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Ready for Big Things: Social Gourmet Site Retty Raises 22 Million Yen

Earlier this week, Japanese social gourmet service Retty (retty.me) raised 22 million yen (or approximately $285,000) in funding from invest...

  • August 27, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Recording Industry Assoc. of Japan Seeking $3 Million From Youtube Download Site

This week one of the many web services that allows you to download YouTube videos has been shut down as a result of a lawsuit from copyright...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 10:22 pm
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Softbank Dumps Yahoo Shares to Repay Citibank Loan

Today Softbank announced that it would be transferring its 4 percent stake in Yahoo in order to repay a loan to Citibank. Dating back to 200...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 8:48 pm
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Rebates for Angel Investors In Singapore? Awesome!

Singapore has almost everything anyone would need  for an Asia Pacific headquarters or an investment hub: access to capital, good laws, men...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 5:28 pm
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Zazzer Mixes Social, Group Messaging, and LBS – But Will It Blend?

A Chinese start-up is going very ‘elastic’ by mixing location (LBS), social, and IM/group messaging into its Zazzer service, whi...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 2:44 pm
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discountpandit

Can DiscountPandit.com Be India’s Local Deal Search Engine?

‘Deal’ has become a bit of a buzzword on the Internet of late. Although it can mean any sort of deal, it usually now refers to group-buy...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 10:58 am
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Chinese Game Developer CocoaChina Raises $14 Million in Second Round Funding

It likely surprised many of you back in June when we reported that China was ranked by Distimo as the second largest iOS app market after th...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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A Discussion With Senh Duong, Founder of Rotten Tomatoes [INTERVIEW]

Today, we bring you Senh Duong, co-founder of the famous movie review site, RottenTomatoes. Not too long ago he started another site called ...

  • August 25, 2011
  • at 11:08 pm
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Nokia and Jiepang Team-Up for NFC Check-In Trials Across China

Chinese location-based service Jiepang is once again teaming up with Nokia to bring NFC-enabled check-ins to venues across China. When we sp...

  • August 25, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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IM2 Provides Wi-Fi Services On Train

Good news for Indonesian travelers! Indosat Mega Media (IM2) recently began cooperating with PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI or Indonesian Rail...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 11:16 pm
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What’s Wrong with Groupon in China?

Things have been looking sort of grim for Gaopeng.com, Groupon’s joint-venture in China with Tencent. Before the JV was even launched ...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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Youku Releases Desktop Client/Mobile Tool iKu Mini

Youku announced last night the release of iKu Mini, a free desktop client that allows users to do some pretty cool things, and even move bey...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 6:28 pm
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Waroeng Ekspres Mobile Game Trains You to be a Fast Cook

There are practically countless amount of cooking games available to casual gamers these days. But did you know that Indonesia has its own c...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 4:39 pm
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Walmart and Yihaodian Seal the Deal, Aim to Work Together

Walmart has finally sealed the deal on its investment in Chinese e-commerce site YiHaoDian.com. We reported on its announcement back in May ...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Cloud-Based Gaming in China With Cloud Union [INTERVIEW]

PC gaming is remarkably popular in China. But because of the high barrier of entry, many Chinese gamers are limited to gaming in smoke-fille...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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drumo

Drumo is a Quora-like Location-based Service

Start-up Drumo is a platform to connect users and small businesses to find out what’s hot and happening right now in their local area. It ...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 8:58 am
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truecaller

Caller ID App TrueCaller Nears Half a Million Users in India [INTERVIEW]

Ever since I’ve heard of it, TrueCaller has been a must-have phone app for me. It not only acts as a global caller ID, but also helps me b...

  • August 25, 2011
  • at 9:18 pm
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A New Website To Monitor Traffic Jams and CCTV During Mudik

Even though the holiday is not here yet, many people have already started the journey back to their hometowns (pulang kampung or mudik). For...

  • August 25, 2011
  • at 6:00 pm
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