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Softbank Pulls the Plug on Myspace Joint Venture in Japan

After originally partnering with News Corp to launch Myspace Japan back in 2006, Softbank is now giving up on that joint venture says Reuter...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Hello Boy Scouts: Foursquare Introduces Lion City Badge For Singapore

Finally, right? Singaporeans love Foursquare so much that the location-based network now has a dedicated badge for them. It’s simple to ge...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 1:54 pm
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Japan’s KDDI to Open Data Center, Aims to Help Post-Quake Recovery

Japanese mobile carrier KDDI (TYO:9433) has announced that it will establish a data center in Sendai, one of the areas hit the hardest by th...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3G Sells 1 Million Units for 3DS

Japanese game-maker Capcom (TYO:9697) has just announced that its Monster Hunter 3G for Nintendo’s 3DS has shipped over one million un...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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5 Outstanding Chinese Startups That Emerged in 2011

An impressive number of Chinese startups have emerged this year, polishing China’s newly-minted title as Asia’s hot-bed of entre...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 7:30 pm
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LiveJournal Singapore Generates $72 Million Worth of Blogshopping in 2011

Correction: I was told by LiveJournal Singapore that the sample size is 868, not 1.2 million. It is still a representative sample size thoug...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 3:57 pm
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Apps Foundry Raises SGD $1 Million From Gobi Partners, Mitsui Global

Indonesian mobile app dev firm, Apps Foundry, which is better known for its SCOOP smartphone/tablet eReader app, has raised SGD$1 million (U...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 2:07 pm
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Tencent Weibo to Join in Real-Name Requirement for Microblogs

After the announcement that Beijing authorities had mandated real-name registration for Beijing microblogs, there was some speculation that ...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 11:25 am
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“White-label” Mobile Social Platform, Mozat, Boasts 18 Million Users Worldwide

Mozat, which describes itself as a “white-label” mobile social service platform for operators, has captured some attention in recent mon...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 9:18 am
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Renren Users: Change Your Passwords!

Net rumors today continue to suggest that the massive hacks we reported on yesterday may also have affected social networking sites like Ren...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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My Favorite Posts from This Year

2011 has been an interesting year. And, although I didn’t join the Penn Olson team until this summer, I’ve had plenty of time to...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Here’s Where Startup Asia Is Gonna Be Held [PICS]

32 days ago, we announced our conference, Startup Asia Singapore. It was supposed to be held at Singapore Expo. Unfortunately, we have to pu...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 11:28 am
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Sina to Spin-Off, Then Invest In, Its Product Search Engine in 2012

The Chinese web portal Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has confirmed that in February 2012 it will spin-off its product and real-estate search engine, Yi...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Smartphone Monetization Platform, Metaps, Announces $4.2 Million in Funding

Having only just formed this past summer, Japan-based Metaps Inc. is a reward advertisement network that allows smartphone developers to cre...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Hackers Steal Data of Millions of Chinese Net Users

Yesterday, the Chinese internet was shaken by the news that IT portal and community CSDN has been hacked and data for its more than six mill...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 2:43 pm
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Rumor: Nokia Testing Lumia 800 for Launch in China in 2012

There’s a rumor in the Chinese media that Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) is preparing its Lumia 800 model (pictured above) to be China...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Japan and Korea Rule the Internet, Facebook Taking Full Advantage

Singapore’s WeAreSocial has whipped up two new reports on the internet in Asia, this time featuring Japan and Korea. For anyone lookin...

  • December 22, 2011
  • at 10:40 am
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Softbank to Use SugarSync on New Android Phones for Photo Back-up

California-based file-storage/backup service SugarSync has announced that Japanese mobile carrier Softbank (TYO:9433) will be preloading its...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 10:40 pm
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