How to cope with Indonesia’s murky business culture

A recent survey on ABC News showed that Australian business people have expressed an overall reluctance to do business in Indonesia. It was ...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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iPhone users in China rush to download new Chinese keyboards for iOS 8

Apple's allowance of third-party keyboards iOS isn't just about "openness" - it's also about getting more Chinese to buy iPhones.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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VMoney CEO: Apple Pay is a cause for celebration, not fear, for Philippine payment startups

Ralph Santos thinks that Apple Pay will open up doors for all fin-tech companies in the Philippines.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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The Oculus Rift roller coaster, and other sights from Ad:Tech Tokyo

The annual advertising event attracted a lot of big names but also some exciting startups.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Tens of thousands of people across Asia rose very early – or got no sleep at all – today as they flocked to stores to try grab an iPhone...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 12:34 pm
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Startups in Asia can soon get free payment processing from PayPal and Braintree

You must be nominated by partners of the program though.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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India’s ‘WhatsApp for mobile customer support’ Haptik bags $1M

Haptik lets users get instant help for queries regarding products and services of 180 companies using a WhatsApp-like messaging channel.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 10:25 pm
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In Malaysia’s electronic industry, 1 in 3 workers are entrenched in forced labor

Widespread forced labor in Malaysia’s electronics industry

The repercussions of these findings on both the global and local electronics industry are potentially huge.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
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LifeOpp is a jobs site for a neglected group: service staff and odd job workers

Niche jobs sites are popping up. LinkedIn targets white collar workers. Dribbble caters to designers. And StackOverflow for programmers. Now...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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Alibaba sets share price at $68 ahead of today’s massive IPO

Alibaba sets share price at $68 ahead of today’s massive IPO

Alibaba today confirmed it’s setting a share price of $68 ahead of its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba lists shortly after the...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Former Huffington Post editor-in-chief joins Japan’s SmartNews

The hiring shows that SmartNews wants to be more than just another news app.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to Tmall

Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to do ecommerce in China

The rush to do ecommerce in China is speeding up thanks to the record-breaking Alibaba IPO.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Tencent to enter the movie industry, reveals 7 original titles in production

China's film and online video industries remain hotly contested among leading internet firms

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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Business insights provider Nielsen acquires Indian analytics firm

Indicus Analytics mines custom economic insights using analytics and data products.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Spottly launches video sharing as it tries to grow its social network for travellers

Spottly, a Pinterest-esque social network for the wanderlust-prone, has been active for over a year. Tech in Asia caught up with the Hong Ko...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 am
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Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in Alibaba’s IPO tomorrow

Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in tomorrow’s Alibaba IPO

Of course, the Alibaba chairman – and former CEO – holds a lot more shares. In total Ma has an approximate six percent stake in Alibaba.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 9:58 pm
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Flip a coin: half of China’s government websites have security flaws

Trojan horses, phishing plugins, and theft of user information are some of the risks you’ll face if you land on a website run by the Chine...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

Apple gets regulatory nod for iPhone 6 in China, but still needs one more license before sales can start

After an expected September 19 release was delayed, Apple still hasn’t announced an official sales date for the country.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:51 pm
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