rakuten on September 2013, has quite a story to t...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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Music startup Beatrobo gets $1.1 million funding to reinvent the mixtape

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will announce its US$1.1 million series A investment in Tokyo-based startup Beatrobo.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:24 pm
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China tech news this week

8 must-read tech stories in China this week

China's biggest ever social media IPO - yes, Sina Weibo - was the hot topic of the week, but there were plenty more things happening too.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Here’s a mix of the most popular tech news, features, and lists from the site this week.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 12:20 pm
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Online grocery shopping startups

Online grocery shopping on the rise in Pakistan

Online grocery shopping is one area with a lot of potential – because we all need groceries, they’re not a luxury, and they’re such a ...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 9:29 pm
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Momo app linked to prostitution in China

Linked to prostitution, China’s favorite flirty chat app slammed by state media

Momo is China’s top chat-and-flirt app for connecting with people in your area. But some workers in the sex industry find it to be a great...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:34 pm
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Indonesia’s central bank seeks to boost epayments industry with updated regulations

The regulatory revision also clarifies some details for epayment players, such as definitions, legal permissions, and responsibilities.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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How’s Southeast Asia performing in the internet speed race? (INFOGRAPHIC)

According to a new infographic released by ASEAN DNA, Southeast Asia’s average internet speed is currently 12.4 Mbps.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Facing competition from WeChat, Alibaba’s chat app has turned its focus away from messaging

Last week, Chinese tech giant Alibaba released an updated version of Laiwang, the company’s bid for a mobile messaging app in the vein of ...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:22 pm
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

The most recent winners include Japan’s Otaku Mode, Vietnam’s Appota, and China’s P2P lending platform Ppdai. Congratulations! 1. Otak...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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57 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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KakaoTalk reveals it has 140 million users, made $203 million in revenue last year

Korean chat app company, Kakao, has disclosed that its 2013 revenue hit $203 million, netting $59 million in profits.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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Do you think you have enough knowledge to dominate Indonesia’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

The startup ecosystem is still very young, but we are seeing healthy growth in investment and tech industry interest inside the country. But...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 10:17 pm
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Alibaba

Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the in...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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Bitcoin

Some Bitcoin enthusiasts want to hijack the symbol for Thailand’s currency

There are some Bitcoin enthusiasts who want to use ฿, the symbol for Thailand’s currency the Baht, as the sign for Bitcoin.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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