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Live blog: Pitches from DEMO Asia Scholarship winners

This first of many ‘live’ pitching sessions features the ten winners of the DEMO Asia 2012 Alpha Pitch Scholarship Startups, sp...

  • March 1, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Nundino: A Microblog For Stock Trader Geeks

I’m not much of a stock trader but I do tweet from time to time. Nundino, comes from the Latin verb ‘nundinor,’ is a new verti...

  • March 1, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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A New Chapter For HomeShop18 As It Launches a Huge New Online Bookstore

Indian e-commerce site HomeShop18 is today launching a new online bookstore that’s incorporated into its site coming stocked with over...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 9:35 pm
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Epic Meal Time Going to Japan

Next Time Productions, the folks doing their best to overdose you on bacon and cheese on their Epic Meal Time YouTube channel, are partnerin...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Unofficial DEMO Asia Day 1 Drinks (1st March): Chillin’ With media, investors, startups (Badge-only)

The unofficial informal drinks session after day one (tomorrow THURSDAY 1st March) of DEMO Asia 2012. Only open to attendees of DEMO Asia. W...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 2:55 pm
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Komli Media Acquires Admax, Reaches 150 Million Unique Monthly Users

Komli Media has acquired Admax Network, a leading digital media network in Southeast Asia for an undisclosed fee. Komli Media claims to have...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 1:29 pm
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Chinese Man Disappeared, Detained by Police for BBS Repost

How careful are you about the things you retweet online? A Foshan man named Shang Laicheng learned the hard way that in China the simple act...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 11:33 am
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Turn HR into Your Startup’s Competitive Advantage

A lot of factors will determine your startup’s success. Product innovation, consumer adoption, and competition are of course critical fact...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Peppermeet: LBS App Could Help Japan’s Disaster Response

Rocket Staff is a young, Tokyo-based startup which has introduced a location-based iPhone app called PepperMeet. With GPS technology, the ap...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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Live blog: Panel on investing in Asia

Kicking off DEMO Asia is a panel discussion featuring Dr Ni Zhengdong, founder of China’s leading venture capitalist web portal Zero...

  • March 1, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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Singapore’s RealU Releases First Gameplay Trailer for Otherland

Are you a fan of MMORPGs who’s looking for something a bit less, erm, Warcrafty than what’s out there right now? Singapore’...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 10:35 pm
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In Beijing, Toilets Just a Text Away Starting May 1

Last November we reported on a government plan to create a text message system that would allow visitors to find the nearest public toilet v...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 9:13 pm
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How InMobi’s Smartpay and Opera Mini Will Enable Online Payments for Featurephones

The Indian online ad and payments platform InMobi has announced that it’s teaming up with Opera, makers of the popular Opera Mini mobi...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 5:01 pm
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Australian Startups Have Global Vision

I made a trip down to Sydney last week and met up briefly with Kim Heras (pictured right), the co-founder Of PushStart and former editor of...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 2:42 pm
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Net-A-Porter Brings The Outnet to China With Local Luxury E-Commerce Acquisition

In a big vote of confidence in the luxury e-commerce sector in China, the UK e-tailer Net-A-Porter has today confirmed its acquisition of a ...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Japan’s Prime Minister Noda Getting No Views on YouTube

The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, is apparently having difficulties drawing the public’s attention over on YouTube. The mos...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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UK E-tailer Net-A-Porter Ready to Buy Its Way Into Chinese Luxury E-Commerce Market

The couture e-tailer Net-A-Porter is rumored to be entering the Chinese e-commerce market with the purchase of a local fashion site named Sh...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 10:40 pm
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Sina Weibo and the Coming Weipocalypse

This morning, Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) quarterly earnings call turned more than a few heads. The company actually posted a profit, but is ...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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