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No End to Interest in Chinese E-Commerce, as 2011 Sees 7 Billion RMB Invested

Stats put together by ChinaVenture show that Chinese web companies of the so-called online-to-offline (O2O) variety – such as group-bu...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Xiaomi M1 Phones Available to Everyone Starting December 18

We’ve been interested in Xiaomi’s low-cost high-power M1 smartphone since the first time we saw it, and we’re not the only...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 3:31 pm
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Sribu.com: Crowdsourced Designs for Just About Anything

Sribu.com was founded back in June by Ryan Gondokusumo and has quickly become one of the hottest startups around in Indonesia. It crowdsourc...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Geeks + iTwin = :D

I’m excited to announce that we have iTwin coming on board as a sponsor for Startup Asia Singapore. We had announced that the first 50...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Ogilvy’s Sina Weibo Policy in a Video – Way Cool

Social media policy, with all policies, can be a very dull thing to communicate to staff. But Ogilvy China has made it fun and even localize...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Going For Gold, 360Buy Launches a Luxury Brand Store, Called 360Top

360Buy, the Chinese B2C e-commerce site that’s currently in second place in that sector, has now diversified from its usual fare of bo...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 10:58 pm
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With Bangkok Floods Ongoing, RIM Relocates Devcon Asia 2011

According to an e-mail sent out to the press, RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) is officially relocating Blackberry Devcon Asia 2011. Thailand was supposed ...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 9:11 pm
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3 Alternative Weibo Mobile Apps For iPhone and Android That Have More Eye-Candy

Like with Twitter, the best mobile apps for firing off Weibo missives are not the official ones that the respective companies – such a...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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DeNA Taps Vietnamese Game Studio VNG to Make Mobile Social Games for Mobage

The Japanese company DeNA (TYO:2432) has announced this afternoon that it is tapping a Vietnamese games studio called VNG to bring new socia...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 3:10 pm
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Feecha: The LBS Microblog App Is Interesting, But..

Feecha is a mobile app, developed by The Chingchong Group, that mixes location, microblogging, and cute creatures into an app. Instead of se...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 4:08 pm
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Prolific Hong Kong Game Studio Closes Funding Round

The prolific Hong Kong game development company Animoca, which has produced over 150 social gaming titles for iOS and Android since it start...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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MIIT Says No Need to Package Chargers with Phones, Consumers Rejoice?

MIIT, the Chinese government body that inspects all your favorite mobile gadgets and toys, has announced that starting December 1st, mobile ...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Multiply Indonesia Cuts Delivery Fees to Zero, But for a Limited Time

Multiply, which was launched back in March of this year to bring social commerce to Indonesia, has cut its delivery fees to all across Indon...

  • November 23, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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Social Games Big in Asia, But How are They Doing in India?

We’ve written much here on this blog about social gaming in Asia, particularly in China and Japan. But we don’t hear too much about the ...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 11:20 pm
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The Bold Step Forward and the “Fuck, Just Do It” Moment

So… we just launched our event. Hitting the publish button on our announcement felt like we were announcing our new startup. It felt great...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 10:18 pm
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Global Times Attacks Ai Weiwei, Calls For Authorities to Crack Down on “Illegal” Microblogging

Avant-garde artist Ai Weiwei is no stranger to microblogs, or to controversy. Nor is Hu Xijin, the outspoken editor of the state-run Global ...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Singapore’s Swiff Works Like Square, But For B2B

As many already know, Square, the oh-so-convenient mobile payment system, is only available in the U.S. So Asians like me can only read and ...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 4:25 pm
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Why China’s Coolest Blogger Doesn’t Use Microblogs

Han Han might be China’s biggest celebrity blogger, which is a pretty impressive title for an infrequently-updated traditional blog to...

  • November 22, 2011
  • at 2:19 pm
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