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Xiaomi's investment in startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

Xiaomi’s investment in microfinance startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

This microfinance startup offers business loans for small and medium-sized businesses and consumer loans for individuals.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:14 pm
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Why Apple Watch and Apple Pay are good news for startups

As usual, Apple's moves have a huge impact on startups. Fortunately, there are still plenty of opportunities in Asia.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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India has to wait till October 17 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple fans in India will have to wait for a month more than their US counterparts for the snazzy iPhone 6 and its superior cousin iPhone 6 P...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 12:14 pm
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Pay your respects to the victims of MH17 tragedy in this e-memorial

Pay your respects to the victims of MH17 tragedy in this e-memorial

The team hopes that each of these people “will forever be remembered in this virtual memorial devoted to them.”

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Apple Watch looks awesome. But it’s too expensive for Asia.

Even if the technology holds up, the price is too high for Asian consumers.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 4:39 am
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Singapore government’s latest crackdown on drivers who use mobile devices falls short

Singapore government’s latest crackdown on drivers who use mobile devices falls short

One rule will cover the use of a whole slew of mobile communication devices, such as tablets and smartphones, while driving.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 8:11 pm
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Rakuten confirms Ebates acquisition, Ebates CEO admits Alibaba threat encouraged his decision

Rakuten’s international business just got a shot in the arm.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 5:24 pm
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Startup from China makes a vending machine that peels, squeezes, and pours fresh orange juice on demand

Vingoo makes vending machines that pour customers a cup of freshly squeezed fruit juice, and it just picked up a series A round of funding.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 3:50 pm
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Rocket Internet IPO

Rocket Internet ready for IPO blast-off later this year

Rocket Internet – which runs major web services and estores such as EasyTaxi, Foodpanda, and Lazada – intends to proceed with an IPO on ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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Indonesia’s top websites hit out at telcos for littering the internet with even more ads

A handful of Indonesian website giants are mad at Telkomsel and XL Axiata’s unethical advertising practice.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 2:57 pm
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How Indonesia’s problematic internet law will impede freedom of expression

While a democratic country, Indonesia’s internet regulations inhibit freedom of speech. To set things right, the law needs to be reformed.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

Here are the official, unlocked prices for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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Apple’s big reveal recap: the Apple Watch, two iPhone 6 flavors, and Apple Pay

Everyone's waiting for the Apple Watch. But Apple Pay was pretty interesting too.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 5:07 am
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No letup in Indian craze for ‘Apple of China': Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S sells out in 4.5s

Second lot of Xiaomi's Redmi 1S sells out in 4.5 seconds flat in India, hours before the unveiling of Apple's iPhone 6.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 8:33 pm
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Meet 199Jobs, the Philippines’ answer to Fiverr

Fiverr is a household name to freelancers around the world. Can 199Jobs make a similar splash in the Philippines?

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 7:08 pm
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This new messaging app wants to be Xbox Live for your phone

Singaporean startup Moomee wants to reinvent social gaming on mobile devices, but does the new company have what it takes to go against Line...

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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North Korea’s phone boom seems to slow as 3G subscriber numbers slump

North Korea's phone surge has turned into a slump. KoryoLink’s 3G subs plodded from 2 million to just 2.4 million from 2013 to this year.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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