Posts Tagged: canada


Maker of low-cost Aakash tablets for Indian schools raises $28 million in IPO

DataWind, contracted by the Indian government to produce very low-cost tablets for school students, has raised US$28 million through an IPO ...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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This Chinese Deals Site is Offering a Free Gay Marriage Trip to Canada

Today and tomorrow is a sort of Chinese Valentine’s, so it’s an apt time for couples to be thinking of one another. That explains the ti...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 4:50 pm
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With 3 Million Users in Japan, DeNA Brings Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade to North America

DeNA (TYO:2432) and Square Enix (TYO:9684) are partnering to bring the first free-to-play, English Final Fantasy title to mobile phones in t...

  • November 30, 2012
  • at 2:50 pm
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GREE Looks North With Investment in Vancouver-Based IUGO Mobile Entertainment

Not long after investing in Tokyo-based game developers and HTML5 experts Wizcorp, Japanese social gaming company GREE (TYO:3632) has just a...

  • April 20, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Datawind: The Company Behind India’s $35 Tablet

As I mentioned yesterday, our readers have shown great interest in India’s much-anticipated $35 tablet, the Aakash. But thus far there...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 1:10 pm
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BlackBerry and Justin Bieber: Bringing Canada and Indonesia Together

There are two things that strengthen relations between Indonesia and Canada: BlackBerry and Justin Bieber. Not a surprise, considering these...

  • July 6, 2011
  • at 4:28 pm
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China’s Lenovo signals interest in buying BlackBerry

Chinese PC maker Lenovo (HKG:0992) has signed a nondisclosure agreement to look at BlackBerry’s financial books, according to the Wal...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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5 Years After Launching, Twitter-esque Startup Plurk Gets Series A Funding

Plurk has been around since 2008 as a social network that works like Twitter. It has proved popular in Asia – so much so that the team...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 10:13 am
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Payroll Hero opens Canadian office; picked as Judges’ Choice at Seattle’s Startup Riot

Payroll Hero, a Philippines-based startup that has developed a payroll management app, announced in a blog post that it will be opening a...

  • August 15, 2012
  • at 5:25 pm
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DeNA Pushes North, Announces Canadian Subsidiary in Vancouver

Not long after DeNA Asia’s managing director Tetsuya Mori left the stage at our Startups in Asia event, we received word from DeNAR...

  • February 2, 2012
  • at 2:46 pm
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RIM Promises to Invest in R&D in Indonesia, But No Data Centers

Canadian BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has promised to make an investment in Indonesia, in the wake of its recent troubles in th...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 12:15 pm
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Taiwan’s NMA Turns Vancouver Riot Into An Animation

Like most Canadians, I was considerably distraught that the Vancouver Canucks lost hockey’s Stanley Cup final despite having been up three...

  • June 18, 2011
  • at 10:24 pm
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