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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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Google Talks Google+ Business Pages, Android, and HTML5 in Jakarta

Google DevFest 2011 in Jakarta was the last of the Southeast Asia series of events, held two days ago at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indonesia...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Mobile App Kongfu English Costs A Whopping $899.99!

Scrolling aimlessly on Sina Weibo on a lazy Friday afternoon [Ed: Get back to work!], I came across this super awesome iPhone app — Kongfu...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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Some Chinese Government Websites Haven’t Been Updated in Years

Perhaps it’s just because everyone is moving to Weibo, but a lot of Chinese government websites — sites that represent the offic...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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RIM Finally Opens a Blackberry Store in Indonesia

The first Blackberry Lifestyle store has finally opened for Blackberry-loving Indonesia over at Mal Kelapa Gading 3 in Jakarta. With a 50 pe...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Dating Site Jiayuan Has 5.5 Million Active Users, 1.2 Million Paying Users

Chinese largest dating site Jiayuan.com (NASDAQ: DATE) has been through high and low this year. It went IPO in May but then three months la...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Lee Kai-Fu on Entrepreneurship: “Trend Is Your Friend”

When Rebecca Fannin, Startup Asia author and Forbes contributor, asked Lee Kai-Fu of Innovation Works about his advice for tomorrow’s entr...

  • November 17, 2011
  • at 9:30 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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Tencent Buys 4 Percent of Internet Cafe Software Giant Shunwang for 130 Million RMB

Late Wednesday, Chinese internet giant Tencent (HKG:0700) announced that it had purchased a four percent stake in internet cafe software p...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 9:37 pm
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Overview of Crisp Engage

Crisp Media Opens Shop in Singapore, Locks Horns With InMobi, 2359 Media

Exclusive — Six months after receiving $6 million in fresh funding, New York-based Crisp Media told us that it is ready to announce its ne...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Blogopolis Visualizes The Tech Blogging Buzz in Japan [PICS]

Last week in Fukuoka, I stumbled upon Kaisei Hamamoto, the creator of Blogopolis.jp. He had some great visualization on the screen and out o...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Apple Launches Local Currency Payments For its China iTunes App Store

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes App Store has rolled out a major upgrade this morning in China, and now, for the first time, it actually ...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 11:21 am
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Asia Tech Tour Episode 1: Kakaku.com from Japan [VIDEO]

This is episode 1 of our Asia Tech Tour video series Tech Tour Video series. If there’s any Asian service or app that you’d like to see ...

  • November 18, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Study: Chinese Android Users Download Very Few New Apps. Study = Rubbish

A new study by Research2Guidance shows that Swedish Android smartphone users download the most new apps every month, while Chinese Android l...

  • November 17, 2011
  • at 10:15 pm
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Sina Weibo Lauches Propaganda Platform for Beijing, and Probably Other Cities Soon

Probably in connection with last month’s announcement of a government edition of Sina Weibo, Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) microblogging ...

  • November 17, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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