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Baidu’s image-recognition software isn’t perfect, but it’s super smart and will make you laugh

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant that made its name with search, just released an updated version of its Baidu Translate app yesterday for ...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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KakaoTalk now has 15 million users in Indonesia

It’s been about a year since South Korea’s KakaoTalk entered Indonesia and went on a marketing blitz. The messaging app revealed today t...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Vinny Vijeyakumaar, Co-Founder and Partner, Sparkline

I’m an analytics expert and former conversion specialist at Google, ask me anything

Vinny Vijeyakumaar is the co-founder and managing partner of Sparkline, an analytics consulting firm. Prior to founding the company, Vinny w...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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The Hootsuite Owl now speaks Thai

Thailand is the country of the social media addicted. There are over 24 million Facebook users, and Twitter users grew by 35 percent last ye...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Pakistan's i2i Accelerator

6 civic-minded startups from Pakistan’s i2i Accelerator are looking to solve real problems

Pakistani startup incubator Invest2Innovate – also known as the i2i Accelerator – graduated its second ever batch earlier this m...

  • January 21, 2014
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Classifieds site Sulit redesigns its ad filtering system following uproar from its users

Last November, the Philippine classified ads site Sulit announced on its forums page that it will start screening items posted on its web...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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China's gaming industry stats, 2013 and 2014

Let’s take a look at China’s $13.5 billion online gaming industry (INFOGRAPHIC)

China’s gaming industry is massive, as you’d expect, yet it’s also a lot more complex than you’d imagine. Game conso...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:17 am
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The biggest lesson at YC for AnyPerk: “Build something you want”

In a short span of two years, Fukuyama and his team have turned AnyPerk into one of the startups to watch in Silicon Valley.

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Thailand sees huge boost in online shopping as Bangkok hit by shutdown

The Bangkok shutdown has been going on for a week already and it doesn’t seem like it will end anytime soon. However, even before the shut...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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Taobao rescues Chinese travelers needing a visa

Beijing resident Hu Xiaodi just received her passport back in the mail with a fresh visa for her upcoming trip to Thailand after Chinese New...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 8:44 pm
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Hackathons in Singapore: too many talkers, not enough hackers

Cedric Chin was president of the NUS Hackers from 2011 to 2012, and organizer of the first Hack&Roll, an annual hackathon. It was too ...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 7:01 pm
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Game over! Joint venture between DeNA and Namco Bandai to be shut in March

It’s game over: Japanese gaming giants DeNA and Namco Bandai will close their joint venture in March

BNDeNA, the joint venture that Mobage operator DeNA (TYO:2432) and Namco Bandai (TYO:7832) launched in 2011 is set to close. According to th...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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IDC says Asia-Pacific PC shipments see first ever double-digit drop in 2013

IDC: Asia-Pacific PC shipments see first ever double-digit drop

Research firm IDC has done some number crunching on PC shipments in 2013, and the resultant numbers are grim. PC shipments in Asia-Pacific (...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 1:59 pm
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Chinese mobile game developer Linekong nets $80 million in series C funding

Linekong, the Chinese game developer best known for its Legend of King and Sword of Sky titles, has nabbed $80 million in series C funding, ...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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New proposal to force all video uploaders in China to use their real names

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) yesterday issued a notice that proposes, among other things, anyon...

  • January 21, 2014
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Indonesia’s internet speed gets an update, 100Mbps worth of it

There’s good news for the tech folks living in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta right now as 4G internet speeds have become more wide...

  • January 21, 2014
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Shanghai residents can now order delivery from China’s most popular food review website

Food review and group-buying website Dianping officially launched its food delivery service in Shanghai after a one-month beta test, acco...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Korea’s largest Bitcoin exchange nabs seed funding from Silicon Valley bigwigs

South Korea has been one of Bitcoin’s quieter markets in terms of media coverage, but that could change now that several prominent Silicon...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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