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HomeShop18 and Microsoft Buddy-Up, Offer Vouchers to IE9 Upgraders

One of India’s biggest e-commerce sites, HomeShop18, has formed a tie-up with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to give online shopping gift vou...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Yi Xia: Video-Sharing On-The-Move for iOS and Android

I’ve said before that mobile video-sharing apps – especially ones with lots of filters and special-effects – could be big ...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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360Buy Latest Net Giant to Get Hacked

The hits just keep on coming. After CDSN, Tianya, Netease’s email system, and a number of other major sites saw massive leaks of user ...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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LG’s Prada 3 Phone Launches in Korea, Promises Scheduled ICS Update

The sexy and slim Prada 3 smartphone, which LG (066570:KS) first unveiled two weeks ago in London, is available to Korean customers as of to...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 10:15 am
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Happy Spring Festival, and By the Way, We’re Bankrupt

2011 has been a rough year for China’s group buy sites. That’s evident just from the fact that there are an awful lot less of th...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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How to See What’s Trending on Sina Weibo Without Speaking Chinese

Sina Weibo is the much-talked about Chinese microblogging platform which now has about 250 million users. But language barriers can make it ...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 7:30 pm
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Japanese Publishers Cause Amazon To Delay Japan E-book Service [REPORT]

Back in October we told you about how Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) was supposedly winding down late-stage negotiations with Japanese publishers to l...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 2:45 pm
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Chinese Hacks May Be a Challenge to Real-Name Registration

Recently, the Chinese internet has been rocked by the release of confidential user data on the internet, ostensibly in the wake of high-prof...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Paging All Entrepreneurs Interested in Startup Asia

Our growing list of participants for Startup Asia Singapore has us very excited. I’m not too sure how our small team has managed to put ...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 10:29 am
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Does The Old Republic Threaten World of Warcraft in Asia?

This is an interesting time for online gamers. World of Warcraft, the game that has dominated the MMORPG genre for the better part of the la...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 3:33 pm
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Hatsune Miku Dominates Digital, Stars in New 3DS Game, Google Chrome Ad

About a month back we told you about how CyberAgent America was collaborating with Crypton Future Media to bring the famous virtual star Hat...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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PO Christmas

2011 in Retrospect: Our ‘State of the Blog’ Address

As the end of 2011 draws closer, I can safely say that it has been a fruitful year filled with a mix pain, lessons, and success. Looking bac...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Tweet for McNuggets: Chinese Startup Offers Social Marketing Rewards

A Chinese startup named Guohe is getting netizens to engage in online social marketing ostensibly for no money – and giving them ̶...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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Dispelling the Myth: US Doesn’t Lose Profit to China’s Apple Manufacturing

I came across this interesting piece over on Forbes today about who exactly benefits from the success of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad an...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 9:15 pm
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Netease Email May Be Latest Victim of Hacker Attacks

As the uproar over the release of the usernames and passwords of millions of users from Tianya, CDSN, and other Chinese web services continu...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 4:15 pm
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Ready For Your Close-Up? Tencent’s Online Maps Bring StreetView to China

The Chinese search engine Soso.com has added a Google-esque ‘StreetView’ feature to its online maps. It launched over the weeken...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Our 5 Favorite Data Visualizations for Asia in 2011

We digested quite a bit of data over the past 12 months here on PO. While we’re far from pro statisticians, we did our best to present...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 11:11 am
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Startup Anideo Launches Its First Game, Huntville [PICS]

Singapore-based app dev startup Anideo pushed out quite a lot of apps this year. But none of them are games. So when co-founder Andrew So...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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