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eztable

Taiwan’s EZTABLE Raises $1.5 Million in Series A Round, Heads to Mainland China

Exclusive — Taiwan-based, online restaurant reservation site, EZTABLE, informed us that it has just raised $1.5 million from lead investor...

  • February 9, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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KDDI

KDDI and VC Global Brain Target Global Startups with $66M Fund

Japan’s KDDI Corporation recently announced a new investment fund worth 5 billion yen (or about $66 million), which will target upcomi...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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VCotton Wants to Knock Your Socks Off. And Sell You New Ones

There are a lot of specialist e-commerce sites in China, but VCotton perhaps takes the award for focusing on such a niche area that it’...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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cazbak

Cazbak Partners With Giant E-commerce Sites, Gives Savings to Consumers in India

Update: We got an update from Rauf, founder of Cazbak who commented on his business model. As follows: “We also have U.S portal Cazbak...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 5:05 pm
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Strange Censorship on Sina Weibo: Bug or Conspiracy?

Crazy rumors are swirling this morning about Wang Lijun, a Chongqing vice-mayor who may or may not have attempted to enter the US embassy in...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Consumer Internet trends & entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia

Recently, I was invited to speak on entrepreneurship and consumer Internet trends in a private event hosted by Penn Olson during Startups in...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 1:19 pm
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cm

China Mobile Restructuring Comes After Major Corruption Cases Uncovered

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen several reports about the reshuffling China Mobile has been doing in its high-level offices all ov...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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coffee bean perx

Perx’s ‘Chop Mob’ Helps Coffee Bean Increase 50% in Transaction

Perx, the stamp card mobile app, has a new feature/campaign called the ‘Chop Mob.’ I first heard about it when it was still a pa...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
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ravesquare

Singapore’s Buffet Mania Ranked 2nd in App Store After 10 Days

I love food. I especially love Japanese buffets. So when I came across the Ravesquare team exhibiting at our StartUp Asia Singapore event la...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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agate studio

Agate Studio Wants to Make the World Happier With Games

Agate Studio is probably one of the few great mobile gaming startups in Indonesia that we haven’t been really able to cover yet. Agate Stu...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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docomo event

Japan’s Social Giants: Trends in User Numbers [CHART]

There have been a flurry of financial reports over the past week, giving us insight not only into whether or not companies are profiting, bu...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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dropmysite

DropMySite.com Backups Your Website, Email, and Database in the Cloud

Losing data is seriously a horrifying experience. I had a close encounter when my laptop slipped through my butterfingers. At that point all...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 6:08 pm
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Rumor: Apple’s Siri Will Add Chinese Support Next Month

The Chinese tech site DoNews claims to have heard from an Apple engineer who’s working on the Chinese-language version of Siri, the cl...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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venture-generation

Venture Generation: The Latest Startup Incubator in Tokyo

J-Seed Ventures, a Japan-based startup fund, this morning announced Venture Generation, a 180 square-meter startup incubator located in Toky...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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One Piece

Japanese Animation Company Sues Hundreds of ‘One Piece’ Downloaders in One Bunch

I was curious to see over on AnimeNewsNetwork that Toei Animation had filed a complaint in District of Columbia district court (in September...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Australian incubator BlueChilli plans expansion to Southeast Asia and US

Melbourne-based tech start-up incubator BlueChilli has announced plans to expand to the United States and Southeast Asia, which will follow ...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 11:46 am
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Japan Digest: Social gaming market to double, dream-controlling app, and more

(1) The Nomura Research Institute says that Japan’s social gaming market will likely be worth 393.5 billion yen (US$5.1 billion) in fiscal...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 10:58 am
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Indonesia Digest: Kompas invests in Urbanesia.com, Metro TV Android app, and more

(1) PT Kompas CyberMedia, the company behind Kompas.com, announced an investment in city directory startup Urbanesia.com. (2) Metro TV offic...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 1:33 am
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