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Line seeks to emulate Hello Kitty with an empire of cute

A look at how one chat app could provide a blueprint for Japan's cultural resurgence.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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How Tiket became Indonesia’s booking champion and now plans for overseas expansion

Natali Ardianto used to be bad with people. But you would never guess it from the way he carries himself today. The loquacious, well-groomed...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 11:14 am
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KDDI Labo introduces five new startups in its 6th Demo Day

Filme won the audience award and MistCDN won the prize for best startup. Take a look to see which of the companies are worth watching.

  • July 15, 2014
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Japanese telco giant KDDI puts $8M into four American startups, launches new $50M fund

After making $8M of investment in the US, KDDI is reloaded with $50 million. The new fund is for companies that are able to bridge the digit...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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On the hunt for a hat: find the fashion bargains nearest you with this app from China

The app taps into the Baidu Maps API to let users who still prefer to shop for clothes in person aggregate the stores and deals nearest them...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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This migraine tracking app acts like a doctor, connects you to one too

This migraine app detects what you're doing, asks you questions, and shares what actions you can take.

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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Airloyal pays consumers to engage with brands like Flipkart, Goibibo, Vodafone

Mobile reward platform Airloyal boasts of a million instances of brand engagement in 90 days and has given away rewards worth US$50,000 to i...

  • July 14, 2014
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Can Japan’s KLab prove it is capable of competing with DeNA and Gree?

Japanese gaming company KLab is trying to recover from a disastrous 2014. Will the market allow it?

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Personal finance app Moneytree adds point card tracking

Japan-based Moneytree will add point tracking support to its personal finance app, alerting users before their free money expires.

  • July 13, 2014
  • at 9:15 am
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MOL Global files for US IPO; wants to raise $300M

MOL, majority-owned by Malaysian billionaire, files for US IPO to raise $300M

MOL, which is also widely known as Money Online, is raising funds to aid in its expansion into the rest of Southeast Asia.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 11:41 am
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Japan’s wacky censors: scanning your vagina and turning it into a 3D printer data file is illegal

A Japanese artist was arrested in Tokyo for distributing 3D printer data that could be used to print her private parts.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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How one San Diego startup is betting on bloatware to help Chinese OEMs get rich

Bloatware stinks. Fire up your Galaxy S5 and you’re guaranteed to be greeted with dozens of apps that are irrelevant to your interests. Th...

  • July 15, 2014
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This Chinese startup that does your laundry just raised a fresh and clean seed round

Stuff-on-demand startups show no signs of slowing down in Silicon Valley, and that’s the case in China too. 24tidy, a startup that doe...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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Japan’s Netprice.com to rebrand as BEENOS – pivots to venture capital with “Inception Program”

Japan’s BEENOS creates “Inception” program - requires 70% equity to join. Idea created by Open Network Lab co-founder Hiro Maeda.

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Indonesian voters are crowdsourcing ballot counts to protect against election fraud

This is the first time ever Indonesia has ever really used technology to safeguard the country’s future: the voice of the people.

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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13 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Last week was a big week as we saw 13 startups get funded. Some of these are hoping to disrupt their own industries with the new funds in th...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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24 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • July 13, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Facebook interactions more than double tweets during Indonesian presidential elections

These days, everyone is curious to know the impact that the world’s social networking behemoths have on political campaigns. Earlier this ...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 8:41 pm
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