Posts Tagged: hong kong


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$4.1 million missing after a Bitcoin trading site in China goes dark

Chinese Bitcoin exchange website GBL seems to have fallen off the face of the planet, along with RMB 25 million ($4.1 million) of its users&...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Chinese developer makes free map and audio guide apps for 100+ tourist spots, reports 1 million active users

Now plastered on a wall at the south entrance to Nanluoguxiang, one of Beijing’s most popular tourist streets, is a billboard-sized ad...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Juice Cubes: Hong Kong-made puzzle game gets a huge boost as its published by Rovio

Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, launched the third Rovio Stars title Juice Cubes today. Juice Cubes is made by Pocket PlayLab, a develope...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Malaysian financial comparison startup iMoney raises $2 million

iMoney, a free online personal finance platform that helps users make comparisons between loans, credit cars, and other banking services, to...

  • October 24, 2013
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Driving fast in Asia, Easy Taxi now expands to Hong Kong

Months after Rocket Internet’s taxi booking app Easy Taxi introduced its service in the Philippines and Malaysia, the app now expands furt...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 2:20 pm
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Alibaba looks set to avoid Hong Kong after getting NYSE, NASDAQ approval for IPO

Hong Kong or New York? That’s been the question for a year as analysts follow the course of Alibaba’s much-anticipated IPO. Over...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 5:32 pm
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Apple confirms 10-key Pinyin keyboard only for iPhones in HK and China

In Hong Kong and China specifically, many are frustrated with the existing iOS 7 10-key pinyin keyboard.

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 5:34 pm
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Tease your wanderlust with ‘travel porn’ app Spottly, a new 500 Startups-backed venture from Hong Kong

The past few years have seen the emergence of apps and platforms on which users can post, curate, and share content while following the broa...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 2:19 pm
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‘Human-powered’ search engine Verbase favors users over advertisers

According to a 2012 survey conducted by the Pew research center, users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results, bu...

  • October 2, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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China’s ‘Cyber Monday’ ends with $5.7 billion spent in 24 hours on Alibaba’s e-stores

China’s 11/11 online shopfest – the country’s equivalent of America’s Cyber Monday – has just finished. ItR...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:13 am
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Which Asian countries ordered Apple to give up private user info?

In response to the NSA’s controversial global surveillance program and public outcry against major IT companies for allowing it, Appl...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 11:50 am
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Crowdbaron, Real estate crowdfunding

Real estate crowdinvesting site Crowdbaron secures funding to aid expansion

Crowdbaron, a Hong Kong-based startup that wants to make it easier for people to make partial investments in real estate, has secured fundin...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

Music lovers and concert goers across Asia have a new app in the form of GigOut. Made by a Singaporean startup, GigOut’s iPhone app ag...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Apple’s new iPad Air coming to China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on November 1

Apple announced a bunch of new and exciting things at its press event today, including the launch of the latest version of OS X, but the bel...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 2:58 am
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Can chat app Maaii v2.2 rival Line or Skype?

A Hong Kong-made mobile chat app Maaii led by former head of Skype Asia Chris Lewis has been making a name for its focus on voice calls and ...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Dating app Paktor chats up Southeast Asia

Dating apps are gaining ground in Asia, but not many of them are homegrown. Singapore-based startup Paktor has arrived to fill the gap. Only...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Puzzle and Dragons clone Tower of Saviors hits 7M downloads, daily ARPPU at $40

Puzzle and Dragons is doing well, with over 19 million users, generating over $4 million in revenue a day. Its clone, Tower of Saviors, crea...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 9:58 am
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4 Asian countries Blackberry needs in order to survive

At BlackBerry Jam in Hong Kong this week, the company constantly repeated its mantra of “sense, understand, and adapt” –...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 11:56 pm
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