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Real-life puzzle game hits Singapore this weekend

For a wired generation used to playing games on the computer or smartphone, the Real Escape Game offers an alternative, novel way to have fu...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 4:47 pm
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NTT Com to Acquire 74% Stake in India’s Netmagic Solutions

We just received word from Japan-based NTT Com that it plans to acquire a 74 percent stake in Netmagic Solutions, a datacenter service in In...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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Apple Shows Big Revenue Growth in US and Japan, Stays Focused on China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced its financial report for the first fiscal quarter of 2012, reporting revenue of $46.33 billion (PDF) which...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 11:35 am
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China Digest: CIC acquired, Yunyun by ex-Googlers, and more

(1) Kantar Media acquires leading Chinese social business intelligence agency CIC. (2) Yunyun’s social search merges websites, question-an...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 8:06 am
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Raising Funds From Strategic Partners [PREVIEW]

Founder and CEO of Affle, Anuj Khanna Sohum, isn’t often in the media limelight. I only got to know him through Affle’s PR firm after hi...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 10:11 pm
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After Entering Indonesia with Video Service, FC2 Says Adult Section Soon Coming

Last week we told you about FC2’s plans to launch its video service in Indonesia. The company claims that its video service is pretty ...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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More Consumers Turn to Group Buying Sites for Chinese New Year Dinner Deals

Despite a tough year for many group buying sites in China – including lots of terrible publicity such as huge spikes in customer compl...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Fishing Joy Hits 30 Million Downloads, Celebrates with Chinese New Year Update

We’ve already written about Rovio’s Year-of-the-Dragon update for its Angry Birds Seasons game, which features China-themed art ...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 9:45 am
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Chinese New Year Sets Microblog Message Milestone, But It’s Not the First Time

China’s Sina Weibo is making lots of headlines today having broken the unofficial tweets-per-second record with 32,312 messages during...

  • January 23, 2012
  • at 9:25 pm
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That Ain’t Very Rock ‘n’ Roll! Rolling Stone Website Blocks Itself in China

Access Denied! That’s the message greeting China-based readers of Rollingstone.com, the online version of the iconic music and cultura...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 4:10 pm
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Report: Half of All Retweets on Sina Weibo are Spam

We’ve long been concerned about just how many of the 250 million users of Sina Weibo are real, and not spam or zombie accounts. Now a ...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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Blaast Launches in Indonesia, Collaborates With XL

Blaast officially launched yesterday at the Kempinski Ballroom in Jakarta. Collaborating with telco XL, Blaast has brought its service to mo...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 9:38 am
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85Broads Informal Chinese New Year Dinner – 2 Feb

In first week of February, 85Broads will organize an informal Chinese New Year Dinner themed “Prosperity Yu Sheng for a bountiful year...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 7:10 am
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China Anoints a New Most-Followed Celebrity, Way Ahead of Liu Xiang, Lady Gaga

With the huge rise in popularity of microblogging in China, it’s sometimes overlooked that there isn’t just one Twitter-like ser...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 8:45 pm
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PlayCez Android App Hits the Streets, Helps You Find Places to Go

When we chatted with the Indian startup PlayCez last summer, one co-founder promised that the social venue recommendation service would soon...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Startup Arena Updates: Judges and Prizes

Our Startup Arena competition on February 2nd and 3rd is almost upon us. The startups lining up for Startup Arena are all pumped to pitch an...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 11:54 am
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What is GREE Doing in Southeast Asia? [PREVIEW]

Arch-rival DeNA was one step ahead of GREE entering the Southeast Asia market. It’s kind of self-explanatory why GREE is also taking an in...

  • January 23, 2012
  • at 10:28 pm
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Dancing Robot Army Rings in Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! While I don’t get a chance to watch the annual CCTV gala (aka craptacular) since coming to Japan from...

  • January 23, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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