Posts Tagged: Taiwan

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HotelQuickly brings mobile last minute hotel bookings to Asia

Empty rooms have always been a problem for hotels, especially during off-peak seasons. Besides the lost revenue opportunities, hotel operato...

  • April 18, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Taiwanese Gamer Witnesses Murder in Internet Cafe, Keeps Playing Games in Bloodstained Clothes

I’ve written a lot recently about murders revolving around video games in China (i.e. this, this, this, and this), but the latest grue...

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s Underground Network Of International Telephone Fraudsters Busted

Just last week, two Chinese nationals were arrested in Vietnam. They were found with a total of 7,200 SIM cards that they were using to scam...

  • April 10, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Alibaba launches Juhuasuan in Hong Kong and Taiwan

In a Challenge to Groupon, Alibaba Takes Daily Deals to Hong Kong and Taiwan

China’s top e-commerce player, Alibaba, also runs the nation’s leading daily deals site. Run under the familiar Taobao brand name and UR...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 11:44 am
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Startup Management: Tips for Prioritizing and Scaling (Live Blog)

Kee Lock Chua is the group president and CEO of Singapore-based Vertex Venture Holdings. Backed by Temasek, it’s one of the nation’s pow...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 1:36 pm
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Coffee Chat: Demystifying Taiwan Startup Scene (Live Blog)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our original speaker, Le Hong Minh is unable to attend the conference. But we’re fortunate and honor...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 10:49 am
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Line’s Now Got 120 Million Users And Line Play Rocks Southeast Asia

Japan-based app Line announced today that the company has reached another milestone by hitting the 120 million users landmark, an increase o...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 12:45 pm
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Duable Chinese Makes the Internet your Language-Learning Textbook

If you’re starting to learn Chinese today, you’re probably facing one of two big hurdles – getting your head around those tones, o...

  • February 24, 2013
  • at 11:59 am
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Opera and MediaTek smart TV app store

Opera Puts TV App Store in MediaTek Smart TV Chips

Opera is working with Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek (TPE:2454) to integrate the Opera TV Store (pictured) within its chips. Manuf...

  • February 5, 2013
  • at 4:10 pm
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Do You Suck at DIY? You Need Taiwan’s Leading Home Repairs Marketplace

5945 is Taiwan’s up and coming online home repairs marketplace startup. The model is similar to America’s Redbeacon, which was a...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 9:01 am
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Dropbox Chinese Malaysian Indonesian

Dropbox Expands in Asia, Now Available in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian

Dropbox is seeing stellar 537 percent annual growth in users in Indonesia already. Now available in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian.

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 3:09 pm
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Taiwan’s Cubie Hits 6.5 Million Users, Now in 9 Languages

Taiwanese mobile messaging app Cubie recently rolled out four additional languages — Indonesian, German, Italian, and Portuguese ̵...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 2:10 pm
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Is Foxconn Firing Suicidal Employees? Worker Claims He Was Fired Over Suicide Misunderstanding

Zhang Moujun, a 27-year-old employee at a Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, doesn’t sleep very well, so like many others who suffer insomnia,...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Rakuten’s new USD 10M Asian fund seeking to invest in region’s startups

Rakuten, the e-commerce giant from Japan with a global presence, announced today that it has set up a USD 10M fund in Singapore that will be...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 1:36 pm
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Taobao Southeast Asia

How E-Commerce King Taobao Is Expanding Out of China (Startup Asia Preview)

Taobao is a household name in China, being the online marketplace that first got the country going nuts for e-commerce. But Alibaba-owned Ta...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Rocket Internet’s FoodPanda launches mobile app in 14 countries

The FoodPanda app allows users to filter restaurants by location and order food using their mobile phones.

  • March 4, 2013
  • at 11:54 pm
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Xiaomi Hong Kong Taiwan April 2013

Xiaomi Confirms April Phone Launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan

The relatively new Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi teased a possible expansion into Hong Kong and Taiwan a while back – and now we finally ...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 3:13 pm
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VanityTrove Buys Glossybox Taiwan, Now Has “A Few Thousand” Subscribers

On a peaceful and lazy Saturday afternoon, beauty box subscription commerce startup VanityTrove announced that it has acquired Glossybox in ...

  • February 2, 2013
  • at 5:09 pm
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