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Foxconn Fails at E-Commerce Venture in China

Foxconn (HKG:2038; TPE:2354), the Taiwanese manufacturer thrust into the global spotlight after fourteen worker suicides in 2010, seems to b...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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$899.99 Kongfu English App Has 3,000 Downloads, for $2.7 Million!

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Kongfu English. You know, the app that costs a whopping $899.99 on iTunes? Yeah… it was also the app that mad...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 APAC List: China Dominates, Singapore Booms

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 APAC List is out today and China dominates again with three out of the top five companies belonging to the ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 8:58 pm
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LinkedIn Now in 3 New Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, and Korean

Update: We asked why LinkedIn has decided to go with Indonesian, Bahasa Malaysia, and Korean first. And here’s the team’s take: ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 4:11 pm
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Super Ball Escape: Accelerometer-based Game Literally Takes Gameplay to a New Level

I’ve never liked accelerometer-based mobile games. But I decided to give Super Ball Escape a try when I learned that it was available for ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 2:28 pm
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A Portrait of Indonesia’s Very Young, Social, Mobile Web Users [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Indonesia’s web users ar...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 12:48 pm
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More Evidence of Mobile Gaming on the Rise in Asia

We recently wrote about how app downloads in China have reportedly increased since Apple began accepting local currency payments. Today ther...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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Rumor: Vancl’s VP Defects as US IPO Delayed or Cancelled

The specialist e-commerce site Vancl was supposed to be on course for its US IPO in December, but rumors in the industry suggest it will be ...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 11:15 pm
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Why Even 4 Hours of Sleep is Not Enough

I read an article, titled “Why even 4 hours of sleep is enough” from the Hindustan Times that reported about the ABCC9 Gene. To make a l...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 9:28 pm
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kaixin-nongchang

Hey G+: Your China Infographic Kind of Sucks!

Let me start this post off with something nice: we’re very happy that major Western tech blogs are finally paying attention to what...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Weyup: for China’s Day-Trippers to Compare Notes, Ask Questions [UPDATED: It's a Clone]

[UPDATE, 12/02: I've been emailed by the folks at Gogobot.com who point out that Weyup is a pretty shameless, pixel-by-pixel rip-off of its ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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DeNA’s Baseball Buy-in of Yokohama BayStars Officially Approved

Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) just issued a statement announcing that the Nippon Professonal Baseball Organization (NPB) has ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 6:48 pm
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New Weibo Games Stats Reveal How Sina Cracked Social Gaming

New stats reveal the astonishing and meteoric rise of Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) Weibo service from a simple, Twitter-like microblogging pla...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Rumor: Several Chinese Group Buy Sites Way Behind Paying Merchants

The group buy business in China has gotten so rough that I don’t need to link to specific cases anymore. No, all I need to do is say g...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Docomo offers many Android handsets, but still no iPhone

Amid Rumors of iPhone and iPad Agreement, Docomo Denies Discussions with Apple

Nikkei Business Online is reporting this morning that Docomo (NYSE:DCM) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have reached an agreement on a 2012 release ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 11:19 am
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Henri Holm (SVP Asia) Announces Angry Birds Japan

Angry Birds Landing in Japan. But Will It Succeed?

Yesterday at the Techcrunch Tokyo 2011 event there was a panel discussion regarding starting a company aboard, specifically in Silicon Valle...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 9:03 am
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Social Gaming Veterans SNS+ Raise $12.2 Million For Its Asia-Focused Titles

The social gaming publisher and distributor SNSplus – aka SNS+ – has wrapped up a round of funding worth US$12.2 million that wa...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 10:38 pm
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DeNA and Daum Target 10 Million Game Subscribers by End of 2012

Earlier in the month we told you about DeNA’s (TYO:2432) partnership with Korean web portal Daum (KDQ:035720) to promote its Mobage pl...

  • November 30, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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