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Japan’s KDDI Announces 5 Nominees For Its First Incubation Program

On Friday, KDDI’s Mugen Labo, a start-up incubation program by Japan’s second largest telco, announced five tech start-ups chosen for it...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 5:21 pm
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Rakuten China Launches a Group Buy Portal, With 50 Big-Name Brands

Rakuten China, a joint venture between the Japanese e-commerce giant and Baidu, has today rolled out a brand-oriented group buy portal.

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 3:27 pm
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Baidu To Close Its Shuoba Microblog This Month

It looks like Baidu is bowing out of the microblogging race, as it has just announced that it will be shutting down its Baidu Shuoba (or ‘...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Indonesian Government Planning to Block File Sharing Site 4shared

Back in July the Indonesian government announced that it would shut down illegal music download sites. According to Okezone, the governme...

  • August 9, 2011
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A Sneak Peek Into Two Future Indonesian Start-ups

When we’re talking about Indonesian start-ups, it seems like a never ending topic because so many of them are still growing. Some of t...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 10:03 am
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Chinese Online Car Rental Site Yongche.com Secures US$10+ Million in VC Funding

The Chinese start-up Yongche.com - which is a Beijing-based online car rental service - has secured a non-specific "tens of millions" of US ...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 9:38 am
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LiveShare To Show Off Real-time Photo Sharing Tech On Singapore’s National Day

Derek Tan, APAC director at Cooliris told us today that they will be showing off their real-time photo sharing product, LiveShare, to all Si...

  • August 8, 2011
  • at 10:38 pm
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Jumvo iPhone App Lets You Send Voice SMS

SMS or text messaging are efficient ways to communicate, especially when you have little available time to tell someone something. When you ...

  • August 8, 2011
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Online Islamic Courses Take Off in Indonesia

Taking short courses on Islam during Ramadan while boarding in religious schools is quite common — it’s like Muslim camp. But in Ind...

  • August 8, 2011
  • at 7:01 pm
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ISBA, Indonesian Blog Awards from ICT Watch

In addition to IDBYTE, national non-profit institution ICT Watch also gives out ISBAs (Internet Sehat Blog & Content Awards), a series o...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 4:24 pm
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Advice to startups: Get out of Singapore ASAP

An interesting post from Willis Wee in Penn-Olson prompted me to provide some perspective on the issue of expansion. The question that most ...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Sina Weibo and Microblogging in China [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Everyone knows microblogging...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 12:08 pm
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China Mobile Leaked Document Tells Subsidiaries to Prep for iPhone

Sina Tech is reporting this morning that a leaked internal document from China Mobile has revealed that the company has finally reached an a...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Despite turbulence, economists positive about Asia business outlook

With the recent Standard and Poor’s credit rating downgrade and the possibility of a double recession in the US, the global economy is...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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WhooWhoo iPhone App Lets You Take Pictures With a Blow

“One, two, three, and blow!” (The camera shutter clicks) Your picture is taken. An app from Japan allows you to take picture with your i...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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TuiTwit: An Indonesian Twitter Mobile Web Application [INTERVIEW]

Twitter is huge in Indonesia, and it’s sure to grow even more now that it has been translated to Indonesian by the community. In ord...

  • August 8, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Malaysia Digest – 8 Aug

Here are some interesting startup news around Malaysia, not only in its capital, Kuala Lumpur, but also other startup hubs such as Penang, M...

  • August 8, 2011
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Windows Phone 7 Users in China Report Marketplace Blocked by Great Firewall

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) smartphone users in China are reporting en masse that Microsoft’s app store, the Marketplace, is blocked or inac...

  • August 8, 2011
  • at 6:40 pm
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