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Budget phone-maker Coolpad thinks it can sell more 4G smartphones than Samsung in China this year

Shenzhen-based budget smartphone maker Coolpad (HKG:2369) says it aims to sell more 4G handsets in China than Samsung (KRX:005935) in 20...

  • January 3, 2014
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Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China's biggest 'street view'

Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China’s biggest ‘street view’

Started with just three areas in late 2011, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) street view imagery is now the most comprehensive in China. In a coun...

  • January 3, 2014
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Dianrong is first of many Chinese P2P lending sites to get funding in 2014

Chinese peer-to-peer lending service Dianrong raised “tens of millions of dollars” in a series A funding round from Northern Light Ve...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Vietnamese furniture site Ahometo receives seed funding from new Silicon Valley-backed VC

Furniture e-store Ahometo has some funding to boost its business in the new year. The investment comes from a freshly created seed fund name...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Tencent tips in $100 million funding round for China’s leading taxi-hailing app – is WeChat integration next?

Chinese taxi booking app Didi Dache has started off the new year with a bang, receiving a fresh round of $100 million in funding, according ...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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Thai telco saw 175% rise in data usage on New Year’s eve compared to last year

Happy New Year everyone! I bet more than half of our readers have sent out tons of messages to loved ones wishing them a happy new year. But...

  • January 2, 2014
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Sina Weibo users tweet a record 800k posts in first minute of 2014

The first minute of 2014 brought with it a surge of posts on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo. A whopping 808,298 posts surpassed las...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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This startup is chasing the next frontier of advertising – smartphone homescreens

Facebook is perhaps the most engaging app in the world, with 1.15 billion monthly active users and a staggering average daily usage of 20 mi...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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How Alibaba and Tencent went head-to-head in 2013

This past year saw some major competition emerge between Tencent, China’s massive gaming and social networking company, and Alibaba, which...

  • January 1, 2014
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Join app wants to help you find and connect with old schoolmates

While Indonesians love to connect and socialize with friends on social networking sites and apps, there hasn’t been an app catered specifi...

  • January 3, 2014
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WTF: Someone is selling prayers in Indonesia, gets slammed on Twitter

Indonesia is a very social country, so when there’s something funny or bizarre happening, you can expect it to go viral. The first viral s...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 7:20 pm
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Shop til you drop: India’s e-shoppers spent $16 billion in 2013

We know that India’s e-commerce industry is booming and lots of investment is flooding in, but how much are ordinary people actually s...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 4:55 pm
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Hackerspaces are becoming centers of liberal arts in Asia: NUS prof

Tech startups in Southeast Asia are getting acquired, and more investors are looking at investing in the ecosystem. As such, the need to dev...

  • January 2, 2014
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China’s Xiaomi confirms it will bring its smartphones to Singapore this year

Today Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker known for selling top-notch handsets at bargain bin prices, revealed via social media that itR...

  • January 2, 2014
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This app lets Indonesians nab their dream products by snapping a pic with their smartphones

This interesting app called Shoot Your Dream wants to help you get your dream products and make them more affordable.

  • January 2, 2014
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Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year's tally

Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year’s tally

This morning, disruptive phone-maker Xiaomi revealed its sales statistics for 2013. The Chinese startup, which first launched an Android-bas...

  • January 2, 2014
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Timeline: a history of Bitcoin in China in 2013

Bitcoin enthusiasts, especially those in China, have been riding a financial roller coaster as of late. As 2013 comes to an end, we thought ...

  • January 1, 2014
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9 best Asian games of 2013

Staff picks: the 9 best Asian games of 2013

With the year drawing to a close, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the Asia-developed games that came out this year and pick ...

  • January 1, 2014
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