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Silicon Valley coder wants to defend Indonesia’s democracy with election vote counter and neat data visualizations

This website wants to act as API to the presidential election counting needs in Indonesia.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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What’s it like to be an attractive woman in tech? GrabTaxi executive and runway model explains

GrabTaxi executive and part-time model Natasha Bautista shares what it’s like to be an attractive woman in tech.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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17 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • July 20, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Yo, meet your Indian cousin, ZipDial

Both are examples of contextual communication. But Yo still needs to find its own way.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Book review: How to Start a Business Without Any Money

Although How To Start a Business Without Any Money was published in 2012 (a lifetime ago in our frenetic, tech-driven existence), the book i...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 5:47 pm
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Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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How a wandering two-legged LinkedIn gives a helping hand to startups in India

Subhendu Panigrahi, co-founder of Indian company Venturesity, is the ultimate connector startups look for when they want to hire techies.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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Human Rights Foundation sends USB drives containing Wikipedia to North Korea via balloon.

US hackathon aims to find new ways of smuggling information into North Korea

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation is organizing an activist hackathon in San Francisco aimed at getting information safely into Nor...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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A tale of a dropout turned multi-millionaire entrepreneur (#StartupAsia preview)

Adways, a Tokyo-headquartered company founded in February 2001, today employs over a thousand employees worldwide and generated US$221 milli...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Chinese ecommerce site for babies that originated on Taobao secures $20M from Sequoia Capital

Miyabaobei originally opened its shop on Taobao, China's biggest online shopping marketplace.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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12 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

This week is another big one as we saw 12 startups in Asia get funded.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 10:21 am
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7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns that you could adopt

7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns

QR codes are a bridge between offline and online in the smartphone age. Here are seven great QR code marketing examples from across Asia.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 10:55 am
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5 things you need to know about Indonesia’s election tech fighters

Kawal Pemilu looks to be the most professional crowdsourced team counting votes in Indonesia’s troubled 2014 general election.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 9:39 pm
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Baidu-backed iQiyi launches in-house film studio, 8 movies in the works

Chinese streaming video portal iQiyi yesterday launched its own in-house film production studio, iQiyi Pictures.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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As Indonesia’s democracy is on the verge of crisis, hackers and fakers attack crowdsourced vote counts

Indonesia’s General Elections Commission has done something unprecedented: releasing the ballot documents out in the public.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

The Portuguese-language version of Baidu, dubbed Baidu Busca, currently covers web, images, and video searches.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 1:05 pm
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Chinese startup developer of Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

The Chinese developer of Dolphin, a popular web browser for Android and iOS, has sold a 51 percent stake for US$91 million.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Poached! Google’s Chief Business Officer joins Japanese telco giant SoftBank

Nikesh Arora, a 10-year Google veteran, will leave Mountain View and join the ranks of Japan’s most aggressive telco. Arora will join the ...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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