8:47 pm on Jun 19, 2015 by Nadine Freischlad
Danny Taniwan rom Medan in Indonesia started his first ecommerce venture with zero knowledge. He failed to build that startup, but came out stronger.
11:43 am on Jun 2, 2015 by Nadine Freischlad
Valadoo was an early mover in Indonesia’s online travel sector, yet it could not gain the traction it needed. There was one major stumbling block along the way.
2:34 pm on Apr 17, 2015 by Steven Millward
"It's no secret that Baidu's Japanese search engine never got much traction," admitted a Baidu spokesperson today.
12:03 pm on Mar 12, 2015 by Steven Millward
China's Baidu just confirmed that Android skin, called Yun OS, will not get any more updates. The project is now suspended.
3:58 pm on Dec 19, 2014 by Steven Millward
Samsung's ChatOn hit 100 million registered users last year, but it never came close to challenging Viber, Line, WeChat or WhatsApp.
8:00 pm on Sep 16, 2014 by Leighton Cosseboom
Now that the Jakarta Founder Institute (JFI) has been running since 2011, Tech in Asia feels its time to reflect on its progress, and take inventory on startups...
5:25 pm on Jun 13, 2014 by Anh-Minh Do
In a surprise move, one of Vietnam’s most promising mobile app startups revealed that it will close down.
12:09 pm on May 28, 2014 by Enricko Lukman
Lolabox just announced that it will be sending out its last box to customers.
12:28 pm on Apr 7, 2014 by Steven Millward
Moglue's clever tech has been acquired by two companies, but the ebook creation tool and service no longer exists.
6:38 pm on Mar 10, 2014 by Enricko Lukman
After being launched to the public in May, it seems XL Nonton may not be able to celebrate its first anniversary as the site is currently in limbo.
2:01 pm on Mar 4, 2014 by Steven Millward
It appears that DeNA’s (TYO:2432) music streaming app has hit a Spotify of trouble. Sorry, I mean a spot of trouble. DeNA has announced that Groovy, which launc...
12:30 pm on Feb 11, 2014 by Anh-Minh Do
ITviec sat down with us and gave us some insights into the evolving tech community in Vietnam. The languages indicate a clear picture of the needs.
4:30 pm on Oct 9, 2013 by Anh-Minh Do
Kleii, one of Vietnam's most promising consumer cloud services, has been indefinitely shutdown. It is not clear yet when the service will return.
2:00 pm on Sep 2, 2013 by Steven Millward
The few people who bother to visit the Yahoo China homepage will notice something different today. A couple of weeks after Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) shuttered its Chi...
1:00 pm on Sep 2, 2013 by Enricko Lukman
Just a couple of days ago, there was some confusion as to what happened with Indonesian travel site Gonla as it now only shows “503 service unavailable.” Is thi...
3:08 pm on Aug 1, 2013 by Steven Millward
Earlier this year, Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) got a rocket up its butt from the huge success of apps like Line (which also has social gaming i...
9:26 pm on Jul 31, 2013 by Steven Millward
Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) music search and streaming service has shut down in India. Formerly located at google.co.in/music, the page now redirects to the Google I...
12:48 pm on Jul 11, 2013 by Steven Millward
In an entirely unsurprising move, Rocket Internet’s Airbnb clone for China, Airizu, has closed. The Airizu URL now redirects to Wimdu.cn, another vacation home ...
11:15 am on Jul 1, 2013 by Enricko Lukman
Rocket Internet has been making a lot of waves in Asia with its e-commerce startups. But just like any startup, the German-based company can also make mistakes ...
10:30 am on Apr 30, 2013 by Enricko Lukman
[Update: Andi has written the English version of his blog. You can see it here.] The demise of e-commerce site Multiply in both Indonesia and the Philippines is...