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Eid Greetings Made Easy on Twitter With Ucap.in

On Christmas or on any other holiday, people love to send greetings to friends and family. It’s the same for Eid, a Muslim celebration, wh...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 3:01 pm
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The Amazing Start-up Scene in India

My trip to Bangalore, India had its fair share of ups and downs. I got conned several times by cab drivers but I’m thankful to have met so...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 1:59 pm
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One Year Into China’s Real-Name System for Cell Phones, Things Aren’t Going Well

Around a year ago, China implemented a new, real-name registration system for cell phone SIM cards. The idea was that anyone buying a new SI...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 11:24 am
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Japanese Explores Start-ups in SEA, Gives Singapore and Malaysia a +1

Yuki Naruse (above) is an adventuresome young man from Japan who set aside one year to travel and meet start-up founders across the world. I...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys Banned for Being Vulgar? Not so much.

Earlier this week, we reported that China’s Ministry of Culture had released a list of 100 banned songs for music websites to delete....

  • August 28, 2011
  • at 10:08 pm
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Detik Gives NgaturDuit.com A Huge Traffic Boost in Indonesia

Managing your finances can be difficult, and many of us can’t afford to hire a consultant. Earlier this year we covered how Indonesia-base...

  • August 27, 2011
  • at 11:18 pm
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Ready for Big Things: Social Gourmet Site Retty Raises 22 Million Yen

Earlier this week, Japanese social gourmet service Retty (retty.me) raised 22 million yen (or approximately $285,000) in funding from invest...

  • August 27, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Recording Industry Assoc. of Japan Seeking $3 Million From Youtube Download Site

This week one of the many web services that allows you to download YouTube videos has been shut down as a result of a lawsuit from copyright...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 10:22 pm
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Softbank Dumps Yahoo Shares to Repay Citibank Loan

Today Softbank announced that it would be transferring its 4 percent stake in Yahoo in order to repay a loan to Citibank. Dating back to 200...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 8:48 pm
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Chinese Start-Up Gezbox Wants You to Show Off Your Stuff

Gezbox is a stylish Chinese social network that centres around sharing images of the stuff that you own – gadgets, brand-name clothes and ...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Xiaomi vs Meizu: China’s iPhone Killers Turn on Each Other

Last week, few tech stories in China made more headlines than the announcement of Android-based smartphone Xiaomi, the first product by Xiao...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 12:15 pm
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Playcez Helps You Discover Hangout Zones Based On ‘Likes’ From Your Social Circle

Have you ever wanted a tool that would suggest places to visit? Places like restaurants, nightclubs, and or some unknown shops. Of course fr...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 10:07 am
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This Week in Asia Tech Start-ups: 13 That Caught Our Eye

As usual, we have quite a few Asian start-ups on our radar this week, from India, China, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore. For folks who...

  • August 28, 2011
  • at 11:08 pm
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Trippiece: User-generated Travel Plans Bring Japanese New Experiences

Trippiece is a service that allows you to share your travel plans on the web. The start-up raised funds from Tokyo’s Samurai Incubate ...

  • August 28, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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HomeShop18.com is Spending a Lot in August: But Why?

E-commerce has proven to be a lucrative business when executed properly. Success stories range from eBay and Amazon in the U.S to Alibaba Gr...

  • August 27, 2011
  • at 6:14 pm
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IM2 Provides Wi-Fi Services On Train

Good news for Indonesian travelers! Indosat Mega Media (IM2) recently began cooperating with PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI or Indonesian Rail...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 11:16 pm
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What’s Wrong with Groupon in China?

Things have been looking sort of grim for Gaopeng.com, Groupon’s joint-venture in China with Tencent. Before the JV was even launched ...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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Youku Releases Desktop Client/Mobile Tool iKu Mini

Youku announced last night the release of iKu Mini, a free desktop client that allows users to do some pretty cool things, and even move bey...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 6:28 pm
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