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Build to Serve, Build to Earn, Don’t Build to Sell

From time to time people would say that here in Singapore or Southeast Asia we needed a big money exit – you know, like X acquires Y f...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 12:50 pm
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Aliyun OS Updated to v2.0, Gets a Revamped, Renamed App Store

Alibaba has updated its Aliyun mobile OS to version 2.0, bringing a bunch of new features and refinements to take it into the new year. The ...

  • January 20, 2012
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LG to Launch LTE Optimus Pad, Will Go on Sale Next Week

Electronics maker LG (066570:KS) announced today that it will be releasing an LTE-capable tablet for its domestic market in Korea, the Optim...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 9:40 pm
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Enter the Snapdragon: Qualcomm Sees 32% of Revenue From China

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), the America-based mobile chip maker, has said that China now accounts for 32 percent of its revenue, more than any o...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 5:33 pm
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First class of startups announced for JFDI-Innov8 startup bootcamp

They hail from 12 different countries, from places like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Come 26th January, th...

  • January 19, 2012
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Concept Lifebook Laptop Unifies All Your Gadgets

When Asus announced its Padphone last year, it turned more than a few heads with its phone-inside-a-tablet design. Say what you will about t...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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Singapore’s YES! Startup seed fund no more, resurrects as ACE Startups

The YES! Startup scheme, a government seed fund that has been around since 2008, is no more. It is being replaced by ACE Startups, which w...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 12:55 pm
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A Traveler’s Around-the-World Journey into E-commerce

About a week ago I received an unusual message from a friend of a friend, some guy named Thibaud Clément who was apparently coming to Japan...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 11:11 am
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Is ‘Lounge’ the Next Big Chat App From Japan?

Tokyo-based startup Quan Inc. has invented a smartphone messaging app that allows you to communicate with others by exchanging decorated tex...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Douban Launches Ebook Store, Reading is the New Rock ‘n’ Roll

Douban.com, the Chinese social media site that’s focused around hobbies such as music, movies and reading, has today launched an ebook sto...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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Japan’s FC2 Video Site Launches in Indonesia, Minus the Sexy Bits

Heard of FC2 Video? I hadn’t, but I know them now. FC2 Video is an online video streaming site similar to YouTube, and is apparently prett...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 10:48 pm
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Rumor Suggests Sina Weibo Phone Being Prepped for 2012 Launch

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) is prepping a ‘Weibo phone’ that runs a customized version of Android, according to rumors in the Chinese med...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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12 Startups For JFDI’s 2012 Bootcamp Unveiled

A lazy afternoon, and my hands are oily as I munch my bak kwa while I work. But something interesting just arrived at my inbox with the subj...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 5:10 pm
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Little Black Book takes Facebook stalking to a whole new level

If you are actively looking for the right date or just wanted to find the right type of people to hang out with, you can consider downloadin...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 3:32 pm
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Singapore’s ‘ACE’ to Provide S$25M to Seed 500 Startups, Removes Age Limit [UPDATED]

Update (Jan 20): We received a correction update from ACE that it aims to support 500 startups under its Startups scheme. Each startup could...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Meituan is China’s King of the Deals, Ending 2011 On a High

The Chinese group-buying site Meituan has ended 2011 as the market leader in this highly competitive sector in the month of December. And so...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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Karaoke Gets Even More Social, Competitive, With This Cute Web App

Karaoke is already a pretty social activity, but one Chinese startup wants to make it even more so. iHou allows users to sing pop songs onli...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Tokyo’s Voyage Group Helps You Make Your Face a Mosaic

Tokyo’s web service juggernauts Voyage Group (previously known as EC Navi) has announced it has set up a new division exclusively for ...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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