Posts Tagged: hong kong

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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Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city

Aiming to usurp Uber, Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city with Tokyo roll-out

While tech blogs are swooning over Uber and everything it does, there’s another app-connected limo service out there that’s actually pus...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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Patrick Grove’s iBuy to acquire 3 daily deals sites, IPO in Australia

Malaysia and Singapore-based entrepreneur Patrick Grove is on a shopping spree where he will acquire a number of flash sales businesses in H...

  • December 7, 2013
  • at 1:31 pm
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LG to launch G Flex in Singapore and Hong Kong, US and Europe still on hold

South Korean smartphone maker LG has announced its new flexible and self-healing flagship device will be sold in Singapore and Hong ...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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TrustedCompany is Yelp for e-commerce, aims to solve trust issues online

Trust is still a big issue in e-commerce. The fact that e-commerce transactions eliminate face-to-face interaction can make people get very ...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Why m-commerce could be the secret sauce for chat apps

Chat apps and their extensions will emerge as a key platform for retailers to tap into a massive mobile userbase and drive footfall into bri...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 9:09 am
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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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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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Facebook check-ins around the world

6 of Facebook’s top check-in places in 2013 are in Asia

Facebook has just released Facebook Stories 2013 – A Year in Review 1, which highlights the most talked about topics around the world,...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Is this the next trend after crowdfunding? Become an angel investor with this startup stock exchange

After the rise in popularity of crowdfunding startup products, it was inevitable that the concept would morph into something a bit different...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Sky Drone

Sky Drone hi-def camera now up for pre-order despite missing crowdfunding goal

If you need an eye in the sky for some reason (dont worry, we won’t ask why – we’re not the cops) then you need a video-eq...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 4:46 pm
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ERI is a fitness-tracking sports band that's made in Hong Kong

ERI is a new fitness-tracking sports band that’s made in Hong Kong

The 21st century will end with everyone being horrifically obese or fantastically fit. It could go either way. With the number of fitness-tr...

  • November 25, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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What next for AcceleratorHK, the Hong Kong startup incubator in limbo?

Is this the end of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s pioneering startup incubator?

AcceleratorHK, the first privately-run startup accelerator in Hong Kong, is in standby mode at the moment. It’s in limbo as its parent...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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China cyber monday sales

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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