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Charles Chao: Sina Weibo’s Growth Surprises Me (and Damned Zombies Will Die!)

Charles Chao, the CEO of Sina, was on TV last Saturday with Yang Lan (who was called the “Oprah of China” at TED). The topic of the show...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Sina Blocks Weibo Accounts in Wake of Ai Weiwei’s Fundraising Campaign

Last week, we reported that dissident artist Ai Weiwei — who had just received a tax bill from authorities to the tune of $2.4 million...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 10:08 pm
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File-sending Service Kicksend Gets Funding from Japan-based Digital Garage

Japan-based investment and incubation firm Digital Garage announced today that it has invested in file-sharing service Kicksend, a start-up ...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Bangalore Start-up OfferGrid Receives Seed Investment from MyFirstCheque

We’ve received news that Bangalore-based OfferGrid has received seed investment from MyFirstCheque, a seed fund that invests in budding In...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 5:14 pm
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GREE To Invest 2 Billion Yen in SEA Start-ups, 1 Billion Yen in Indonesia

Last week, we reported that GREE formed GREE Ventures, an investment partnership which will be investing in start-ups across the globe. Unde...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 3:27 pm
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Hurst Lin, Sina Co-Founder, Discusses DCM’s Investment Strategy in China

DCM is a venture capital fund with offices located in Beijing, San Francisco, and Tokyo. It also manages the A-fund which focuses on investi...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 12:57 pm
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How an Indonesian Web Service Helps You Avoid Doctor’s Waiting Rooms

MeetDoctor is an integrated web service platform for patients and health service providers in Indonesia. It was one of the finalist for Asia...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Can’t Find a Taxi? Yongche Provides a High-Tech Solution to Chinese on the Go

Yongche’s CEO, Zhou Hang, is the no-bullshit panelist I was telling you about last Friday. He explained that LBS should be used as servic...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Wikipedia Sets Up Its First Overseas Office in India

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that manages the global, crowd-sourced online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has set up its fir...

  • November 6, 2011
  • at 3:48 pm
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Qiuqiu: China’s Android App Recommendation Engine

How do you find good Android apps? Most would find it under the Android marketplace listing, or read blogs to find out about the latest cool...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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360Buy CEO: We’re Gonna Be Bigger Than Alibaba’s Tmall Within 5 Years

The CEO and founder of 360Buy.com, Liu Qiang-dong (pictured right), reckons that his site will hit 10 billion RMB (US$1.57 billion) in sold ...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Which Asian Languages are Spoken Most on Twitter? [MAP]

Thanks to Tomomi Sasaki (coincidentally of AQ, whose AQ Lift we recently featured) for the tip on this very cool Twitter language visualizat...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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With Analytics, Ads, and Dev Tools, Umeng is Powering Chinese Apps

Umeng is an analytics and in-app platform for iOS and Android apps that’s a Chinese rival to the American service Tapjoy. The Beijing-...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 3:45 pm
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Big Surprise: College Group Buy Sites in China Also Dying

China’s beleaguered group buy sites are for the most part doing so badly these days that the “Chinese group buy segment hurting&...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 2:10 pm
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Indonesian Telco Telkomsel to Host Start-up Bootcamp

Indonesian telco operator Telkomsel (NYSE:TLK) will be hosting a program called Telkomsel Start-up Bootcamp. This is a workshop where Indone...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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The Silicon Valley Trend That’s Spreading to Japan

Earlier last week, Japan’s social network Mixi announced it had acquired Tokyo-based start-up Conit. The start-up was founded back in ...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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5 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This was a big week for tech in China, with two pretty important conferences in Beijing and some interesting stuff happening elsewhere, too!...

  • November 6, 2011
  • at 8:38 pm
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Tokyo’s Livesense To IPO With The Youngest CEO Ever In Japanese IPO History

Earlier this week, Shibuya-based web portal company Livesense was approved to go IPO on the Mothers, a market of the high-growth and emergin...

  • November 6, 2011
  • at 1:33 pm
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