Posts Tagged: 2013-in-review


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What you need to know about China’s 700 million smartphones and tablets

By the end of 2013, China had 700 million active smart devices, according to the latest report from Umeng, the country’s largest app ...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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IDC says Asia-Pacific PC shipments see first ever double-digit drop in 2013

IDC: Asia-Pacific PC shipments see first ever double-digit drop

Research firm IDC has done some number crunching on PC shipments in 2013, and the resultant numbers are grim. PC shipments in Asia-Pacific (...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 1:59 pm
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Baidu vs Google in China

Baidu down, Qihoo up, Google dead: 2013 was a year of drama for China’s search engines

Baidu down; Qihoo up; Google dead. That’s the summary of what happened to search engines in China in 2013. It was a year of big and dr...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 1:11 pm
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How Alibaba and Tencent went head-to-head in 2013

This past year saw some major competition emerge between Tencent, China’s massive gaming and social networking company, and Alibaba, which...

  • January 1, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Top 20 articles on Tech in Asia 2013

The Tech in Asia editorial team has written thousands of articles in 2013. But the below 20 pieces stand out from the rest. They are a mixtu...

  • December 31, 2013
  • at 2:08 pm
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5 game-changing tech events in Thailand in 2013

2013 has finally come to an end. It’s been an eventful year as far as the tech scene goes: many startups were born, but unfortunately many...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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China’s e-commerce goes mobile in 2014

On November 11, China’s largest online shopping festival – the equivalent of Cyber Monday in the US – took place. On the two largest e...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 3:38 pm
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4 Philippine startups that successfully raised funds in 2013

Last year, Tech in Asia noted how accelerators have increased their presence in Asia. But this year has been special for a different reason:...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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The state of 4G in Southeast Asia

GSMA predicts that by the end of 2017, there will be close to 500 live LTE networks across 128 countries worldwide. Right now, territories i...

  • December 25, 2013
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IDC: 351 million new smartphones shipped in China in 2013

351 million new smartphones shipped in China in 2013: IDC

351 million new smartphones shipped to stores across China in 2013, according to data from market intelligence firm IDC. That means China ac...

  • February 24, 2014
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10 highlights of Indonesia’s tech industry in 2013

Let’s look back at what the Indonesian tech industry went through last year. It’s not just a history lesson, as it also points the way f...

  • January 17, 2014
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Timeline: a history of Bitcoin in China in 2013

Bitcoin enthusiasts, especially those in China, have been riding a financial roller coaster as of late. As 2013 comes to an end, we thought ...

  • January 1, 2014
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9 best Asian games of 2013

Staff picks: the 9 best Asian games of 2013

With the year drawing to a close, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the Asia-developed games that came out this year and pick ...

  • January 1, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Show me the money! Here are 30 funding rounds and acquisitions from Indonesia this year

We’ve rounded up the 30 funding rounds and acquisitions that happened in Indonesia in 2013.

  • December 31, 2013
  • at 11:58 am
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How Baidu battled to diversify and stay relevant in 2013

Many Chinese tech giants continued to diversify beyond their flagship products in 2013, and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), best known for its search e...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 5:12 pm
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2013 was a year of booming social e-commerce in Thailand

2013 was a year of booming e-commerce in Thailand. Thanks to more 3G coverage, the 131 percent mobile penetration rate, and about 52 million...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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40 must-read Asian founder stories in 2013

In this year-end review, we have consolidated some of our must-read founder stories for 2013 in one single page. I’m pretty sure you will ...

  • December 25, 2013
  • at 2:08 pm
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8 tech trends to watch in China for 2014

The new year is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for looking forward. In this regard, we’ve taken a broad look at some of the...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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