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Henri Holm (SVP Asia) Announces Angry Birds Japan

Angry Birds Landing in Japan. But Will It Succeed?

Yesterday at the Techcrunch Tokyo 2011 event there was a panel discussion regarding starting a company aboard, specifically in Silicon Valle...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 9:03 am
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Social Gaming Veterans SNS+ Raise $12.2 Million For Its Asia-Focused Titles

The social gaming publisher and distributor SNSplus – aka SNS+ – has wrapped up a round of funding worth US$12.2 million that wa...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 10:38 pm
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DeNA and Daum Target 10 Million Game Subscribers by End of 2012

Earlier in the month we told you about DeNA’s (TYO:2432) partnership with Korean web portal Daum (KDQ:035720) to promote its Mobage pl...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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No Choice But to Mine: One World of Warcraft Ore Miner’s Story

Among Western World of Warcraft players, “gold farming” and other kinds of mining — grinding out in-game resources in MMOR...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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GREE Brings Taito’s Spy Wars to Android, and Into China Via Tencent

Japanese mobile social game company GREE (TYO:3632) announced today that as a part of its partnership with Chinese Internet giant Tencent (H...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Alibaba’s China B2B Site Reaches 50 Million Registered Users

With all the news about Taobao and Tmall, it’s easy to forget that Alibaba also has a giant, global B2B ecommerce platform that’...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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China Unicom Ready to Sell iPhone 4S, Just Waiting on MIIT

Is the iPhone 4S going to be released soon in China? We realize we’ve been torturing you with this for weeks now, but today there̵...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 12:01 pm
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Reqvu App Crowdsources Requests

Reqvu is a Taiwan-based startup that lets users crowdsource their requests. For example, if you want to see what’s happening live at ABC B...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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Has Local Currency Boosted Downloads in China iTunes App Store? Distimo Says Yes

When we first broke the news about China’s app store offering apps in RMB – making payment much easier, with lots of common bank/deb...

  • November 29, 2011
  • at 10:38 pm
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Rumor: Vancl’s VP Defects as US IPO Delayed or Cancelled

The specialist e-commerce site Vancl was supposed to be on course for its US IPO in December, but rumors in the industry suggest it will be ...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 11:15 pm
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Why Even 4 Hours of Sleep is Not Enough

I read an article, titled “Why even 4 hours of sleep is enough” from the Hindustan Times that reported about the ABCC9 Gene. To make a l...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 9:28 pm
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Indonesian Startup Brings Instagram Fun to BlackBerry [INTERVIEW]

We all know how famous Instagram is with millions of users snapping and sharing grungy pictures with it on their iPhones – even in Ind...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 5:30 pm
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China’s Lenovo LePhone S2 to Get Windows Phone 7 Version in 2012

Lenovo’s (HKG:0992) own mobile product manager has confirmed that the brand-new LePhone S2 – unveiled yesterday at an event in B...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Changyou To Acquire Gaming Media Portal 17173.com For $162.5 million

Chinese game developer giant Changyou (NASDAQ: CYOU) has announced yesterday that it has agreed to acquire 17173.com from Sohu (NASDAQ: SOHU...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 3:08 pm
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Yun.io Brings the Cuteness and Cross-Platform Into Cloud Syncing [INTERVIEW]

This year, after a hesitant start, cloud-based services and cloud syncing tech have finally hit China in great numbers. And now one new Chin...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 1:35 pm
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Lenovo to Launch LeTV Linked to LeCloud

PC maker Lenovo (HKG:0992) will soon be rolling out a new ‘smart TV’ that will be internet-connected and integrated with 200 gigabytes o...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 11:08 am
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Add Circles to Your Sina Weibo Experience With This ‘Interesting’ New App

A sweet-looking new app from a Chinese startup lets you ‘circle’ and categorize the people you follow on Sina’s (NASDAQ:SI...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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Hundreds of Windows Phone 7 Apps Made at Bandung Institute of Technology

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) ‘Innovation Center’ at the Bandung Institute of Technology (MIC-ITB) has linked up with Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NY...

  • November 29, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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