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Gao Xiaosong’s Free Again — and the Weibosphere Reacts…

Noted musician Gao Xiaosong (Sina Weibo account) is free again. The musician, who doubled as a judge on China’s Got Talent, was put in...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Jiepang + Starbucks China + LBS + NFC = Free Christmas Coffee

Jiepang, the Chinese location-based service (LBS) social network, is once again pioneering the use of NFC chips to allow some smartphone use...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 11:50 am
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Duducars Lets Chinese Rent Cars Conveniently

Traffic and transportation are always problems in big cities in China. We recently told you about Yongche which allows folks to find so-call...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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HTC Unveils an Android “Renren Phone” for China

HTC (TPE:2498) has today unveiled a so-called ‘Renren phone’ – an Android-powered smartphone with baked-in widgets and fea...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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A Voyage of Discovery Across China, Where Weibo Followers Are Your Guides, Hosts

If you thought the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, Weibo, is only for super-enthusiastic fans of superstars (such as the gorgeous actress Yao...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Baidu Confirms Acquisition of Instagram-like Start-up PhotoWonder

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s search giant, has just announced its acquisition of a small, Innovation Works-backed start-up called Phot...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 4:59 pm
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Zhou Juan: Why I Sold Off 56.com

56.com was one of China’s major independent video players before it was sold to Renren a month and a half ago. Now Zhou Juan, the co-f...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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Xuejineng.cn, China’s Answer To SkillShare? Maybe Not

SkillShare is “a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone.” If you know how to play a guitar, you can probably teach a beginn...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Daily Deals Site Lashou All Set to Hit NASDAQ as LASO, Raise $80 Million

Lashou, one of China’s largest group-buy sites, is now on the verge of its US IPO, having filed with American regulators. The Beijing-...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 11:35 am
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Brandsfavor: Vietnam’s First Private Shopping Site

Members-only online shopping seems to be the in thing nowadays. First we saw Brandmile in India and just recently we received a pitch from B...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Acquia Looking to Spread the Word of Drupal in Asia

I’m reading a couple of reports this evening (Economic Times, e27) that Drupal development company Acquia, founded by Dries Buytaert, ...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Japanese Online Retail Giant Rakuten Set to Acquire eBook Service Kobo

Japanese online retailer Rakuten announced today that it has agreed to acquire eReading platform Kobo, a Canada-based company, for $315 mill...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Ai Weiwei and Politics on Weibo

Ai Weiwei’s name is a banned search term on Sina Weibo. His account is blocked. And yet, Sina Weibo is still talking about him. Take, ...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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DeNA Partners With Daum To Promote Mobage In South Korea

DeNA (TYO:2432) is moving full steam ahead in recent months. And today we learned from the mobile gaming company that it has signed a memor...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 5:57 pm
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Hubblr: A New Dashboard for Global Social Marketing – China Included

There are a lot of social media dashboards out there that try to bring together your social missives, but only one includes integration with...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Yahoo’s Big Purple Bus Schools Indonesians in Using the Internet Safely

Last week, Yahoo launched a program named Yahoo Buka Dunia (which literally translates to ‘Open World’) in Indonesia. Using a bu...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 1:20 pm
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China May Have to Wait a Long Time for the iPhone 4S

You remember the iPhone 4S, right? That phone that Apple launched a month ago in the US? The one that’s preorders sold out in ten minu...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 12:15 pm
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Japan Post

eBay to Partner with Japanese Postal Service To Help Sellers Ship

Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun citing unnamed sources reports that eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Japan Post are entering into an agreement that will ass...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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