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cyberagent-ventures

CyberAgent Ventures Invests in a Fun Chinese Video-Sharing Startup

Back in December of last year we predicted that social video apps would be big in China in 2012, led by a fun one called iSheHui (pictured a...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 2:35 pm
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Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: ‘Real Name’ Weibo Isn’t A Viable Solution

The real name requirements for Weibo in China is about to get realer. On March 16, 2012, all Twitter-like service providers in China need pe...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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tuanbao

One Day After Deadline, Tuanbao’s New Services Still Missing

Tuanbao, the group buy clone that snagged the Groupon.cn domain before Groupon could, is in trouble. That much has been clear for a while. B...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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startup-arena

Startup Arena (Singapore): All 19 Startup Pitches

I know, I know. We’re late in producing our video recordings for our Startups in Asia 2012 (Singapore) conference. I personally received m...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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metaps

Japan-based Metaps Raises Another $1.3M, Poised for Overseas Push

Back in December we told you about Japan-based Metaps Inc., a smartphone monetization platform, which at that time had raised $4.2 million f...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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tanaka

The GREE Story, Told By Founder and CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka

Dressed casually in sneakers, dark blue jeans, and a simple black outfit, he looked very much like your typical tech geek. Perhaps it was th...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 9:20 pm
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Weare.sg: Documenting the coolest people in Singapore

"Once we get to a hundred, we’ll send this site to Mr. Wozniak, saying: Dear Mr. Wozniak: here they are. Kthxbye."

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 5:55 pm
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Ctrip Robot Answers Your Travel Queries on Sina Weibo

The Chinese travel e-commerce site Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) has a new team member – a microblogging ‘robot’ that can reply to u...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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China’s Most Popular TV Drama to Be Adapted Into an Online Game

China’s most popular TV serial of all time, the iconic historical costume drama Princess Pearl, will soon get a postmodern twist as it’s...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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GudangVoucher Tackles Indonesia’s Online Payment Problems, Southeast Asia Next

Payment, Payment, Payment. That seems to be the biggest problem needing to be solved in the Indonesian e-commerce ecosystem right now. Previ...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 1:40 pm
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china-telecom

Apple Takes Another Bite out of China: iPhone 4S Coming to China Telecom

Rumors of the iPhone 4S coming to China Telecom (HKG:0728) have been swirling for months now, but today the company issued a release confirm...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 11:25 am
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JFDI Startup Talks with Shauna Li Roolvink – 21 Feb

JFDI Asia is having a Startup Talk on branding with Shauna Li Roolvink today. Shauna is the Founder & Principal Consultant of BrandHub, ...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 10:36 am
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Don’t compete with the same old mindset and approach

“Moneyball” the movie was based on the book of the same title written by Michael Lewis published in 2003, and revolves around th...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 12:01 am
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Android More Than Twice as Popular as iOS in China [STATS]

China’s largest mobile ad platform, Madhouse, has released new stats which give a fresh picture of the smartphone landscape in China. ...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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ciri

Changhong’s Ciri is a Talking TV (But is it Ready for Primetime?)

One of China’s leading electronics manufacturers, Changhong (SHA:600839), has released a series of smart TV sets with a voice recognition ...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 8:46 pm
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daum-mobage

Daum Mobage is Launched for Android Market in Korea

A partnership that was first announced back in November has formally taken off today, as ‘Daum Mobage’ has been officially launc...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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wanda-group

Rumor: China’s Massive Wanda Group to Enter E-commerce

The Wanda Group is basically ubiquitous in China. The mega-company, which is itself a subsidiary of the China National United Oil Corporatio...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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Singapore International Foundation: Ideas for a Better World Forum – 29 Feb

On the very last day of February, the Singapore International Foundation will organize the Ideas for a Better World Forum. During the sessi...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 2:42 pm
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