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Japanese Voice App ‘Line’ Continues Meteoric Rise, Hits 15 Million Downloads

It was just one month ago (almost to the day) that Japanese mobile messenger application Line surpassed the 10 million downloads milestone. ...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 6:09 pm
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Why ‘AcqHiring’ will never be an exit strategy in Asia

Investors are not sophisticated enough, and companies prefer to outsource to India and China and buy one talent instead of the whole team.

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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Japan’s NEC Cutting 10,000 Jobs – Is Apple’s iPhone to Blame?

Some startling news coming from electronics maker NEC in Japan, who reportedly said yesterday that it will be cutting 10,000 jobs from its w...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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Photohoku: Helping Japan’s Tohoku Rebuild Through Photos

It’s almost been a year now since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and while we don’t hear as much about the recove...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Nokia’s Sales in China Down 40% Last Year, Only Hope Rests in WP7

The final quarter of 2011 proved to be another chapter in Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) horror story in China with the Finnish phone-m...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 9:15 pm
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ideas.inc Workshops – 28-29 Jan

Prior to the executive summary submission deadline of ideas.inc on 14th February, there will be two workshops that will be held this weekend...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 6:50 pm
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Air China’s Facebook Marketing Campaign Takes Off

We’re always on the lookout for creative online marketing campaigns from companies here in Asia. But we were somewhat surprised to hea...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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Japan To Get ‘Chocolate Phone’ on Valentine’s Day

Last night we told you about our talk with Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, who told us their plans for a Valentine’s Day launch of...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 4:05 pm
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Nokia Launches Asha 300, Collaborates With Fellow Finns Rovio

At the Kempinski Ballroom in Jakarta yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) launched its new addition to the Asha line with the new Asha 300...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 11:09 am
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Toad Talks Series by JFDI Mentors

Starting tomorrow, there will be series of Toad Talks from the mentors of JFDI Asia. Ari Klinger of Right Click Capital, Melisa Clarke-Reyno...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Apple’s Siri Can’t Understand Chinese [VIDEO]

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) voice recognition feature Siri, which appears on the iPhone 4S, can’t understand or speak Chinese. Perhaps...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 2:55 pm
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Why Earth and Humanity are Doomed

Normally, I’d be looking for some news to write up right now. But during Chinese New Year, there really isn’t any, so instead, l...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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ACE BlueSky Exchange: How IT can improve your bottom line – 9 Feb

For their 54th ACE BlueSky Exchange, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) will have a talk entitled “How IT can improve your bo...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 9:48 pm
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Infinite.ly: Nice domain, Nice Design, But…

Philippines-based Infinite.ly is an application built for brands and marketing managers to track social buzz about their companies (on Faceb...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 8:08 pm
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Japan Digest: App to curb protruding nostril hairs, Cave focuses on social games, and more

(1) Chololi lets anyone send a pre-written notification to the offending hairy culprit anonymously via their email. “For all you people wh...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 6:35 pm
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Pleco: Chinese Character Recognition App Finally Comes to Android [REVIEW]

After months of rigorous testing, feedback from hundreds of voluntary testers, and seven beta versions, the Android iteration of Pleco dicti...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 4:39 pm
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Mandarin Madness Game-ifies the Learning of Chinese Characters

Chinese characters can look like arcane codes, cryptic communiqué, that conspire to obscure the meanings of an ancient culture. But new, hi...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Mixi and DeNA Announce Social Commerce Partnership

Japanese social networking giant Mixi and leading social gaming platform DeNA have announced a partnership in field of social commerce. The ...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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