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This Week in Asia Tech Start-ups: 6 That Caught Our Eye

As usual, we have quite a few Asian tech start-ups on our radar this week, from China, India, Japan, and Hong Kong. For folks who are intere...

  • November 6, 2011
  • at 12:19 am
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Chinese Mobile Browser UC Web Brings Lawsuit Against Tencent

According to a report from Marbridge Consulting, UC Web, the Chinese mobile browser company with Lei Jun as one of its co-founders, today sa...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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How Chinese Game Devs Can Localize Their Gaming Apps for Global Success

Just before lunch, a panel of local and international mobile gaming experts chatted onstage here at 2011CMDC, both to discuss localisation o...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Netizens Using Alipay to Give Money to Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, China’s firebrand modern artist, has never been one to shy away from controversy, or away from a fight with the government....

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 4:26 pm
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4 Mistakes Behind Groupon’s Failure in China

Groupon is plagued with a host of problems leading up to its IPO. In the first half of 2011, the company spent an unsustainable $432 million...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 2:40 pm
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iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Available in Hong Kong, Earlier China Release on the Way?

Today, Apple begins taking preorders for the iPhone 4S in Hong Kong. The phone — which will be released in Hong Kong on the 11th ̵...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 12:21 pm
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Voice Messaging App TalkBox Sends 10 Million Voice Messages Each Day

Hong Kong-based start-up TalkBox is a mobile app that basically works like Whatsapp or KakaoTalk. But instead of sending text messages, Talk...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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BBC.com Steps Up Efforts to Localize News for Asia

International premier news portal BBC.com has launched three new dedicated editions of its website for India, Asia, and Australia/New Zealan...

  • November 3, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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China Surpasses UK in Terms of App Usage, Billions of Sore Thumbs Reported [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Some new stats and infographic...

  • November 3, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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HTC Sensation XE Beats Coming to China This Month

HTC’s recent purchase of Dr Dre’s Beats Audio company proves that the Taiwanese hardware maker is young and cool and down with t...

  • November 5, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Mobage for iOS Launches in Chinese along with Kaito Royale TV Drama Strategy

This article is part of our coverage of the 2011 China Mobile Developers Conference. Yesterday the CEO of DeNA China, Wang Yong, announced ...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Mobile Gaming Company DeNA Finalizes Purchase of Baseball Team

One of Japan’s worst kept secrets, DeNA’s (TYO:2432) plan to purchase the Yokohama Bay Stars baseball club, has today been finalized acc...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 5:37 pm
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The Lingerie Boutique Experience, Online: An Interview with Dong Lu, CEO of La Miu

You might think that selling lingerie online would be impossible in China’s still-not-fully-mature ecommerce environment, but you̵...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 3:43 pm
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LBS and E-Commerce Together: Is it too early in China?

This article is part of our coverage of the 2011 China Mobile Developers Conference. Here at the 2011 China Mobile Developers Conference pa...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Now Some Beijingers Can Swipe Phones to Board Subways, Buses, Etc.

For some Beijingers, the blue yikatong public transit cards — which you can use to get on subways, public buses, and even pay the occa...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 11:13 am
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Passengers Can Go Online in 84% of Asia’s Major Subways [REPORT]

A report from New Cities Foundation says that passengers in most (60 percent) of the world’s largest subway systems can access internet. I...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 6:45 am
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Reflections on Techcrunch Disrupt Beijing: Why China Needs Its Own “Disrupt”

This week, lots of eyes were on Techcrunch as they descended upon Beijing for their first-ever Disrupt conference outside of the USA. I was ...

  • November 3, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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The9 Shares 3 Ways To Boost Gaming Revenue in China

This article is part of our coverage of the 2011 China Mobile Developers Conference. The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) is a China-based gaming giant that ...

  • November 3, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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