Posts Tagged: media



Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
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As India's election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

As India’s election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

When India last held a general election in 2009, the country had fewer than 50 million internet users – a mere four percent of the populat...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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Tencent boosts ecommerce business yet again with $180 million stake in property portal

Chinese web giant Tencent has paid US$180 million to take a 15 percent stake in a major real estate portal and ecommerce site in the country...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 10:20 pm
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Indonesia’s media giant KapanLagi Group announces merger plans with Fimela Group

Both companies will operate under the brand name of KapanLagi Networks.

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Singapore’s satirical news site loves trolling legit media, gets 1 million page-views every month

New Nation: If we do write the truth, it is purely coincidental.

  • February 19, 2014
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Six months ago this startup set out to change popular media in Taiwan. And it’s slowly happening.

Media might seem like one of the last industries an entrepreneur in Asia ought to enter. For one thing, the continent has never been known f...

  • December 16, 2013
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The News Lens, the startup that wants to disrupt traditional media in Asia, just received its first round of funding

The News Lens, the Taipei-based startup that’s gaining a loyal following for its social approach to popular media, today revealed that it ...

  • December 11, 2013
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When should startups seek media coverage? (and when not to)

  We receive dozens of emails from startups every week looking for coverage in Tech in Asia, and while some might be interesting, they don&...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 9:12 pm
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Scored an interview with a tech journalist? Here’s how to come out unscathed

So you’ve sent the perfect email pitch, and have set up an interview with the tech journalist. Now comes the next challenge: telling a...

  • October 16, 2013
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Jack Ma contributes to $1.05 billion funding for Alibaba’s smart TV partner

Today, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma cemented the partnership with Wasu Media with a truckful of cash, contributing along with other ...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Xiaomi makes a play for video content, leads $310 million investment in Xunlei

Xunlei, a Chinese video streaming site and media portal, revealed today that it has wrapped up US$310 million in funding. Xiaomi, the much-h...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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Thanks to merger, KapanLagi Network claims to be biggest digital media company in Indonesia

According to ComScore, KapanLagi Network is now Indonesia’s biggest online news media in terms of monthly unique visitors, overcoming medi...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 7:33 pm
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Business Insider Chinese edition

Business Insider signs China content deal, and that shows Chinese web media is growing up

Business Insider, the US-based news site, is heading to China. BI founder Henry Blodget has announced a partnership with Chinese web titan T...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 12:19 pm
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KelasCinta wants to teach Indonesians the art of love

Started in August 2013, KelasCinta has accumulated over 4.8 million page-views from 590,000 unique visitors so far. The startup currently mo...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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The Great Xiaomi Debate? Not exactly. CCTV pits Lei Jun against Gree CEO to the tune of RMB 1 billion.

Yesterday, when Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ran its annual “Academy Awards for business” ceremony (think Forbes 500 but on TV), the o...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Indonesia’s soccer and sexy ladies site DewiBola gets 9.3M monthly pageviews

DewiBola is an online soccer news site in Indonesia which also focuses on pictures of soccer-related sexy girls.

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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The News Lens, a Taiwanese media startup, wants to move the island away from gutter journalism

Consumers the world over often accuse their domestic media outlets of sensationalism. Political pundits hijack issues worthy of real debate,...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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Indonesia’s KapanLagi wants to surpass Kompas and Detik in 2 years

Indonesia’s number one 1 entertainment online media KapanLagi is one of Indonesia’s first movers in the online media industry. Founded b...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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