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Not as big as Alibaba, but upcoming IPO for rival JD could value it at up to $24.6 billion

One week after its IPO, Chinese ecommerce firm JD hops on the WeChat train

About two months after Tencent (HKG: 0700) purchased an 18 percent stake in it, Chinese ecommerce site JD (NASDAQ: JD) has finally been inte...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
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BookMe wants to dominate online ticketing in Pakistan, starting with movie tickets

BookMe wants to dominate online ticketing in Pakistan, starting with movie tickets

Pakistan’s BookMe does pretty much what Fandango does in the US – make it easy for people to book movie tickets. But it has a lot more p...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 10:47 am
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Local phone maker Micromax poaches top exec from Samsung India as new CEO

Vineet Taneja, who was heading Samsung's IT and Mobile businesses until recently, has been appointed as a new CEO by Delhi-based Micromax.

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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Big data startup FlyData receives $1.45M additional funding from Nissay Capital and more

Silicon Valley-based Japanese startup FlyData has received an additional investment of US$1.45 million from Nissay Capital and more.

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:50 pm
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A portrait of China’s biggest tech CEOs: visionaries, copycats, and playboys

I interviewed about a dozen native Chinese people in Beijing to find out a) who they saw as their entrepreneurial celebrities and b) what th...

  • May 27, 2014
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After cybersecurity spat with US, China issues new ‘security review’ system that could block foreign IT companies

All foreign IT products and services sold in China are required to pass a new safety review. Failure to pass results in banishment from Chin...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 12:24 pm
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Flipkart raises $210 million one week after acquring India’s biggest online apparel store

The investment is led by Russia's DST Global, followed by existing investors Tiger Global, Naspers, and Iconiq Capital.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 8:17 pm
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Apple opens office in Indonesia

After more than a year of whispers and anticipation, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has opened an office in Indonesia.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 5:40 pm
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How India’s WebKul earned $1 million in revenue with no funding

In 2013, WebKul has tripled its revenue and products, and reached US$1 million revenue.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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Games in Asia x l337 Accelerator meetup Malaysia: from zero to hero, a game developer’s journey

The Games in Asia team had a blast at the Games in Asia Vietnam meetup recently, and now we’re ready to bring that same experience to Mala...

  • May 28, 2014
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How Chinese tech companies are going global

Chinese companies that dominate in their home markets are flush with cash, and they are keen to stretch their influence abroad to get ahead ...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:53 pm
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Ecommerce giant Rakuten now has its own cafe in Japan, and it looks pretty snazzy

Apple set off a minor trend ten years ago when it launched its first Apple Store, inspiring other big-name tech firms to launch their own hi...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 4:46 pm
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Lazada launches in Singapore with a new site and logo

Lazada extended its footprint in Southeast Asia today as it officially launched in Singapre. At a media event held late this morning, co-fou...

  • May 27, 2014
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18 Daily Deals Websites in the Philippines

18 daily deals websites in the Philippines: what’s to like and not to like

Some are veterans in the e-commerce wars, others are relative newbies. Most are homegrown ventures, while a couple can trace their roots ove...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Duolingo’s Luis von Ahn talks censorship in China, disrupting Asia’s English study and certification boom

Entrepreneur Luis von Ahn hopes that his Duolingo Test Center can level the the playing field for access to English proficiency certificatio...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 10:15 pm
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Don’t PANIC, find a mentor

Should I ever find myself starting to panic on any topic, it is a fair bet that it is time to find a mentor who can help in the following wa...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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Video portal and smart TV maker LeTV adds its name to list of new Chinese smartphone makers

LeTV plans to reveal not just one, but as many as three new devices next quarter and put them on the market in the fourth quarter of this ye...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Korean messaging app KakaoTalk to merge with Daum, the country’s second-largest web portal (UPDATED)

In yet another major development in the global chat app wars, popular Korea-based messaging startup Kakao looks set to merge with Daum, the ...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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