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In South Korea, mobile shopping reaches $2.83 billion

A recent study shows the amount of mobile transactions in the country increased 156 percent year-on-year.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Which Chinese tech companies benefit from cyber security row with US?

China's spat with the US could be an opportunity for it to take steps toward weaning the country off of foreign tech and replace it with hom...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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India’s PolicyBazaar raises $20 million to boost insurance products comparison portal

India’s PolicyBazaar raises $20 million to boost insurance products comparison portal

PolicyBazaar, an Indian portal offering price comparison and analysis of insurance products, now has US$20 million (INR Rs 119 crore) in fre...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 9:57 pm
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GrabTaxi reveals growth plans after biggest ever funding round

GrabTaxi now has an extra $15 million to play with after its series B funding. We find out what's next in its battle to keep growing amidst ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:58 pm
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Japan’s family-centric social network nets $500,000 in funding led by Venture United

Compath Me, the startup behind Kiddy, has completed a US$500,000 financing round led by Venture United.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (May edition)

As May draws to a close, here’s our round-up of the top tech action in Australia.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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Startup Arena winner Bindo nabs $1.8M in seed funding

Bindo, the Hong Kong and New York City-based retail point-of-sale startup, announced it has closed a US$1.8 million seed round from Gary Va...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:44 pm
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After boosting sales with iPhone, Japan’s NTT Docomo to offer iPad

Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will begin offering Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display from June 10.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 1:04 pm
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App Annie acquires Distimo, raises $17 million in funding

Beijing based mobile app and digital content analytics company App Annie has announced that it acquired competitor Distimo.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:39 pm
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After shutdown of Pinoy Auto Trader, founders open a new car marketplace in the Philippines

Autodeal focuses on giving consumers information on current promotions and deals on brand new cars, motorcycles, and accessories.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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British analytics firm DC Storm acquired by Rakuten

Rakuten Marketing has acquired British data analytics firm DC Storm for an undisclosed amount.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 pm
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Major gaming company branches out into apps, launches socially-connected Kiwi Calendar app

The new Kiwi Calendar app promises to help users balance work and play with useful labels, like you see in Gmail, to help you separate out ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 8:55 pm
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Fresh off its latest funding round, point-of-sales startup Bindo opens office in Singapore

We just reported that Bindo, winner of Startup Arena at our Startup Asia Singapore 2014 conference, landed US$1.8 million in seed funding fr...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Now anyone can set up a store inside WeChat

Top Chinese messaging app makes big ecommerce leap with opening of WeChat stores

WeChat is taking its ecommerce ambitions one big step forward today by allowing anyone to set up a store inside WeChat.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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Thailand’s coup spreads from streets to the web, 219 sites blocked so far

As of yesterday, Thailand's MICT shut down over 219 websites deemed a threat to the country’s stability.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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GrabTaxi gets $15 million funding to help in battle across Southeast Asia against EasyTaxi

Malaysia-based GrabTaxi, which runs an app-connected taxi booking service, has secured US$15 million in series B funding led by GGV Capital.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Korean ecommerce giant Coupang nabs $100M in funding from Sequoia Capital

Coupang, the rapidly-growing Seoul-based ecommerce startup, announced this morning it raised US$100 million in an investment led by Sequoia ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 10:52 am
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Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator held its fifth Demo Day yesterday for its newest batch of graduating startups. Here's what we saw.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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