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With a Nod to Amazon, Dangdang Launches Its E-Book Platform, Apps

Just as the rumors said, the Chinese e-commerce site Dangdang (NYSE:DANG) is ‘doing an Amazon’ and today launching its own e-boo...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 10:10 pm
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Sina Weibo Adds LBS Features to Mobile Apps, Feels Like an Invasion of Privacy

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has added some location-based services (LBS) to the mobile apps for its microblogging platform, Weibo. A new update to bo...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Top 10 YouTube Videos in Singapore in 2011, Yam Ah Mee Included

It has been a festive week but things are still pretty busy, as we have round-ups and retrospectives for 2011, as well as preparation for o...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 5:48 pm
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US Removes Baidu From Pirate List, Taobao is Still Listed

After a year that saw Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) make a huge agreement with American music companies to pay copyright owners for music that had bee...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 3:45 pm
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Employees Say Groupon China Closes More Branches, Lays Off Workers

I’ve seriously run out of ways to begin these “troubled group buy site” stories. But while it seems none of these sites ar...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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12 Major Android Stories From Across Asia in 2011

2011 has been a big year for Android in Asia, hitting milestones in Japan and South Korea, whilst also expanding the smartphone ecosystem ac...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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With Help from Yushan Ventures, Startup Labs Launches in Taiwan

Startup Labs is a three week incubation program that provides seed capital, mentoring, and technical support to startups to help them valida...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 9:18 am
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Amobee Continues Asia Push with Partnerships in Indonesia, Vietnam

Amobee, a leading mobile advertising company based out of California, announced a partnership with MCM Group, a digital media and marketing ...

  • December 20, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Japan’s Mediba Makes Mobile Advertising Agreement with Australia Leadbolt

A couple of months back we told you about how Japan’s Mediba Inc was branching out to establish a Singapore office to help its expandi...

  • December 20, 2011
  • at 5:30 pm
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Are Entrepreneurs in Singapore Over-Reliant on Government Grants?

Singapore is an interesting place to start up a business. We have a lot of access to capital, both from the private and public sectors. Some...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 9:08 pm
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Japanese Carriers Form Consortium to Coordinate NFC Standards Adoption

Today Docomo (NYSE:DCM) announced the formation of a consortium with other Japanese carriers Softbank (TYO:9433) and KDDI (TYO:9984), in an ...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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Fraud Scare in App Store as Chinese Game Charges for Massive In-App Purchases

There are fears of credit card fraud among some users of the UK iTunes App Store after a Chinese game has stormed up to ninth place among th...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Chinese Hackers Gained Full Access to US Chamber of Commerce’s Systems [REPORT]

A report from The Wall Street Journal this afternoon says that hackers in China breached the US Chamber of Commerce’s [1] network, and...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 2:34 pm
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Adways Indonesia Expands to Social Mobile Games

Adways Indonesia – a subsidiary of the Japanese advertising company Adways – is expanding its reach to social mobile games. The ...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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Singapore’s TheKube2: Smallest Touch Mp3 Player the World?

Singapore’s Bluetree Electronics recently launched its update of TheKube mp3 player, appropriately named TheKube2. The player is, not ...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 10:18 am
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My Favorite Post of 2011 was a Team Effort

Looking back on this past year, it’s tricky to choose which posts are my favorite. Our team spans many countries across Asia, figuring...

  • December 20, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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After Success of Camera360, Here’s Movie360 App for iPhone

The Chinese startup behind the successful Camera360 app has launched a new spin-off over the weekend called Movie360, which brings lots of f...

  • December 20, 2011
  • at 7:30 pm
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Xiaomi, China Unicom Announce Cooperation

At a press conference today in Beijing, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun confirmed rumors that the company will cooperate with China Unicom to off...

  • December 20, 2011
  • at 4:47 pm
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