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China’s Xiaomi Phone Gets Cloned, But Probably an Online Scam

The Chinese startup Xiaomi seems to have hit the big-time – it now has its own local clone. Or, rather, it appears to have a clone cal...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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Chinese Net Security Expert: Don’t Trust Online Banking

A series of high-profile hacking incidents of late has tested Chinese net users’ trust in the safety of the online services they use. ...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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New reality show gives entrepreneurs a chance to be the next amazing TV salesman

Remember those As-Seen-On-TV infomercials selling the most incredible products? Like that magical cleaning squirt that will make your whites...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 4:21 pm
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Indonesia Digest: Bandung Digital Valley launch, Tiket.com mobile site, and more

(1) Telkom Bandung Indonesia has officially launched the Bandung Digital Valley (BDV), which is located in the R & D Centre of PT Teleko...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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China Unicom Reveals Contract Plans for iPhone 4S, ‘Free’ Comes at a Price

China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762), the country’s second-largest mobile telco, is finally ready to sell the iPhone 4S – next Frid...

  • January 6, 2012
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LG Looks to Show off Google TV at CES 2012

LG (066570:KS) has just announced that it will be introducing a Google TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas which kicks off next...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 11:14 am
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THE place for start-ups to prove their products

5 reasons why you should be at DEMO Asia 2012

A quick glance. The event will happen from 29th February to 2nd March 2012. Get 5% off your DEMO Asia tickets with the code SGE68S

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 1:18 am
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Japanese Restaurant Site Plagued By Paid Posters

A report from Kyodo today says that Japanese restaurant information and review website Tabelog has had its rankings manipulated by paid revi...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 10:48 pm
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Migrant Laborer Says China’s Online Ticket System Unfair

China’s online ticket sales for train tickets this Spring Festival have gotten off to a rocky start. The website broke on day one, and...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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WorldCosplay: A Multi-lingual Cosplay Community for the World from Japan

Popular animation and vocaloid characters are a part of Japanese culture, and even outside of Japan cosplay is wildly popular. And a new web...

  • January 6, 2012
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Dangdang’s Upcoming E-Reader Shown in Leaked Photo, Coming to China in April

Dangdang (NYSE:DANG) launched its e-book store and smartphone apps on December 21st last year, and made it clear that an actual e-reader wou...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Groupon is Rocking the Daily Deals in Taiwan, Now Boasts Over 50% Market Share [CHART]

Here’s a sentence we’ve never uttered before: Good news for Groupon in Asia! Yes, the American group-buying service Groupon (NAS...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 3:35 pm
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Beijing Net Cafes Promise to Help Workers Buy Train Tickets Online

In response to complaints from migrant workers like Huang Qinghong, whose open letter to the Railway Ministry has gained national attention,...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Real-Name System Coming to Chinese Online Payment Systems Too

China’s internet is quickly becoming real-name only. First there was the news that all microblogs would change to real-name systems (a...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 12:05 pm
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PlayStation Vita Sales Drop in Week Three After Hot Start [CHART]

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) new PlayStation Vita is continuing to slide in the Japan sales rankings after a hot start that saw it sell 324,849 u...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 10:14 am
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South Korea Digest: GS Home Shopping investments, SoftBank Ventures invests in VCNC, and more

(1) GS Home Shopping invested in four startups from late 2010 and throughout 2011, totaling 6 billion won (US$5.2 M) (2) SoftBank Ventures a...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 11:16 pm
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2012: A Better Year for Startups in Indonesia?

2011 was a great year in many ways for Indonesia. But what will happen in 2012 for the country’s start-up ecosystem as a whole? Will we se...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Xunlei Makes File-Sharing Social and Local, Probably Banned from Apple’s App Store

Xunlei has added social and location-based (LBS) features to a new file-sharing service, and released an app for iPhone called Xunlei Linju ...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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