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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun Crowd-Sourcing Decision to Expand Smartphone to CDMA

If his Weibo account is to be believed, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has spent at least one sleepless night considering whether or not his company sho...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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GREE and KDDI Join Forces to Sue DeNA, Asking for 1 Billon Yen

The continuing competition between GREE (TYO:3632) and DeNA (TYO:2432) is getting even more interesting, as we just received a note that GRE...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 8:40 pm
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MSN Mall Closes, as Microsoft Rethinks its E-Commerce Strategy in China

MSN China has shuttered its MSN Mall, a B2C e-commerce site, in an apparent restructuring of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) approach to Chi...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 3:40 pm
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In Beijing, You’ll Be Able to Send Text Messages to Find the Toilet (Someday)

Public toilets seem few and far between in some areas of China’s capital, which can be a real problem, especially for areas that get h...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Teamie Raises S$500,000, Reveals a Little More Info

I have been exchanging emails with Shivanu Shukla, co-founder of Teamie — a Singapore-based startup that aims to fuse social and learning ...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Myojo Waraku: Japan’s Answer for SXSW Showcases 8 Startups From Around Asia

Last weekend in Fukuoka, Japan, there was a three-day event called Myojo Waraku, featuring all things tech, douga (meaning online videos in ...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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This Week in Asia Tech Start-ups: 13 That Caught Our Eye

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

  • November 20, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Chalkboard Embraces Facebook, Adds Heatmap, Sees More Engagement

Mobile-local startup, Chalkboard, has recently made improvements to its merchant dashboard. (To understand what Chalkboard is, catch the vid...

  • November 19, 2011
  • at 10:38 pm
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China Finally Expands Online Train Ticket Sales to Non-High Speed Trains

Never mind that high speed trains in China are (a tad) expensive (comparatively): You pay for the service, including this little bit of tech...

  • November 19, 2011
  • at 10:38 am
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Social Media Innovation Flourishes During Thailand Floods

Byron Perry is the founder of hyperlocal and user-generated city website Coconuts Bangkok. A wise man once said that necessity is the mother...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Our First Event: Startup Asia Singapore Launches with CEOs, Founders, and PARTY!

Finally! — Today we’re announcing Startup Asia Singapore, our first and very own tech startup event. We have attended and blogged about ...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 4:13 pm
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‘DirtyBeijing’ App Courts Controversy, Warns Smartphone Users of Crazybad Air

A Beijing-based startup called Fresh Ideas Studio has just released perhaps the most good-looking local air quality app for iPhone and Andro...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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iPhone 4S Coming Soon to China? And Why Vendors Aren’t Excited

A couple weeks ago we told you how MIIT, the government body that issues Apple devices the permit allowing them to access the internet mobil...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 11:45 am
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Focusing on China

With limited resources — be it time, money, and/or manpower — what will you focus on for your startup? That’s the question I have been...

  • November 21, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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6 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

Living under a rock this week? Yeah, we know, it’s a tough housing market these days! But no worries, we’ve got your back. Here&...

  • November 20, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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BOOST Conference Brings Silicon Valley and Japanese Start-Up Expertise to Indonesia

The BOOST Conference, which aims to help existing local start-ups grow and mature as scalable companies in the future, is heading to Indones...

  • November 20, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Bouncity Releases Android App, Gets McDonald’s Indonesia As Merchant

Several months after Bouncity – Indonesia’s answer to SCVNGR – launched its Blackberry app and mobile web app, we kind ...

  • November 19, 2011
  • at 7:05 pm
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US Congressional Panel Tackles China’s Great Firewall, Seeking a WTO Intervention

The US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) held a new hearing in Washington yesterday to discuss the “human toll and tr...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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