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Is Renren Behind a Kaixin-Badged Group Buy Clone?

The long drawn-out battle between Renren (NYSE:RENN) and Kaixin over the “Kaixin” brand-name looks like it might have moved to t...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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eBay Sees Indonesia As the Next Big Thing

The e-commerce scene in Indonesia is still underdeveloped, but some good news continues to surface here. And the latest that we’ve heard i...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 1:24 pm
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Nokia Starts Pre-Orders in China for N9, Virtual Elbowing Begins

Form an orderly virtual queue… No pushing… Nokia has just announced on its two official Weibo accounts that it is starting to ta...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 10:52 am
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Rovio Publishing In-App Comics For Chinese Themed Angry Birds

Visiting the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, I randomly bumped into Peter Vesterbacka, the CEO of Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds. I’...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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EatAds Expands Aggressively Abroad

We last featured EatAds in early May of this year. And now a short six months later, the Singapore-based online marketplace for traditional ...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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SoftBank Invests $200 Million in InMobi

Ka-ching! SoftBank invested $200 million in InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile ad network, joining existing investors Kleiner,...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 6:45 pm
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Google Expands Chrome Web Store to India and 23 Other Countries

After launching its YouTube partner program yesterday, Google has extended the Google Chrome Web Store to India and 23 more countries, maki...

  • September 15, 2011
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Japan’s Smartphone Gaming to Grow 30-Fold by 2015

Seed Planning, a market research and consulting firm, recently released a report projecting massive growth in Japan’s smartphone gamin...

  • September 15, 2011
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Groupon Malaysia Earns 3x More Monthly Revenue Than Competitor Everyday

Groupon Malaysia sure has come a long way. It first started business as Groupmore around the middle of last year and was acquired by Groupon...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 11:15 am
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Indopreneur USA: A Start-up Competition For Indonesians in the US. Low, High Tech All Welcome

Update: Included MEKAR’s comment on its network of investors, below. You heard that right. Indopreneur USA, organized by MEKAR Entrepr...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 2:38 pm
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Bandai Namco and DeNA Execs Appear at Tokyo Game Show, Present BDNA

Yesterday at the Tokyo Game Show, Japanese gaming company DeNA didn’t reserve very much real estate to showcase its digital wares. But ins...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 12:17 pm
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Why Taking A Break Is Good For Your Start-up

Like most start-up founders, I sleep very little and run on caffeine to keep the energy going. But recently, I gave myself a week’s break ...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 9:58 am
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Tencent Launches Free Augmented Reality Translation App

Chinese social media giant Tencent is having a good year for apps – with lots of new releases and feature-filled updates – and now it ha...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Kaixin Opens Up its Group Buy Site, Looks for Partners

Kaixin, the Chinese social network, is opening up its fairly new group buy site, Kaixin Tuan Gou, to partners, making it an open platform. T...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 9:15 pm
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Sohu, Spending Big on Video Content, Licenses 400 More Hollywood Titles

Chinese web portal Sohu (NASDAQ:SOHU) is splashing the cash this week, licensing 400 movie titles from Hollywood studio, 20th Century Fox. T...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 4:02 pm
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MySellr Combines Facebook Pages and E-Commerce Into One

Facebook and e-commerce have something in common in Indonesia: They are both huge, yet still have a lot of potential here. Many people are m...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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Twitter is Working in China, While the Trick Lasts

Good news, everyone! Twitter is now working in China, without the need for a proxy or a VPN, via a genuine, alternative Twitter server. This...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 12:22 pm
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Everyone Can Be a Web Hero with Google Chrome

Google is ready to take a hot spot in Indonesia. After disclosing intentions to open an office in Indonesia, it is now actively campaigning ...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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