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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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Silicon Valley’s DFJ Global Network adds $20M fund for Southeast Asian investments

DFJ zeroes in on Southeast Asia with the entry of Wavemaker Pacific, a $20 million early-stage fund.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 9:36 pm
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Berniaga partners Intel to bring underprivileged Indonesians up to speed on tech

  Berniaga.com, one of Indonesia’s heavy hitters in ecommerce, held a press conference today to announce its new partnership with glo...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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Why 7 of the 11 Fortune 100 auto companies are AdNear clients

What Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and BMW have in common, apart from being Fortune 100 auto majors, is that they...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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ZipDial CEO who left glamorous Silicon Valley for India: don’t call me a woman founder

Meet Valerie Wagoner, co-founder and CEO of ZipDial, an India-based startup that wants to be the Google Analytics of the offline world.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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This new chat app promises anonymous and untraceable free speech for people living under oppressive regimes

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, is one of the world’s richest men and has a reputation not just for his luxurious lifestyle and hi...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Where do companies like Rakuten, Alibaba, and Youtube find translators? Gengo. (#StartupAsia preview)

Founder Robert Laing will be on stage for a fireside chat, where we'll warmly welcome him with burning questions like, "Why can't I just use...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 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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Apology and undertaking

We have received a letter of demand from Drew & Napier, the law firm representing Garena CEO Forrest Li, demanding that we remove an article...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 7:55 am
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China spends more money on mobile ads than the rest of the world combined

Asia accounted for 27 percent of all Android app installs in the world in Q2 2014. Most money spent on ads comes from China, the majority o...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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China set to regulate smart TVs and foreign TV shows

China’s boom in smart TVs and foreign TV shows is about to be hit with a serious clampdown

China’s online video sites have boomed in recent years, with surprisingly little in the way of regulation compared to the nation’...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 7:38 pm
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Hours after Typhoon Rammasun slams into Philippines, bitcoin fundraising campaign begins

Hours after Typhoon Rammasun slams into Philippines, bitcoin fundraising campaign begins

People can donate in bitcoin to the typhoon relief operation by scanning a QR code on this donations microsite.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 3:43 pm
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B Dash Ventures preparing new fund, will triple size to $60 million

Hiroyuki Watanabe found enough success with the first B Dash Ventures fund that he is trying triple the size of the new one according to rep...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Predictry aims to give smaller retailers access to Amazon-like predictive powers

Sequoia, Norwest leads $14M round for Capillary Technologies to expand offline retail analytics

Capillary's services include a loyalty program engine that is integrated into a store's point-of-sales system. For retailers, the loyalty pr...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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[Exclusive] Japanese businessmen started a $10M fund to be the next Andreessen/Horowitz… in Singapore

Shuhei Morofuji and Hideki Fujita are moving to Singapore. Their $10M fund will mostly target seed and Series A cross-border startups in Sou...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:29 am
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Behind Urban Ladder’s $21M round: a sneak peek at ‘wardrobe configurator’ and ‘total furniture’

A wardrobe configurator is one example of the many innovations at Indian furniture etailer Urban Ladder, which has just raised US$21 million...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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