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India and the UK are Facebook BFFs [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. A bit of data-delving by Weste...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Amid Reports it Has Bought Baseball Team, DeNA Confirms Talks But Says ‘Nothing Decided’

There are a number recent reports today (see here and here) that Japanese mobile social gaming company DeNA (TYO:2432) is close to purchasin...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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You Spoke, We Listened: You Want To Read More About Startups in Asia

We posted a question on Facebook and you answered it. And we wanted to tell you guys that we heard it loud and clear. We received over 200 r...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Tudou and LeTV Partner Up, Launch Joint Venture

Video streaming websites Tudou and LeTV announced today that the companies have partnered to found a new joint-venture company. The new comp...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Apple Supplier Closes Factory After Claims of Pollution, Weird Smells

Catcher Technology, an Apple supplier in Suzhou, announced Sunday that it had already shut down parts of its Suzhou factory operations after...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 4:33 pm
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Being an Entrepreneur Isn’t Sexy

I first tasted entrepreneurship at age ten. I was selling grasshoppers (yes, grasshoppers) and didn’t have much pressure back then. Th...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 2:50 pm
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Rumor: 360Buy Prepping a Fashion E-tailer Site for November Launch

Chinese B2C e-commerce site 360Buy – also known as Jing Dong Mall – is rumored to have bought the Toplife.com domain in preparat...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 12:45 pm
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High-Street Retailer Suning to Launch Online Bookstore This Month

In most consumers’ minds, Suning (SHE:002024) is still just a retail chain selling home appliances. In fact, it is not only China’s seco...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 11:15 am
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Startups Fish for Cash at Chinaccelerator Demo Day

Chinese tech startups got together at a beautiful old opera theater to pitch their products to a room full of investors on Monday in Beijing...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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16% of Apple’s Sales From China, Says CEO Cook

In Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) first post-Jobs earnings call, CEO Tim Cook revealed some interesting figures regarding the company’s p...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 11:08 am
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Export Now Brings U.S Businesses To China Via Taobao Mall

Export Now was founded in 2010 by Frank Lavin, former U.S. Ambassador and Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade. Its purpose is...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Docomo CEO, Ryuji Yamada, announced dmenu and dmarket

Docomo Aims to Improve Mobile Content With dmenu and dmarket

Earlier this evening we told you about Docomo’s (NYSE:DCM) brand new smartphone lineup. But the company also rolled out a content stra...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Docomo Shows Off 24 New Mobile Devices, Including 14 New Smartphones

This afternoon in Tokyo, Docomo (NYSE:DCM) rolled out its new Winter/Spring lineup of mobile devices, including 14 new smartphones, one tabl...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 7:22 pm
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Fly Mobile Launches $145 Android Tablet, the Fly Vision

While the international market is getting flooded with high-end, high-price tablets, the Indian tech arena is seeing a surge in low-end devi...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 3:50 pm
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Microsoft’s Appearance at Trade Show Raises Hope of XBox + Kinect Sales in China

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) appearance this week at the Canton Trade Fair in Guangzhou, southern China, has raised the hopes of console ...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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Indian E-commerce Portal Letsbuy Expected To Raise $40 Million

eTree Marketing Pvt Ltd is a Haryana-based company which operates one of the popular Indian e-commerce portal, Letsbuy.com. The company is...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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After $10 Million Investment Round, Affle Eyes China and Japan

Singapore-based start-up, Affle has received $10 million in fresh funds from D2C several weeks ago. I sat down with Anuj Khanna Sohum, the...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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McKinsey: Japan ‘Downright Slow’ Adopting New Technologies

Research firm McKinsey published an interesting report recently summarizing a survey that showed the digital habits of 5000 people across ei...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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