Recent Posts


china-internet-police

Chinese Police Announce Crackdown on “Internet Black Markets”

China’s internet is a rough-and-tumble place, and that’s something the government has struggled to deal with both politically an...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 3:48 pm
Read More


China’s Explosion in Weibo and E-Commerce Usage, Across the Social Divides [INFOGRAPHIC]

Market research firm Synovate has some new insights into Chinese netizens usage of the web – how it differs between poorer and richer citi...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 12:48 pm
Read More

FIFA World Class Scocer

GREE Scores FIFA Social Mobile Game for Japan

Japanese social mobile gaming company GREE (TYO:3632) just scored a big-name title for for its social networking service. Starting today, it...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
Read More

explore

To Entrepreneurs in Singapore: Meet People, Explore Asia

Singapore is small. And sometimes for entrepreneurs, if you don’t make an effort to speak to people outside out of this little island...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
Read More


US Embassy’s Facebook Fans Jump as Obama Prepares to Visit Indonesia

The Facebook page of the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia’s saw quite an increase in fans on Thursday, gaining as many as 13,899 fans ov...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
Read More


Vgift Nets Over 10 Million RMB VC Funding for its Corporate Gifting E-Commerce Site

The specialist B2C e-commerce site Vgift.com.cn has just wrapped-up a round of funding – which is impressive as it hasn’t even officiall...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 5:08 pm
Read More


CheWen, Renren’s Social Network for Car Fanatics, Revs Up to 4 Million Users

CheWen.com is the Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) owned, car-oriented social network that’s a mix of Quora, microblogging, and automotive news...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 3:45 pm
Read More


PickRide Hopes to Hook-Up Urban Chinese With Carpool Rides

PickRide, with its apps for Android and iPhone, allows people to carpool in order to save money and find a convenient ride as an alternative...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 1:15 pm
Read More

fuck-you-scumbag-mentors

Warning: Scumbag Startup Mentors On The Loose!

I love start-ups and the journey of building businesses. So I’m extremely frustrated when I hear stories from budding entrepreneurs who go...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
Read More

douban search engine

Doucr: A Fan-made Douban Search Engine

When speaking about innovation and pleasing design on the Chinese web, the hobbies-based social network Douban is probably the company that ...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
Read More

tudou-rain-300x219

In First Financial Report Since IPO, Tudou Posts $8 Million Net Profit

Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO) and its CEO Gary Wang may have had a rocky road to their IPO, but since then things have been going pretty well. Sina bo...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 11:25 am
Read More

mojostreet

India’s Check-in Service Mojostreet Finds One Mobile Platform Outperforms Others

Earlier this year we told you about Indian location-based service Mojostreet, a promising start-up that received $350,000 in funding in Apri...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
Read More


Tencent Launches a Shanzhai iTunes to Sync Your iPhone, iPad

Tencent (HKG:0700), China’s social media giant, has thumbed its nose at Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) by releasing a desktop ‘App Assistan...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 10:31 pm
Read More

iphone_china

iRush? 8 GB iPhone 4 Out of Stock Just After China Arrival

While Hong Kong got their Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 4S on Singles Day (November 11, 2011), the rest of China as in the mainland was “...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
Read More

gumi-japan

Gumi: From Social Networking to Social Gaming and Making Loads of Money

Over at Myojo Wakaru (sort of Japan’s answer to SXSW) in Fukuoka, I met up with Gumi’s founder and president, Hironao Kunimitsu. It was ...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 4:38 pm
Read More

plants-vs-zombies

Popcap Partners with China Mobile to Introduce “DotA Mode” for Plants vs. Zombies

Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies has been a big hit in China, just like it has everywhere else. This weekend at GDC China, Popcap announced...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 2:45 pm
Read More

Air-China

More Bad News About Air China’s In-Flight Intranet: No Phones Allowed

Last week we told you that Air China was planning to introduce wireless intranet service to some of its flights. The test service was suppos...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
Read More


Tiket Soft Launched With a Viral Competition

Last week, on 11-11-11, the day that triggered weddings and other celebrations, Tiket.com finally soft-launched its website. With all the gr...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
Read More