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QQ Buy Launches Today, China’s E-Commerce Sector Gets Even More Fierce

Bang on schedule, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) major play in the B2C e-commerce marketplace opened this morning. Called QQ Buy, it’s the...

  • October 11, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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6 Start-ups Chosen As Finalists For SF New Tech Japan Night

On Saturday at Microsoft’s Japan office in Tokyo, there was a finalist selection event for the upcoming SF New Tech Japan Night. Th...

  • October 11, 2011
  • at 11:25 am
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“Oprah of China” Shares How Young People and Microblogs Have Impacted China [VIDEO]

Dubbed the “Oprah of China,” Yang Lan is a journalist, talk-show hostess, and an entrepreneur who has experience living and working in t...

  • October 11, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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How a Start-up Fights to Bring Local Language to Mobile Phones in Laos

Most of us have mobile phones in our preferred language. Now imagine trying to use a phone whose software is all in a foreign language. I be...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 10:18 pm
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Hands On With Toshiba’s Regza AT700 at CEATEC Japan [VIDEO]

Last week when we visited CEATEC 2011, we managed to spend a few moments trying out the Toshiba Regza AT700 tablet. Billed as the world̵...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Turntable.fm Gets Cloned in China as Duomi DJ

Chinese music-streaming service Duomi has launched a clone of Turntable.fm, dubbed Duomi DJ. Currently in private beta mode, it’s a ve...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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China Cripples Android With Fitful Blocks of Gmail, Market Apps

Google’s chronicle of woes in China has grown even larger, with the apparent Great Firewall block of Android’s Market and Gmail ...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Facebook Overtakes Cyworld in Korea?

A recent report in The Korea Times is indicating that Facebook has overtaken the nation’s dominant social network Cyworld in terms of ...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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Chinese Auto-Maker BYD Teases Android Smartphone For Less Than 1000 RMB

He Tao, a senior exec at Chinese battery- and auto-maker, BYD, posted news and a photo to his Weibo account yesterday, saying the company wi...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 9:48 am
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Singapore Leads in Non-PC Traffic, Japan Leads Mobile [REPORT]

A new report from comScore gives insight into the shift of internet traffic onto what it calls ‘non-computer devices.’ These are...

  • October 11, 2011
  • at 12:08 pm
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Microblog Marketing Becoming a Dubious Business in China?

The nature of marketing is to attract as many eyeballs as possible, or place yourself where everyone is looking. So when most people are rid...

  • October 11, 2011
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Kandian: Sina Breaks Into Social TV and Personal Broadcasting

Kandian is a new social TV service from Sina, launched over the weekend. Essentially, it’s a multimedia viewing and sharing service linked...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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In a Nightmare Year, Which Chinese Tech IPOs are the Winners or Losers? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s a rough year. An awful economic situation across much of the western world has restricted sources of investment; in China, tech c...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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CCTV Anchor Zhang Quanling Accuses Baidu of Fraud, But Where’s the Proof?

In a high-profile Sina Weibo post that’s been retweeted nearly 15,000 times, CCTV anchor Zhang Quanling accuses Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) o...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 5:21 pm
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Kyocera’s Demos Tactile Feedback Touchscreen Buttons at CEATEC [VIDEO]

When we visited Kyocera at CEATEC Japan last week, we had a chance to try out the company’s ‘New Feeling Touch Panel.’ It&...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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Beijing Public Transit Cards Track Your Every Move

If you live in Beijing and you take public transit much, you’ve probably got one of those blue Yikatong public transit cards. They wor...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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MoVend Adds Alipay and Cherry Credits as New Payment Channels, Enters China

Exclusive — MoVend is an in-app mobile payment platform for Android, BlackBerry, and Windows 7 phones. It allows in-app payments using MOL...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 10:38 am
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Steve Jobs Tributes From Asia

Last week we told you about the many tributes to Steve Jobs that were happening in Asia, particularly in China. Since then we’ve come ...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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