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China Unicom Reveals Contract Plans for iPhone 4S, ‘Free’ Comes at a Price

China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762), the country’s second-largest mobile telco, is finally ready to sell the iPhone 4S – next Frid...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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LG Looks to Show off Google TV at CES 2012

LG (066570:KS) has just announced that it will be introducing a Google TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas which kicks off next...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 11:14 am
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5 reasons why you should be at DEMO Asia 2012

A quick glance. The event will happen from 29th February to 2nd March 2012. Get 5% off your DEMO Asia tickets with the code SGE68S

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 1:18 am
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Japanese Restaurant Site Plagued By Paid Posters

A report from Kyodo today says that Japanese restaurant information and review website Tabelog has had its rankings manipulated by paid revi...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 10:48 pm
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Migrant Laborer Says China’s Online Ticket System Unfair

China’s online ticket sales for train tickets this Spring Festival have gotten off to a rocky start. The website broke on day one, and...

  • January 5, 2012
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The Chinese Internet Takes an Arrow in the Knee

“Then I took an arrow in the knee,” might just have been the Western internet’s last big meme of 2011, emerging just after...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 3:40 pm
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Real Name Checks on Weibo Won’t Come Cheap for Sina, Tencent

With it now certain that China’s popular Weibo (microblogging) services – prime among them being Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) and ...

  • January 5, 2012
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New VC fund targets Indonesia with up to US$8M in new investment

CyberAgent Ventures plans to invest up to US$8M in six to eight Indonesia-based companies in 2012, reported e27. Following the launch of the...

  • January 5, 2012
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China’s Department of Commerce Wants to Get Tough on E-Commerce

E-commerce has exploded in China, with more and more users buying stuff from clothes to computers online. But as the market expands, so too ...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Real-Name System Coming to Chinese Online Payment Systems Too

China’s internet is quickly becoming real-name only. First there was the news that all microblogs would change to real-name systems (a...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 12:05 pm
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PlayStation Vita Sales Drop in Week Three After Hot Start [CHART]

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) new PlayStation Vita is continuing to slide in the Japan sales rankings after a hot start that saw it sell 324,849 u...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 10:14 am
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South Korea Digest: GS Home Shopping investments, SoftBank Ventures invests in VCNC, and more

(1) GS Home Shopping invested in four startups from late 2010 and throughout 2011, totaling 6 billion won (US$5.2 M) (2) SoftBank Ventures a...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 11:16 pm
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2012: A Better Year for Startups in Indonesia?

2011 was a great year in many ways for Indonesia. But what will happen in 2012 for the country’s start-up ecosystem as a whole? Will we se...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Xunlei Makes File-Sharing Social and Local, Probably Banned from Apple’s App Store

Xunlei has added social and location-based (LBS) features to a new file-sharing service, and released an app for iPhone called Xunlei Linju ...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Singapore PHP User Group Meetup 2012 – 11 Jan

The Singapore PHP User Group Meetup 2012 will be held next Wednesday in Microsoft Singapore. Two topics will be discussed. First, U-Zyn Chua...

  • January 5, 2012
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CyberAgent Sets Up Company to Run My365 Photo App, Targets 1.5M Downloads

A couple of months back we told you about a camera app from Japan called My365, which at that time had attracted more than 100,000 downloads...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 2:18 pm
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Will Weibo and Group-Messaging Apps Replace SMS During Chinese New Year?

For some watershed moments, you know what’s coming but just can’t pin down when exactly it will come to pass. And so it is with ...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 12:55 pm
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Nokia Reorganizes: Asia HQ Moves from Singapore to Beijing

A few days ago we reported that Nokia (HEL:NOK1V, NYSE:NOK) was bringing in Gustavo Eichelmann as its new chief executive in China, in an ef...

  • January 5, 2012
  • at 9:46 am
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