Posts Tagged: hong kong

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Alibaba buys $804 million majority stake in ChinaVision, which Tencent also owns a part of

Oh, snap. Alibaba today announced that not only did it step on Tencent’s turf, the Chinese e-commerce kingpin bought the plot outright...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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Venue booking site looks to expand across Asia with franchises in new countries

There are 10 more months until the end of the year, which means there are a lot of birthdays, meetings, weddings, and other types of parties...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Code Club wants to teach kids coding in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s school IT lessons turn students into secretaries, but Code Club wants to teach them coding instead

“Currently, ICT lessons in primary and secondary schools teach MS Office programs as default. Essentially they’re teaching child...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 4:05 pm
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Snaptee looks to Asia’s hipsters who want to wear their own custom T-shirts

Back in February 2013 we looked at Snaptee, a Hong Kong-based startup with a funky app that lets you design a T-shirt that you can then buy....

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:37 pm
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Chinese phone-maker Meizu has a plan to win over Android fans in Europe and the US

Chinese phone-maker Meizu has a plan to win over Android fans in Europe and the US

Chinese phone-maker Meizu made it clear at CES 2014 a few days back that it intends to launch in America later this year. That’s a lot...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 9:28 pm
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Finally, an accelerator just for enterprise startups in Asia

Startup accelerators, which offer founders a bootcamp and funding to refine their ideas and get up to speed on the finer points of tech entr...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 11:31 am
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Taiwanese government disallows Bitcoin ATM installation

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has told the Central News Agency yesterday that it will stop any installation of Bitco...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 11:43 am
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Asia’s richest man just invested in a startup that’s like PayPal for Bitcoin

Asia’s richest man just invested in a startup that’s like PayPal for Bitcoin

Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, is worth about $29 billion. Though he’s not investing in Bitcoin, the volatile virtual currency...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 4:38 pm
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This startup stands in line so you don’t have to

The biggest enemy of a shopper is the queue. It’s especially frustrating to do so for a simple transaction like paying a bill or making a ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 8:32 pm
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Hong Kong startup plans to open a local Bitcoin ATM network

Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange HKCEx (Hong Kong Crypto Exchange) says it plans to set up a series of Bitcoin ATMs at some of the largest...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Super casual mobile games are meant to be accessible – and that often means big numbers. That’s the case with Hong Kong’s Animoca,...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 1:09 pm
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Southeast Asia-born Paypal competitor 2C2P secures $2 million funding

2C2P, an online payment processing company, has concluded a $2 million Series B financing round, led by $1.5 million from an undisclosed inv...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 11:09 am
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Alipay woos Chinese tourists as it forms more partnerships with overseas retailers

Alipay, the payments branch of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, today announced it would provide its offline payment services to three majo...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 7:01 pm
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Zalora preps marketplace launch later this year, calls out for fashionable merchants

Rocket Internet’s fashion e-commerce site Zalora is announcing today that it’s going to roll out its open marketplace across Asia in...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 11:15 am
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22 cool gadgets from Asian hardware giants at CES

22 cool gadgets from Asian hardware giants at CES

Here at Tech In Asia we tend to tilt our coverage towards startups and industry news, as there are plenty of other great blogs around the wo...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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Ticket startup Accupass plots expansion across Asia

Ticket startup Accupass gets nod for Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Beijing

When we last checked in with the Taiwanese events and ticketing site Accupass, it had secured funding from DCM and Qualcomm Ventures. Now, d...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 7:05 pm
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Boredom led this ex-reporter to start Southeast Asia’s hottest hyperlocal news company

Before Byron Perry founded his rapidly growing Asian community news site with one million monthly visitors, he was a perpetually bored journ...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 4:31 pm
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AirHelp gets disappointed passengers their money back from airlines

We’ve not seen many startups venture into the area of consumer rights, but here’s one we’ve discovered. It’s a useful site that peop...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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