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There’s more to Vietnam’s startup scene than meets the eye

A Vietnamese magazine called Nhip Cau Dau Tu recently published an article titled Startups: Still No Luck. It outlined how startups in Vietn...

  • April 3, 2014
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A crowdfunding campaign in Vietnam aims to bring back an epic comic

Apart from the huge success of the Than Dong Dat Viet series (Viet Prodigy) from Phan Thi Publication, it’s quite difficult for Vietnam co...

  • April 3, 2014
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Indian TV shopping and ecommerce site Homeshop18 files for US IPO

The company, an arm of Indian media group Network 18, started out in 2008 on television, akin to the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in the US.

  • April 3, 2014
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In Singapore’s shadow economy, your private data is being sold without your permission – at one cent apiece

In this grey market for data, private customer information is extracted from customer databases either knowingly or unknowingly, and then so...

  • April 3, 2014
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China's mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year's total

China’s mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year’s total (INFOGRAPHIC)

We know that China’s ecommerce market is set to see $274.5 billion in spending in 2014, but how much of that will be done from mobile ...

  • April 3, 2014
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Indonesian fashion estore Shopdeca expands to Singapore with funding and acquisition

With this new investment, Shopdeca is expanding to Singapore today with the acquisition of women’s fashion estore Eriin.

  • April 3, 2014
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In new web clampdown in Thailand, lots of porn, piracy, and gambling sites blocked

Thailand’s tech ministry has today launched another clampdown on websites that are deemed illegal.

  • April 2, 2014
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Vietnamese overseas should be investing in tech startups, not just remittances

Vietnamese overseas have a high potential to influence the state of technology in Vietnam. Not only do they have the resources and financial...

  • April 2, 2014
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The definitive map of coworking spaces in Singapore

Here is the definitive map of all the coworking spaces in Singapore that are currently in operation - we’ll continue to maintain this map ...

  • April 2, 2014
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Northstar Travel Media flies high with acquisition of Singapore’s Web in Travel

Northstar Travel Media, a business information and marketing solutions provider, has acquired Web in Travel (WIT), a Singapore-based media p...

  • April 3, 2014
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Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Dache now books 5 million rides a day, and it spent $225 million to get there

After months of burning through cash, the endless subsidies for China’s taxi riders using Didi Dache or Kuaidi Dache appear to be windin...

  • April 3, 2014
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Chinese app Mimi is like Secret

Ssshhh! Secret and Whisper get cloned in China

The secret’s out – the newest app trend is for anonymous confessional apps like Whisper and Secret. After months of hype and str...

  • April 3, 2014
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The un-sexy Chinese app that topped Google Play rankings now heads for a US IPO

Clean Master is ranked number one in Google Play's Tools category, and number four out of all non-games after Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebo...

  • April 3, 2014
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Gaming’s growing role in every major internet empire (Startup Asia preview)

Digi-Capital predicts the entire global gaming industry could be worth more than US$100 billion in revenue by 2017, driven largely by mobile...

  • April 3, 2014
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Still using cash? Here are 3 ways you can pay using smartphones in the Philippines

Filipinos’ love for shopping led to the rise of social commerce in the Philippines. Apart from the huge ecommerce sites, many individuals ...

  • April 2, 2014
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VNG’s quest to build a mobile ecosystem for Vietnam (Startup Asia preview)

VNG is one of the most significant companies in Vietnam's tech landscape. It's also ferociously pursuing mobile. What does it mean for the e...

  • April 2, 2014
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This Facebook fitness diary transformed itself into a startup, and it just netted $900,000 in seed funding

iFit, a fitness-oriented startup based out of Taiwan, recently announced it received $900,000 in seed funding from Cherubic Ventures, a VC f...

  • April 2, 2014
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China startup China startup Bihang makes Bibao bitcoin wallet app

China’s bitcoin users get a slick new trading and wallet app

Bitcoin enthusiasts in China now have a slick and good-looking bitcoin trading and wallet app. The new app for Android is called Bibao, whic...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 2:35 pm
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