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Interview: the man who led Nokia’s charge into Asia

Headquartered in Singapore and with over 37 million registered users in all its networks spread across 164 countries, YuuZoo markets itself ...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 10:32 am
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China tech news this week

14 must-read tech stories from China this week

Missed out on China’s top headlines last week? Here’s our round-up of the best tech stories coming from the nation. 1. Screensh...

  • January 26, 2014
  • at 3:01 pm
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Samsung bloatware problem

Korean government wants to cull crapware, says all apps must be delete-able

Once a smartphone reaches the hands of a new buyer, it might be loaded with dozens of extra apps – some from the hardware maker, some ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Thai Honda drivers will soon be able to talk to their cars with Siri integration

This week, we reported on Apple focusing more on the Asia market – China and Japan, specifically – by hiring more Siri writers for those...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Taiwan Street Food

This new app helps you personally get to know Taiwan’s finest street food sellers

Many cities across Asia have vibrant street food cultures, but Taipei might serve as the continent’s gold standard for cheap eats. Turn an...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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Are you a scientist that wants to be an entrepreneur? This competition is for you

We all know what Peter Thiel thinks about the hype surrounding social and e-commerce ventures. Asked by a journalist his feelings about thi...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 2:31 pm
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Twitcasting lets users around the world livestream their life, from singing karaoke to rioting in the streets

Founded in 2010, Twitcasting is a mobile app for streaming and watching live videos in real-time.

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm
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Rocket Internet drives its vehicle marketplace Carmudi into Indonesia and the Philippines

Last October, Rocket Internet officially announced the launch of its vehicle classifieds platform Carmudi. In Asia, it’s already set foot...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

IDC predicts 22% rise in smartphone adoption in Philippines, creating big boost for m-commerce

Last July, market research firm TNS revealed that 53 percent of respondents in Metro Manila already own a smartphone. For 2014, research ...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Asian tech startups list

27 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • January 26, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 8 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Missed Asia’s tech news this past week? Here’s our regular roundup. Josh’s pick: Tesla has announced the price of the Model S ...

  • January 25, 2014
  • at 2:47 pm
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Alibaba invests $15 million in US-based luxury e-commerce site

New York-based 1stdibs, an online American retailer for fancy interior design, decoration and fashion, just raked in $15 million in series ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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CNY 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year by putting your face into a seasonal GIF

Chinese New Year is just one week away. If you’re celebrating it, you’re probably preparing things like food and fireworks. You ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
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Classifieds site Sulit brings Naspers’ Property24 listings to the Philippines

Last month, the Philippines’ top classifieds site Sulit merged with OLX. And this month, Sulit has brought the South Africa-based real ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 3:06 pm
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Samsung Q4 profits down, pressured on both sides by iPhone 5s and cheaper Android competitors

In the final quarter of 2013 (.pdf), Samsung‘s (KRX:005935) operating profit fell 18 percent from the previous quarter. Looking at ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Baidu acquires Nuomi

Baidu acquires remaining stake in Renren’s daily deals site

Back in August last year, Chinese search engine Baidu acquired the majority stake in Renren’s (NYSE:RENN) group buying site for $160 milli...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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India's Micromax enter Russia, aims to be a top 4 phone brand this year

India’s Micromax enters Russia, aims to be a top 4 phone brand this year

Just as it promised a few months ago, Indian phone-maker Micromax today started operations in Russia. The official launch in the country bri...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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Line M-commerce

Line Hot Deal helps online retail sites enter m-commerce

With 22 million users, Line is big in Thailand. So is mobile commerce. When the two combine, it’s an equation for success. We’ve seen su...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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