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As protests shut Bangkok down, these apps can make life easier

The protests against the Thai government has been ongoing in Thailand since the beginning of November and it doesn’t seem like it will end...

  • January 8, 2014
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Pakistan bakery chain is cooking up something new – Android smartphones

Pakistan will soon have a new, homegrown phone brand. While that’s not too unusual, it is surprising that the new phone is from Gourmet Fo...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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Alibaba goes right for Tencent’s gut as it reveals plans go into mobile games

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba spent much of 2013 entering seemingly every sector in the mobile internet space it wasn’t already active ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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China’s Great Firewall blocks website of UK newspaper Guardian (UPDATE: unblocked)

UPDATE: The Guardian reported today its website is now accessible from within China again. No explanation was given as to what prompted the...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Facebook acquires its first Indian startup, Little Eye Labs

Indian startup Little Eye Labs announced today that it has been bought by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), making it the social network titan’s...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 11:56 am
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Indian Bitcoin exchange resumes trading today after government pressure to shut down

In the past couple weeks, India’s Bitcoin scene looked doomed to suffer the same hardships as that of China. A government warning on Decem...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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India’s Micromax steps onto world stage with dual-boot Android/Windows LapTab

India’s Micromax steps onto world stage with dual-boot Android/Windows LapTab

After success with its smartphones and tablets in India, homegrown brand Micromax is trying something different with a combo laptop and tabl...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 9:38 pm
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While the NSA kills Silicon Valley, Asian startups should gear up

And even more close to home for Asia is the drop in sales of major corporations like Cisco and IBM. Cisco lost $1.7 billion in sales in Asia...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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China’s travel booking leader Ctrip acquires overseas tourism site ToursForFun for over $100 million

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP), the most popular site in China for booking flights and hotels, is shelling out over $100 million to make Chinese site ...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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What I learned in my first year as an angel investor in China

In the beginning of 2013, I jumped headfirst into early stage technology investing by joining the hybrid startup accelerator and seed stage ...

  • January 8, 2014
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Convergys acquires outsourcing industry rival, now employs over 50,000 in Philippines

The Philippines is one of the top places for global businesses to outsource jobs such as customer service, technical support, and customer i...

  • January 8, 2014
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Indonesian online marketplace startup Bukalapak surged in 2013, looks forward to 2014

Bukalapak, one of the biggest C2C marketplaces in the country, just revealed some data and progress that the company racked up in 2013.

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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China's Taobao bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

China’s top e-store bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

Taobao, China’s biggest online marketplace for amateur shopkeepers, has said it will impose a blanket ban on selling anything related ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Imagining a Chinese game console

Now that game consoles are officially legal in China, everyone is talking about what that could mean for the big console makers Sony, Micros...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 10:42 am
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Snapdeal one-ups Amazon and Flipkart by offering same-day delivery at no extra charge

Not long after Amazon and Flipkart both rolled out their next-day delivery services for India late in 2013, New Dehli-based online marketpla...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 10:20 pm
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Apple aims for more Chinese customers with a new e-store on Alibaba’s Tmall

Apple has opened an official web store on Tmall, Alibaba’s “online mall” for brands and big-name merchants, reports the Wall Street Jo...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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Singapore Red Cross gamifies blood donations with new app

Blood donation shortages have been a problem everywhere for years. To raise awareness, typical methods include driving blood donation truc...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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This startup wants to make Filipinos healthier, one plate at a time

Unhealthy food intake is one of the common problems in the Philippines. That’s why in 2012, three out of five deaths were linked to “lif...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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